Christina’s Name ATC

Today’s project was created for a very special lady – blog follower Christina. I’d been planning on designing a house-shaped ATC for Christina for quite some time, so I was very excited when December rolled around and I finally had a chance to sit down and work on Christina’s ATC!

I knew I wanted her ATC to have a different look and feel than House of Dreams, House of Hope and House of Treasure, so instead of incorporating an image of a vintage photograph into the design, I used one of my favorite stamps – from Stampin Up’s Friendship’s Journey set – as the focal point for the card.

I originally planned to add lace to the card, but after experimenting with piece after piece, ended up digging through my ribbon stash and selecting the pieces you see here. I especially love the glittery silver ric rac, which I then embellished with that cool piece of bling that crowns the peak of the house – I felt like I was dressing her house for the holidays! To complete the card, I added 3 types of stickles, flowers, a rhinestone, and, of course, her name!

Christina, I hope you like your ATC, and will think of it as the house that love built!

20 Responses to “Christina’s Name ATC”

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  1. Georgia says:

    Wow! Great eye candy! Love the idea of love building a house! It the Friendship's journey a current stamp for SU?

  2. The Paper Princess says:

    Thanks Georgia! I really love making these house-shaped ATCs! Friendship's Journey is retired but is still one of my favorite stamps (I love vintage and collage images!)

    "The house that love built" – that phrase stuck with me from a song from a movie – came to mind when I was working on the card, seemed appropriate to share! 🙂

  3. Kathy Eddy says:

    Wow, this is really nice! I love the house shaped atc and that stamp you used. Can't wait for next month to see mine! Kathy

  4. iscrapnshop says:

    Awesome Blog, Ramona!

  5. Firenze says:

    What a wonderfully unique ATC. So elegant.
    Firenze Cards

  6. The Paper Princess says:

    Thanks Kathy, for stopping by, and for your nice feedback! Thanks also for letting me know you are on my Names list for next month – I just took a peek at your likes and already have a few ideas floating thru my head! Hopefully, I'll create a winner in your book! 🙂

  7. The Paper Princess says:

    Hi Heike,

    Thanks for stopping by – I'm so glad you like my blog! Also, welcome aboard – I'm excited to know that you're following! 🙂

  8. The Paper Princess says:

    Thanks Helen, for stopping by and for your nice compliment – I'm so glad you liked the card! 🙂

  9. Jo says:

    I don't like doing ATC's but sure like looking at them & this one is great. I would be tickled with it if it was mine.

    Cute blog.

  10. Debby says:

    Welcome to Gingersnap Creations. Your ATC is lovely.

  11. christina d says:

    I love my ATC and I will treasure it forever. I really love the stamp, it's a shame it's retired. I'd love some images of her.

  12. Ali Manning says:

    Your ATC is beautiful – I love all the texture you created with the ribbon and trim!

  13. The Paper Princess says:

    Thank you Jo for the compliment – especially since you don't make them! However, I do recall you LOVE making those beautiful hat cards! Who knows, maybe one day we can do our own little swap! 🙂

  14. The Paper Princess says:

    Thanks Debby for stopping by! I look forward to chatting with you in the future. I'm thrilled to be a Ginger Snapper! 🙂

  15. The Paper Princess says:

    Hi Christina,

    I'm so glad you love your card! I really appreciate your daily comments so I was happy to make it for you! I'd be glad to send you some stamped images but it looks like you won't be needing them anymore – I'm glad you found the stamp set!

  16. The Paper Princess says:

    Thank you Ali for your comments and insights! I hope to use lots of ribbons and fabrics in my projects in the upcoming year!

  17. Julie Ranae says:

    So glad you stopped by The Open Window…I had a quick look around and was really struck by the quote from Michael Card…that man is GENIUS from God…I love everything he says and sings!

    Hope you will also consider stopping by The Play Date Cafe as well…that is our weekly challenge blog and we welcome all mixed media arts…you would certainly fit right in!

  18. Reta says:

    Your house created for Christina is definitely a favorite of mine. Today is the first day I went into gmail to see if I could post in the right place. Next to the comment as: Select profile sort of threw me off as I looked over options given etc. If I picked the right one and its approved you should see two comments, One for the post card and one for the house.

  19. Reta says:

    Happy New Year Ramona,

    What a nice job you did on creating "The Post Card and Christina's Card", I like them both as both selections are terrific! Keep up the good work.

  20. Reta says:

    I'm enjoying the creative genius in you Ramona as you come up with so many new ideas for cards!


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