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No More Christmas Card Guilt – Send A New Years Card

30 Dec

Have you ever been caught out at Christmas, receiving a card from someone you didn’t have on your Christmas card list?  It’s happened to me a few times over the years and boy does it give you a guilt trip (if you’re so inclined – unfortunately  I am!)  So you know the solution right?  Send a New Years card!  This is a fantastic little trick and the great part is you don’t have to make sure it’s going to arrive before New Years like you do with Christmas cards, as long as it get’s there in the first two weeks of the New Year then I think that’s perfectly acceptable.

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But hang on a second, don’t go rushing to the shops to spend money on New Years cards – make your own!  The recipient will totally forget that you didn’t send them a Christmas card once they have your gorgeous, handmade News Years card in their hot little hands.  The added bonus is it’s a great way to get your mojo going again after the frazzle and stress of Christmas.  If you have little ones be sure to get them in on the act…can’t you just hear your relatives ooohing and ahhhing over their cute hand drawn cards?

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Unfortunately I don’t have any little helpers so the creativity is all down to me.  I’ve made a variety of cards to show you that you don’t really even need any New Year specific stamps, just think of all the wonderful things you associate with it and raid your stamp folders.  Think fancy drinks, sparkly things, clocks, stars, balloons, party hats, flowers, just about anything will do.  If you’ve got a set of numerical stamps even better – you can use them every year.

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I think nice bright party colour card bases work well and don’t forget that special New Years sparkle, a bit of sticky bling or iridescent heat embossing will add some extra wow.

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And you don’t have to spend all day (or all week) making your cards.  I’ve kept mine pretty simple as you can see but they are still very effective and with a lovely message inside wishing your friends and family a wonderful 2015 these New Years cards are the perfect solution to a holiday guilt trip.  So spill the beans, who did you forget to send a Christmas card to this year?

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New Kaszazz Products} stamping and scrapping!

20 Jul

Yippee more stuff to play with!  Kaszazz have just released some brand new products including new SB Christmas papers with co-ordinated A5 card, 12×12 cardstock and stamps; recipe themed stamps; new inks, glitters and rollergraphs as well as an intriuging new product called Smooch!  It’s a pearlized accent paint that can be layered on your projects – stay tuned as I find out more info!  I can’t seem to get the link to work with the picture below so click here to go to the Kaszazz catalogue page then click on the products flier.

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I have already ordered myself quite a few items however if you’d like to place an order I’ll be putting another one in in about a week so send me an email.  Another great way to see some of the new products being used is at a FREE Make and Take demo, feel free to contact me for more info.



In all the excitement of the new release I forgot to photograph my Blog Wars project for today!  I have done it but you’ll have to wait til later tonight to see it hee hee.  This week the challenge is Teddy Bears Picnic, so basically anything with teddies.  I actually only have one teddy bear stamp but after using some that I borrowed from Sharynne I think they’ll now go on my wish list.  I had so much fun making cards with them.

So go make a cuppa and have a browse at the new flyer and see how many new ideas pop into your head – there’s a ton of inspiration in there.


Blog Wars – Acetate/Plastic {day 5}

10 Jul

The last project for this week.  I hope you enjoyed my creations and you got some ideas and inspiration to play with acrylic sheets.

acrylic card day 5

acrylic card day 5

It’s a bit hard to see the detail but I’ve used Pearl paint dabber on the base card and butterflies.  I love Pearl paint dabber, it is simply gorgeous.  This was a real quick card, I placed the organdy ribbon over the stamped message to soften it a bit, it actually looks more subtle in person.  Everything used is Kaszazz.

Wow what an exciting week it’s been.  Don’t forget to see what the others have been up to and come on back for next weeks challenge!


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