home sweet home

This layout uses some paper piecing techniques and not a single photo, if you can believe that, for an assignment at Ella Publishing.

The house is made with a covered chipboard square and a roof made with some corrugated paper packaging. The leaves on the flower are made by cutting a heart punched shape in half and the grass was made with this border punch. The sun is actually a Christmas chipboard star that I trimmed to make look more like a sun. 

The journaling speaks of how Gordon and I have done lots of DIY projects to our home, so I reinforced that theme by using some tape measure ribbon, a scallop punched shape from a Guest Check {available in this kit in my Etsy shop} with some sewing. I also randomly stamped my background with a grid patterned stamp to mimic graph paper and drywall tape {if you know what that is}. The word SWEET is anchored on kraft paper punched piece, using my new fave shape.


  1. so cute... i love it. have had you in my thoughts all week; hope your home is adjusting and Zach is liking his new home sweet home.

  2. so beautiful!
    well done this was not the easiest challenge ;-)


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