Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Home Collage

My son’s 1st grade teacher just closed on a new home the last week of school. I made this collage for her from the entire class. We also gave her a bunch of gift cards for home improvement and furnishing stores.

I used a 12x12 Shadowbox from Joanns. The little house is from SVG Cuts:

Strawberry Lane SVG Collection

I cut the little EST. 2012 so tiny on my amazing Sizzix eclips.

The SVG Cuts Design Team recently coordinated getting cards for Mary & Leo of SVG Cuts.
I love how Thienly added a little key on her card and liked the little house she used so I scraplifted them for my collage.

I tried something new on this collage with the family name.
The first example has the regular font and the second and third have effects added to the font.
On my collage I used the effect called rise. I also made the first initial larger.

If you have Adobe Illustrator give these a try:

Here is a close up of the family name.

I just realized I never shared my card I made for Mary & Leo so here it is:

I used the lyrics from Crosby Stills & Nash for this one. I was going to make a kitty to match their kitty named Gucci and wouldn't you know - there was a SVG called Gucci already!

Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend! I sure did and had today off too. My husband and I are thinking about putting our home on the market so we had a busy weekend cleaning & finding a place for all our “stuff”. You should see my craft room - super organized and clean!

Have a great week & don’t forget to stop by SVG Cuts for their Memorial Weekend Sale!


  1. As a teacher, I'm sure this teacher felt extra special to get such a great gift. It is so nice to have our students and their families recognize the important moments Of our lives. I know I try to do that for all my students! That shadow box is lovely!

  2. Those are gorgeous. I really love the kitty card though... being a kitty person myself and one of mine is black and white ;)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  3. Both collages are wonderful. I love the kitty. Thanks for sharing about the fonts in Adobe. I will have to give this a try.

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  4. Amy, these are sooooo sweet, just makes me smile to look at your beautiful work.