Category Archives: New Year

Happiness in 2018

  • Stamp – Inky Antics “New Year Cheer”
  • Die – My Favorite Things “Pierced Rectangles”
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Ranger – Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade
  • Patterned paper – Authentique “Bountiful”
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder – Lawn Fawn – gold

I created this card using a variety of items I’ve accumulated, both old and new. I’m challenging myself to use (and hopefully use-up!) things in my stash. I always make a few New Year’s cards to send to people who I didn’t quite get Christmas cards mailed to in time. I created the background for this one by combining three different Distress Oxide inks. I really like the calligraphic Inky Antics stamp and embossing it in gold seemed appropriate for New Year’s. I added a few sequins for a bit more sparkle. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Paperminutes Challenge #519 Happy New Year

Papercraft Challenges #2 Happy New Year

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Happy New Year – With Lots of Color

  • Patterned papers – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Stamp – Hero Arts – CM100 “Christmas Messages”
  • Dies – My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 13
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I really enjoyed making this card because I got to combine all of the colorful strips of paper together. All of that pattern plays nicely together when it is separated by the black barriers! This is a great sketch. I added a few stars die-cut from gold metallic cardstock to make the sentiment a bit more festive.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!

Challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch #252

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let’s Party!

 

 


Happy Mew Year

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  • Stamps –
    • Catslife Press – 557C
    • The Cat’s Pajamas – sentiment from The New Nice set
  • Patterned paper – Authentique Classique Elegant Collection: “Elegant Five” and “Elegant Seven”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn – Stitched Circle Frames
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels Seventeen
  • Bling – Mark Richards Ltd. – Crystal Stickers, Lt. Blue 3mm

I pulled this regal kitty stamp from my stash and thought it was purrrrrfect for a New Year’s card! This is a very simple card made up of a little stamping and a little die-cutting. I inked the edges of some of the paper to repeat the light blue throughout the design. Hoping for the best in 2017! Thanks for visiting.

 


Snowy New Year Canvas

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  • 6 X 8″ Canvas panel
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Abby Snowflake”
    • Simon Says stamp – “Melody Snowflake”
    • Memory Box – “New Castle Snowflake”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations -“Mixed Media”
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous – “Snowflakes”
  • Stamps – Judikins “Happy New Year” and Stampendous “Snowflake”
  • Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
  • Viva Decor Modellier-Creme – Mother of Pearl
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – “Blue Magic”
  • Cyrstal Stickers – Mark Richards Ltd. – Light Blue 5mm
  • Glitter – Stampendous – Crystal Snow, Gold Ultrafine, and Frantage silver crushed glass glitter
  • Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium – Lots!
  • Ranger Dina Wakley acrylic paints – Turquoise, Sky, Lapis, and White

I used a whole bunch of stuff in order to create the layers for this little canvas! And I used glitter and other shiny stuff that I don’t often use. The Mixed Media Mojo Challenge for January 2016 is to create something with a Winter theme and you can add a glitter twist. new_year_canvas_detail

I layered a lot of different products after the gesso to create a snowflakey, snowy feeling. The pearlescent modeling creme also gave off a nice sheen, as did the glitter and the embossing powder for the sentiment. The whipped spackle also give the impression of snow. I have a lot of snowflake stamps, dies and even a stencil, so it is nice to use them for something other than Christmas cards!

I like the size of this small canvas. It isn’t overwhelming and I am thinking that if I create these for each of the seasons that might be a fun little home decor item.

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Happy 2016!

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Make Merry” set
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Dots”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Mega Ovals LG”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ribbon Banners”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “A Perfect Summer: Chevrons”
  • Gel pens – Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust series
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and Bazzill

I’m still making a few New Year’s cards. I have not had a very good week for creative accomplishment, so it is sort of relaxing now to make some new cards. The “real” job is really getting in the way! But it does pay for the craft supplies! I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as inspiration for this card: Freshly Made Sketches #217. I used stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas for both the kitty image and the sentiment. Wishing you a very Happy 2016!

 


Happy New Year – Penguin Style

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  • Stamps – Cat’s Pajamas “Make Merry” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Stomp: Best Buddies” (green) and K.I. Memories “Flourish” (black with dots)
  • Edger punch – EK Success “Argyle”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #66. It also features argyle, which is in response to the 365 Cards Day 306 challenge. Happy New Year!


365 Cards – Day 302 – Happy New Year

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  • Stamp – Judikins “Happy New Year”
  • Stencil – Crafter’s Workshop 6 X 6″ Template “Winter Wonderland”
  • Die cut – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Pearl pen – Viva Decor Silver
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks

The challenge at 365 Cards for Day 302 is Blending color. I chose to blend Distress inks with a snowflake stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I drew out a little of the white found in the negative space (the snowflake background) with white ribbon and made three accents with the silver pearl pen for some sparkle. Thanks for dropping by today.