March 3, 2010

New Friends Arrived

Hello everyone.  What's that saying? --you can never have enough friends.  That's so true.  My husband and I had new neighbors move in up the street from us, and I finally got around to welcoming them into the neighborhood.
What better way to do that than with a handmade card and cookies!  The family includes two adorable little ones.  They were so excited by chocolate chip cookies.  I can't wait for better weather around here, so that I can get to see them outside playing.  It's been such a cold winter here and we're all so tired of it all.  I hope we're finished with the snow for the year.
The card I made uses the new Good Neighbors clear mount stamp set available in the Sale-a-Bration mini catalog.  The designer paper is from the Welcome Neighbor pack also in the Sale-a-Bration mini.  The two coordinate so perfectly and there's several color combinations to choose from.  I liked the cheery look of these colors together. 
To create the neighborhood scene, I stamped the houses in different colors right onto the white cardstock.  I stamped the roofs on a separate piece of white cardstock and cut them out.  I masked the base of the houses, stamped the clouds in the sky and sponged crushed curry ink around the edges of the paper.  I then taped the roofs onto the card, popping the middle one up on a dimensional.  I tied the ribbon using my tip from this post.  Thanks for stopping by today!
Here's the recipe:
Stamps:  Good Neighbors, Right at Home (sentiment), Tiny Tags
Paper:  Crushed curry, old olive, mambo melon, white, Welcome Neighbors dsp
Ink:  Crushed curry, old olive, mambo melon, black
Accessories:  Dotted melon mambo ribbon, dotted swiss embossing folder, tiny tags punch, spellbinders die, gems from my stash, sponge, dimensional


Marlene said...

I wanna move to your neighborhood! How cute is this?!

Linda Beeson said...

That is such a sweet card- I just love those little houses.

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

Beautiful card! I just love that stamp set and DSP, and you did such a great job using them! Your neighbors were surely thrilled to receive this card! Gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Great job! The embossing really sets it off!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very cute. I'm sure your new neighbors felt extra special when they received it.

Marsha Hewett said...

What a darling card! Your new neighbors will love it. The colors are so cheerful and I love how you did the little roofs.:)