Friday, August 9, 2013

(there's still) no place like home (for the holidays!)

we're celebrating our second week of being home for the holidays at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥! for this one you can make a card with a house on it... or make a card that utilizes some sort of building material (woodgrain, brick texture, etc)... OR even just use a sentiment which contains the word "home"! i chose to combine the first and second options this time:

(vintage: postcard (reduced and copied) + fussy-cut holly leaves from an old ideals magazine; paper: studio calico, october afternoon, the paper co; florals: prima; brads: my mind's eye; ink: colorbox + ranger; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner)
actually i have to confess that the woodgrain paper was almost an accident. i had built the whole card around this slightly scaled down copy of one of my vintage xmas postcards, and was about five minutes away from gluing the whole central panel to a red cardstock base when i spied that piece of studio calico goodness... and the rest is history!

for LOTS more inspiration, why not check out miss stephanie's card and the glorious reader's gallery at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?!


  1. LOVE. The cluster of poinsettias echoing the one in the illustration...the serendipity of the woodgrain paper...pure awesome :)

    BTW, did you ever hear from "our" winner?

  2. Lauren, this is fan-tab-u-lous!!! Love everything about it. The grouping of poinsettias are so pretty too. Beautiful card.

  3. Such yummy layers, Lauren - thanks for linking up at 52 Card Pickup!

  4. What a fantastic card! I love it. I am a paper deserter... cards... I really like this. Dang it for there not being more hours in a day!!


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