Happy New Year (just a little early)!

(This is a second post for today, so if you are looking for this week’s CASology post, please scroll down to the next post!)

Before DD was born, Monday’s were typically designated as my “Creative Day,” so when she fell asleep mid-morning, I found myself creating a card for the first Monday in a while.   I realized, however, that the challenge I meant to create my card for ends in less than twenty-four hours, so here I am posting a second card today!

The challenge?!  The Sweet Stamp Shop’s Use What You Have Challenge #14!  Don’t you just love the sound of that?

I opted to use inspiration from the sketch provided this week (seen on the left below) even though that is optional:

I chose to use circle punches from my stash this week since I have quite a collection of punches from over the years, but don’t really find myself using them as much as I could!

I didn’t use nearly as many circles as the sketch, but given the fact that I’m just a simple kinda gal, would you expect anything different from me?!

Stamps:  Sweet Stamp Shop (Cityscape, sentiment)
Paper:  SU cardstock (Basic Black), misc. glitter cardstock
Ink:  Encore (Gold)
Accessories:  SU Circle punches, foam dots

I punched a trio of circles in a piece of black cardstock, stamped the sentiment and then adhered the cardstock panel to a piece of gold glitter cardstock.  I then mounted the glued pair with foam dots for dimension.  Then, DD woke up.  I have to say I’m getting better at this speed card making thing…

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!



  • Deepti Posted Tuesday, 09/03/2013 8:56 pm

    I like the combination of silver and blue 🙂

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Wednesday, 09/04/2013 1:11 am

    So so cute!!! 🙂

  • Judy1223 Posted Wednesday, 09/04/2013 5:11 am

    Oh, Melissa, this is a gorgeous, sparkly New Years card! Perfect! I agree, it is fun to use your stash of stuff, isn't it?

  • Jen W. Posted Thursday, 09/05/2013 5:15 pm

    Whoop whoop for another Use What You Have win!! This is such an awesome New Year's card – I love all the glitter!

  • Katie Posted Saturday, 09/07/2013 12:46 am

    Thanks for the sweet comment, and the follow, you just made my day! Also so excited to have found your blog, you lead to me the Use What You Have Challenge and I was just sitting here trying to figure out how to use all the goodies I have that get neglected! Following you back 🙂

  • Judy1223 Posted Sunday, 09/08/2013 8:06 pm

    Woot woot on your second win!

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