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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday bundle with Party Hat Builder framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Ruffled embossing folder - handmade card - Happy New Year card - heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! Happy New Year’s Eve! I thought I’d make a festive card to help usher in the new year. 2017 was not my favorite, and I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2018, even though it’s pretty much an arbitrary date that we say means things will be better. Haha. My card uses the multi-step stamp set, Party Hat Birthday, from the new Occasions catalog (available Wednesday!). I embossed in gold, silver, and copper. But I think if I were to duplicate this card, I’d try the third stamp (the one with all the tiny dots and confetti) in Archival Basic Black ink and not emboss that step.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday bundle with Party Hat Builder framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Ruffled embossing folder - handmade card - Happy New Year card - heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

With this set, I find it easiest to start with the stamp that has the candle on top (the candle is hidden here, but it’s the one I embossed in gold). Next I emboss the one with the largest images, which is the one done in silver. Finally I fill in the teeny blank spaces with the third stamp (copper). I embossed the card base with the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder. I stamped, heat embossed, and die cut my party hat, then cut the puffy edge out of Silver Foil and embossed that with the Softly Falling folder. The Gold Foil puff ball is another die in this bundle. It makes a great asterisk, too.

For the sentiment, I straightened out the “and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!” stamp (you can bend photopolymer stamps when you attach them to blocks, and you can also straighten them) from Merry Cafe and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black, then punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch. I also punched a banner (the other in the punch) out of Basic Black cardstock, glued the white banner to the black banner, and popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals. Everything else is on Dimensionals, too. You’re not surprised.

Some of the things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get the new products in your Starter Kit! If you order from my store, make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

December Host Code: ADE7REWB


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