Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Friday edition of the Blog. And, not just any Friday but it's the first day of 2021. Hope you all had a nice Christmas celebration and are looking forward to a better New Year. 

We are having a big after Christmas sale over in the online store. You can pick up some great dies at some great prices. The savings range anywhere from 25% to 80% off the original die price. We also have a new release of Circus dies and they are being featured on a special bundle price. Check everything out here. The DT will begin showing samples with these new dies in the coming week. 

For the post today, I used the Woodland Birdhouse die from our Christmas Part 3 release and created a New Years card. It's currently on sale for 40% off. I usually make a couple of New Year's cards to send out to people. So this one goes to my nephew who always gets a New Years card from me. 

Design Steps:

I started this card with the colors. I used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #824. Our own Jeanne was the hostess and she chose blushing bride, pool party and smoky slate as her color trio. Optional was sparkle or shine. 
I thought the Woodland Birdhouse die would work for a New Year's card. And, with all the color options that are available in this challenge with neutral shades I knew I could make it work. 

I selected my background paper next.  I had this paper in the pool party shade that looked like a snowy background. 

Then I started cutting my images. The birdhouse and pinecones are cut from soft suede (medium brown) cardstock. For the fir branches and leaves I used mossy meadow (dark green) designer paper and the berries are cut from merry merlot cardstock. All of these colors are considered neutrals. 
I used white glitter paper for the snow on the birdhouse roof and the tree branches. For the Happy New Year sentiment, I used the Ring in the New Year die and cut it in a black foil paper for emphasis. It's a  die from 2018 and is currently on a 50% off sale. 

To finish off this card, I added a little bird cut in smoky slate from the Fox & Bird die. It's another older die and also on sale at 60% off.  I also scattered a few pink enamel dots. 

Well, that's it for me for this post. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

So cute love the soft colors!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card! Happy New Year!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! Happy New Year!