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A Little Humor in the House

August 26, 2014

Hi Everyone!

It’s Debra here. Life sometimes can be challenging and I find in those times a little humor helps lighten the load so much! I just got back from taking both my kids out of state to college and was in need of some smiles. I had that in mind when I create this humorous House Pivot card. It looks sweet and innocent on the front  but when you open it you get a big surprise and hopefully a big smile! I can think of a lot of friends this would be so fun to send to.ECD Aug Closed 1a P1060858
All sweet and innocent.
ECD Aug open 5a P1060863
Surprise! You’ve been T P”d! Good Friends. Good Times!

Here’s how I made this card:

1.Cut a piece of white cardstock and pattern paper suitable for a sky background each to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – a standard A2 size. Score well in the center. Using the Karen Burniston House Pivot Card die, die cut the house, lining up the die with the centering nubs on the scored line, about 1 inch from the bottom. Once cut crease the folds well so it will close. ECD Aug House pivot 1a P1060884

2. Die cut the decorator house from the House Pivot Card die in red cardstock. Using the die as a stencil, ink the bricks on with Fired Brick distress ink.

ECD Aug house stencil 1a P1060853

3. Die cut the additional decorator pieces from the House Pivot Card die set as well as trees, clouds and flowers from the All Seasons Tree die. Cut an additional fence from the House Pivot Card in white to overlay on the base. Cut three grass tufts from the grass Stand Up Helper in Set 1. Ink the two window inserts lightly with yellow ink. Print sentiment in brown on white cardstock and die cut with clouds from All Seasons Tree.

ECD Aug diecuts 1a P1060857

4. Cut strips of two ply paper towels about 1/2 wide. Separate the layers. Roll two up to form TP rolls and one just a little to put in a tree. This was fun!

ECD Aug TP rolls 1a P1060854

5. Assemble the card. Adhere the house windows, door, roof and chimney to the red brick base. Add teal glitter dots to the window boxes as flowers. Add a small teal glitter dot to the door for a knob. Adhere a 1 inch strip of green cardstock to the bottom of the card under house. Add freehand-cut hills to both sides. Add grass tufts. Adhere completed house to pivot. Adhere white fence over base fence. To form bushes, cut one large green cloud in half and the bottom of one small green cloud. Add yellow flowers with glitter dots in the center. Add trees on foam adhesive, adhering only the trunk. Add green dotted clouds to form leaves of trees, adhered directly to the base leaving the branches unattached. String strips of paper towels over branches securing with mini glue dots. Vary the length for interest. Add 2 TP rolls to bottom. Adhere clouds with sentiment last.

6. For the card front add a strip of green cardstock to the bottom and a grass tuft cut in half. Add a cloud bush next to the house. Adhere three large clouds cut from the base pattern paper together in a line. Stamp sentiment with brown ink on clouds. Adhere to the front of the card at the top. Add additional small clouds to finish.

Here is another picture of the inside for placement details: ECD aug open 3a P1060867

I hope this fun card brought you a smile today. It was a blast to make! Let me know if you end up TPing a House Pivot Card too!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:

902 House Pivot Card Die   
729 Stand Up Helpers
781 All Seasons Tree
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors- teal/silver

Additional Supplies:
Cardstock – Bazzill
Pattern Paper-Scrapbook Wizard
Foam adhesive
mini glue dots
brown red and yellow  ink
paper towel

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  • candy September 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I love making my grand kids cards — this is a must.

  • Karen Aicken August 29, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Ahahahaha — this is just too funny. I love how your creative mind thinks.

  • Cynthia Clark August 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    LMBO! Too cute!

  • Anne Stendel August 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Deb, you are so amazingly creative! Love this one.. again.. lol

  • kellyboothKelly Booth August 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    So Fun…Love this so Much!

  • Mary Prasad August 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Fun! Love the TP rolls! Very clever!

  • Bibi at Rubber Dance August 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    So funny!! Love this card and the TP!!!!

  • Kimberly O. August 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Oh My GOSH!!!!!!! This is an adorable card!!!! 🙂 I can think of several friends I could send this to. (Although we tended to “fork” someone’s yard — sticking a box of plastic forks into someone’s front yard.. one fork at a time.)

  • Pat Tye August 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    This card really made my day!!! I never did this myself but had three girls that loved doing this with their friends when they were teenagers, which was over 25 years ago. I have to make one of these for each of them and a few of their friends as well…they will love them. Thanks for sharing your great idea!!

  • demose August 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    just love this card, can’t wait to try it with other ideas, thanks alot

  • Jan B August 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    OMG!! How clever, and so cute. It will be fun to CASE this one.

  • judi kauffman August 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    You made a lot of people grin today, that’s for sure! What a wonderful, imaginative card.

  • storky46 August 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    What a wonderful funny card! I wish there were more humorous stamps and such for cards. I love to send them. This one will be “die-lifted” in my next funny card!

  • Raquel Mason August 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    So funny!

  • Joset van de Burgt August 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Such a wonderful card Debra! So clever and it will put a smile on everyones face.

  • crafty1124Bonnie August 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

    What imagination–wish I could think of these–but I was a good kid. LOL

  • quietfire August 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Too funny! Well done!

  • Cheryl August 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Love, Love this! Made me giggle and smile!

  • dazzlingdesignsbydebbie August 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This card is sure to make someone laugh.

  • Barb Mc August 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    How fun is this? Love it!!!

  • Jody Briles August 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I truly belly laughed when I saw that this morning. I have been on both ends of the tp-ing and enjoyed it all. Thanks for the memories.

  • vivink August 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    This card is a HOOT!!!! Thanks for the laugh. It really brightened my morning. What company makes the sentiment used on the front of the card?

    • Debra Hensley August 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Viv! The outside sentiment is from The Angel Company- they no longer exist, unfortunately. The inside I just printed on the computer.For the front, You could diecut the clouds and adhere them to some copy paper and print a similar sentiment on them that way. I printed brown ink on both. Hope that helps!

      • vivink August 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm

        Debra, thanks for your reply. It is a great sentiment. I might just have to take your suggestion. Of course, I could also peruse my many stamps that are crying to be inked and find one that would also work. LOL Thanks again for the laugh.

  • NANCY VANDEVANDER August 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

    What a cute card and Halloween is coming soon, this would make a cute Halloween card also in different colors! I can feel your pain on sending the kids off to college. My only child went off to college and is now getting ready to go into the Navy next month. Thanks for the chuckles and cute ideas Debra!

  • Candy Spiegel August 26, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I so love this card!! It makes me laugh every time I see it. And I just noticed that you used Glitter Dots as flowers in the flower boxes. So copying that!

  • shariz4267 August 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

    You really made me laugh! Such a cute idea!

  • Gretchen Wilson August 26, 2014 at 8:45 am

    This can’t be beat, wonderful and very creative.

  • clickityklak August 26, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Lordy, Lordy…..brings back some memories of a friends house they did that to. Even put an old toilet in their front yard. Why ? I have no idea, but everyone laughed and had a good time. Loved this card.

  • Sue Frese August 26, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Debra, I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. This card is so funny and special. Keep up the great work.

  • Marge Burns August 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Very clever, I love it. Got my morning chuckle!

  • StephanieE August 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

    So much fun! This is great (:

  • Robbye Thomas August 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Too cute!

  • Jackie R. August 26, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Really pretty! Beautiful and clean. Love it! Jackie

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