Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is the cutest!!

I was reading Karen Walker's Blog "Random Reflections" several days ago and fell in love with her adorable stamped owl cards (Karen is also a scrapper & photographer). I mentioned to her that I'd love to give card making a try and "where do I start..." to get the quality she creates. She responded with a great site that caused my heart to beat rapidly in anticipation. The blog belongs to Nicole Heady and sent me into a frenzy of excitement... no kidding!! My creative juices were running!!

Look at these adorable cardstock houses... too cute!! You'll see more on the blog.

I love this little red house created by Debbie Olson... love the colors!!

This is a house by Nichole Heady and Lauren Meader! It is so precious!!

Another view! I love the boughs and the buttons. The boughs are made with a Martha Stewart punch which after much searching I just found & bought from Paper Wishes.

A close up of the curtain stamp with the window stamp over the curtains. There are so many, many stamps in the set!

Look at the lovely card created from the same stamp set.

A close up of the card!

The pattern for the house is a PDF file ready to be printed on cardstock with your printer! Lauren Meader created the pattern... she's so talented!! Check out her blog!! Delicious!! The house pattern is only $5.00 and can be downloaded... and used over and over!!

My directions (PDF file) are printed and my house is next to be printed. Just trying to decide on what color cardstock to use. I ordered the stamp set last night at midnight when it was released for purchase... now I just have to wait for the mail to bring it to me!! But meanwhile, I can get the house put together... or several!!
Make this a great day!


Rhona said...

Those houses are so cute, I'll have to go and check out the site. I love Karen's blog and her cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the link and I'm looking forward to seeing your completed houses :)

Helen said...

oh wow Joni ... these are stunning! Can't wait to see yours!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Joni, it didn't take much to get you hooked. Even I didn't order until this morning! I do love all of Papertrey's stamps and have to restrain myself every month. Can't wait to see what you create.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Thanks for the great link Joni! I LOVE that cute thank you card -- the Martha Stewart punch is adorable. Can't wait to see what you work up!

Angie said...

Love these! Love that MS punch that makes the greenery. Can you imagine trying to cut that out by hand?!?!? Yikes.

How's Boyd doing? He remains in my thoughts & prayers!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is too sweet for words--those boughs!

Junie Moon said...

This is fabulous and I'm popping over to download/order/learn about all the steps in this project. I truly love it, so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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Junie Moon said...

Joni, I went to the site and bought every single thing needed for the houses project except the decorative hole punch which I'll order after Christms. Everything has arrived and I look forward to playing with this project soon.