And here's what I came up with. These little cuties are inspired by a Sizzix Bigz XL Die House Card, as seen in a recent Papercraft Inspiration magazine (either the September or October issue, I think). I don't have a die cutting machine, however, so I used the magazine photos for a reference and paper pieced everything by hand (and made myself some little templates for future use).
This first one (above) is a cute little cupcake shop birthday card that I made for my mum's birthday. I love the little polka dot print paired with the turquoise and the little awnings. I didn't have any cupcake stickers or other embellishments so I hand pieced them as well - tricky little suckers at that tiny size! But I think they turned out well.
This next one is a card I'm giving a friend who recently bought her own flat here in Sweden. I mean, what could be better for a housewarming card than one shaped as a house? This one went together much faster than the first, since it uses square and rectangular pieces (the curves in the first one were a bit of a bother). And I really like how the corrugated heart and button really tie everything together.
So great to get back into a bit of crafting again.