A Happy New Year To You!

by Joanne James31. December 2015 08:05

It's New Year's Eve and it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch for you:


As soon as I set eyes on this sketch I knew what I was going to do with it - I just love it when that happens! I decided to use up some scraps of Winter Wonderland designer series paper and create a card to celebrate the new year - take a look:


I used a mix of patterns and papers for my banners and then a collection of stars, some solid and some just in outline, cut with my Big Shot and Star Framelits, some metallics star sequins and with my sentiment from the 'Six Sayings' hostess set stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in black across the front of the main star to create the focal point of today's card.

Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they interpreted this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too! I will be delivering this card today to my Mother-in-Law who is hosting the annual New Year's James family gathering - I am reliably informed that my brother-in-law's gorgeous puppy Ollie is joining us too, so here's to a day that is likely to be fun and chaotic day!

I'm also linking up today's card over at SUO Challenges where the theme is new years projects.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
  • Six Sayings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
  • Stars Framelits Dies
  • Metallics Sequin Assortment
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Big Shot
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark Pad
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Basic Black A4 Cardstock


Comments (11) -

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
01/01/2016 11:23:55 #

Thanks for the lovely card (it's even better in real life), and the even better family day.  Happy New (and "Crafty") Year!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
01/01/2016 15:08:18 #

You and I were definitely thinking alike, but I love your card MORE!  This is such a great sample...love all the papers and the stars!  Very festive!


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
02/01/2016 02:19:14 #

Those layers look amazing and the colours are gorgeous. So glad you joined the fun at SUO.


Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
02/01/2016 13:51:23 #

Happy New Year, Joanne!!  Love this festive card with the use of all of the DSP and stars- perfect for the sketch as well our challenge Smile  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
02/01/2016 23:33:07 #

This card is WONDERFUL!  I also love when the idea comes to life like it is supposed to!  LOVE the stars!  Great job with the Create sketch challenge this time!


Cindee Wilkinson
Cindee WilkinsonUnited States
03/01/2016 00:44:11 #

Joanne, you card is gorgeous! I love stars mixed up with anything that sparkles. I would have never thought to use the stars with this challenge. Might have to case you!


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
05/01/2016 00:16:02 #

The stars are perfect for a New Year card! Love all the sparkle too!


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
05/01/2016 10:30:11 #

SUCH a fun card! Love those stars! Smile


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
06/01/2016 00:45:21 #

Ug! There is so much gorgeous detail here! My eyes are just happy and I cannot pinpoint one favorite thing because it all works so well together!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
06/01/2016 01:18:46 #

Oh my stars!!!  LOL!  You never disappoint me, Joanne!  I just love your style!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
07/01/2016 04:01:41 #

Fabulous!  I especially love the bold stripe in the background, but altogether a "Wow!"


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