Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Whimsical Christmas and New Year's Blog Hop Dec. 28th and 29th

Welcome to the Whimsical Christmas and New Year’s Blog Hop!  You should have come from Jessica’s blog.  If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Jessica’s blog. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this blog hop that will include projects that are not the traditional holiday colors, but instead the beautiful colors that are another option. There were so many items that were such an inspiration for this hop at the stores this year.  

I used an Invoke Arts stamp for the sentiment on the front of this card. I stamped and embossed it in gold. I then placed it on top of the purple sparkle paper, which is Braun + Company glitter gift wrap, from Paper Source, which was punched out using an EK punch.  It is beautiful paper that I bought on a roll. It came in various colors and I had to get them all. LOL.  The bird is from a Jolee’s sticker pack, which was given to me by my BFF for Christmas and placed it on the same purple glitter paper. The fireworks and curly bling are both Jolee’s as well. The ribbon is Celebrations from Michael's. It is all mounted on a piece of teal card stock.

The inside had to be done too. I used piece of the same paper and the same ribbon to tie it together.  I added a piece of bright green card stock, and then added the same ribbon as on the front.  The Happy New Year sentiment was stamped and embossed in gold. It is a Putting on the Ritz stamp. I cut around the image and then backed it with the purple glitter paper. I added a rivet and bling, and then some twine and yarn.  The 2012 is a Jolee’s sticker, which I put on top of an oval punched out of the purple glitter paper, with an EK oval punch, then put it on top of a piece of the teal glitter paper, which was punched using the EK scallop oval punch. Then the two ovals were added on top of a purple oval, punched using my new EK large oval punch.

Your next stop on the hop is Barbara’s blog.   

I am offering blog candy of a set of Inkadinkado 15 circle and dots clear stamps, but you must participate with a comment for both days of the hop.  

A GPS map in case you get lost along the way.

1. Jessica 
2. Tami 
4. Zenita 
5. Jackie
6. Alina
7. Ellen

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
This card has been entered into Carolyn's Homework Link-up party Assignement #30


  1. Your New Years card is like a work of art. Absolutely beautiful and so creative. Love it. TFS.


  2. Love all the bling on this card. The colors are magnificent. TFS
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  3. Gorgeous! sparkly and glittery card. Love the colors you used

    myfootahead at gmail dot com

  4. Georgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
    Have a Happy New Year!

  5. Amazing card love the colors and detail!
    modjjjash at

  6. Absolutely beautiful! The colors are spectular.
    Barbara B

  7. Very cute and the paper is beauty!!!

  8. Oh my, just look at all that sparkle and shine! Love that bird!

  9. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the embossing! Thanks for the chance to win!


  10. Oh my, what beautiful, luscious cards!!!! I adore the colors, and what fun stickers!!!! Happy New Year!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  11. Love the colors in your card and you did a great job embossing!! Thank you for sharing!!