Happy New Year!

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happy new year card

Happy New Year! This is another swap card that I made using products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue (English / French) – available for ordering September 1st. The background is the gorgeous Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the main image is from the set called Cheers to the Year (wood / clear). This was a great set that I also used for some ideas to share with the Weddingbells Magazine staff, because it includes a Mr & Mrs stamp. The strip is a portion of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape – five rolls of metallic washi tape that are just gorgeous.

I used the Layering Circle framelits to cut out the main sentiment image and the layer, which was cut from the Smoky Slate mat layer behind the Designer Series Paper. I find that circles are a more forgiving shape to use if you are mass producing projects – you don’t have to worry about cutting it perfectly straight (other than making sure your image is more or less centred), and can make adjustments as needed when you place the image on the cardfront. I thought the circles also went well with the images in the paper, which reminded me of sparklers or fireworks – and appropriate for a Happy New Year card.

Attendees at the September Christmas Card Class will have the opportunity to make this card in class, and build up their stash of holiday cards ready for sending in a few months! I always need at least one card that I will be able to send a little later….because I don’t always get all my cards out on time – hence a Happy New Year card this time around. (I know, so bad…but it’s reality!) You can still register to attend the class – the Basic Registration is still open until September 11th – for $20 you’ll be able to attend class to create 4 different holiday cards that will all feature the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. You can contact me to register. Don’t forget there are more Christmas Card Classes in October and November as well! You can always see upcoming events on the YamStamps Events Page.

updated September 1 to include live links to Holiday Catalogue and Holiday Catalogue items!