The vision I am about to present to you today is one that I actually came up with LAST Christmas, and I have been holding onto it all this time, waiting for the right time to release it! Lauren Meader and I have worked together to bring this concept to fruition and I am proud to say that it's execution turned out flawlessly.
I present you with Home Made. A stamp set that is full of windows, doors, shutters, curtains, bricks, stones and even an outdoor porch light, all perfectly scaled to coordinate with an easy-to-use house template. That's right. You can decorate these little houses to your hearts content for only a few cents each since you'll printing the templates right onto cardstock from your home computer. There are many alterable houses on the market, but our version is easy & inexpensive enough that you can make them over and over again.
- Home Made will be available for purchase on November 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Home Made contains a total of 23 stamps (20 images and 3 sentiments) which coordinate in scale with the new Home Made Timeless Template.
I have always admired architecture and the "artistic" side of it. The way the certain curve of a window makes a house look so graceful. Or the structure of a front door becoming warm & welcoming. I am hopelessly in love with the architectural details like this that I was able to include in these images and I hope you're smitten too. Let me show you how I put them to good use.
A little holiday house pairing vintage cream, melon berry & dark chocolate...
windows and doors and pine boughs, oh my!
A few tips about these adorable little house templates.
1. Just so I warned you, they are very addictive.
2. The top comes off so it can easily be used as a gift box.
3. The boxes are really sturdy and can hold really heavy items, like a dozen homemade cookies!
4. It is easiest to put the house together and stamp the window and door elements on separate sheets of cardstock. Cut them out then adhere them in place. Centering and stamping errors won't be an issue after you put the effort into putting the house together.
5. The pine boughs for my house were created with the pine bough punch by Martha Stewart.
6. These little houses turn out so cute, they can definitely just be used as home decor, then they can be permanently displayed!
Notice the curtain detail in the window? That would actually be my dear husband (David) who thought of that concept. And he made me swear to give him full credit during the corresponding countdown post. Who knows? Perhaps David needs to start designing with me more often. *wink*
The curtains are a separate image that can be stamped in the color of your choice.
Then the window frame image can be stamped directly on top of it in a darker color. Easy peasy!
This architectural themed stamp set doesn't have to be JUST for decorating three-dimensional houses. It also works wonderfully on cards! Here I've used the same elements as my house, only applied them to a card front.
The window has shutters added to it this time, stamped in Dark Chocolate.
And one more glitter technique (if you aren't sick of them yet!). I scored the top and bottom edges of my sentiment strip with my Scor-pal and then ran a 2-way glue pen just above the score lines, followed by a sprinkling of glitter. Really adds definition to the edges.
Want more inspiration? I challenged the Design Team to create their own version of the template house along with a card, showcasing the idea, once again, that this set doesn't have to be JUST for the house! The results were truly breath-taking!
CLICK HERE to read more from Becky Oehlers.
CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.
CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.
CLICK HERE to read more from Debbie Olson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Geny Cassady.
CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.
CLICK HERE to read more from Lauren Meader.
CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.
CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Niki Estes.
Hasn't the team done an AMAZING job! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning as opened each of their emails that contained photos of their projects! Each and every one of the gals put their own imprint on this extra special template and stamp set. With this much inspiration, how can you possibly resist making your own!
I hope you have enjoyed today's presentation! So what do you think about the new line of Home Made products? The coordination possibilities along with the options with each item separately are truly endless! Did you learn anything new today? See something you want to try for yourself? Just for taking the time to do so, we are offering up an AMAZING prize package...
- Home Made stamp set
- Home Made template
- Prisma Glitter
You have until 7am EST, Saturday, November 14th to leave a comment and be eligible to win. Please play nice, only one comment per person. One winner will be randomly selected and announced the same day no later than noon EST. The winning announcement will be made on our November Release Winners page.
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Dawn McVey has more to show you with Signature Greetings!
Tiffany Pastor stamped another project to share with you using her new set, Christmas Friends.
Stamps: Home Made (available November 15th)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream
Paper: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Melon Berry, Spring Moss
Other: Melon Berry Vintage Buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Prisma Glitter, T1 Copic marker (for shading under curtains), Martha Stewart Pine Bough Punch, glue dots, 2-way glue pen, Scor-tape
Finished Size: 4.75" x 3.5" around, 5.25" tall (house), 4.25" x 5.5" (card)