Friday, July 1, 2011

Retro Housewarming Card

Another cut I love from the Nifty Fifties cartridge is the ranch house -- it's just so cute!  We live in a neighborhood built in the late '50s/early '60s with houses just like this cut; in fact, our home is pretty similiar -- just add another garage door and subtract the decorative cinder blocks.

This card is for a couple who just moved into their first home.  We weren't able to attend the housewarming party, so I'm sending this greeting instead.

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - patterned paper from American Crafts - Play paperpack; cardstock from scraps
  • Cricut Cuts - house from Nifty Fifties, page 47; "Congrats!" sentiment from Cricut Classic Font, page 66
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - blue background with Spots & Dots
  • Other - doodling with white Gelly Roll pen and yellow-green Le Plume II marker

The house has another layer for the white cinder block and window frame accents.  But with the house cut at 2.25 inches, this layer was just too small and delicate.  Instead, I doodled the accents with a white Gelly Roll pen and added shadow with a yellow-green Le Plume II marker.

Okay, no more cards until I do some chores around the house... :)


  1. Hi Jessica, super cool the details. You did a wonderful job once again. ~Shen

  2. are on a roll! This is perfect, the paper is awesome for your design. Great job!!!

  3. This is really, really cute! You are making me what that Nifty Fifties cartridge again, hee hee :) I'm sure the couple will love this card!

  4. Happy fourth of July to you and your family. Love your card I'm sure the folks that receive it, will appreciate it also. Thank you for your comments on my fourth of July post I will pass the message on to my brother in law He will appreciate it.