Sunday, December 26, 2010

Can You Believe 2011 is Just Around the Corner? And 15 Reasons to Send a Card

Santa may have checked his list twice to find out who was naughty and who was nice, but I made a list of cards I wanted to start making today. I referred back to one of the books I received for Christmas and decided to make New Year's cards using Chapter 5 ~ Working with Multiples. Two techniques I thought were useful were simplify and assembly line.
I purchased these wonderful gold and silver packs of paper on sale at Michaels today, and I wanted to use it just for this project. Each card is going to use the same color scheme (, gold and/or silver). I just changed the embellishments.
This embossing folder adds a special touch that does not need any extra images. 
This card contains both gold and silver. I used silver ribbon, black gems, black glittery brads, and silver buttons.
I am going to make 18 of these for each student. I cut out all the pieces and will assemble in the morning when everyone is still sleeping. I want to give a card to each student when we return from Winter Break on January 3rd.
The clock (p. 51) was cut from Nifty Fifties at 2". Happy New Year was cut from the Wild Card cartridge (p. 78) at 6 1/2" and 2011 was cut at 1/2".

Here is another list I wanted to share with everyone from The Cardmaker's Workbook on p.138.

30 Reasons to Send a Card...I will list 15 today and the other 15 tomorrow.
1. I'm Sorry
2. I'm NOT Sorry
3. Happy Birthday
4. New Home
5. Thanksgiving
6. Valentine's Day
7. Happy Belated Anniversary
8. I Love You
9. I Like You
10. Good Report Card
11. New Car
12. New Dog
13. New Therapist
14. Wedding
15. Congrats on Your Divorce


Until next time...


  1. Love the cards!!! Love the list. I'm NOT sorry is my fav from this one!! :)

  2. Very pretty card. I love embossing on this kind of paper. It is so elegant.

  3. What a fab set of cards and sounds a useful book too. Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and happy new year too.

  4. Such pretty New Year's cards!!! Great embossing!

  5. Beautiful cards! Thank you for visiting my blog, if you have the time and wish, please visit again.


  6. Lovely cards. This is a great list, I would never of thought of cards for half of those reasons lol.
    Kim xXx

  7. I love them :) And that clock from Nifty Fifties is really cute!

  8. so sorry ive not been round sooner, great entry thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x


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