I found my HAPPY NEW YEAR stamp that went walkabouts on Friday! It suddenly dawned on me that on Friday morning hubby had asked me to put together some catalogues he could give Bob the Builder, who’s working in our garden, to pass onto his wife. I remembered I used the same workspace I’d left my stamp to dry! Fortunately, Bob lives about seven doors further up the road so hubby went down to ask if his wife had found a stamp attached to the catalogues and yes she had! Happy dance!!
Today’s video shows how I made two New Year cards including the balloon card I shared here yesterday. I was requested by one of my customers named Linda if I could give her some inspiration for a New Year card, preferably with a video and also using our Note Cards. It was this last bit that was the real challenge but I said I was happy to have a go. I do enjoy a challenge!
The fact I’ve never made a Happy New Card before wasn’t an issue! I decided to make a card starting with a regular-sized card making sure I used a centrepiece that would fit onto a Note Card. The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards are sold as a pack of twenty Note Cards & Envelopes. The cards arrive flat but are scored and the folded size is 3½” x 5” and a regular A6 card is 4 1/8” x 5¾”.
The first card I made was the one with the gold surround and with 2021 split with 20 on the top left-hand side and the 21 on the bottom right-hand side. I wasn’t happy with that positioning so when I copied it across to the Note Card I put 2021 diagonally across the card. The next two cards I made I glued the stars back in place and left the border on the A6 card as Whisper White.
The foil cardstock I used for all the cards is the Brushed Metallic Card that comes in three colours Bronze, Copper and Gold. For the third set of cards. which were the video cards I did the same as the second set except I used Basic Black background for the A6 card. Next, I made an A6 sized card using the balloon card from yesterday morning giving it a Basic Black background the same as the other A6 video card.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and would like to say a big thank you to Linda for her request. That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday. Please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
I love spending the morning watching your tutorials. It’s so helpful to see how YOU handle product, processes, problems! Gives me confidence and solutions… The New Years cards are gorgeous – good “sketch” for other events. I made thanksgiving cards this year for the first time… Had a blast experimenting…. (and copying)
Many thanks, Billie. I so pleased my videos give so much pleasure and help you enjoy your hobby. xx
Claire Gagne says
These are beautiful cards Jan. For myself I love the larger cards. Once in a while bigger is better. My hands work better with a larger surface. Be safe & TYFS
Many thanks, Claire. Yes, I fully understand the need for larger cards which is what had me thinking when Linda asked for cards using Note Cards. For myself, I am now looking at Note Cards with a lot more respect! LOL! xx
Bonjour elles sont sublimes toutes vos cartes bravo Dominique
Merci beaucoup pour vos paroles très aimables, Dominique. Ils sont beaucoup appréciés. xx