Monday, October 17, 2011

Guest Designer - Houses Built of Cards - Day 1

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Good morning! My name is Heather, and my blog is called Houses Built of Cards. It is kind of a strange name, but there is a story behind it! You can click HERE and read my first post if you want to find out how it all started. You will notice that this week will be 1 year since I started my blog! Amazing how time flies! Feel free to pop in and visit me on my blog this week, as I will be picking one lucky winner of a prize provided by Peachy Keen stamps from comments made in both places this week! (More on that at the end of this post!)

I'm so excited this week to get to share with you my love of Peachy Keen stamps. They have so many fun things to offer, and I used some things newer to me that I will be sharing with you this week, but my first love is definately their face stamps! It is amazing how much fun and character you can add to a project with them! So this week I thought I would share with you some of my favorite sets. I started today with the Laffy Taffy Face Assortment.


I used my Cricut and the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut out the candles, and after doing a bit of inking, added the faces. I use an eye make-up applicator and a pink stamp pad to add the "blush" on the cheeks, a white gel pen to color in the mouth and eyes, and a red copic for the lips. I ran the white behind the candles through my Cuttlebug, then pop-dotted the candles, as well as the sentiment from the background. This picture shows the dimension a little bit better:


All the pattern papers are from the Echo Park Happy Days 6x6 paper pad - my favorite for cardmaking. I used some Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges of everything - my new favorite for inking! The sentiment is from Emma over at My Creative Time - her stamps are also manufactured by Peachy Keen! Finished off with some Baker's Twine behind the sentiment.


Here is the set I used for my card today:



And...of course what you have been waiting for!


Peachy Keen has been kind enough to allow me to select something to giveaway this week to a lucky commenter!!! So...I thought I would let the winner choose what they would like! So, one lucky person this week will win a $25 gift certificate so you can shop for whatever you would like!!!

Remember - click HERE to visit my blog and leave a comment there for another chance to win!!! See you back here tomorrow for more Peachy goodness!!!

57 comments:

jessica said...

OMG this is so awesome!! Love all those faces!!
TFS and congrats on being this weeks guest designer!!
jessica
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Sherry said...

You did a great job on your card. I love how you did the embossing in the background, it just makes the entire card pop.
Sherry
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www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

What a great card! Congrats on being guest designer. I look forward to seeing your work.

Lucy said...

I can't get into your blog :( I want to see more of your work.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So super cute! Love these faces, and can't wait to see more of your work this week, huge fan!
Lisa
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Luv Scrapping Together said...

Your card is so cute, Heather! I need me some Laffy Taffy faces!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

jrugg said...

Super cute-love those faces!

CarolynG said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE the candles!!

Tami B. said...

That was a great choice of faces for this card. Looking forward to this week.

Debbie said...

Those are the cutest candle faces ever and the sentiment is PERFECT!

Cathy said...

Love your card, the faces are adorable!
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Linda said...

Congrats on being guest designer! Super cute card and those faces are perfect for it. TFS

Angelica - Market Street Stamps said...

ADORABLE Heather! I love how much dimension you gave this - the Laffy Taffy's look awesome on here!!! Great job, looking forward to the rest of the week! :) Angelica

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

I love your card. Just found this blog and it's great. I don't have any peachy Keen stamps yet but I am looking to see what my first one should be.
Thanks

Glora said...

He he, awesome job. Those candles are too fun and especially with that sentiment! Terrific job! Hugs- Glora

Leanne said...

Love your card! Those candles are just the cutest and the faces are PERFECT!! Love the colors you used also! Whoever receives this birthday card will be one lucky person!! Hugs, Leanne

Sue D said...

Great faces on the candles and love the sentiment.
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Maria said...

super project
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Karen said...

Great card! The faces look perfect on the candles! Very cute! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Eva said...

love love love this card!!!
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I have a giveaway on my blog

Diana said...

What an adorable card. Can't wait to see what inspirations you have for us this week! :)

Heather said...

LOVE it! The candles are so cute!
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Chantay said...

This is such a beautiful card! Who wouldn't want a GREAT B-DAY like this? Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us.

Chantay
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Jamie said...

Very cute card!

McVic said...

oh so cute! Love the card- the faces really make it just adorable!
kacee

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

How adorable. Love the candle faces. SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

This card is so ADORABLE!

Cassandra said...

Cute card...those are my favorite candles for birthday cards :) Nice job

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by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wow, what a great job on this. Love this card. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Jen said...

Your card is very fun!!! Made me smile :)

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Bunnyfreak said...

Love your card.

Lillian Child said...

Oh my, but I simply ADORE this Laffy Taffy Face assoritment!! Will keep my fingers crossed for sure!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Well, happy blogaversary to you! and that's a cute card! Thanks also for a chance to win.

Christine said...

Super cute card. I love the faces!

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Barb said...

What a cute card--I love the colors!

Linda Therrien said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Love your card, those PK faces brings any project to life.

Linda
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Jana said...

What a cute card! I would have never thought to use the stamps that way. Too fun!
blessings,
jana
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janambailey@wtconnect.com

Paper Deckerations said...

Incredible card! I love love love the laffy taffy faces! They are perfect with your candles! Super cute card!
Jessica
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paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

Percilla G said...

GREAT CARD
Love the faces, colors and the paper used
Wow one year and now a guest designer- but then again I can see why
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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great card!!

Veronica
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mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

jen said...

I just love your card. The faces are adorable.....and look so cute with Emmas stamps. Great job. Tfs
Hugs,jen

Mel said...

Great projects- they just make me smile. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super! Great embossing in this!
Carri~abusybee
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Martha galvez said...

Super cute card1 Great job! TFS!

Amy E said...

What an adorable card!! My birthday is this week and feel like i'm going to have some candles laughing at me!!! Haha!

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Lara said...

I love the Lafy Taffy assortment, Cute project! lclass003atgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

That is a sassy little card. Fun!
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callyannc said...

Those faces are my fav! Great card! TFS CallyAnn

Marlene said...

LOL! Love this card!!! Perfect cut for that sentiment!

Pat N. said...

Great card! Those stamps are perfect for this card and the sentiment you used! Excellent job!--Pat N.

NLGirl said...

Super cute! Love those cute faces. I need to add this one to my growing wish list.

Pam D said...

Those candles are so darn cute, nice job! TFS!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Super Cute, haven't seen anything like this before, looks great!!!
Congrats on being guest designer!!!
Puppy Hugs!
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Doris P. said...

I never thought of the laughy taffy set till NOW.. LOVE it!!! doris
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Kathy Salido said...

I really love your card. Those faces are hilarious!!
Kathy
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bonnie said...

GORGEOUS!! So fun! Love everything, the cute design, the patterned paper, the embossing and of course the cutest peachy faces....adorable project sweetie ;) Hugs x

VICTORIA said...

What a fun card good job on it. :)