Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Valentine Theme Week - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Good morning! Just dropping by with a little sneak peek of a card I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today for Valentine Theme week - you can find the info and details HERE! And...all Valentine products are 15% off this week as well - you can check them all out HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Sparkly Watercolor Bird Card - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!

Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Year in Review Blog Winner

Good morning! It's time to announce a winners from my Year in Review posts! Thanks SOOOO much for EACH and EVERY comment you left! I particularly enjoyed reading where everyone was from - and was surprised by how many different countries were represented! I wish I could have responded to each of you with my thanks! :)

YAY! Huge congratulations to the winner! Please send me an email at housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com with your mailing info, and I will plan on getting this mailed once I get home from Creativation!

Make sure and swing by my Instagram - I'll be announcing a winner over there today too! :)

Thanks so much for coming by today! Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

For the Long Haul - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! There have been so many exciting new releases from Simon Says Stamp lately that it feels hard to keep up with all the little projects I've made here and there! Today I'm sharing a card using some of the items from the Love You More Release!

This card started off with one of the darling Suzy's Watercolor Prints from the Lots of Love set - I just thought this image was so sweet, and had fun coloring it up with my Daniel Smith watercolors.

Once it dried, I added some details with a white gel pen on various places on the image.

I added a heat embossed sentiment from CZ Designs I Still Do stamp set, popped up on foam adhesive.

Finally, I slightly trimmed down the panel, and mounted it on a top folding cardbase made with Sea Glass Cardstock. It had the perfect soft color to coordinate with the soft watercolors!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Stretching Your Supplies - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I'm sharing a fun way to stretch your supplies, by using part of the letters from a fun new stamp and die set to create a new word! I hope you'll pop over HERE and check it out for more details!

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Ink Blended Swan Card - Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Blog Hop

Good morning! So excited this morning to be hopping for Day 2 of the blog hop to celebrate the Pretty Pink Posh's 6th Birthday, AND the AMAZING NEW Birthday Release from Pretty Pink Posh - so many wonderful love and birthday theme stamps, dies, and stencils!!! Keep reading for more info, details on my card I'm sharing today, AND of course, some giveaway info at the bottom as well!

Today I'm sharing this little fun size note card with no coloring needed - and I also filmed a video for it! You can watch it here below, OR on my YouTube channel HERE!

Here is the video sharing how I created this card:

This card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 - so the front white panel is 4 x 4. I started off by using the adorable new Love Background Stencil and a combination of Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks to create the background.

I heat embossed the swans from Pond Friends in clear embossing ink, blended Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke ink over them, then die cut with the Coordinating Dies. The wreath is from the new Large Floral Heart stamp set, heat embossed in white, then with Mowed Lawn distress ink blended over the top before cutting out with the Coordinating Dies.

Heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, then layered everything on the card, using foam adhesive for dimension.

Finished off with a few sparkly Buttercream jewels sprinkled around, because who can resist a bit of bling?!?!?

As part of the birthday festivities, you can receive 10% off your purchase using code CELEBRATE6, and with a qualifying purchase, receive these darling stamps and/or dies as well!

Now the fun part - there are a total of 6 $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs - 2 for each day of the hop!!! Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Make sure and leave comments by 11:59 PM PDT on January 10, 2020 to qualify! Winners will be announced after that on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up:

Gemma C.  
Heather Hoffman (you are here) 

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Love You So Very Much - Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit

Good evening! I'm stopping by to share my first card created with the BRAND NEW February Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Window Frames! This kit is SOOO wintry and fun - the included large stamp set by the same name is so unique, the Tri Square die is super fun, the pattern paper is GORGEOUS, the sweet litttle Sweetheart shaker elements are darling - not to mention the Cardstock, Envelopes, and more!

The past couple months I decided to try filming a video for my cards using the monthly card kits - I have had such a great response so far that I will continue as time allows. I've posted the video for this card on my YouTube channel HERE, and also below so you can watch either place you prefer. :)

Here is the video sharing how I put this card together using this month's kit:

The video really shows the process for how this card came together the best - but I did some paper piecing of the main stamped image to allow me to Copic color to coordinate with my pattern paper and fit over the window.

The sentiments were done 3 times to match with the 3 sweet shaker windows - with a bit of heat embossing for good measure!

Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:

Aren't these little shaker elements super fun?!?!?!?

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!