Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year Cards!

Our week looking back at 2011 has come to close and it's time bring in the new year with some great cards. Did you send out holiday cards in November or December? If you didn't have time to with all the craze, consider sending a card in January wishing friends and family happy new year! Photo cards are the best. This year I made a collage on my window with all the photo cards – it filled my kitchen with the faces of our loved ones. Here are some ideas to try by our newest design team member, Regina Mangum!

Regina stamped "2012" from PSA Funky Numbers in royal blue ink with her PSA Stamper, then embossed the numbers with glitter embossing powder.

Here's a detail – see how well the stamps turn out when you emboss them?

Up next she created this beautiful photo card to ring in 2012. I love the bright orange and magenta, and the coordinating twine from The Twinery. She's broken out of the 4 x 6 rectangle rut by using her dies from Spellbinders to create a uniquely shaped card. She's stamped the champagne glasses from PSA Love Birds Peel & Stick.

PSA Love Birds is a very versatile set – it can be used all year round and it's great for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday & wedding season approaching!

Lastly to bring in 2012, Regina created this really fun "Happy New Year" Hello Kitty card. She's stamped the Hello Kitty from Hello Kitty On-The-Go. See all of our great Hello Kitty stamp sets here:

She's also stamped the numbers 2012 from PSA Vanilla Peel & Stick pack in the background of this card. She's also embossed the stamps – that extra step that makes our stamps really sparkle!

Supplies used in each card:

  1. Stamps: 2, 0, 1 from Funky Numbers set (PSA Essentials), Cardstock: Classic Solar White (Neenah); Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), Ink: Turquoise Ink (PSA Essentials), Dies: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Accents: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)
  2. Stamps: champagne flutes from Love Birds set (PSA Essentials); 2, 0, 1 from Times 50pt Font set (JustRite Stampers), Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango (Stampin' Up!); Classic Solar White (Neenah), Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic), Fibers: Mandarin Twine (The Twinery), Tools: Circle Punch (EK Success), Accents: Terra Cotta Liquid Dimensionals (Adirondak), Dies: Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Other: Photograph
  3. Stamps: HK in airplane from Hello Kitty On the Go set and 2,0,1 from Vanilla Numbers set (PSA Essentials); banner from In the Clouds set (Taylored Expressions); sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!), Cardstock: Classic Solar White (Neenah); Real Red (Stampin' Up!), Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Specialty Ink: VersaMark Clear (Tsukineko), Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic); Silver Metallic Pen (EK Success), Tools: Circle Punch (EK Success), Accents: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Dies: Cloud Border (Taylored Expressions)