Friday, January 29, 2016

Celebrate Friday!

TGIF!! I hope you've had a good week.  Mine has been crazy...but they're all that way :)

Today I have a project that features the dies that I emphatically said I didn't need when I saw them in the Occasions catty.  I have tons of flower dies, so I had no intention whatsoever of purchasing the Botanical Builder Framelits. Then I started see the gorgeous creations my fellow demonstrators were showcasing on Pinterest and I was in trouble. Check out this project and you'll see why...

Birthday card featuring the Botanical Builder Framelits with sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set
So I bought them. And I love them. I was wrong (don't tell my husband!). These dies create beautifully detailed three-dimensional flowers and beautiful intricate foliage that is completely different from anything I already had in my stash. I mean seriously, look at these gorgeous blooms...

My colour scheme for this card included Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral for the flowers. I used Basic Black for the centres. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. I built my bouquet on a gold metallic doily. The card base is Basic Black card stock, which I die cut using the vine border die. I added a gold foil panel behind the die-cut border to make it pop. I added some subtle spatters with my gold Wink of Stella pen to the card front...not sure that shows in the photos.

The sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set is heat embossed in gold on Whisper White card stock. I die-cut it using the Rose Garden Thinlits.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in Basic Black ink and added another little die-cut blossom.

If you're like me and think you don't need yet another set of flower dies, you need to reconsider. These dies are FABULOUS!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So Vintage

Happy Wednesday...half way to the weekend...woohoo! We are heading into exams at school today, so my marking load is going to triple in the next couple of days! I'm thankful I had some stamping time last weekend, because there may not be any for a while ;)
Today I have a fun birthday card for you...

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen a post over the weekend showing a partially coloured page of flowers and some Stampin' Write markers.  This is what I was making! A perfectly retro birthday card for the former flower child in your life :)

I began with a piece of the black and white floral-patterned DSP from the Neutrals Colour Collection stack.  I used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Bermuda Bay markers to colour each little flower. Then I matted it on a piece of gold foil sheets and added some gold foil flower stickers from the All Boxed Up Kit.  Totally psychedelic, no? It was the perfect backdrop for my tie-dyed VW Bug from the Beautiful Ride set. I achieved that look by filling an aquapainter with rubbing alcohol and using it to pick up colour from my ink pads. I dabbed the aquapainter on the car image until I had the look I wanted. The wheels and windows are coloured with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks. I also heat embossed the word Love in gold.

The sentiment is from the That Thing You Did stamp set. I stamped it in Basic Black ink and then fussy-cut it out.  That isn't something I normally do with sentiments, but I really felt like this particular design called for it. I added a little gold glimmer star by way of embellishment.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the That Thing You Did set and added a couple more gold foil stickers. This may just be my hubby's next birthday card!  Hee-hee :)

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Rosy Birthday

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Although mine wasn't quite what I had planned, it ended up being a good one. It isn't very often that I find myself with unscheduled time on my hands and it was nice to just do what I felt like doing, rather than what I HAD to do.
Today I have a project I designed using the more new products from the Occasions Catalogue...

Birthday card featuring the Rose Garden Thinlits dies with sentiment from Butterfly Basics.
This card features something old, new and blue! The roses were die-cut from Bermuda Bay card stock using the new Rose Garden Thinlits dies...aren't they stunning?  I layered them against an Early Espresso backdrop...I love the contrast these colours create...so yummy. The Fine-tip Glue Pen is essential to glue these die-cuts down without a sticky mess! To add sparkle, I brushed my roses with the clear Wink of Stella glitter pen...not sure it shows in the photo, but it adds some stunning shimmer to those roses.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink on the Bermuda Bay mat. By way of embellishment, I used some Early Espresso satin ribbon (retired) and layered some 1/8" Bermuday Bay taffeta ribbon (retired) over top. I added a (also retired! )Something Borrowed rhinestone embellishment, which I used as a ribbon slide for the Bermuda Bay ribbon.

On the inside, I stamped the rose image from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso ink. The sentiment is from the Happy Happenings set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

This project is one I'll be featuring in my upcoming I Never Promised You A Rose Garden class...shhh...it's a surprise bonus project. Don't tell anyone, ok??  In the meantime, here are the products I used to create this card:


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Global Birthday

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here...woohoo! I hope you've got some fun plans lined up. I did, but the big snow storm in the Washington D.C. area put an end to those :( I was supposed to fly down to spend some quality girl time with a dear friend, but decided to stay in the great not-so-white North so as not to get snowed in. I'm soooo disappointed! I'll just have to spend some quality time with ink and rubber instead!
Today I have another project I designed for my upcoming Birthday Card Blitz buffet next week...

