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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Making a new home card for friends is a nice way to congratulate them on moving. See some suggestions for making a special handmade greeting card below.
"The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it."
Have you ever moved house to go to an unfamiliar place? It feels exciting and strange and disturbing at times to do so. I have moved many times in my life and know how disjointed I feel in each novel place. I think moving to a different house is counted as one of the major stressors in life! I always wonder what my new neighbours will be like. So helping someone feel they have arrived in a friendly place is a good thing, right?
That's another reason why I love cardmaking. Making some new home cards to have on hand for the next person or family who feels out of place is practically a public service. Lol!
It's amazing what a simple little greeting card can to do to help a
family or friend feel they belong in the neighbourhood. And it is a fun
card to make so we papercrafters get to have a good time crafting as
I used the handmade greeting shown above to help a family feel some comfort and delight in a recent move they made. The stamp set is from a retired set that was available in one year's Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalogue (which happens every January in Australia, by the way. It's such a worthwhile month on the Stampin' Up! calendar). It was easy to stamp out a row of little houses in Chocolate Chip ink.
I added some trees too. Then I rubber stamped a little house again and full-coloured it in specially with my Stampin' Write markers before cutting it out to pop up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adding a rhinestone or pearl or two to the door makes it even more special I think. Gotta have bling.
If someone you know is departing rather than arriving in your neighbourhood, you may need a Bon Voyage card instead.
It helped to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the positioning of the house walls, roofs and trees just right. Using clear stamps really helps when you are building up an image as you can see through them.
Then all I had to do was mount my main image on some Chocolate Chip cardstock, add a band of designer series paper and some ribbon, then stamp a border of leaves on the bottom of my card, and not to forget to stamp the same line of leaves on the envelope.
Then I could deliver my new home card to my friends. I think they appreciated the thought very much.
If you have some nice papercrafty ways to welcome people to the neighbourhood, I would love to see them. Tell me how your friends or family reacted to your gesture too?
Maybe you made a cake with welcome flags on it, or filled a jar with cookies or candy and decorated the jar? There are other decorative ideas for things like that on the 3-D papercraft page.
Have you seen the Home Sweet Home Thinlit Dies and matching stamp set available till 3rd January 2017 or till stocks run out? It is so darn cute. You can make it with an opening roof and fill it with chocolates! Go to 'Shop Now' and add the words Home Sweet n the search box to see if it is still available.
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.