Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Hi Creative Friends,

I am sharing a fun, slimline card design that uses a couple of awesome Colorado Craft Company stamp and die sets. The Home Sweet Home stamp set is filled with charming ‘homey’ stamps to create your house motif and the Hedgehog Day stamp set adds the adorable hedgie critter inhabitants!


I am always a sucker for charming doors and cozy settings like you find in the CCC Home Sweet Home stamp set. It brings out that comfy home feeling!

I began with the background. To make it look like the front of this multi-level house, I started with a slimline piece of Bristol paper, then smooched a patch of Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen onto my glass mat. I brushed on a thin layer of water to the panel, spritzed the ink to loosen it, then lightly brushed on the color, making sure to have a light touch. I made sure I left plenty of patches of white on the panel too.

When the panel was dry, I mixed a tiny bit of Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen distress ink into a patch of texture paste, then randomly spread it on small areas of the panel using the Altenew Splatter stencil. This helped create the illusion of a stone house.

I kept the bottom of the panel free so I could spread more colored textured paste through the Lawn Fawn brick stencil. I used the same colors but added a tiny bit more brown ink to the paste. I was so pleased with how the bricks turned out.

While the panel was drying, I stamped my critters from the Hedgehog Day stamp set and the house and flower stamps from the Home Sweet Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah white card stock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink, an alcohol marker friendly ink.

I colored all these pieces with Copic alcohol markers, then cut them out using the matching dies. Here are the colors I used:

All the pieces were now done so I was ready to assemble. Using a white slimline card stock card base, I mounted a panel of Candy Hearts dark pink cardstock on top. The ‘house’ panel was added next.

With foam tape on the back of each critter and house piece, I arranged the house and plants first. I cut a slit alongside one side of the curtain and bottom of the window sill for each window so I could tuck in the Mom and Dad hedgies. The visiting hedgies were arranged at the door to complete this homey picture.

By the way, there are several lovely sentiments included with these stamp sets that you could use to add to this card design. I chose to leave off a sentiment so I could have the versatility of using it for lots of different occasions. A few ideas I thought would be great were welcoming someone to their new home, just saying hello, or a just because greeting. I am sure you can think of lots of great ideas too. The important thing is to have as much fun making your own ‘welcome home’ card as I had making this one! 

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