Sorry again about the few blog posts last week but I spent the week preparing for out annual 4th of July party and crafting went by the wayside. We had loads of fun but with 3 hours of sleep, Sunday was a tough one for challenges. This week at BBTB Regina asked us to use the house cut from Wildcard. It started out to be a "Welcome" card for new neighbors so I welded "Welcome" down the side using Design Studio and Plantin Schoolbook. I cut another house by moving the back of the card off the mat (in DS) and cut it out of patterned paper and embossing it with the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder. For the roof, I accented the little cut outs by punching blue circles and taping them under each scallop. I liked the paneled door (I think it's actually from the envie) so I downsized it and cut out the panels and popped the frame for dimension. (in fact all of these elements are popped for dimension ( big surprise, huh?)
When I set about to embellish the card I was going to use these cute letters on mini paperclips but I accidentally kept popping the letters off the clips so I ended up just gluing them on around the circular window. The pretty flower buttons came from a recent StampinUp order. Then I wanted a key. Of course I could have cut a key using my Cricut, but I had all sorts of lovely keys in my stash of embellies and finally decided on the "love" key from Tim Holtz's word keys. I guess the theme changed there because even though I'm all for neighborly love, but I haven't even MET these people yet so I'm gonna save this for DH when he gets back from one of his grueling backpacking trips.
My amazing Design Team sisters have really rocked this challenge to you must bop over to Bitten by the Bug to check out their amazing designs. This challenge was loads of fun so please come play along with us too, okay? Also, don't forget there's a CONTEST going on at BBTB as well sponsored by so click HERE for details. It runs through July 14 so there's still time!