It’s a cold and blustery day where snow is covering everything. You’ve walked to your neighbor’s house down the lane to drop off a bit of Christmas cheer and now you’re walking back to your home all aglow in the afternoon sun. How lovely and welcoming it looks with its bright paint underneath all the snow.
This is the feeling I hope the recipient of this card will have when they open and display the card.
This is the first house card in my series of “A Week of Christmas Houses” using Poppy Stamps 2020 Winter House Pop-Up Easel die set.
The card goes together easily by looking at the photos on the Poppy Stamps packaging. It does involve a lot of die cutting as there is only one die of each window type. (I cut lots of the small pieces and store the extras in a tiny plastic bags that I keep with the die set.) To add depth to the porch and dormer windows I cut those pieces twice and glued together. The snowy pieces are cut from glitter paper and some of the window frames and siding have Nuvo Glitter Drops used thinly to give the illusion of melted snow.
I masked off the front door with sticky notes and used Walnut Stain Distress ink to darken the door and frame. A tiny drop of gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for the doorknob and a wreath made from green scraps and a piece of red embroidery floss, complete the door. Greenery was cut from food boxes to get the thickness using a greenery die by Christina Griffiths and snipped into smaller pieces and glued to a wreath shape cut freehand.
The welcome mat, which acts as the easel stop, was stamped and heat embossed using a stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up set. Once heat embossed, it was weathered using Antique Linen Distress Ink on a sponge dauber.
The windows all have a piece of peach organza ribbon taped behind the window frames to give the shine of glass and the rosy glow of sunlight.
The ”Merry Christmas” is cut from heavy black cardstock glued down. A personal message can be written behind the house.
The house is cut from Bazzill heavy card stock in a 2014 color of Gold Coin. The red and pale yellow come from monotone color packs of cardstock by Recollections. Note that there is a pale-yellow outline layer of the house that provides the window inside color as well as framing the outside edge of the house.
- Poppy Stamps -Winter House Pop-Up Easel Set – 2394
- Greenery – “Card Making Magic” by Christina Griffiths from Die-cutting Essentials Issue 37
- Card Deco Essentials – Merry Christmas – CDECD0003
- Stampin’ Up – At Home with You – stamps & die set 143681 (Retired)
- Heavy White Cardstock 110# weight 8 ½ x 11 inches
- Bazzill – 8.5×11 inch acid free cardstock -Gold Coins – 4-483
- Recollections – 8.5x 11 inch cardstock – Shades of Red
- Recollections – 8.5x 11 inch cardstock – Citrus
- Heavy Black Cardstock 80# weight 8 ½ x 11 inches
- Staples Printable Glitter Paper
- Glossy green scraps from food boxes/packaging
- Green and yellow cardstock scraps from my stash
- VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
- Recollections Detail Embossing Power- Ebony
- Ranger – Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
- Ranger – Distress Ink – Antique Linen