Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year !!

Hey Stampers !!

Happy 2013 !! I hope you all had a fun New Years Eve last night !! We had a family get together at my aunts house and it was a lot of fun. Great food and company! Of course, with a 2 year old, we had to go home before midnight (actually, we were in bed at that hour ... LOL) but it was still fun !! A lot different on New Years Eve when you have small kids. Hahaha. My project today uses the cute New Years single stamp that Stampin Up! is offering in their Single Stamp Pilot Program. I LOVE this cute image !! Its not often you can find really fun New Years stamps, so I had to grab this one ! And at $8.95 its a great price as well !! I made 5 of these cute 4" square cards for all of the couples that were at my aunts house last night. Each one was pretty much the same, but I switched up the background colors, the embossing folders and the ribbon ! Take a look at what I came up with !!

Here is one of the cards I made. I think this one was my favorite version. I used the color combo of Midnight Muse, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight for these cards. I know, that seams like a LOT of colors !! But I really think they look good together, don't you ?? I colored in my stamp with my markers, and then stamped it onto Whisper White. Then I used my new Ovals Collection framelits to die cut the image using my Big Shot. Love those ovals !! A really nice and clean shape for a funky card like this. Then I cut a 3-7/8" square piece of cardstock in my 5 colors (all of the above excluding Midnight Muse) and ran them through my Big Shot using 5 different embossing folders; Perfect Polka Dots, Houndstooth, Stripes, Square Lattice and Chevron. Then each layer got some ribbon before I adhered it to my 4" Whisper White card base. I used the same 5 colors; 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain (retired), 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled, 1/4" Tangerine Tango Satiny Ribbon (sneak peak from Salebration !!) and 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain (retired). I liked giving each card its own fun personality just by changing up these few little details!!

Next step was some custom DSP envelopes !! I love using my Simply Scored and its Diagonal Plate to make fun envelopes !! For a 4" square card, you need a 6-1/2" piece of paper scored on all sides (diagonally) at 3". I used the same 5 colors again, and matched the envelope color with the ribbon color of the card. Really fun and colorful !! Then I used a Decorative Label Punch of Whisper White on the front to write the name of the recipient. Fun and simple ! Everyone really loved the cards when I gave them out. They were quick and easy to make but turned out so fun and colorful ! Love them !! See my next picture for all of the cards in the set.

Love those funky colors !! Thanks a lot for coming by today ! Have a great New Years Day with your families, and see you soon !! Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: New Years (clear only #132336)

Ink: Midnight Muse Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #126856), Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise Markers (Brights Stampin' Write Markers Collection #119702), Lucky Limeade Marker (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #123002)

Paper: Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Daffodil Delight #119683, Tempting Turquoise #102067, Tangerine Tango #111349, Lucky Limeade #122926, Brights Patterns DSP Paper Stack #117155, 2011-2013 In Colors Patterns DSP Paper Stack #122384

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits #129381, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), 1/4" Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, 3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon #122977, 1/4" Tangerine Tango Satiny Ribbon (Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812), 1/4" Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Simply Scored #122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586 


  1. Great job, Catherine! Happy 2013 to you and your family!!

    1. Thanks so much !! Happy New Year to you as well !!

  2. they are all beautiful