Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm back!

So, did you have a good Christmas???

We've had a wonderful Christmas holiday ... time with family ... time with friends ... remembering our Saviour's birth ... and soon welcoming in the New Year!
I admit that I always feel a bit of a let down when it's all over and the kids have to go back to school. However, having said that, I am so ready to clean up my house and do a bit of purging & re-organizing. Love that feeling afterwards too!

Hard to believe that this year 2010 is coming to a close. So many wonderful memories, some sad ones too, but they're still memories that I will hold on to.

In celebration of the new year that is coming upon us I want to share with you a card that I made for My Stamp Box. It's a New Years's card.

  • I embossed the purple cardstock with a Sizzix embossing folder.
  • Stamped my sentiment ("happy" and "year") with Mini Alphabet stamps onto a darker colored purple cardstock, cut one end with a "banner" type finish and then inked the edges with black ink.
  • I then used the same mini alphabet stamps to stamp the word "new" onto a cream colored cardstock, punched the letters out with a small circle punch & inked the edges in a pinky-purple color.
  • I wanted to make this a festive-party type card so I used the tree stamp from O Christmas tree set, stamped with Versamark and some silver embossing powder to add some sparkle. I cut around the triangle shapes with some decorative scissors and finished them off by adding some gems/rhinestones from Imaginisce using the i-rock tool.

Supplies used: myStampBOX (O Christmas Tree & Mini Alphabet), silver glitter embossing powder, Versamark, Core'dinations cardstock, ribbon, i-rock tool & gems from Imaginisce, black rick rack, Sizzix embossing folder

Make sure to check the myStampBOX blog for more wonderful New Years inspiration from the Design Team.

Well, off to play some more Wii (our christmas gift to the kids this year!) and hopefully get a class project started & finished up today! Wish me luck!


  1. Love your card. The colours are so vibrant

  2. Cari I must know who makes this embossing folder!! I am in love!!!

    Great Card and have a wonderful and happy New YeaR!!

  3. Cute card... I also love the ring and headband you did!

  4. Just had to stop by - saw your card on the Core'dinations site and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!