Friday, July 22, 2011

Take Me Home (County Roads)

Now I'm going to be singing that John Denver song all day. I wanted to include a card in Unity's Friends with Flair today, so I inked up some new Unity stamps. A teacher at my kids' school just bought her first home, and I made a "new home" card for her and her husband. Now I should put the caveat that she is very conservative, so I couldn't make a pink house (like the John Cougar song). Here's what I came up with:


You can click on the picture for a better view. The houses are from the Honey, I'm Home set. I masked the houses in the background to add a gap for the green house (a separate stamp). I paper pieced the bottom of the green house and colored the top with Copics (not sure why I didn't just paper piece the roof, too--LOL!). Here's a close-up of the houses:



The sentiment is from Unity's Life is Fabulous store kit. I finished the card off with some Stampin' Up ribbon and created a little faux-frame using the PTI Edgers #1 die.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend.

Here are the details:
Stamps: (Honey, I'm Home, Life is Fabulous) Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Memento
Patterned Paper: (Odds and Ends) Cosmo Cricket; (Double Dot Design) Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Stampin' Up, PTI
Markers: Copics
Die: (Edgers #1) PTI
Ribbon: (Jingle Bells) Stampin' Up

27 comments:

  1. Those houses are super sweet! I like how you had the green one as a central focus and the ribbon pulls it all together.

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  2. AND NOW...I'm going to be singing that dang song too!

    CRAP.

    But hey, love the card...especially the way the little house stands out against the background!

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  3. I am loving this card and love the size of it.. but I am now singing this John Denver song.. memories!!

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  4. What a sweet card! And so sweet of you to make it, even if the house couldn't be pink. :P

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  5. How sweet is this? I love the pop of colour on the neutral background and the ribbon.

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  6. awesome!!! love the design and the one popped up house.

    lisa a.

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  7. Adorable card! LOVE your paper pieced house:)

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  8. Great card design and great colors!

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  9. The teacher with a new home is going to LOVE this card, Jocelyn! What a fun and whimsical one! I love "Take Me Home" from John Denver....I learned how to sing it when I first learned English in my junior high--fond memories!

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  10. oohh....nice work...love the style of the card...I have a thing for houses...love them...and that twill ribbon rocks.

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  11. This is gorgeous, Jocelyn! The papers and layout are amazing and I love how you used the edgers to frame the card. The ribbon matches perfectly, too! The only thing I'm asking myself is, why have I not used that set yet? :O

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  12. Fab card! Loving your popped up house with it's bright red door and that awesome big bow!! (all those images look super cool, might have to invest!)

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  13. How cuuuuute!!!! Awesome card :)

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  14. Lovely card, Jocelyn! Love it how the green house really stands out from the row of houses.

    Oh and whaddaya know, you just got a new follower (who now has Country Roads playing in her head - thanks... ;) ) :)

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  15. Fabulous card and I love that ribbon!

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  16. Awesome! Love the die cut sides and that big ribbon. :)

    The first time I went to visit Luis' family in the Azores was over New Year's. We went to a big party on New Year's Eve with a live band playing all the Portuguese hits. The only english song they played was Take Me Home (Country Roads). It was hilarious!

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  17. awesome card...
    I love that ribbon..

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  18. Jocelyn I love this card... its really cute!!!!ahhh I really like your ribbon too... enjoy the weekend....

    pssst... I'm still weighing my thoughts... i'm not avoiding you...just so you know... hugs...xoxo

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  19. Love the ribbon on this one and what fun houses.

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  20. I can't decide which song to get stuck in my head now - Take Me Home or Little Pink Houses....I hope I don't end up with some sort of techno mashup.
    Love the way the green house is popped up- and its little red door! Cute :)

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  21. I love how you framed the card with the edge design. The stamped houses look great too!

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  22. OOoooooohhhh!!! I love this!!! Such a home-spun feel - and the colors add so much to it!!! Awesome card!!

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