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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Little Red Wagon Challenge #80 - Houses

This week's challenge over at Little Red Wagon is to feature a house, or houses, on your project.  As soon as I saw that I knew I wanted to use the Echo Park paper from the line 'life is good' called The Neighborhood.  The colors are great, there are tons of houses, and well, it's Echo Park . . . hello!  Anyway, here is my card for this week's challenge . . .

And here are all the details . . .

The Blueprint:  Create a card featuring a house or houses

The Supply List:

  • Cardstock is from The Paper Studio
  • Patterned paper is Echo Park ~ life is good ~ 'The Neighborhood'
  • Gems are from Prima
  • Brown ink is Stampabilities
  • Sentiments are SRM Stickers
  • corrugated cardboard
  • Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • Glue Glider Pro and Perma Bond adhesive

The Tools:
  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden Cartridge
  • Fiskars 'Apron Lace' Border Punch
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Scissors, Craft knife
  • Glue Glider Pro

The Construction:
  • Cut card base using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • Cut patterned paper using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"
  • Ink edges of patterned paper with brown ink pad
  • Using Glue Glider Pro, adhere patterned paper to card base
  • Using rotary cutter, cut piece of blue cardstock 5" x 3 1/2"
  • Punch edges of blue cardstock using border punch.
  • Using rotary cutter, cut piece of patterned paper the height of the houses by 5"
  • Ink edges of strip of patterned paper with brown ink pad
  • (Note:  So okay, I wanted to bump this up off the page a bit, and I'm almost out of foam dots and wanted to economize, so here's what I did!)
  • Cut 2-3 strips of cardboard about 4" x 1 1/2" and glue to back side of blue cardstock
  • Glue cardboard and cardstock to card base.
  • Glue houses strip to cardstock
  • Apply sentiment stickers
  • Apply gems
And Voila!  You have a card!  You know, we crafters have to be 'crafty' and some times you just have to improvise as I did with the cardboard!  But it worked!  Thanks for visiting today!  Blessings friends, Becky

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