Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bright and Happy New Year at OCC

Hi there and Happy New Year's Eve to you! (albeit a little late in the day...guess who forgot to schedule her blog post to go live this morning?) Well, another week has passed during this busy holiday season and it's time for a new challenge at Our Creative Corner. I am the hostess this week with a "Color and Theme challenge":
"Bright and Happy New Year" - 
It's time to ring in 2012! Create a card for a CELEBRATION using this color combo. There are so many occasions that call for a celebration ...New Year's, birthday cards, congratulations...just to name a few. Have some fun with these bright and happy colors!

I decided to create a birthday card with some new SU! goodies that are coming out in the Occasions Mini Catty starting January 4th. This post is a little "sneaky-peeky". The flower is stamped from the new Mixed Bunch stamp set, which has a coordinating punch. (Hooray!) The striped DSP is from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit. My favorite product in the new Mini HAS to be the Pleated Satin Ribbon. It comes in 4 colors and is sooo pretty! I have a feeling I will be using a LOT of it! 

I embossed the stamped flower in Clear Embossing Powder on Melon Mambo card stock. The center of the flower is a punched 3/4" circle dressed up with a bunch of Basic Rhinestones that I colored with markers. I popped up all of the layers of the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Finally, here is the inside of the card: 
Thanks for stopping by today! If you have a chance this week, we hope you can play along over at Our Creative Corner. The lovely ladies on the Design Team have created some beautiful projects for inspiration, too. Be sure to check them out. Have fun ringing in the New Year tonight! 

Happy 2012! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Mixed Bunch (new!), Short & Sweet (front sentiment) and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess, inside sentiment)
Paper: Spring Fever Simply Scrappin' Kit (new), Pear Pizzazz, Melon mambo, Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz (for sponging around flower center) and Melon Mambo Classic ink
Accessories: Blossom punch (new), 3/4" Circle punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (new), Perfect Polka dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones and markers to color them! 


  1. Love this card! The colors really pop. Love that ribbon. I am going to need to order some of that!

  2. Love that bedazzled flower center, AM!! The colors work together just fabulously - I will have to try to play along this week, if I can. My craft room is in a bit of shambles right now as my wonderful husband is redoing it for me. Yippee! We have a trip to IKEA on Monday so I can get my new work surface and then I hope to be creating away in my new space. Happy New Year, my friend! And Lexi says Happy Roo Year to Emmitt!

  3. Fab-o colors, Anne Marie! I just love the center of your flower ... awesome look!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Gorgeous card and such wonderful bright colors! Love all of the sneak peek goodies on this too! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  5. Love the big beautiful flower with gems, so pretty! A gorgeous card...Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful card and i like how you added the ribbon.

  7. Stunning card Anne Marie, love that pleated ribbon and your big bold gorgeous flower is stunning!
    Wishing you all the best for a happy and creative 2012!!!
    Thanks for the great challenge!

  8. I love your sneaky-peaky! And yes hooray on the coordinating punch! And I am in love with the new pleated ribbon. but I have to tell you that your card is simply stunning! I love that you colored the rhinestones and added some foam tape to give the center a little pop!
    I want to wish you and your family a new year filled with love and happiness! hugs, sharon

  9. Ann Marie........ WOW! Love this card and those colors are popping right off that card! Love it. As much as I love Christmas, I'm looking forward to getting back to non-holiday cards now. (probably because I've making them for four months!).
    That set is next on the list, along with the punch. Hugs

  10. What a terrific color combo! So cheerful and bright. Love the embossed flower with the bling! Happy New Year!

  11. Bright and beautiful, Anne Marie! I am loving the colored bling!

  12. What a great challenge Anne, I was terrified at first but worked it out in the end! Love that gorgeous flower and pleated ribbon!!


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Anne Marie