Becky and Melanie thought it would be great fun to team up for a little Holiday Hop today. We are showcasing Becky’s new set, “Warm Woolen Mittens” along with Becky’s new cut file “Grand Banners” and “Grand Banners – Winter Sentiments” and Melanie’s newest set, “Lots of Letters” as well as some of her other recent favorites.

For my card I stamped one  of the patterns from Pretty Patterns in VersaMark ink on a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar cardstock. It was embossed with clear embossing powder and stars were cut and embossed out of the lower half with the two smallest dies from the Star Nestabilities set. I had seen Jennifer McGuire create a card with this technique and had wanted to try that out ever since.

The bottom left corner was rounded before the background was sponged first with Teal Zeal, then with Nautical Blue Memento Ink. The stars were sponged with London Fog Memento Ink while the dies were still on the cardstock.

The card base is a piece of 3 3/4″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock folded in half. Again the bottom left corner was rounded. The background and the stars were adhered to the card base with adhesive foam squares.  A 1/4″ x 5″  silver glimmer paper (Stampin’ Up!) strip  was adhered to the right hand side of the background. A small star was cut out the same paper.

The word happy is from the stamp set Inspiration Mosaic. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a strip of white cardstock. 2013 was stamped behind it with numbers from the new Lots of Letters set. The sentiment was cut out with a Pennant die. The glitter star was adhered to the left of the sentiment and both were adhered to the upper half of the card. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl finish off the card.

Make sure you visit everyone’s blog to leave a comment and be entered to win a clear “I do!” and “Beyond Baskets” stamp set! A winner will be announced Thursday.

Becky Oehlers (Illustrator of Warm Woolen Mittens)

JJ Bolton

Laurie Schmidlin

Latisha Yoast

Michelle Woerner

Richard Breaks

Vera Yates

Tosh Leyendekker


Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

101 Responses to “Happy Holiday Hop”

  1. Love it! I have never made a New Years card but this one sure makes me want to!

  2. I love this!!! The resist and vertical stamping of this pattern makes me think of streamers, the big ball in Times Square dropping, and lots of confetti and funnnn! I love the stars placed over it in a contrasting color, I must CASE that idea! and the glitter!! love!!

  3. Beate this is stunning!!! I love it. I will giving this a try, thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Beate, this is such a gorgeous card. I love the color combination of the blues and the grey/silver.

  5. Hi Beate! What a great Happy New Year card! So fun and festive. Love the touch of glitter and the cool colors.

  6. love your card

  7. Just gorgeous! The blue/white/silver combo is striking!

  8. Beate, you amaze me everytime I open your e-mails. This is beautiful.

  9. LOVE love love this! Super fun layout and colors. Hey, we both used the same stamp from Pretty Patterns! Hugs!

  10. This is WONDERFUL, Beate! What a great use of this set, and such a terrific color choice. Hugs!

  11. Great card, Beate. I love the technique you used, and the color combo is fantastic!

  12. love the new year card! I never would of thought of this, casing your idea.Leaving under the star blank is so clever. love it!

  13. Shazam—that is one awesome glitterflied card. ADORE it!

  14. Love the silver glitter border on this card!

  15. Wow! That’s a party on a card!

  16. I love this card and may try to CASE it!

  17. Beate, I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with your card… absolutely beautiful!!

  18. Great idea with your card. I look forward to trying some of the techniques.

  19. Wonderful creation! How did you make different colors in the stars?

    • I cut the stars, took them out of the background and sponged them gray, with the die still on the star. Then I sponged the background in blue and pieced the background back together.

  20. What a fun sparkly card!

  21. This is such a fun card! I have wanted to try Jennifer’s technique too, but haven’t gotten around to it. I love your take and I love the glitter…so fun and festive!

  22. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will be having our Christmas in January and I was going to send Happy New Year cards instead this year; you have just given me a much needed inspiration!

  23. Beautiful New Years card! Love how you used the pretty pattern stamp and the added stars!

  24. Fabulous idea for a New Years card. My Christmas cards just went out this week, so I was looking for some new ideas!

  25. Beautiful card for New Years or any celebration.

  26. Gorgeous card….love the inspiration as I don’t think I ever have made a New Years card…now “need”, to…… love it!

  27. love what you did with this.,

  28. This card is gorgeous! I love the colors and there are so many different things going on that look great together!

  29. What a wonderful card for a New Years greeting. I can’t wait to play.

  30. Sparkly and fun! Love it.

  31. Beate – I am lurking no more – am a new subscriber, but have watched you on SCS for years! Thanks so much for all the inspiration. P.S. I just made a New Year’s card too.

  32. Love the glitz.

  33. Oh wow, this is stunning, Beate!! I absolutely love the effect of the background stamp and stars!! And the colors are gorgeous!! It is so festive and fun…perfect for a New Year’s celebration!! Have a great day 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  34. Very pretty. Love those colors.