Birthday Man-card featuring products from the Going Places Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.
My inspiration for this card came from one I saw on Pinterest by Cathy Casey. I began with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock which I embossed with the World Traveller TIEF and layered on a slightly larger piece of Lost Lagoon card stock. I used a strip from the Going Places DSP Stack for my banner and then added the various circle elements. The globe is from the Going Global stamp set and is heat embossed in white on vellum and punched using the 2-1/2" circle punch. The compass, also from the Going Global set, is heat embossed in gold and punched using the 2" circle punch. I used the Starburst Framelits (retired) to die cut the Delightful Dijon circle, which I also sponged using ink of the same colour.

The sentiment is from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-bration set. I stamped it in Lost Lagoon ink, punched it with the 1-3/4" circle punch and then layered it on a 2" gold foil circle. The only embellishments are a little gold button tied with some linen thread and a few little gold glimmer stars I punched with the Confetti Stars punch. The card is built on a Sahara Sand card base.

On the inside, I stamped the globe in Lost Lagoon ink, stamped off once. The sentiment is also from the Going Global set and is stamped in Delightful Dijon ink.

I hope the weather where you are isn't as frightful as in the D.C. area this weekend! To those in the storm's path, be safe, keep warm and happy stamping!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shine

Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you are having a good week. Here it is frigidly cold and snowy...typical January in Canada. Today's project is meant to add a little warmth to this frosty day...

Birthday card featuring the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and coordinating Sunburst Thinlit die.
I have to say, I did a little happy dance when I saw the Sunburst Thinlit dies in the Occasions catalogue. I love the look of sunburst cards but don't so much love the effort that goes into making them.  Can anybody else relate? This card was so quick and easy to make I am adding it to my line-up for my Birthday card buffet next week. I began with a piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP for the background and then die-cut the starburst from Daffodil Delight card stock. I cut the card stock to the same size as the Bermuda Bay card base (5-1/2" x 4-1/4") so that it would extend right to the edge of the card.

The sentiments are from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set. I stamped Shine in Daffodil Delight ink on a 2-1/2" Whisper White circle. I also sponged the edges of the circle in the same colour. I added some toussled silver metallic thread behind the circle and popped it up using dimensionals. The little banner is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and popped up as well. The clouds are punched from vellum using the Tree Builder punch. I adhered them using a glue stick, which doesn't show through the vellum. The only embellishments are a few rhinestones for some sparkle.

On the inside, I stamped another one of the sentiments from the Sunburst Sayings set in Bermuda Bay ink. Then I used another die-cut sunburst as a stencil and sponged some rays in Daffodil Delight ink.

I hope this sunny card brightens your day a little. Goodness knows I could use a little sunshine this week.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Send Me Soaring

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a good weekend! Mine has been fabulous! I hosted my Occasions Catalogue/Sale-a-bration Launch and Customer Appreciation Open House yesterday and had such fun! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the winners of my Door Prize draws.

Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps...




Here is my take on it:

Any-occasion masculine card featuring the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-braion set.
I opted for a slightly creative take on the sketch, using the mountains in the DSP to create the shaped edge on the lower section. To achieve that look I simply trimmed along one of the rows of mountains in the pattern with my paper snips. I layered that on a piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP, which is one of the limited-time Sale-a-bration items. I love the way it looks like sky with wispy white clouds. The plane is stamped in Basic Black ink on Whisper White card stock and then lightly sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I fussy-cut it out and then added the propeller, which I die-cut from vellum with the Flower Fair Framelits. I fastened the propeller to the plane using a silver mini brad.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black on Very Vanilla card stock. I trimmed one end into a banner, curled it slightly with my bone folder and then adhered it to the card with dimensionals. I added some silver metallic baker's twine, which I adhered to the end of the plane and the banner so that it would look like the plane was towing the banner. I matted the whole thing on Basic Black card stock before adhering it to a Sahara Sand card base.

On the inside I stamped the globe image from the Going Global stamp set in Sahara Sand ink. I stamped the heart from the same set in Basic Black ink on a scrap of leftover Perfectly Artistic DSP and then punched it with the Sweetheart punch, which fits perfectly...you'd think Stampin' Up! planned that ;) I adhered the punched heart over the stamped globe using dimensionals.

