Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I can't stop cutting things!

A stamping friend recently bought a house after being on the house hunt for quite some time.  The cute little card idea I had somehow morphed from this...
To this:
I started by drawing the house outline gatefold along with the windows and shutters (next time I would make the window trim a smidge bigger so I could easily use 1/8 inch scor-tape. I used my xyron to adhere the shutters). When I went to the silhouette store to buy a picket fence, I also bought a decorative house card from which I ended up using the flowers, grass, chimney, doors, and round window-I love the downloads that are packed with goodies. I made the banners by cutting out a diamond, then folding it over Twinery twine, which itself was adhered to the card with Crystal Effects.  The font is Chowderhead, and have I mentioned my love of both adhesive-backed paper and Echo Park paper?  

Here's an aerial shot:

And just so you don't think I've given up stamping for good, here's a little card I whipped up to enter in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest (and yup, you can bet the house card will be entered as well!):
How can something so monochrome and clean come from the same person?  I don't even understand it and I'm that person.  The frame is Polka Dot Frame by Spellbinders, that I sponged Not Quite Navy onto.  The feet are from Lucky Star set by Fancy Pants, and the sentiment is A Muse Studio.  I like that font, don't you?

22 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my such wonderful and fun details on this house card...I so LOVE it! Just got a new nephew today so totally thinking baby boy blue today...a darling little one card!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Meg--that house card is over-the-top awesome!! How are you going to top that one?????

Smilie girl said...

That's one rock star house card. Fantastic!

krafting kelly said...

Love both of those projects! I found your blog from the Silhouette flickr site and I can't wait to look around some more. I'm adding myself as a follower. If you want to check out my blog, too, it's Finding Time To Create.

Karin said...

Shut up with that fantastic house! LOVE it!

Angela said...

Holy CATS, you cutting fiend! That house/card is abso-freakin'-lutely a stunner! Such attention to detail. So many things to notice. Amazing.
Oh, and the baby card is super-cute, too, and I love that you inked the dots. So fun. Hooray!

Lindsey said...

Yowzer! Your house is absolutely adorable! But thank you for proving you'll still stoop to stamp -- your baby card is sweet. Both cards = fabulous!!!

onecraftymama said...

I just bet I know who that house is for...how freaking adorable is this? I can't even say which part I like the best, because the whole thing is just amazing! I just noticed the shutters - omg, the detail, Meg, unbelievable.

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, MEG!!! I just saw the good news {concerning one of these cards--I won't mention which, in case you haven't see it yet) over at Paper Crafts Connection. Way to go!! Keep up the awesome work. I know you'll knock off some socks in the next round, too. :) So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I don't think I got the chance to say it here, but this card is ingenious, Meg. Big, big, congratulations!

cbuswell said...

Congrats, your house card was my fav!! brilliant!!

pink latte said...

Congrats on making the Top 20! You're SO creative! :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Wowzas! This is stunning. Love all of the amazing little details.

Terri said...

Fabulous! Congrats on making the top 20. Well deserved! I look forward to seeing what you make next.

Angelica Suarez said...

Oh my goodness GRACIOUS! That house is absolutely fantastic!!!! I am going to try my hand at something like that! FABULOUS! And that little footprint card is ever so sweet! Wonderful inspiration. :) - angelica/Market Street Stamps

ferrellgraph-x said...

Congrats on being picked as one of the 20 semifinalist in the Idol challenge! Genius card!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Emily Leiphart said...

I can comment on this now that I OWN that house card! ;D Guess who loves it more than I do? Damian! He wanted to handle it. *GASP* I told him he could if he was gentle and he was. He opened the little door and said, "What in there?" Then he kept flipping to the back of the card. "Why nothing in house? Is that our house?" LOL Thank you and Congratulations! I'm so happy this amazing card got you into Gallery Idol, Meg! :D

Bobbi said...

The house card is fantastic..I love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing.

emilysnan said...

hiya meg , i came by via "silhouette " to see your house card , it is just beautiful and very creative x the bike card is toooooooooooo cute and i too think it would be a beautiful wedding card idnt know what an earworm was or pita but i got a eureka moment and lmao ! i am a silhouettte owner too but alas i dont hae a subscription ...yet ...lol thanks for sharing your creations
your newest follower
xmaggiex

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh I posted my CASE of this amazing house creation Meg...so very much fun to make. Thanks for sharing your files and details. You are amazing!

lemondedis said...

très joli : merci pour le partage !... j'ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/freebies-fichiers-de-coupe-svg-gsd/

Therese said...

That house card is so cute! What a great card idea for someone buying a new home!