  35. beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration great sketch!

  36. What a truly elegant card. Beautiful colors.

  37. I love the Glitz and Glam! Beautiful!

  38. This is beautiful! You are so gifted!!!!

  39. Love the frosty colours of this card,so winter like…
    hugz Kath…xx…

  40. Hi, Beate! Such a pretty card – love that shimmer paper and what you did with it!!!

  41. Loving the glitter!!

  42. I Love the 2013 card with the pattern stamp used as a background. Think I’m gonna try something like that too. thanks for the idea

  43. Super cool and fun card Beate!! LOVE the resist with that bold pattern and sparkly star and trim!! Beautiful!!

  44. Love this card it is beautiful love the background and the popped stars

  45. Beautiful card!

  46. What a cool New Years card! I love the personalization factor with the 2013!

  47. What a unique design – love this card!

  48. Absolutely beautiful Beate!!

  49. Love this! So festive!!

  50. Love your work, Beate and this card has lots of interest, well done.

  51. I am a glam and glitz girl and this card delivers! Gorgeous

  52. Great Happy New Years card without saying the usual Happy New Year. Love the bling!

  53. Great New Year’s card, loving that glitz!

  54. I love the look of this card. Great New Years card, and I would consider making one as I haven’t done one before.. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  55. This is such a fun and festive card!

  56. My goodness … how stunning.

  57. This card is just gorgeous! I wish I had time to check them all out, but just too much to do with Christmas cards and gifts. But yours is just stunning!

  58. Such a beautiful card and 2013 is just a hop skip jump away..Thanks for sharing and reminding me I better hurry with my gifts and christmas cards…Cheers:)))))

  59. Very cool card!!

  60. Such a dazzling card! I love how you used the glitter on it.

  61. What a beautiful card….so elegant with the silver too.

  62. Hi Beate, This is my first visit to your blog but have enjoyed your work on Splitcoaststampers. Your card is really fantastic so very elegant and a wonderful beginning for the new year.

  63. Beautiful New Year’s card – very impressive.

  64. Love your blue & silver new years card!

  65. Super New Year Card. Love the colors

  66. Awesome…love the sparkle!


  67. I usually don’t do New Years cards. But, this one is lovely. Yes, it does remind one of streamers and confetti. Really puts you in the mood. Thanks

  68. This card is perfection!! You have me sold on this stamp set…I need it now lol

  69. Awesome card, love the colors, perfection as usual Beate.

  70. I love the mittens set. I think it’s under the tree for me! LOL

  71. I have to have this stamp set now! This is just so cute! My daughter would love this card as do I. The geometrics are so cool and what an inspiring design!

  72. Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us.


  73. Awesome new years the touch of silver and the banner sentiment.

  74. Holy cow girl, this is freakin’ gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

  75. Beate, you never disappoint….great card, as always.

  76. This is so festive! I love the bling and sparkle!

  77. Terrific New year card, love that blue with the silver, such a great combo!!

  78. This is such a fun and happy-feeling card. Love the star with bling.

  79. What a cool New Years card! I love it!

  80. Thanks for sharing love the blue of your card such a nice design.

  81. This is gorgeous, Beate! Cool technique – will have to check it out!

  82. Beautifull!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  83. That is beautiful. I’ve never thought of NY cards either. Inspiring!

  84. Beautiful, Beate! Can’t quite figure how you got the pattern inside the cut-out stars, but everything about this creation is wonderful.

  85. so cool and chic! love the glittery border and fab design. gorgeous card, Beate!

  86. fun technique! what a great happy new year card.
    stamping sue

  87. Beautiful!
    God Bless 🙂

  88. I really like the way the sponged stars are exactly lined up with the blue background. Neat.

  89. Great technique, fab colours and amazing inking! Score!

  90. Talk about gorgeous! Definitely am going to case this fabulous design!

  91. This card is just adorable! love the colors and stars.

  92. Thanks for sharing this card. Love the colors and of course you creative genuis.

  93. Amazing, Beate – love the dash of silver!

  94. I just LOVE the look of this, Beate! So fun and modern! LOVE!!

  95. Love your card Beate! I don’t usually do well with New Years cards, so really need the inspiration. Thank you! Hugs Lori R.

  96. wow! gorgeous card! love all the sparkles and the stars are fantastic! ;D

  97. The perfect card to celebrate the New Year! I like the color scheme and the sparkle!

  98. This is absolutely gorgeous Beate!!! I am always mesmerized by your talent, Thank you for all yo do and share with us!
    Have a lovely day!

  99. I think this is nicest card I have seen in a long time. I love New Year’s cards. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Happy New Year!

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