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2S4Y :: Best Year Yet

Hey there, Bleeps! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! This week will be another short one to bring in 2010! How exciting! So, today I am sharing a New Year's card and treat inspired by 2S4Y layout and featuring a treat bag by Creative Cuts and More filled with caramel and chocolate popcorn! If you did not get a chance to send out holiday cards, you still have time to send out New Year's cards! *Clearing Throat* That's me who fits in that category! How is it that I can make a gazillion cards, but can't send them out? I believe that will be in at the top of my crafty New Year's resolutions!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your week and have a grew New Year's celebration!

Instructions - Card

  1. Trim black cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp flourishes with black ink.
  3. Trim silver cardstock and punch scallop borders, then adhere to card front.
  4. Trim red cardstock, stamp polka dot background, sentiment, then adhere to card front.
  5. Add ribbon and tie into a bow.

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink- background basics (polka dot II), signature greetings, flourish
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy; Stampin' Up! - black
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy, silver, true black
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - true black ribbon
Tools :: Stampin' Up! - scallop edge punch

Instructions - Puff Box

  1. Assemble puff box with glue dots.
  2. Add contents.
  3. Trim red cardstock strip, stamp polka dot background, then adhere around puff box.
  4. Add ribbon and tie into a bow.

Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - background basics (polka dots II)
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy
Paper :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - true black ribbon; Creative Cuts and More - puff box


Michelle said...

OK this is an epidemic. I haven't heard of not one cardmaking blogchickie who made bunches of Christmas cards and got them all sent out. I made the cards....early at that....had plenty of time...but didn't get them all sent out and I have no good reason why. New Year's cards are a nice make-up *giggles* Black and red and silver...the perfect New Year's colors!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous! Love the goodies too! :) Kathy

whoistracy said...

Very sweet! I love red and black together- especially in non valentine's projects.

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous Ashley! I am the same way, bad about giving out cards on time or even at all. I like to call my self a card maker not a card giver. :) Hehe! I cheated this year and had my cards printed.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Maile this year... a major card maker... a horrible card giver! Lol! Shooting for New Year's cards, but everyone may just end up with early Vday Cards...LOL!

Your project is perfect! Love it! And that chocolate popcorn looks divine!

itsallrosi said...

aah - me too! I'm also making a resolution to send cards, not just make them.

love this one you did and the fabbie sketch!

claudia shadler said...

Ashley, great card,love Laura's sketch and you used it so nicely! Luv the colors! I did send out my holiday cards but never sent New Yr's! hmm...gotta ponder on that! no new yr's resolution for me, i did it all this yr, hehe, jk!

Clouds :D

Charlene Austin said...

Great card Ash. I love the colour combo on this one.

While I did get cards sent out I realized I need to come up with a much easier version for next year with way less cutting. I even saved my address label list!! Mind you my list only has about 30 people on it.

Alice said...

gorgeous set! love your take on Laura's sketch!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh great card. I love the colors!

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Anonymous said...

Stunning card Ashley! I love the colour combo on this :)

Anthonette said...

Cute card and puff box. That puff box shape would make a cute owl or bird.

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

Ashley I love this little set!! The simplicity is so elegant!

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