Monday, August 6, 2012

Card Challenge - New Home

My sister came to spend the night on Saturday and we had a really good visit. It is always great to spend time with her and it is nice to remember that people do love and care about me. Anyway, Sunday I told her "give me a card idea" and she said "how about congrats on your new home" and told me that her youngest son was able to buy his first home recently. I knew he was trying but guess it all went through just fine. She told me how proud she was of him so I wanted to make the cards special.

Here is the sketch I gave the Old Cricut Community group to use. I actually posted it early since I knew my sister would be here and I didn't know if I would have time to get it posted and let me tell ya, once you start posting challenges some folks want that next challenge on time *okie rolls her eyes about how bossy Linda can be sometimes*

There were two people who had theirs done before the deadline of the last challenge even went out *okie is so irritated by overachievers*.

Here is my version for the sketch.
Supplies Used:
DCWV At Home stack
Stampin Up cardstock
Studio G Stamp
Stampin Up Stamp
Stampin Up Word Window, Modern Label punches
Stampin Up Marker
Embossing Powder, Gold
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

I used Hallmark Card Studio to do the inside of the card and found the sentiment on the internet. The inside sentiment reads "Home is the place of our dreams, it is where our heart is and there is no limit to the joy one receives on getting the key to one's new home". I did a little work and made some of the more important words be highlighted by using a different font. I tried to match the text color to the colors on the card as best I could. I just always think it looks a lot more nice that way.

I wanted to show ya'll a close up of the image I stamped and embossed. Linda had gotten this stamp during one of her "Sans Okie" trips to OKC and she was nice enough to get two, one for her and one for me. I really liked it but hadn't used it yet. I did add gold brads where there were places where screws in the real deal would likely have gone, ya'll know I have a brad obsession.

My sister was quite fascinated by the whole heat embossing process and thought it was just a pretty cool deal *okie still thinks it's a cool deal even after all these years of doing it*.

Once I got the card done and my stamp on the back I handed her the card and said "there ya go" and she smiled and said "okay now sign it". I thought she has wanted me to make the card so she could give it to her son. She told me "It means more if you make the card and give it to him. I want him to know his aunt does love him". I am sure he does know that even though I rarely see him or talk to him, but I guess everyone needs a little reminder every now and then.


  1. I thought I recognized that stamp! Guess I need to use mine on a card too. The embossing makes it really pop on the card front.

  2. Love it! The colors are great. I really need to check out that Hallmark thing, I'm so bad about putting things inside.

  3. Love this card.
    Please tell your nephew Congrats on being a home owner.

  4. I love the simple design of this card - it goes so perfectly with the heartfelt message inside.

  5. Can't believe I'm the first to comment. I love the fact that every now and then a guy card comes along. Guy cards are so hard for me and I have sons. Thank you so much for this great card. I have that paper but will need to do something else in place for the stamp.
    Love you oodles
    Linda in Stanwood

  6. Great card. Love the embossing on the image. Colors are great.

  7. I love this card and its just the inspiration I needed to make a card for one of my friend's that just purchased her first home. I'll be lifting this idea, tfs!

  8. What a great card... And I'm sure your nephew is gonna appreciate that this card came from you! :o)

  9. Such a fabulous card - it has a little bit of a vintage feel, your colours are fab and its just perfect. TFS