Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015 - Out with the Old and In with the New

One last holiday card for you today, in honour of it being New Year's Eve! Out with the old and in with the new! New Year's Eve is not my favourite holiday of all time. I think it has to do with all those perfect strangers coming up to you at midnight, wanting a kiss for Auld Lang's syne, and me having a fairly large personal space bubble. It was just too awkward. I don't mind celebrating with good friends with whom I have shared Auld Lang Syne (the old days), but I would avoid like the plaque parties where there were a lot of strangers and distant acquaintances in different stages of inebriation.

So, as we say good-bye to 2014 and welcome in 2015, this card has Stampin' Up! past, present and future as elements of it.

  • The stamp set, Mingle All the Way, is Stampin' Up! Past.  It was one of my most used stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue 2014 and will no longer be available after Jan. 5. So, you know, make sure you get it before the deadline!  I heat embossed the sentiment from this set with a mixture of Gold and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powders - getting an almost pewter tone to it. Since I'm working with both metallics here, I wanted something in between for the sentiment.
  • The paper is definitely Stampin' Up! Present. All the paper used here is in the Annual Catalogue and will be available until at least June. I used Brushed Silver Cardstock as the card base and Shimmery White cardstock (which is impossible to catch the shimmer of with a camera) forms the background. I cut banners, using the Banners Framelits, from Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Gold Glimmer Paper and I added some Gold Glimmer Paper also on the sentiment banner (which is also on Shimmery White Cardstock.)
  • Stampin' Up! Future is embodied in that amazing embellishment on the bottom right! It can be found in the the up-coming Occasions 2015 Catalogue and available January 6!  It is part of the Artisan Embellishments kit, which is seriously amazing.
I hope all of you have your Occasions Catalogues now.  I was a little disappointed that it took so long for them to arrive, since they shipped on Dec. 1, but I guess the holiday mail was pretty slow!  Enjoy pouring over them and making your wish lists. 

Free Occasions Catalogue Launch - "Make Something Special"

I am planning a free event, the Occasions Catalogue Launch, entitled "Make Something Special!"  I will have some make and takes using the new products, there will be games and goodies, and I will have my retired product available, including sets and paper from last year's Occasions Catalogue.  It will be slightly discounted, but you can get 50% of the purchase price toward free new products from the Occasions (or Annual) Catalogue! It is held on Saturday, January 10 from 1 to 3 pm.  Register right away for that here.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today! *List does not include Stampin' Up! sneak peek items.  They will be available Jan. 6, 2015.

Product List

* Artisan Embellishment Kit

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