Monday, August 31, 2009

Just Moved...

I have been making these cards for my daughter in secret. They are getting ready to move into a home of their own as of today and thought this would help alleviate the stress of telling everyone their physical and P.O. Box address and phone number. It took me the longest time to figure out a design and then I vaguely remembered seeing one on someones blog or SCS (and if it is you please let me know so I can give credit where it is due). Mine isn't exactly like the one I saw so it isn't totally cased, but still would have liked finding it again. Their home is way up on top of a mountain surrounded by the national forest and I thought using the pine tree from the "Lovely As A Tree" and matching it up with Papertrey Ink's Board and Beams House and sentiment so it would be depicted correctly. The house is exactly these colors, and thankfully I happen to have them in my Prismacolor markers. I am hoping that she will be happy with these as it took a while to color them and make sure they were perfect. I just know she is going to ask me for more of these and I will gladly make them but maybe just not as fast. LOL! I used the MS Punch for the look of the pine needles. Ink is SU in Chocolate Brown, Black and Old Olive. I used Crystal Effects to give the windows the look of glass. Thanks for taking the time to look.

19 comments:

Crystal said...

Deb these are AWESOME!! Beautiful cards!!!

scubasubie said...

Love those cards!! Great job!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful cards Deb, I LOVE the wonderful design!

Have a fun week! Hugs, Jennifer :)

xiumaiyuki said...

These are beautiful! All the details and colorings are perfect.

It is so sweet of you to make these wonderful cards for your daughter. You're very thoughtful. yes, moving is a very stressful thing to go thru but so worth it. Congrats to your daughter on her new home.

Karli said...

Wonderful job on the cards! I have been eyeballing this PTI set for the longest. I see that I really *need* it. You are so kind for making all of these & for her -she will love them. Love all the details :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- She is so lucky to get these- they are fabulous! TFS

The Mama Monkey said...

These are so neat! She must have been head over heels when she received them!

Brandi said...

What a wonderful gift ~ so thoughtful. They are gorgeous!

Smiles,

Brandi

Jenn Embry said...

Oh how sweet. These cards are totally awesome! I love that house and how you surrounded it with trees. Great job. I am sure she will be thrilled and absolutely love them!

gale said...

Gorgeous and perfect for just moved cards. I bet your dd will love them and ask for more!

Kathy said...

These are so sweet. Love the tree background. Your daughter will love them!

CathyRose said...

What a terrific surprise for your DD. The cards are gorgeous!

Louise Forsyth said...

These are gorgeous and how totally thoughtful are you! I love the house and tree combo, very cute.

scrappinmominky said...

These are beautiful. Your daughter is a lucky woman. I worked forever to make my cards when I moved. She is going to love these.

Abi Bundy said...

I wish i could move to a house that looked like that!! beautiful work well done

Traci said...

Beautiful cards! I know she will love them. That is such a cute house and what a fun and great way for her to update everyone about her move!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

I love, love LOVE that you used Lovely as a Tree with this!! And those shimmery windows are such a perfect touch. What a great card!!

Naomi said...

That is the best idea I have ever heard! Giving a set of moving cards to someone who is settling into a new house! This will make it a lot easier on her, and I am sure she will love them, they look amazing.

Kathi said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! I just know your dd must have loved them. What a sweet and thoughtful thing to do! I hope the are enjoying their new home!