Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Small Housewarming Gift

This past weekend I went to a get together with a bunch of my coworkers. The girl whose house we were going to just recently bought it so I wanted to bring a small housewarming gift for her. I had seen some 3D templates of houses and decided to give one from PTI a try to bring the gift in!

This is the front view of the house. I don't own any house themed stamps so I just cut a couple rectangles for the door and window. Back view of the house. House filled with candy. As you can see, I used some ribbon to cover the edge of the roof piece. This project was so easy but quite time-consuming. I love the way it turned out and my coworker loved it. I even used her actual house as inspiration and used her exterior colours as the colours of the paper house. She is crafty too - but more in a sewing/baking way so she totally appreciated it and showed it off to everyone else who came!

This project features two colours being affected by the colour renovation:
-mellow moss cardstock, which will be retiring so order it soon if you are interested!
-river rock ribbon was an in colour a few catalogues ago, and this colour will be returning as a part of the neutrals collection in July's catalogue!

After spending so much time making the house, I lost all my steam so I created a super simple card. All I did was cut some white cardstock as the card base and matted some of the "good neighbours" dp from SAB on old olive cardstock. Inside the card I stamped the sentiment "welcome home."


Papers: SU ww, mellow moss, chocolate chip, sahara sand
Ribbon: SU river rock (retired)
Brad: SU silver

Paper: SU ww, old olive, good neighbour dp (retired)
Stamp (inside the card): SU sweet little sentiments (retired)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stampin Up! Colour Renovation

I've been a bad blogger this month. Grant and I have been busy over the last few weeks with travelling, working and starting the process of building a house. Things should start to settle out a bit now and hopefully I can get back to posting a little more regularly.

Stampin' Up! announced recently that they will undergo a colour renovation for the new catalogue coming in July. After two years of studying the trends, they have decided to retire several of the current colours, add new colours and re-vamp that colour families. Some of the new colours will be some of prior years' in colours such as my favourite baja breeze! Click here to open the document showing the re-vamped colour families. Click here to open the document showing the retiring colours. You can continue to purchase these colours throughout April and May and beginning June they will be available for purchase as supplies allow.