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?