Jan 1, 2018

Hooray for 2018

Hi friends,

The new year is here - I would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year.  I hope 2018 is filled with love, and good health.

It's Sandy Diller here to share a New Year's card made with one of the fabulous dies from
Karen Burniston.  

I got my glitter on for this card - using lots of glitter paper.  It sparkles just like a
New Years Eve Party!

This fun card folds up flat for mailing.

The set I'm using today is the Charm Accordion.  I have photos to show you of how I made my card but you may want to take look at Karen's video on how to assemble this die set.  You can see the video by CLICKING HERE.

Using the Charm Accordion Card die set - cut
5 panels (shown in red).
6 decretive scroll pieces for the top.
4 connecting pieces.
4 squares.
Several stars, not shown.
I cut the numbers with my electronic cutter but you could use any numbers you may have in your stash like stickers or chipboard numbers.

Arrange the panels in a row, I used temporary tape on the back to hold them together until I added the stars.
Add decretive panels (shown in the harlequin pattern).
Add squares at an angle on each panel.
Add connecting panels between each red panel making sure to alternate on mountain and one valley.

Using the same die as the red panels, cut one panel for front of card.
Cut out interior panel leaving a window.   This panel will fit on the front of card and allow accordion panel to move.
Cut several stars, one of the charms included in the die set, from coordination paper and add to card.  Optional - add Wink of Stela to stars.
Using the Words Set 4, Just A Note die set, cut the word Hooray and add to front.
The die set comes with different charms that can be added to the inside of the connecting panels but I decided to leave mine empty but, of course, you could add them if you like.

Have a Happy New Year- see you soon,

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  1. What a fun card to ring in the new year Sandy! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. This is a spectacular and sparkly card. Happy New Year to you too.

  3. Hooray indeed! What A FUN card! Love that accordion die and your glittery papers! The colors are perfect to welcome in this New Year!

  4. What a fun card and Happy New Year

  5. WOW this is fabulous ... what a fun creation! Happy New Year to you & your family! Awesome inspiration ... thanks Sandy!

  6. Happy New Year! the perfect card and a great design! love all that glitter!


  7. Such a fun card fold and design ... perfect to start the year!


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