It’s our final day of the January Countdown, but our party is still just as lively as ever! Today’s projects are all about home, neighbors, friendship, and more. Introducing the new Welcome to the Neighborhood stamps and coordinating dies, Welcome to the Neighborhood: On the Move stamps and coordinating dies, and the adorable So Cherry Sweet Stencil collection.
My card uses one of the stencils from the darling So Cherry Sweet Stencil Collection. I adore these sweet images and they look so lovely and soft stenciled to create a background. I then began building my scene, using the colors from the stencils as my color scheme.
As you can see, our Welcome to the Neighborhood series is all about moving…whether it’s you, a friend, neighbor, family member, or someone else. A handmade card is a delightful way of welcoming them to the neighborhood, don’t you think? I’ve used the new Welcome to the Neighborhood: On the Move stamps and dies to create my scene. This darling set comes with the cutest, little moving truck, tiny boxes, dresser, lamp, flowers, picket fence, and more. They’re just the right scale to create a scene and make a new neighbor feel welcome.
My stamped sentiment uses the new Larger Than Life: Home Sentiments stamp set and is surrounded by flowers from the On the Move stamp set. I added in a die cut house using the Bring Home the Holidays die collection and trees from the Gingerbread House die collection. There are literally so many cute scenes just waiting to be created with these new products. I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with?
STAMPS: Welcome to the Neighborhood: On the Move, Larger Than Life: Home Sentiments
INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Olive Twist, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Fine Linen, Saffron Spice
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Sheer Basics Vellum
DIES: Love to Layer: Rectangle, Gingerbread House, Welcome to the Neighborhood: On the Move, Bring Home the Holidays
OTHER: So Cherry Sweet Stencils, colored pencils, patterned paper, enamel dots
Leanne has used the new Welcome to the Neighborhood stamps and dies on her adorable slimline card. As you can see this stamp set consists of a variety of moving boxes in different shapes and sizes. You’ll find labels and packing tape for each box too…including the office, kitchen, living room, even linens, books, and more. There’s even a suitcase on wheels! What a fun idea!
This set also includes things you might find in those boxes, from books, to plants, to a lamp, cups, even a cute pillow for the sofa! I love how Leanne stacked her boxes, tucking in items here and there to create the cutest “We’re Moving” card ever! This set even comes with an image where you can write “Our New Address Is”…brilliant! Such a great way to notify others of your change of address.
STAMPS: Welcome to the Neighborhood
INK: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, Soft Stone, Classic Kraft, True Black, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest
PAPER: Sweet Blush, Stamper’s Select White
DIES: Welcome to the Neighborhood, Love to Layer: Notched
OTHER: A Little Sketchy Stencil Collection
- Distress spray stains are a fun new medium to create a quick and colorful background.
- Pull colors from the background to blend onto the bird stamps.
- Adhering vellum is easier if you add some enamel dots, die cuts, etc. to the sentiment. It lets you add liquid glue behind these elements.
- Use a large focal point sentiment on vellum so the background will show through.
- Layer at least 2-3 sentiment dies for added dimension and sturdiness.
- Don’t be afraid to let embellishments hang “over the edge”. It will add interest but will require a larger envelope.
Introducing our newest series called Psalm Reflections. Each month we’ll release a new Psalm complete with coordinating die. Our Psalm Reflections: January stamps and dies highlight rejoicing and being grateful for the day the Lord has made.
Kelly’s card is a true reflection of God’s beauty…I adore how she highlighted her Psalm with our Into the Blooms: Cherry Blossoms. They look so striking against her Enchanted Evening background. Kelly’s used our lovely On the Border: Floral Bliss die creating a gorgeous tone on tone feel that is so elegant!
Our new Psalm Reflections: January fits perfectly on our largest Love to Layer: Oval die, as you can see Kelly has done here. The script font used on this set is so beautiful, that it truly takes center stage…all that’s needed is your creative touch! Can’t wait to share with you this entire series!
STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: January
INK: Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Stamper’s Select White
DIES: On the Border: Floral Bliss, Love to Layer: Ovals, Psalm Reflections: January, Into the Blooms: Cherry Blossoms
OTHER: Distress Oxide inks, glitter, sequins
- Use numbers to personalize the card for the recipient; this card uses the house number of a new neighbor!
- Use the side of the truck for the main sentiment
- Use the large word die as a base to stack the boxes
- I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the heart inside the ‘o’ to give added detail to this CAS design
- Create a neighborhood scene by using the welcome to the neighborhood dies.
- Use three different shades of ink to color the grass for a realistic look
- Add an additional sentiment to the side of the truck
We hope you have enjoyed all the beautiful projects that we have shared with you today! We would love to hear what you think of everything we have introduced! Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you like the most and why, and you will be eligible to win big!
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