Carolina Girl (Cely)
I grew up spending my summers at Pawley's Island, SC.  People called it plain and now it's considered "shabby chic" and a definite must be vacation spot....haha  Our house was on stilts, but a little farther inland the houses looked like the scene on my card with mostly sand in the front yard.  Ahhh...the sweet memories.  Someplace I would like to be this very minute.

Anyhooooo,  this is totally KittieKraft motif.  I just love her work and the inspiration she brings with her cards.  It's amazing what a few die cuts can create.  I sometimes draw/design my own svgs similar to the dies if I don't have a die...dies can get very costly.

I made my own svg awning and used pop ups for added dimension. I used Poppy Stamps fence and  window dies.  I made my own extra long flower box svg (also using pop-ups for dimension).  I used an old McGill fern stem punch for my flower stems and I used the stars out of an old American Girl star borders punch for my flowers. I used some old designer scissors from Michaels for the curtain edges and used a tree bark embossing folder to give the curtains the look of draping.  Many pop-ups where added to the windows, curtains and fence for extra dimension.  I need to go buy some more pop-ups...haha

17 Responses
  1. Gita Says:

    Very cute card. I love all the dimension with the pop ups. And thanks to the link to KittieKraft. She does have some great tutorials.

  2. Carole Says:

    I wish I was there too! Really cute card. Love the striped awning, flower box and picket fence. So summer time sweet.

  3. Cheryl First Says:

    Gorgeous colors, so summer!

  4. Donna Says:

    Beautiful card, Cely! One of these days I have to pick your brain about how you make svgs. I'd love to know. I agree! KitteKraft makes some awesome cards.

  5. So pretty, Cely! I love the striped awning. I'd love to be in your card! I can already feel the breeze!

  6. Mylene Says:

    Beautiful card.

  7. Celeste Says:

    Oh WOW this card is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

  8. Anna Says:

    Oh my stars this is just an awesome card. I love it.

  9. NanaConnie Says:

    Fantastic, Cely! Love the awning and the fence. Terrific polka dot 'wallpaper' inside the window. I love everything about this one!

  10. Debbie Says:

    Love this card, Cely ;- ) I'm ready to move in. Though the idea of a beach nearby is an extra bonus! So many great details and great colors. Who wouldn't love this cozy home. See how much I can tell by your card;- ) Have a wonderful week!

  11. AllisonG Says:

    Cely, this is an amazing card - it's not just a scene but looks like you could step right into that house and sit a spell on a rocking chair on the wide porch to watch the waves roll in. AWESOME!

  12. Cammy Wall Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Cely! You could frame this for a lovely piece of artwork. If I ever get around to having a machine that does SVGs, I'll be CASE'ing a lot of your cards!

  13. Elaine Says:

    Hi Cely what a beautiful card such fab colours well done Hugs Elaine

  14. almost looks like my house! I used to have an awning like that (pretty old time house!) I love Kittie's inspiration as well!

  15. Tammy Says:

    I absolutely love this card for so many reasons. It was so clever to emboss with tree grain for the draping. I am going to look through my folder collection to see what I can come up with.
    Thank you for the clever ideas.

  16. Tammy Says:

    I love love love this card. Just bought a window die and love what you did to create the draping effect of the curtains. Will look through my embossing folder collection to see what I can use.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you on your family and friend issues.

  17. Pat (mspfd) Says:

    This is a work of art. You have done a beautiful job creating such a wonderful summer cottage. So creative!

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