For the front: Trace and cut two front paper patterns from Family Ties blue houses paper, flipping the pattern for the second piece. Glue them centered on the front halves. Cut two 1/8"x5 7/8" strips from along the edge of a silver Dazzles™ background. Place one on each side, 1/8" from the edge.
For the inside: Trace and cut the inside center paper pattern from Family Ties tan tapestry paper and glue in place. Cut four 1 7/8"x 7/8" and eight 7/8"x 7/8" papers from the Family Ties striped paper, making sure they’re all from the same stripe. Glue centered on the upper and lower inside sections.
Die cut a 3½" heart from Family Ties red tapestry paper and glue centered on the inside. Cut out a “life takes you…” sentiment from the Family Ties sentiment paper and mat on red cardstock with 1/16" borders. Trace and cut the banner pattern from Family ties light blue diamonds paper and mat on brown cardstock with 1/6" borders. Stamp “welcome home” on it, then glue the banner and sentiment and place Dazzles™ as shown.
For the belly band: Cut 10"x1¼" brown cardstock and mark the center. Place the center of the band on the card’s center back, then wrap both ends loosely to the front. Glue the ends together where they overlap, making sure the band will easily slip on and off the card.
Cut two 4 1/8"x1 1/8" Family Ties brown/blue diamonds papers and glue one centered on the band front and one on the band back. Punch out the “celebrate the little things…” paper tole pieces and assemble with foam tape between the layers. Place a Dazzles™ heart on the foil heart, then glue the sentiment centered on the band front. Holding the card closed, slide the band onto the card center.
Cardstocks: red, dark brown