Wednesday 25 November 2020

New Home card with Playful Alphabet

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my blog today. Thanks so much for joining me. 

A couple of weeks ago my 25 year old son finally moved out of the parental home into a flat of his own with his girlfriend. As is usually for me, I left it right until the last minute to make them a "New Home" card. And then when I checked out my vast array of stamp sets and dies, I found that I didn't have any appropriate images or sentiments for this card. So I had to think outside the box. As you might know, clean and simple is my signature style and the card I came up with takes that style to extremes!!

Whenever I am stuck for a particular sentiment on a card, and especially when I want to personalise it, I turn to printing rather than stamping, which is what I did here. The only problem is that it takes me a while to choose the fonts, the colour, set the sizing and get the printing set out in the right way!

Once I had sorted out the sentiment, I printed it out on Whisper White card and then I cut out the letters for NEW HOME out with the Playful Alphabet set, from our Rainbow Glimmer Paper. If you haven't come across the Glimmer Paper before - it is gorgeous and it sheds absolutely NONE of the glitter! Do check it out on Page 153 of the Annual Catalogue. 

I mounted the letters on dimensionals to give a bit of depth. Afterwards I realised I could have used our foam sheets!

I'm very happy to report that Joe and Nicole loved the card and it was very proudly on display when we went to visit a week after they moved. And it was then that I heard my son utter words I never thought I would hear him say: "I have just finished hoovering"!! 

I haven't made a video for this card as it is quite straight forward, but will happily do so if I get any requests. And I am very happy to send the the document I made for the printing so you can make your own card. Just email me at

And that is it from me today. 
Back tomorrow,

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  1. This is what I call an elegant card. Simple but oh so elegant. A less is more card. XX Mal, Melbourne, Australia.