I wanted to congratulate them on their new home, and I find there isn't too much out there by way of sentiments that express that sort of thing (or at least not at my local craft stores). I probably could've done a big search and found something online, but they were moving the very next day, and I thought, "wouldn't it be nice to get some real snail mail in your brand-new place?" I like to jump on these sorts of things, mostly because my memory can be a bit shoddy these days, so I started digging through my supplies.
Please forgive the grainy photo. I snapped this with my phone just before I mailed it....
Because I had no "new home" sentiment to play with, I got inventive. I have these letter stamps that I bought at TARGET for $1.00. I figured that this was a cutesy enough stamp set that I could go a little crazy, so I stamped the word NEW all askew like that in SU Ruby Red ink and hand drew the little bracket that tries to stuff the whole word into the sentiment. I backed it all with some black and a tiny piece of my grass paper to tie it into the front, and there you go. Oh yeah, those exclamation points are done by hand too. Why not, right?
So, this was rather easy to accomplish, once I figured out where to go with it. Stuffing words into sentiments probably wouldn't work with a more formal card, I know, but I think here it's rather fun. And it sure doesn't look like something you bought at the drugstore!
I haven't seen them since they moved yet. I hope they liked it, and that the move and settling in all went smoothly.
Thanks for dropping by!