DIY New Home Card

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Dressed up for our spring formal, April 2009

My college roommate, Nicole, just bought a house in Raleigh, NC. She’s a nurse and works at one of the local hospitals there. Since this is her first house, I wanted to make and send her a “congratulations on your new home” card. And like I’ve said before, a card is nice. But a handmade card is even sweeter.

I found this card and knew I could easily recreate it.

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First, I started with my card. I took my background paper and cut it down to fit just around the “inside” of the front of the card.

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Next, I cut the main patterned paper smaller than the tealy-blue polka dot paper and attached it to the card.

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For the house, I took a piece of white scrapbook paper and marked off a 2″ x 3″ box.

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Inside the rectangle, I drew a house, like the one in the inspiration photo. Since my card was going to be vertical, I made the house more tall.

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After cutting out the house, I took a pink marker and drew little lines around the house (kind of like stitch marks almost).

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I cut out another small rectangle (probably about 1″ x 2″), used the pink marker around the edges, and used a teal marker for the words “new home”.

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After attaching the house and the sign to the card, this is what it looked like. But it was still missing something…

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…a button! The finishing touch was adding a button on the lower right hand side. I used a needle and thread to attach it to the card.

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This was really easy to make, and it’s incredibly cute too!!

Just so you guys know, I’ll be on another vacation this next week. John and I are heading up to PA to visit his parents! So if you don’t hear from me, you’ll know why :-) Happy crafting,

~ Traci

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2 thoughts on “DIY New Home Card

  1. If you wanted to get really fancy, you could sew stitches around the house instead of drawing them with a marker! Very cute card.

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