You might think that the Bundle coming in the Holiday Catalog with the Sweet Home Stamp Set and Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies are only for making cute Halloween or Christmas houses. But as I discovered when I made this card, you would be wrong! Honestly, I was going to make this a flat Christmas house on the front of this card, but once I started making it and put the red door on the front, I just pictured an old schoolhouse! I really like the way it turned out, if I do say so myself!
I die cut the piece from Crumb Cake cardstock that would turn out to be half of a 3D house and trimmed off the tabs and the side I didn’t need so that I just had the front shape of the house. With the lined stamp from the Sweet Home Stamp Set I stamped the wooden siding on the house. I also stamped the red door and cut it out. I also stamped the roof right on the card, which was a risk, but it turned out okay! I also could have stamped it on cardstock and cut it out to make it fit perfectly. I had a little trouble figuring out the window dies because one cuts out the window entirely and the other cuts out the window shape. After cutting out the window on the building, I just out the window shape from Real Red cardstock and placed it inside the hole I’d cut for the window. Perfect fit of course and so easy. The banner and the word “Welcome” are also included in the stamp set. The grass I stamped with stamps from Sheltering Tree. The bare spots in the grass I just colored in with Crumb Cake ink to look like dirt! I also sponged some Soft Sky ink in the background for the sky.
The main greeting is a stamp from the Better Together stamp set. I originally wanted something about “Back to School” but I didn’t have that so I thought this message suited the card.
Don’t forget! The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog will come out on Thursday, September 1st! It will be an exciting day for sure! There will also be a few new “Special Offers” kind of like the past Weekly Deals that you might want to add on to your Holiday Catalog order. (Just some little extras.)
You may have already seen this card on my Facebook page or on my Instagram Feed. If you did not, then maybe you need to “Like” my Facebook Stamping With Karen page HERE and my Instagram @stampingwithkaren.
The Holiday Catalog will go live online on Thursday September 1, 2016.
- Online Ordering will be down from midnight until 2:00 AM (MT) on September 1 while we transition the system to the holiday catalog. During this time, no orders can be placed in Online Ordering. You can order products from the catalog starting at 2:00 AM (MT) on September 1.
Just in case you stay up all night to order!! Remember, on the first day there sometimes are computer glitches and whatnot so please be patient. If you have not been on my list for catalogs and would like a hard copy, please email me with your contact information at karen@karenstamps.