Happy New Year! 

Welcome to the first Paper Players Challenge for 2021!  LeAnne is our Hostess this week and she asked us to use something new in our design; something we’ve never used before.

My card is a mix of new and very new.  The Curvy Dies have been around for a short time and the Floral Gallery Dies and Many Messages Bundle are brand new.

I wanted to create something bright and “happy” for our first Paper Players Challenge in the new year.  I thought a colorful card with black and white neutrals and bold lettering would be fun.

The bold lettering is from the large die in the Floral Gallery Dies.  This Die is a first for me.  I didn’t realize each word was separated until I used it.  It was easy to create a “shadow” for the lettering since the font is so large and bold.  I cut two sets of letters, one in white and one in black and slightly offset them when I glued them together.  The Basic Black shadow gives the white lettering depth.  Although I didn’t use an embossing folder, this design has a lot of texture.  The Curvy Dies helped accomplish that.

The inside card sentiment reads,  “Wishing you a year of magical moments and wonderful memories.”

Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness and Just Jade are fun colors and work beautifully together.  I added a little more Bumblebee which helped the other colors pop.  I always say… when in doubt, go with yellow!  Yellow is a great neutral or accent for any project.

The inside sentiment is from the Many Messages Bundle.  This sentiment works perfectly with the Happy New Year message I want to send.

This card was a cinch to put together.  With one of the Curvy Dies, I cut a bunch of oversized cardstock layers and attached them to a Whisper White card layer.  Although I had to trim the sides of the first Whisper White layer before I added it to the second Whisper White layer,  it all sat nicely on a Basic Black card base.

So, pull out something you haven’t used – a bold sentiment die, colorful cardstock or a heartfelt sentiment and create something amazing to link up with the Paper Players!  We’re excited to see what your “New” is.

…the only limitation is your imagination!