Life Is Beautiful New Home Card

by Joanne James12. August 2020 21:00

Today I'm sharing a card using the current Fab Friday sketch and this week's palette over at Color Throwdown:


I procrastinated over this sketch for some time - should I showcase some patterned paper? In the end my need for a new home card led me to create a great #SimpleStamping card using nothing more than stamps, ink and paper - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Life Is Beautiful - The tree and sentiment on today's card come from the new stamp set 'Life Is Beautiful', inspired by Million Sales Achiever LeeAnn Greff. This is a lovely set with the ability to dress the tree for all seasons. I chose to use the CTD fresh, summery colours along with the cute bird house and bird pair from the set for my card. 

Welcome Home -  I thought the bird house would make this a perfect set for a 'new home' card. I needed one for a dear friend of mine who has left her life in London where she has lived for some 20 years to return to Wales and the town where we grew up. I used a sentiment on the inside of my card from a retired set because 'welcome home' seemed appropriate:


#SimpleStamping - I decided not to use any framelits or diecuts on today's card as I wanted to give an example of #SimpleStamping with nothing more than stamps, ink and paper. I really love the result - sometimes less really is more! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.




Comments (8) -

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
8/13/2020 1:35:22 PM #

What a lovely little scene!  I really like the 2 blue birds and the pink bubbles/leaves/blossoms?? are very sweet and dreamlike!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
8/13/2020 5:54:01 PM #

So pretty, Joanne, love the soft colors!  What a great idea for a new home card!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/13/2020 6:19:41 PM #

just lovely


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
8/13/2020 9:55:11 PM #

You combined those challenges perfectly Joanne.  Those soft colors work beautifully with the lovely stamped scene, it's a really lovely new home card!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/14/2020 4:19:20 PM #

Clean and gorgeous, Joanne! You have just sold me on this set! I love the color combination and the great design. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!


VickyUnited Kingdom
8/15/2020 12:00:32 PM #

My favourite cards are made using just ink, stamps and paper and this is a beauty! Love those soft colours and the sweet bird house scene is perfect for a new home card. Leaving city life to return to Wales sounds like the beginning of a novel and I am intrigued! Vicky x


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/16/2020 9:47:40 PM #

The colours here are just scrumptious! I have this set but haven't had the time to ink it up yet... now I'm itching to have a go with it. Love, love, love it.... there may even be a CASE on the horizon!


Lisa I Henke
Lisa I HenkeUnited States
8/18/2020 12:30:41 AM #

what a sweet card. I love this stamp, looks great in the challenge colors. thanks for linking up with CTD.


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