Happy New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year’s Day to all my friends and family!  It’s hard to believe we are already ringing in another year – I’m not a night owl, so I’m rarely awake to ring in the new year, but it seems like six months ago that I was watching the NYC celebrations on my DVR.  🙂  To celebrate this wonderful day – a time to refresh and start anew – I created a fun 6″ x 3″ card for you that combines some “old” with some “new”.  Here’s my card:

Teeny Tiny Wishes, Number of Years, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, New Year's card  Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Still Kickin’ After All these Years.  Teeny Tiny Wishes has been collecting dust on my stamp shelves.  It’s been around for many years and doesn’t feel “new” to be – but that doesn’t mean the sweet sentiments and tiny words aren’t just as relevant today.  I adore this little “happy new year” in all lower-case letters and bouncing up and down like a party.  As I flipped through this case of sentiments, I found myself oooh-ing and aaah-ing at these great sentiments.  NOTE TO SELF:  Use this super-versatile set more in 2016.
  • Large Numbers Framelits and Envelope Punch Board.  The Large Numbers Framelits – new in the 2016 Occasions Catalog – were perfect for my bold year and the corresponding banners.  The black numbers might appear to pierce right through the paper to the black layers beneath, but they are simply cropped and glued to the front of the card.  I placed a strip of Post-it Tape along the bottom of the panel to line-up the numbers perfectly.  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Number of Years, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, New Year's cardThis odd-shaped card needed an envelope to go with it – thank you, Stampin Up!, for the MUST-HAVE Envelope Punch Board.  These Crushed Curry and Whisper White stripes made a fun exterior for the envelope – with the corresponding explosion of stars inside:Teeny Tiny Wishes, Number of Years, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, New Year's card
  • Color Combination.  This combination of colors was pulled directly from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  LOVE THEM!  I knew I wanted Basic Black – so elegant and so bold, so this page of stars was the perfect piece for me.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this as a reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Number of Years  Papers:  It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black, Melon Mambo  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Happy New Year! I love Teeny Tiny Wishes. It’s one of my go to sets.

  2. Teeny Tiny Wishes is going to be the Lovely As A Tree stamp set! It is a versatile and one of my go to stamp sets for sentiments…and it works so well with the window punch and banners! Thanks for the New Year wishes and a very Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours!

  3. Happy 2016 to you too Brian. Teeny Tiny Wishes is one of my favorite stamp sets for when you need a small sentiment that still packs a punch. I love each one of them, with different fonts all perfect for each occasion.
    Beautiful and festive card Brian, wishing you much success in all aspects of your life, joy and health for you and your family in this 201 6.

  4. Super cute, Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year Brian! I love your card.

  6. Funny about Teeny, Tiny Wishes, I had the same thought myself – love it, need it use it more. And I agree with Cheryl, it will be the Lovely as a Tree set of sentiments! (It’s usually the only thing available for St. Patrick’s Day!)

  7. Bright, bold and cheerful card Brian and I hope it brings a bright, bold and cheerful 2016 to all of us. Happy New Year to you and yours and continued good health and prosperity in 2016.

  8. Such a splash 2016 card. Happy New Year, BK!

  9. Happy New Year Brian!! Great card!

  10. Happy New Year Brian! Fun Card!

  11. Love this card and love your post-it tape idea – so smart!

  12. A BIG Happy New Year to you, Brian! I love the idea of using Post-It tape to align the numbers…thanks for the tip! Your card is SO classy, my friend!

    BIG HUG for 2016 !!!

  14. Brian King you are truly Special, thank you for your daily sharing in 2015, wishing you the very BEST in 2016!

    I love this size card, and what a way to kick-off the the large number framelits! Great card!!!

  15. Clever and fun card today, Brian. Smple design with a lot of exciting color makes this card work.
    Happy New Year!

  16. Happy New Year, Brian! This card is so cheery, love it! And for showcasing that adorable DSP, too.

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  18. Wonderful fun card! Brian! Happy New Year!

  19. Love this card … What did you use as the banner that you stamped the teeny wishes on? Love the banner but can’t figure out what it is … Thanks for the help!

    • Thanks, Sue! The banner I cropped out is from the Large Numbers Framelits Dies – the same Framelits I used for the numbers. There are so many stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog that coordinate with this die – I think it’s going to be very popular.

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