Happy New Year

Today I have a New Year's card.  The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper is perfect!

Year of Cheer Happy New Year

This card starts with a base of Thick Whisper White 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

There is a layer of Whisper White card stock measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Adhere this layer with dimensionals.

Cut 2018 from the Year of Cheer Specialty paper using the Large Numbers Framelits.  Adhere using Foam Adhesive Strips.

Emboss the word happy on Year of Cheer paper.  Stamp in Versamark and add Copper Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  The word is from the Milestone Moments stamp set.  Punch this out using the larger balloon on the Balloon bouquet punch.

Punch smaller balloons from the Copper Foil Sheets and the Champagne Foil Sheets.  Add the balloons with dimensionals.

Add a bow of Copper Trim to the bottom of the largest balloon.  

I added a few sequins from the Black Mini Sequin Trim.  I think the Black Rhinestone Jewels from the Holiday catalog would be a better choice.

Year of Cheer New Year inside

For the inside, the sentiment is from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  This is also embossed with the Copper Emboss Powder.  Add balloons in Year of Cheer, Copper, and Champagne.  Draw in lines for the balloons with Journaling Pens.

Happy New Year

I hope you enjoyed the card for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488, Baby Bear

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #488.  This week we have a sketch.


Surely it has nothing to do with the fact that I am going to be a grandmother for the first time, but I chose to use the Baby Bear stamp set.  By the way, we found out that it is a girl!!!!!  Here is the card.

CCMC #488 Baby Bear

Isn't it cute!  

Start with Thick Whisper White card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  Score at 5 1/2.  This paper folds much better with a score line.

Cut a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper to fit the front.  That's 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere.  Use the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack for the accent pieces.  The stripe is 1/2 x 5 1/4.  The checked is 1 x 4 1/2.

The bear sits on a Whisper White circle cut using the largest circle of the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

The bear is stamped on Whisper White.  I used Crumb Cake for the bottom layer, Soft Suede for the second less detailed stamp, and Early Espresso for the top detailed stamp.  Let me tell you that I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position the bear.  I could not do it without it!  I'm hoping the coming Stamperatus will help with stamps like this!  The bow is part of the Baby Bear stamp set.  I stamped off the Cherry Cobbler in the more solid stamp and stamped full force with the more detailed stamp.  Fussy cut the bear and the bow.  The bow is adhered with dimensionals.

Cut up the arms of the bear and place some of the Boxwood Wreaths in his paws.  You can straighten this out.  Adhere with glue dots.

Baby Bear Christmas close up

The stocking and teddy bear were stamped in Early Espresso on white scrap.  I used the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Markers.  Fussy cut.  These stamps are from Santa's Sleigh.  I did fussy cut these, but there are coordinating Santa's Sleigh Thinlits.

The sentiment is from Santa's Sleigh stamped in Garden Green and punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Baby Bear Christmas inside

The inside has the bear and stocking again from Santa's Sleigh.  The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes.

Baby Bear for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  By this time next year I'll have my own little granddaughter.  I might just save this card for her!

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Jar of Love Meets Painted Harvest

I'm so excited that Painted Harvest will be carried over past the Holiday catalog!  Aren't you!  This lovely set is not just for fall.  Today I have used Cherry Cobbler for the flower.  This could be made to  be a Christmas flower or just a pretty red flower with a yellow center.

Jar of Love and Painted Harvest
The base of this card is Cherry Cobbler cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Pool Party layer is 4 x 5 1/2.  The final layer is Whisper White measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

Stamp the jar from Jar of Love in Memento Black in the bottom center of the white layer.  Stamp the water with Pool Party.  Stamp 3 stems.  I made two of them in Always Artichoke and one in Old Olive.  Stamp the wrap for the jar in Crumb Cake.  There are framelits that go with this set, but I just cut it out.  It's just straight lines!  Wrap Linen Thread around three times.  Just attach to the back with scotch tape.  Attach to the jar with dimensionals.  Add a bow with a glue dot.  The label is stamped in Cherry Cobbler using the Jar of Love stamp set.  Punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach this with dimensionals also.