There are so many fun possibilities with this sketch...check out the rest of the Design Team's projects for inspiration and then be sure to give it a try and share your work with us over at Sunday Stamps.

Now for the winners of my door prize draws:

Winner of the Cottage Greetings card Kit: Sandy McCullough
Winner of the Hello Life Project Kit: Elizabeth McCoy
Winner of the Tin of Cards Kit: Deb Carbone

Congratulations!  I will be in touch to arrange delivery of your prize.

Now, here are all of the products I used to create today's project:

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Hello Weekend!

Happy Friday!!  Wahoo!  I am so glad the week is over because it means it is almost time for my Sale-a-bration Launch and Customer Appreciation Open House. This is my favourite event of the year because not only do I get to showcase the amazing new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues, but I also get to show my fabulous customers some love. I am so excited for Saturday's event :)

Today I thought I would show you one of the free make-n-takes that will be available at my open house. It is not my original design...I CASE'd it from my sweet friend Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Designs.

Birthday card featuring the Hello Sale-a-bration stamp set and Perfectly Artistic DSP

To begin, I used some of the watercolour-look Basic Gray sheets in the Perfectly Artistic Sale-a-bration DSP pack. I am SOO in love with this paper!!  I wish it weren't going away on February 15th...I'd better stock up before it's gone...and you should too! The DSP is stamped using the border image from the Hello Sale-a-bration stamp set using Basic Gray ink.  Isn't that a cool background? Erica is brilliant!

The focal point uses several stamps from the Hello stamp set. The large greeting is stamped in Basic Gray ink, the small greeting and the party hat are stamped in Melon Mambo...LOVE that vibrant pink! I used the Triple Banner punch to punch one end of the Whisper White strip in to a banner. Layered behind that are smaller banners in silver glimmer paper and some Melon Mambo Perfectly Artistic DSP (see...told you I can't get enough of that paper!). I added half a silver metallic doily and a few silver metallic sequins for some sparkle.

Inside view with sentiment from the Perfect Pairings Sale-a-bration stamp set.
On the inside, I stamped a couple of sentiments from another Sale-a-bration stamp set called Perfect Pairings using Basic Gray and Melon Mambo inks. I added a little silver glimmer balloon punched using the Party Punch Pack.

I test-drove this design with my Tri-City Stampers team at our monthly meeting earlier this week and they loved it, so I know my Open House guests will too.  After all, who doesn't love a pink and sparkly birthday card??

I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  Be sure to stop by on Sunday for a new challenge from Sunday Stamps!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hump Day Humor

Happy Hump Day!  After today it is downhill to the weekend...woohoo! I thought we could all use a smile this mid-January morning...check out this card I made using a couple of stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue:

Cheeky birthday card featuring the No Bones About It stamp set
Now, there isn't much that's funny about the front of this card, aside from the T-Rex skeleton wearing a party hat...you have to open the card for the punchline:

Tee-hee :) This makes me chuckle, as I have several friends who would appreciate this card! The inside sentiments come from the Age Awareness and the Just Kidding stamp sets.  So fun!
To make this card I kept the colour scheme gender-neutral so that it could be given to just about anyone. I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to dies cut the Whisper White label that I stamped on as well as the DSP label. The DSP is from the 2015-17 In-Colour Backgrounds stack...I used Cucumber Crush...very dinosaurish, no? I stamped the skeleton in Basic Black ink and the shadow in Cucumber Crush. The little party hat is Crushed Curry for a pop of brightness. The sentiment is also stamped in Basic Black ink. The only embellishment is a bit of Basic Black baker's twine.

I'll be offering this card at my upcoming Birthday Blitz card buffet...I think everyone knows at least one person for whom this card would be perfect!

Have a great day :)

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Hello Monday

Happy Monday...I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was good, but hectic...aren't they all? I'm still feeling a bit woozy, but had no time to take it easy, as I was busy preparing for my upcoming events.

Today I have a birthday card I designed for my upcoming birthday card buffet back when I was struggling to get my mojo back. It isn't my favourite design ever, but it uses one of the limited-time Sale-a-bration sets that I love...

Masculine birthday card featuring the Hello Sale-a-bration stamp set
I designed this one with a teen or tween boy in mind. It is so hard to design cards for that demographic, don't you think? Here I stamped the Hello in Basic Black ink on a piece of It's My Party DSP. I added some strips of Washi tape I had in my stash (I have no idea which bundles it came from!). The little banner is stamped in Basic Black and popped up over the Washi tape.


