Monday 30 December 2013

Happy 2014 - wishing you a happy Stampin' Up new year!

In all the excitement of preparing for Christmas you may easily have missed the gorgeous new releases Stampin' Up brought out in December! I've been using some of them today - come and see:

You might be wondering why I've been making all these New Year cards... well, it occurred to me that while I was writing Christmas thank you notes I could be sending happy wishes for 2014 too!

I used the Sweet Sayings card bases and the globe from the fabulous new Love You More set, proving that there's much more to Valentines stash than romance. The numbers from Memorable Moments team beautifully with the pre-printed card bases and it's easy to stamp the year 2014 neatly using a stamp-a-majig.

I'm loving the card bases. They are the perfect start to any kind of card and conveniently come with envelopes in coordinating colours - you get four each of Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana in this pack for example. In the photo, I teamed my card with the lush Coastal Cabana envelope but they're all as fab as each other!

If you'd like to send out some special thank yous, what could be more perfect than Stampin' Up's little Monster Hugs? How cute are these?!

The new Stampin' Up releases are available only until 27th January 2014 or until stocks last so don't miss out! See all the new stash here.

There's a New Year card theme at CAS on Sunday and  CASual Fridays at the moment so I'll link this card up with them.
Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Love You More, Memorable Moments
Ink: Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Card stock: Sweet Sayings card bases/envelopes,
Other: Basic rhinestones, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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It's definitely time to take down the Christmas decorations now and clear the decks for a nice uncluttered new year celebration. Last year's delicious meal, prepared for the family by my three children, was such a success that they've offered to do it again - yay! My husband and I will have nothing to do but arrange ourselves on the sofas and talk about home improvements (which we'll probably never get round to doing!)

Wishing all my customers and readers a very happy new year,


  1. A beautiful card Vicky, so soft and gentle.

  2. Wishing you and your Family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year


  3. What a super New Year's card. Vicky - I'd like to wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Hugs, Deborah x

  4. Great idea for a combined Thank You/Happy New Year cards Vicky.

    Happy New Year,

    Kat xx

  5. Lovely card! I love the color selection. Happy New Year and thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Beautiful! Perfect stamping and layout! I love the little monsters too ;)

    Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  7. A lovely card, as always, Vicky. I am very much looking forward to the day when my kids makes me a meal, sounds fabulous! Happy new year to you and your family. xxxx

  8. Gorgoeus card...I am so impressed with this Vickly! Great choice of design! Thanks for joining us over at CAS on Sunday!


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