The flower to the left is stamped directly on the white layer.  Both layers of the flower are in Cherry Cobbler.  The center is in Crushed Curry.  Using a small sticky note, mask the flower when stamping the leaves.  The leaves are in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  The stamp is from Painted Harvest.  Go ahead and add leaves on the other side of the jar and across the top and right corner of the card.

The other 2 flowers are stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White.  Fussy cut these out.  Yes, it is a pain!  You can do it!  As a hint, I didn't cut all the way around the flower on the bottom.  Just cut the part that will show with your pretty cuts.  The top flower is attached with dimensionals.  Stamp an extra center and fussy cut that.  Add it with a dimensional too.

Jar of Love flowers up close

Wouldn't you love to receive this beautiful jar of flowers!

Jar of Love inside the card

The inside of the card has another flower.  The Happy Birthday on the inside is from the Lemon Zest stamp set.

Jar of Love Painted Harvest

I just love this project.  There is a lot of cutting.  Maybe you don't mind that!

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Wood Words

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Wood Words is a set I haven't used.  I bought the Wood Crate Framelits first.  I wanted to make that crate!  Later I added the stamp set.  I think maybe it was on sale or something.  I looked at several projects on Pinterest and combined them to come up with this card.

Wood Words card

Start with a Night of Navy card base measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score it at 4 1/4.

The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the heart from Wood Words here and there on this layer.  Be sure to let some of them run off the edge of the paper.

The Night of Navy layer is cut at 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  Run the Embossing Buddy over the surface of this paper.  Stamp the flowers on the top portion of the paper and then again at the bottom using Versamark.  Add White Emboss Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.

Run a length of the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon across the center of this layer.  I usually just use scotch tape to adhere ribbon to the back of the paper.  Add a bow of the same ribbon to the left side.  Before you attach this layer, put half of a Delicate White Doily sticking out from the right side.  If you wish, I think it would look great to color this doily with the Berry Burst or Night of Navy ink.  Just lay the doily down of the pad and push on it with a dauber until the bottom of the doily is covered with the ink.  This will dry just a little lighter.

Stamp the heart with Berry Burst and cut out with the Wood Crate Framelits.  The banner is 1/2 inch wide.  The stamp is from Wood Words.  Notch the end.  All of that is attached with dimensionals.  Run some of the Gold Metallic Thread around 4 of your fingers, slip off, and attach to the back of the heart.

Wood Words inside

Decorate the inside of the card with a few more hearts.  The words are from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.

Wood Words card

So there you have it.  This could easily be converted to a Thank You note for that after Christmas note!

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Acetate Box Christmas Treats

I have been seeing some wonderful projects made by cutting the acetate boxes in half.  I needed a few treats to give out to some friends so I decided to make a few.

Acetate treat box for Christmas

You have several choices to cut the acetate boxes in half.  I measured the length of the box closed and counted the flaps, too.  I cut at four inches to cut it in half.  I used the old retired trimmer from Stampin' Up! that had the arm.  It worked great.  You might have to cut it with scissors.  In that case, you might want to mark a cutting line.  I would cut just outside the line so it does not show.  Assemble the boxes.

The treats I choose to use were Russell Stover.  I chose the Truffle and the Caramel Santas.  There were other choices, but I like those and I like the pictures of Santa.  I put one of each in the box.

Acetate Treats for box

Wrap the box at the bottom with designer paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I cut a piece that was 2 x 10.  Use Fast Fuse to hold the ends together.  

Add a gold Foil Snowflake.  Trim a little from the bottom so that it is flat.  I think I cut off about an inch at the largest part.

The deer is cut from Early Espresso card stock using the Santa's Sleigh Framelits.  Add a wreath around his neck using the Boxwood Wreaths from the Annual Catalog.  Pull the length of the wreath and and cut it in half for this.  Adhere to the back of the neck of the deer with a glue dot.  Color a rhinestone with the Light Cherry Cobbler Blend and adhere for the nose.  Put the deer on the box with Mini Dimensionals.

The Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White scraps.  Cut around it and glue flat.

Acetate Christmas Box side view

This treat is pretty easy to make.  Try it!

Acetate Christmas Treat group

Have a wonderful and blessed day!  Enjoy the season!  If you don't already have a demonstrator I would love to be yours.  Let me know how I can help you!


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