Friday, December 30, 2022

A New Year

  Happy Friday!!!  It's time for a new challenge from the Cut It Up Challenge Blog and it is the final one of the year.  This week, the challenge is: Happy New Year

And our fabulous sponsor is:
The Cutting Cafe

Here is my card for your inspiration:

I was given this fun cutting template to use.  I don't have an electronic cutter, so I had to cut it out with scissors and a kraft knife.  My card is not a traditional New Year's card, but it is a card celebrating a new year (a birthday card) at the beginning of the new year (January).  It is for a friend of mine who's birthday is near the beginning of January.  The beautiful flower was in my bits and pieces stash as were the two green leaves.  I die cut the banner die and stamped the birthday sentiment onto it before adding it behind the flower.  I finished it off with some punched butterflies and pearls.  It would have been quite quick and easy if I didn't have to cut the template out by hand, so if you have a cutter, go ahead and give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the Cut It Up blog for the full details of the challenge and to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. 

Stamps: Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched banner
The Cutting Cafe "January Word Shaped Card" template
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Paper Funday #48--anything goes with the optional twist: holiday time
613 Avenue Create--anything goes with the optional twist: up in the sky (butterflies)
Penny's Challenge #536--anything goes
Creative Fingers #245--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #75--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--anything goes
CRAFT #662--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #644--anything goes


Sheryl said...

Wow! This is not easy to do without a cutting machine.
It is fabulous.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Patti said...

This is so pretty, I am amazed at your perfect hand cutting!! Your friend will love it so much! Glad to have. you join us for our Tuesday Morning Sketches Anything Goes last sketch of the year!!

Debbie said...

Wow! This is wonderful!! So pretty! And kudos to you for hand cutting it!
Thanks for playing along in our Annual Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie - TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the pretty paper you used and the gorgeous flower!!
Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year.

Renske Wishes You said...

Wow, great work without a cutting machine. Love it. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge blog.
Good luck with your entry.

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe's Anything Goes challenge.