Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve and Happy New Year- 2015!!

Happy New Year's Eve Stampers! 

I hope all of you have a safe Happy New Year's Eve and wonderful 2015!  It has truly been a blessing to me to see how many of you visit my blog and I read and treasure each one of your comments :-)  

2014 has been a bit of a tough year for us since my husband was diagnosed with cancer in the fall, but Lord Willing, he is handling the chemo well so far and we are praying that he will be in remission once the chemo is finished in the spring :-)   We know that all things work together for good to those who love Him and we are resting in His Promises :-)
This card was the first one I originally created for the  SUO113 “Project Life by Stampin’ Up!®” Challengeand decided to hold it one extra day for the New Year :-)

I decided to incorporate a few of my favorite weekly challenges as well- the FMS167 Challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the SC94 Inspiration Photo at Stampin’ Celebration.   
If you have not already done so, I hope you will find the time to check the rest of the Design Team projects at all of the challenge sites and come join in on the fun!

To create this card:
Mount a piece of Hello Honey Moonlight Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.
Trim the Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® Smoky Slate plaid card from the Everyday Adventure collection in half and punch along the bottom with the Spiral Border Punch.
Punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Spiral Border Punch (I used a scrap strip wide enough for the vertical panel created above) and adhere behind the bottom portion of the PLxSU plaid panel, offset just a bit to create a shadow effect.
Add the vertical punched panel to the card front per the sketch.
Trim two additional Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® cards from the Everyday Adventure collection (Smoky Slate Polka Dot and the Days of the Week), mount the Smoky Slate Polka Dot piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and adhere onto the Days of the Week panel.   Mount this panel to the card front.
FYI- I had the globe image from The Open Sea already printed and ready to go from a previous My Digital Studio (MDS) card project (in my organized scrap bag)- you can also stamp the image onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.  
Punch out the globe with the 2 ½” Circle Punch and punch out another 2 ½” Circle from Basic Black cardstock (split the black circle in half and mount behind the globe image).
Create the Basic Black bow using the new Bow Builder Punch and add the Smoky Slate button to the center (use a small silver of Basic Black cardstock to mimic thread in the button).   Add the globe image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Use the Big Shot™ with the retired GoGo Boots Sizzlits™ to cut out the numbers from Smoky Slate cardstock and add to the card front.
Stamp the sentiment from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration set, A Happy Thing, using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and create the banner using the Hexagon Punch.   Mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and create the banner points, again with the Hexagon Punch.
Add the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card
Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea (MDS version), A Happy Thing
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black; Printer Ink- Black
Paper/Cardstock:  Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® Everyday Adventure, Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Big Shot™, retired GoGo Boots Sizzlits™, Punches- Bow Builder,  Hexagon and Spiral Border; Smoky Slate button,

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by – I sincerely hope that all of you have a fabulous and blessed 2015!   


wienerhoneymooners said...

Julie, LOVE this festive card!!! LOVE the world map stamp, so AWESOME with the yellow and all of the details!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!!

Linda van Wely said...

What a fun and indeed, festive card! Love your details! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Linda Callahan said...

The yellow and black are just wonderful together! Such a striking card! Wishing you all the best and improved health for your husband in 2015!

Jen Brum said...

Such a great card Julie! I love the yellow and black together! Such a fun mix of elements! So glad to hear things are going well with your husband! How reassuring to know we can rest in the Lord! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So glad you joined in Stampin' Celebration time to come on back and vote for your top pick!

Thanks Julie!

Anita Krul said...

Julie... your cards are always, always these beautiful labours of love! Love this one too! And please know that you and your husband are in our prayers... may all go well and according to His will!

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