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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New home, might be a tad small.

 I noticed a moving van outside a week or so ago, and deduced we must have new neighbours - therefore I must make them a card! I have only just got round to this, and I spotted a challenge at Artful Times called Use a House Shape. I have the same TH die that Guest Designer Sam used, and I have Artful Dwellings, but what could I do for a new neighbours card?
Well the front is pretty CAS and was stamped with some Tanda rubber stamps by Sue Law, which are coloured with Promarkers. I managed to find some "road" ribbon too, and masked off the first half of the sentiment (ok I messed up the first time and ruined my panel, if you mask the stamp then ink it you really should check there isn't ink on the tape!), added some dots, mounted the panel on red card then a green 7"x5" card blank made from card in my stash - the only problem here was that this die was NBUS, so totally unknown as far as results went, the instructions said a card blank minimum 5"x5.5" and I think the 5.5" is needed for the height not the width of the house as a tiny part of the tabs on the roof were showing when closed!

 The die cut house, using a Sizzix Bigz XL die, was assembled and inserted according with the instructions, and the rest of the sentiment - masked off again, and dots added was die cut and added inside.
 Front of the little house popped up. Out of shot I had to weigh one side of the card down to keep it like this.
 A different angle, here you can see the little welcome mat I made, and more could have been added like flowers up the side of the house, a garden - I felt like I had gone back to my childhood! See the number 3 on the door? That was die cut and embossed with an embosslit alphabet die by Sizzix.
 Does doodling the roof tiles on count as tangling? I added a little brick detail with a Prismacolor pencil.
View from the back. I was quite pleased with the end result, the next one will be even better I feel.

I hope that a never before used die counts as new for Die Cut Diva's, I also used my new die cutter - first time trying a Bigz die on it, and the die cutter is the Cheery Lyn Crossover.

This card is popping into the following challenges (max 5):
Papertake weekly - anything goes (Tues)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes (Sept 8th)
Artful Times - use a house shape (Fri 12th Sept)
Technique Twist - outside your comfort zone - well it has taken me years to pluck up the courage to make a pop up card! (13th Sept)
Die Cut Diva's - use something new. (Sept)


  1. Totally Awesome! I know she is going to feel special.

  2. Lovely card and a clever cut out house

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Great card and brilliant house Cassy

    Hilda x

  4. So cute, but not an easy pop up so I understand why it might be out of your comfort zone..LOL Thanks for joining us at the Technique Twist!

  5. Wow, The little house turned out wonderfully!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Love the card that you made. Thanks for the last submissions at the TTTC!

  7. How clever is this card, I love it and I am sure your new neighbors will too.

    Hugs Eliza

  8. That is so different and congratulations on successfully making one of those Sizzix Pop Up Cards. Love the CAS one too.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. super cute house. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month

  10. This is brilliant Cazzy, well done for making it all work. You never know, it may be the next craze!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Artful Times - Sam xx

  11. Fabulous, love the card and house. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  12. A pop-up house, how cute. Lovely happy colours you have used on this card, I'm sure your new neighbours will love it.

  13. What an adorable project. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

    Peggy T.
    TTCRD Design Team


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