I added a contrasting strip of DSP at the bottom, along with some gold sequin trim because even tween boy cards need some sparkle. The final touch was the little gold-embossed party hat which I fussy cut and popped up with a dimensional.

On the inside I used a sentiment from the You're So Lovely stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold, and another sentiment from the Big News set in the Annual Catalogue.

This is a super-simple card, but that is what is needed when one wants to get a ton done at a buffet. This one is special because it helped me find my missing creative mojo and for that reason, I love it!

Have a great week!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

A Little Weekend Love

Happy weekend!!  I hope you've had a good week.  I've been feeling a little under the weather, but I'm hoping it doesn't develop into anything more than that. There are so many nasty bugs around at this time of year!
To celebrate the weekend I thought I'd show you the card I made using the Bloomin' Heart die-cut that I made back in November at the On-Stage Local event I attended. It took me a while to get around to doing something with it, but I'm liking the end result...

Friendship card featuring products from the Love Blossoms Suite in the new Occasions Catalogue
I began by layering my die-cut heart (which, by the way was cut from the Love Blossoms DSP stack) on a piece of textured Basic Gray card stock I had in my stash. (The textured card stock retired ages ago but I still have a few odd pieces sitting around!) I like the way the texture in the card stock works with the pattern on the DSP die-cut. From there I created a collage of various products. I used a tag punched from another pattern in the Love Blossoms stack using the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. I also used a small silver metallic doily for some shine. The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Love stamp set, as is the banner image. I stamped the banner in Basic Gray ink and then heat embossed the sentiment in silver. I fussy cut the banner.

The Blushing Bride satin ribbon and that sweet little Rose Red satin bow are from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit...so many good things in there! The little bow comes on an antiqued gold paper clip, but since that didn't work with my colour scheme, I removed the bow and adhered it to my tag with a glue dot. The final touch was a string of pearls below the ribbon and a few odd pearls scattered around. The entire card is built on a thick Whisper White card base.

Inside view with sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.
On the inside I heat embossed the sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set in silver and then added a wee flower from the Bloomin' Love set. I used Rose Red ink for the outline and Blushing Bride to fill it in. The stem is stamped in Smokey Slate ink.

I hope your weekend is super and offers lots of time for stamping!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bloomin' Heart Birthday

Happy Hump Day...it's downhill to the weekend after today...wahoo!  I hope you are having a good week.

Today I have a project I designed for my upcoming Birthday Card Blitz event. It uses more fabulous new products from the Occasions catalogue...

Birthday card featuring the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die with sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.
This is a super-simple design because I wanted that gorgeous die-cut to do all the talking on this card. I began by die-cutting the balloon, using the Balloon Framelit dies, from a piece of Whisper White card stock. I then ran the die-cut panel through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling TIEF (did you notice that one is back in the Occasions catty??). Then I adhered a die-cut Bloomin' Heart, made using the new Blushing Bride glimmer paper, centering it in the balloon window. I layered a piece of silver foil sheets behind it, making this birthday card sparkle and shine like no other.

I adhered the panel to a Blushing Bride card base and added a Botanical Gardens Jewel, along with a couple of rhinestones to highlight some of the flowers in the die-cut. I also added a bow made with some leftover Silver Cording Trim. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and is heat embossed in silver and die cut using the Ovals Collection Framelits.

Inside view with sentiment from the You've Got This stamp set.
On the inside I heat embossed a sentiment from the You've Got This stamp set in silver and added a little Blushing Bride glimmer balloon, punched with the new Party Punch Pack.

I am sooo loving all these new products to play with! The ideas are coming fast than I can keep up! So much fun, so little time!

If you haven't yet received your copy of the Occasions and/or Sale-a-bration catalogues let me know and I will send you a complimentary copy. In the meantime, here is the list of all the products used to create this card:


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Oh, Happy Day!

Today is the day!  Sale-a-bration is here...along with the brand-spankin'-new Occasions Catalogue!! Let the celebration begin! There is SO much to love in this new catalogue AND who doesn't love free Sale-a-bration products?? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here is low-down on Sale-a-bration:
Earn FREE products!
 Here's the deal: for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free. 

Extra Rewards!
Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $330 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $35 more in Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!
Join the Fun! 
It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $125 and choose $40 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!



Want more to get excited about? Check out this project I made using the new Rose Garden Thinlits dies and coordinating Rose Garden stamp set...

Birthday card featuring the Rose Garden Thinlits dies and Rose Wonder stamp set.

