Happy New Year friends!! I hope everyone is as excited about a New Year as I am!! I don’t necessarily do New Year’s Resolutions, but I do have some goals set up for 2018. How about you guys?
Our elves have gone back to the North Pole, the bomb that went off in our living room that we lovingly call “Christmas Morning” is also gone. No signs of it ever happening. I’m taking our Christmas decorations down this weekend and the boys go back to school on Tuesday! Looks like things will be back to normal in no time. I like to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving so that I can enjoy my lights and decorations for a full month. I love how everything looks when I first put it all out. But by about now, I’m ready to have my house back, my living room, my normally lowered electric bill back… It’s time. I’m ready to move right on into 2018!!
I decided to do a “Hello 2018” card because I’m excited about this new year. The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is…. Something New. (To see my card for the last challenge, A Christmas Carol, click here.) Something New, New Year, I went with an easy choice, but I’m just really looking forward to moving on into a brand new year, with new expectations, fresh starts, you know what I mean? Anyway, here’s what I came up with:
I thought I had made something similar to this, but I wasn’t even close. I’ll add a pic down below of what I thought was similar when I was making this. I have a HORRIBLE memory…
I love a good shaker card!! I knew I wanted to do something kind of tlike shiny and sparkly and the best way to achieve that is with a shaker. I thought about going gold, but the card I had in mind, the one I thought was similar to this one, was in gold so I went with silver.
It sure is sparkly and shiny, isn’t it?? Below is the card that I had in mind while making this, that I thought was very similar to the one I was making. Click here to see my post featuring this card. I was a little worried I was making the same thing over again and just didn’t fully realize it. It definitely is similar, but not quite the same. I made a few of these for a custom order from my Etsy store
I really like the Happy New Year card above, but I LOVE the not so traditional Hello 2018. I just think it’s different. I like that about it. And I just HAD to use these adorable WISH trees as props before I packed them up for the year. My dear friend got them for me from a local store and I can’t stop staring at them. They are gorgeous!!
I hope everyone has/had a fabulous New Year’s and I’ll see y’all again next week!! If you’d like to add your project(s) for this week’s theme over at the Always Fun Challenges blog, click here to be redirected.
If you’d like to see my process, just click on the video below.
I couldn’t capture it in a photo, but the white paper I used for my card front was really interesting looking. It was part of a glitter paper pad from Michaels, but while all the other colors were super sparkly, this one almost looked like a matte sparkle. It sounds contradicting, I know but it really did look that way! I don’t know how else to describe it. I couldn’t find a few of the items I used to include in my products list below, including the matte glitter paper, so I’ve added them separately with a picture and a link. I just googled these items and included what I found below.
This is the paper I used for the card front. You can find it here.
This is the paper I used for the black and silver glitter. You can find it here.
The number dies that I used I couldn’t add because it’s a Stampin Up item so if you want it, just ask your Stampin Up demonstrator about the Large Number Framelits that coordinate with the Number of Years stamp set. I’m sure they can lead you right to it.
Everything else is listed below.
OH!! I almost forgot to mention this, but Simon Says Stamp is having a HUGE year end sale right now. Hurry over before it’s too late. Click Come see our new arrivals at Simon Says Stamp!” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>here to check it out!! Heidi is STILL adding items as we speak so don’t miss out!!