HAPPY new year for Paper Wings Productions December Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please click HERE to start from the beginning.

Are you ready for our last blog hop of the year? The theme for this month is “Celebrations”. We will look at how each of our designers uses celebrations in their creations. How does your family celebrate holidays? Do you hand make cards, presents, or even wrapping paper? We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!


The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, December 5th!


Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my project! I created a sparkly New Year’s card with a vintage feel using a sentiment from the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and an adorable image from the Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet. It felt good to create a New Year’s card after all the Christmas cards I made, lol!


I created the background by repetitively stamping “HAPPY new year” on a piece of ivory cardstock in Ground Espresso distress ink, and adhered this to a brown card base. I layered the vintage image on red cardstock, popped it up on foam tape and then layered it on another piece of slightly larger red cardstock, and centered this on the stamped background. I cut several strips of red glitter paper and outlined the stamped background, overlapping the corners.


I added a tiny red Dot Sparkler to each of the four corners of the image, and affixed a simple brown jute cord bow to the bottom center of the image.


I stamped a sentiment on the inside panel layered on red cardstock and embellished it with a strip of red glitter paper.


Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Leslie (you’re here!)
Paper Wings Productions

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!


I’d love to enter this vintage New Year’s card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Cherry Red and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Range Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Positioner, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, 3 Girl JAM Brown Jute Cord, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

17 thoughts on “HAPPY new year for Paper Wings Productions December Blog Hop”

  1. Beautiful vintage card Leslie! A fabulous stamped background for this adorable girl and her kitty! Thanks for joining our challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT


  2. Great card design Leslie! I love how you frame the cute image. Also great to see you joining our challenges again. Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick DT


  3. The image is so cute, and the glittery paper is just right for New Years’. Thank you for entering the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week.
    Dorothy S, DT member


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