Wednesday, December 29, 2021


 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is very fitting: Create a New Year's card.  It's a bittersweet challenge, actually, as it will be the last one from The House That Stamps Built for the foreseeable future.  Let's hope it won't be permanent.

Here is my card:

I decided to go with a LOT of sparkle and shine for this one as it seemed fitting for a New Year's celebration.  I started by stamping just the "Happy New Year" portion of the "Merry/Happy Frame" image, then die cut it with a circle die.  I stamped and heat embossed the "Celebration Burst" with a gold tinsel embossing powder.  I also stamped the image repeatedly on a black card stock panel and heat embossed the images with the same gold tinsel embossing powder.  I die cut "2022" once from gold glitter cardstock and twice more from scrap white card stock and adhered them together for dimension before adding them just above the sentiment on the circle panel.  I finished everything off with some large, gold sequins.  This is definitely a celebration in a card!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Merry/Happy Frame" and "Celebration Burst"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle (the black embossed panel); PaperTrey Ink "numbers border die"

Creative Fingers #221--anything goes
Creative Moments #229--anything goes
Cardz TV #156--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #591--all occasions
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #574--anything Christmas or New Year's
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Melanie Hungerford said...

Love all the sparkle and shine and of course the black and gold color combo! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks!

Donna said...

So festive and elegant, perfect for the occasion. Like your nail polish too!

Laurie Unger said...

Very festive and love all the bling on this! Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Loving alllll the sparkle and being! So elegant

Thanks for joining us at Gem of A Craft Challenge!

-Jill, Polkadoodles DT

Tiny Treasure Workshop

Marie Bingaman said...

This card is so perfect for the new year, Heather! There have been so many challenges that have closed up this past year, hasn't there? So sad! Anyway, thank you for sharing this awesome card with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and good luck! :)

~Marie B -DT

Jane Savage said...

What a glorious card! Love the gold embossing it really gives the wow factor!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! Happy New Year! xxx

Carol L said...

This is fun and festive and I love all the gold with the black. So sorry this is the last challenge, but hopefully things will change. Have a happy and healthy new year!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this - I forget about the little fill ins - but this worked out perfectly. Love the 2022 in the glitter paper. Happy New Year.

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Happy New and Congratulations Heather!
You won the #2 prize on my blog Delightful Details from the Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop. I emailed you using the email address listed on your blog but haven't heard from you yet. Please email me at nat95525 at
Congrats again!
Your New Year's card is so festive!! So pretty!

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