Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Cards

I really meant to get my first card made in 2014 uploaded to this blog on January 1.  Well, I did get the card made.  It was for a friend's 80th birthday on January 1st.  I got it made just in time to head over to the big celebration.

I'm joining a group of card makers on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) doing a 100 cards in 100 days.  Part of the challenge is to use stamps, paper, and other tools and supplies we already have to create these cards.  Here is my first card:
I CASEd this card from a design I saw on Susan's Simple Stampin' blog here:

As I didn't have a Happy New Year stamp I cheated by creating the Happy New Year and Happy Birthday background with some card making software I have.  The 80 candles were stamped with a very, very old stamp and mounted on the background paper with dimensionals.  I kept it very simple with red cardstock panel mounted on a blue cardstock base.

The next card is another birthday card I did today for my sister whose birthday is tomorrow.  Not sure she's going to get it in time but I'm sure she'll like it.  The skater image is High Hopes "Ice Princess".  She's colored with Copic Markers to coordinate with the designer paper by Carta Bella called "Winter Fun". (This is a little leftover from last months Dueling Darling kit).  DSP was attached to a panel of SU Cranberry Crisp and on the card base of SU Taken with Teal, both retired.  The skater along with some punched snowflakes, silver sequins and gold sequin stars are inside the shaker card mounted on a background die cut from Recollection Christmas "Mercury Glass" paper.  I also glued a few sequins and pearls to the snowflakes in the dsp.

Here's the inside of the card with a snippet of Cranberry Crisp ribbon and sentiment byStampabilities "May Your Birthday Be Filled":
I'd love to hear what you think of my latest creations!


  1. I really like the colors you used on this card, Judy. Great job on the 100 in 100 challenge - that one scares me!!!! LOL

  2. I love them both, my friend! Beautiful, just as you are!! x0x0

  3. Judy, these are both such fun cards. Playful, even. I love them!