Thursday, December 6, 2012

Card-a-Day Blog: Happy New Year!

Good Morning - well I guess Good "Late" Morning!  

This is my post for our Card-A-Day blog where we are celebrating New Year's early.

I have to say that lately technology has just not been my friend.  Ever since my laptop crashed weeks ago, I feel like I have been swimming uphill as far as my computer, laptop, camera, etc.

I had my post ready to go and just needed to take pics and then upload my photos first thing this morning.  Weeeeelllllll, very bad idea.  I have been fighting my camera (the battery died and is recharging as we speak), my cell phone and laptop (can't get the photos I took again on my phone to upload to this darned new computer).  Finally was able to email myself one photo which came through but for some reason the other photo wouldn't come through. Why?  I have no idea!  So, I uploaded the second photo to FB so that I could download it to my computer -- it was upside down, not cropped, etc.  FINALLY, got both of them on computer and edited.

Don't know if it was worth it or not, but here are pictures of my New Year's card:

I made this A2 size card using a gate fold.  Basically, take a card base measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score it at 2 1/8" from both ends.

I used a CTMH paper pack called Stella which is retiring at the end of January 2013 (while supplies last).  I really like this paper and wish it wasn't going away but I understand that we need to get rid of the "old" to bring in the "new".  (Get the New Year's reference?  Hee, hee)

The inside and outside panels of the card were cut at 1 7/8" x 5 1/4".  I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to make the word bubble on the front of the card.  You can find it on page 65, D5, Shift, Accent 2, < b > cut at 3".  The sentiment "Happy New Year" was also cut using the Artiste -- the letters were cut at 3/4".

The arrow on the front of the card was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.   You can find the image on page 64, E4, Shift, < Arrow2 > cut at 1".  It actually works with the arrow in one of the stamp sets that comes with the Artiste cartridge!  I just cut off the end of the arrow.  How fun!

Finally, I used the December Stamp of the Month:  Year-Round Cheer to random stamp on the inside and outside panels of the card using coordinating ink.  I also edged the outside of many of the images to give a little extra dimension.  

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686) 
Stella paper pack (X71714B)
December Stamp of the Month:  Year-Round Cheer (S1212)
Tulip Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (retired)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

So there's my card for New Year's -- like I said earlier, don't know if it was worth all the trouble but there it is!

Are you making cards for the New Year?

Have a wonderfully crafty day!


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