Monday, July 25, 2011

Imagine Monday and a New House

Our son and family just moved into this brand new house. It is a very exciting time for them and I wanted to celebrate with them. So, I fired up the Imagine and created this card:

I tried to pattern the house after theirs--making this a lot more fun! The finished card is A2 size.

The Recipe:
Imagine cartridges: Best Friends and Textures
PC Cartridges: Country Life and Handy Man (Lite)
1/4" butterfly stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Perfect Petals
Assorted glues/glue dots
Glace' Pens
Cuttlebug and folder of choice
1 small brad
  1. Flood fill the standard square (5.5") with the clouds from BF.
  2. Using the hills and the sun from Country Life, flood fill with greens and yellow. (I can't remember sizes, sorry.)
  3. Flood fill the different parts of the house as desired. Cut at default size. I cut several pieces twice in order to color the house as I wanted. I did not cut the background for the house.
  4. Add brad to door for doorknob.
  5. Cut two strips 1/8" wide for shutters.
  6. Ink the edges of all cuts.
  7. Glue backgrounds to card. Pop-dot house.
  8. Stamp butterflies; dust with Perfect Pearls.
  9. Add Dark Ink to raised surface of Cuttlebug folder and emboss. Cut random shapes and pop-dot to card for walk.
  10. Accent the fence with vines and flowers drawn with Glace' Pens.
  11. Stickle the sun, accents on windows, flowers and clouds.
I hope that you have found some "scraps" of information to use in your crafting! Until next time, keep generating your gems!


  1. The card turnes out so great! Love Love your choice of paper. TFS

  2. Nonna, what a fabulous card! Your blog is just wonderful! Thank you for all the information that you provide! Love what you do with "scraps"!!