Isn't that die cut gorgeous??  I used plain old Whisper White card stock, but it sure looks beautiful! Do you like that watercolour wash background? That is from the Perfectly Artistic Sale-a-bration DSP pack.  It is my new favourite paper because one side of each sheet is a marbled-looking pattern and the other is a subtle watercolour wash. So useful for so many projects! Now, take note! This gorgeous paper is only available until Feb. 15th, then it will go away forever. You don't want to miss the chance to pick up this paper for free, so don't wait. This is a new feature for Sale-a-bration this year...there will be a selection of NEW products released half-way through the promotion! Wahoo!


I added some silver shimmer to the DSP with some (retired) silver metallic encore ink and the spatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, as is the label frame. The die I used to cut the label out also comes with the Rose Garden Thinlits. Both the sentiment and the frame are heat embossed in silver. I added more shimmer with some silver metallic thread and a few rhinestones.

Inside view with sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set.
On the inside I heat embossed the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set in silver and added another die-cut rose in Rose Red card stock.

If you haven't yet received a copy of the Occasions Catalogue and/or the Sale-a-bration brochure, send me a quick message and I will get one out to you right away. You don't want to miss out on these fabulous new products!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Love is in the air...

I know Christmas is barely behind us and the winter blahs have started to set in, but it is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! Today's new colour challenge from Sunday Stamps is sure to have you feeling the love...check it out:


Here is my project for the Design Team, featuring some of my FAVOURITE new products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue...

Wedding/Anniversary/Valentine's card featuring the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die and Bloomin' Love stamp set (available January 5th!!)

Isn't that die-cut heart just to (pardon the pun) die for???  It is simply gorgeous and, with the Precision Base Plate and new Die Brush, cuts like a dream. No more dryer sheets or waxed paper for this girl!  Woohoo!!  I am in love with both of these products and how much easier they make my life. That die brush is THE BOMB...where has that puppy been all my life? So many rolls of waxed paper could have been spared if that nifty little tool had come into my life sooner.
Anyhow, on to the project. To achieve the gradient of colour on the heart, I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then sponged Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Crumb Cake before die-cutting my heart. MUCH easier than trying to sponge that delicate die-cut after the fact. I added even more yummyness by brushing the whole thing with my Wink of Stella glitter pen. Oh. My. Gorgeousness. The photo really doesn't do it justice. The entire heart just shimmers and sparkles...it is simply heavenly.

To make the heart pop more against the Crumb Cake background I cut a second heart from Whisper White card stock and layered it behind the sponged one, offsetting it slightly. I did the same thing with the "love" die-cut, cutting one from gold glimmer paper and then one from Whisper White card stock on which to layer it. The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Love stamp set and is stamped in Rose Red ink. I used some Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim and a few pearls by way of embellishment.



On the inside I stamped the floral heart image from the Bloomin' Love set in Blushing Bride ink. The sentiment is from the For the New Two stamp set and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

I am so loving this colour palette...stay tuned for more projects to get you in the mood for all things Valentine's :) In the meantime, give it a go yourself...it is a sure way to beat the winter blahs.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and post your completed card over at Sunday Stamps. 

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Hello 2016!

Happy New Year! I hope you rang in 2016 with those you love and that the coming year holds much love, health and happiness for you.

In honour of the brand new year, I put together this project...

New Year's card featuring the Day-to-Day Project Life stamp set and Hello You Thinlits
I was going through leftover card kits from various events last fall and found a kit that contained all but the die-cut sentiment, so I re-purposed it from a Christmas card to a New Year's one. The numbers are from the Day-to-Day Project Life set...that one is a must-have for any scrapbooker! I heat embossed them in gold, punched them with my 1-3/4" circle punch and then layered it on a 2" circle punched from gold foil sheets. The sentiment is die-cut twice, once from Basic Black card stock and once from gold foil sheets, using the Hello You Thinlit dies. I layered the gold on the black to make it pop a little more against the white background. I used the Softly Falling TIEF to emboss the thick Whisper White card base.

The DSP is from the Winter Wonderland pack...which is on sale for four more days as part of the Year-End Closeout sale...be sure to pick some up before it's gone!  It is perfect for much more than Christmas...black and gold go with everything! I added some gold cording trim and a few metallic sequins by way of embellishment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Six Sayings host set in Basic Black ink and then highlighted it with a gold glimmer circle frame, punched using the 1-3/4" and 2" circle punches, and a teeny little gold glimmer star, punched with the Confetti Stars punch.

Have a fabulous first-day-of-2016!

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