Goodbye to 2020
Welcome to Stamp It Group New Years Theme Blog Hop. We are all using current Stampin’ Up! Products. I’m Linda Cullen from Massachusetts, USA and you are visiting my blog Crafty Stampin’. At the bottom of the blog post, you will find a list of all the participating blog hoppers so you can move along from blog to blog and see all the fantastic projects. Leave a comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest to be entered to win the Simply Citrus Card Kit!
So this is my artistic statement to 2020!! New Years Themed cards are not my favorite theme as it can be a bit limiting. While I was trying to come up with a good idea for this theme, I kept coming back to the fact that the best thing about ringing in 2021, is leaving 2020.
So I started with wanting to say “goodbye” to 2020. I pulled out the Well Written Dies and tried to see if I had the correct letters to create the new word. I pulled out the above words and started doing a little surgery. I cut out enough to also make a “hello” to match, but decided against it.
The “2020” uses the Playful Alphabet Dies and Poppy Moments Dies. The flower centers look like the CORONA virus and make good “0’s”. The background is a set of “disINKtive” style lips from the upcoming Hearts & Kisses Stamp Set found in the new Jan – Jun Mini Catalog available January 5th.
I stamped the lips repeatedly all over a Whisper White Cardstock panel in Real Red Ink and then covered it with a Vellum Cardstock panel to soften it. I created the statement “you can kiss it” from a greeting in the Hearts & Kiss set that says “sealed with a kiss”, but only inking the word “kiss”. Then I used the Make A Difference Stamp Set to spell out “you can..it!” I finished it off with the lips again, but this time stamping off 3 times before stamping it over the greeting. I die cut it out with a die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.
As I was looking for ideas for my “goodbye to 2020” card, I kept coming back to this image from the Back on Your Feet Stamp Set of the tortoise on his back. He seems to really exemplify the struggle of 2020. He’s colored with Stampin’ Blends: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Soft Sea Foam. I cut him out with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies and the banners behind him are notched with the Triple Banner and Banners Pick a Punch Punches.
Not my prettiest card, but like I said, it’s a statement. I hope we all have a great 2021, but if we compare it to 2020, it will be AMAZING!!!!!
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JaNette Howard says
OMG I Love it. #stampitcontest
Beth Brach says
Agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment!! #stampitcontest
Karen A Bongartz says
What a great card. Thank you
Beth Smith says
Agree! Praying for a much better New Year! There have been some good things though. I’m going to be a Gammy again in June, our second grandchild!
Sandra Kowalski says
I think you hit the nail on the head with this card! Love It! #stampitcontest
Diana Durst says
I think it’s a very cute card. Sentiment so true!!
Mary Beth says
Great card! It made me laugh right out loud. I’ve never thought to use my well said dies to make different words! Great tip!
Pat Smith says
Thanks Linda for sharing. #stampitcontest
Barb Beausoleil says
I think its the greatest since sliced bread. Don’t sell yourself short. Your imagination is amazing!!!
Lin Hense says
This is amazing! Fantastic use of this stamp set plus your great combination of the letters.
Denise Kitts-Wadlow says
Very cute card Linda!!! 😀 #stampitcontest
Cute card, Linda. Love your creative use of the word dies.
Theresa cooper says
Andrea Schultz says
Such a cute idea with the turtle! Thanks for showing how to use those letters – I overlook them most of the time. But this has been a wake up! Thanks, Linda.
Andrea Schultz says
SO CRAFTY!!! Love it, Linda!
Lizzy Gabiou says
I love the new year card ideas & colors used!! #stampitcontest!
Rose Thygesen says
Geann K says
#stampitcontest I like the way you spelled the “goodbye”, very clever
Avanell Randall says
RITA TURKOWSKI says
I love this!! #stampitcontest
Alyse D says
thanks for the card idea Linda reminding us to create by surgery! LOL
C Sterling says
Very clever with combining portions of different words! Great card! #stampitcontest
Kathleen S says
Love it! It is a great card, Linda!!
Sandy Berghuis says
Happy New Year!