Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 28: Home Sweet {Welcome} Home

Happy Wednesday morning!! This is my second post for today. I hope you'll scroll down to see my Flutter By card too! I'd love to hear what you think of it!

This week the theme over at Cuttlebug Challenge is HOME SWEET HOME. We were sent the most delicious papers from Marks Paper Company to work with this week. My project today features papers from the Old Fashioned Courtship Collection. It's a really cool mix of Vintage, Traditional and Contemporary designs. Not only that but it's a nice, sturdy double-sided paper equivalent in quality to Basic Grey. I'm sharing that with you because I had never heard of Marks Paper until a few weeks ago as we started working on this challenge --- maybe it's new to you too? I loved using it and I'm thrilled to have some left to play with! If you've never visited the website, I really encourage you to do so. You can see lots of stuff that their design team has done.


Here's what I came up with:

I knew that I wanted to try to create some sort of "home" image but wasn't sure what to do exactly. As I began sketching out a design, I remembered all those flower pot cards I've seen over the last few weeks and I thought it would be really neat to have a home designed with a pull feature and so my {Welcome} Home Pocket Card was born! Since my measurements are completely different from what I saw for the flower pot card, I am sharing the entire process with you!

*Note: All edges were inked with Chocolate Chip ink.
1. Cut base (or "home") from paper to measure 4" x 7 3/4"

2. Score at 3/4" and at 4 1/4"

3. Fold so that the small portion is a "mountain" fold and the other is a "valley" fold.

4. Use a border punch to add interest to the eave or trim. Since my paper is double sided I get a contrasting pattern.
5. Adhere Red Liner Tape to the sides of the large section only. This will close off your card and keep your insert where you want it. Go ahead and close together. I also used a few glue dots to adhere my trim down flat as I didn't like the look of them sticking up.

6. Cut an insert measuring 3 3/8" x 5" for your card from a contrasting paper. Cut another piece from white cardstock to measure 2 7/8" x 3 1/4" and set aside.
7. For the roof, cut paper from a third pattern to measure 1 1/2" x 5". Below you will see a simple trick to ensure that you get matching angles on both sides of your roof. This is also a great trick to use when making your own tags!

8. As illustrated below, trim the right side of the roof at a slight angle. Take the cut off portion, flip it over and line it up over the left side of the room. Trace the angle and then trim that side as well. You can see in the final pic that you have a perfectly matched angle.

9. Insert the base insert into your card and line up where you want your roof.

10. You can see that my roof allows some of the trim to peek out. Trim off the excess that is showing from the insert above the roof line. Adhere the white piece for the insert, lining it up so that is is tucked under the roof.
11. Add decorative elements to house. The doorknob is a decorative brad and the panes are just drawn by hand. Here are the measurements that I used.

Door: 1" x 2"
Upper Windows: 7/8" x 3/4"
Lower Windows: 7/8" x 1 1/4"
Chimney: 3/4" x 1 1/4" (5/8" showing)


12. Use your Cuttlebug and the Welcome Baby combo die set to create the sentiment. You can see how I just trimmed off the "baby" for my project.

Another view of the home with the sentiment showing! I think this would be great to welcome someone to the neighborhood or to even leave out for a guest to welcome them to your home.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I just love being able to share with each of you!! I hope you'll participate in the Home Sweet Home challenge this week at Cuttlebug Challenge. Marks Paper is giving away a paper pack to a lucky participant!! Use keyword CBI28 if uploading to online galleries. And don't forget to enter the link to your project in Mr Linky at the CBC blog to be entered in the giveaway!
FREEBIE: Marks Paper actually has a FREE digital pack on their website. Really cute patches that you could use for the challenge. Go HERE to get it (click on the photo and the pdf will open. Then just save, print and use!)

One last thing!!! Don't forget that next weekend is the BIG, Cuttlebug Challenge SPA RETREAT event. The 3 days will kick off with a blog hop on Friday. There are lots of projects being put together by the design team and a PLETHORA of PRIZES!! You won't want to miss it!!

37 comments:

Nancy said...

Cassie, this is wonderful!! I love it!! I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Nicola said...

Wowza what an awesome creation .... and tutorial. I love this very much Cassie - you are so very talented.
Hugs,
Nicola

Allison said...

wonderful, and aren't those papers just fab to work with
AllisonX

Rosemary said...

Oh Cassie, this is just too cute!!..You know I will be using your great instructions to make this card! Thank you!!

Mrs J said...

Gorgeous Cassie, I love it! Great tutorial too, perfectly detailed. I'm so going to have to make one of these ;o)
Hugs Mrs Jx

Teresa said...

What a fun card, thanks for the tutorial. I do like that paper too.

scrapnnMO said...

Oh I so can't wait to try one of these. Your's is so adorable Cassie! Fantastic tutorial! Totally ROCKS! ;)
♥Dawn♥

Karen said...

Thanks for the inspiration, as I will need to try this for my friend who just bought a home! Lovely card, great details and fantastic tutorial!!

Have a great day!
Karen

cardcrazy said...

So cute! I love that you gave a tut as well. :D
Peggy

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the super fun way it opens!

Kim said...

Cassie, wow that is awesome, you are SOOOO creative - love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOWZA! Just WOWZA!

Hugs,

Tricia said...

what a fun card and thanks for the tutorial. I have the cuttlebug and some dies but my dies NEVER cut the paper all the way through. What am I doing wrong?

JennK said...

What a great card and thanks for the tut too!! Wonderful

Kyoko said...

Hi Cassie! Wow, awesome card!! Thanks for the great tutorial

Riet said...

Wowww Cassie,what a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.x

Heidi said...

Oh I love this!

Jackie said...

This is really cute & creative! great job...tfs!!!

Jennifer Talley said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute! You did a great job!

dannisdoodles said...

FABULOUS, looove this ♥♥♥!

Danni said...

You are just so clever and creative! Awesome job!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Oh my gravy! How incredibly cute is this. I love it!! Will definitely be giving it a try. TFS!!

Shannon said...

This is so clever! Love how you created this using the flower pot cards as inspiration.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! Great job Cassie!! Absolutely too cute!!

Jodi said...

Wow! This is so cute, I love that you created a house!! Very creative!
I have to make time to try this out...thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Cheryl Walker said...

This is way toooo cute!!! Im going to have to make this one, I love yours though!!! Now I will have to put on my thinking cap...lol to figure out what dp im going to use :)

Thank you again and love your house pocket card!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Eva said...

Cassie, what a fantastic card!!! Love everything about it!!

Michelle said...

absolutely fantastic..and what yummy paper!! TFS cassie...this is super!

Amber said...

Amazing slider card Cassie!!! Love all the details and thanks for the tutorial:)
Hugs
Amber

Anita Hovey said...

Cassie, this is amazing! I am soooo casing this tomorrow morning when I have my stamp time :)

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Wow Cassie this is so awesome! And what a great tutorial to replicate your card!! I'll have to check out this paper store now!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Love, love, love this Cassie! I'm going to have to make one now, too! :)

Jaspere said...

Now that is one fun and happening card.

Dawn said...

Cassie... you Amaze me! I love your work and You are just a ray of sunshine! Great Project!
Dawn

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwwww........this is so cute!

Beth said...

Oh Cassie I love what you did here that is the cutest card and thanks for the how to's hope to give it a try tomorrow.
Hugs
Beth

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is so cute! I saw the flower pot cards and I knew there had to be another style than just a pot and flowers.Great idea!