Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seasons Givings Holiday Blog Hop 2014: Year 3!

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING!!
~BLOG HOP IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES~

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!
明けましておめでとうございます~!

I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of this blog hop to THANK YOU for following me through my blog on my creative journey!


Today I'd like to share a layered and textured Happy New Year card. I was inspired by a card that Designer Christina Griffiths shared on Spellbinders® Blog recently. By adding gold mirror and white cardstock, it creates a festive new year celebration - don't you think?


I cut/embossed Spellbinders Card Card Creator series as the foundation for my card panel: 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die #7 (the smallest size die is #1) with gold mirror cardstock and 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Die #6 with white cardstock. With the latter die cut, I embossed Venetian M-Bossabilities™ Folder through the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.


Labels Forty Dies #6 and #7 were cut/embossed with the gold mirror cardstock and Labels Forty Decorative Elements Dies #3 and #4 were cut/embossed with white cardstock. Nest the die cuts together to their corresponding sizes and they fit perfectly! I adhere them together with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips.


To give the smaller Labels Forty/Forty Decorative Elements die cut dimension, I placed 3D Foam Squares - Regular to the back and adhered.


For more sparkle, I heat embossed gold embossing powder to the sentiment on white cardstock and hand cut a ribbon tail on both side.


I wanted to layer a little more gold behind the sentiment so I cut/embossed JustRite Papercraft's exclusive Vintage Filigree Layer die with gold mirror cardstock. So beautiful! To adhere this intricate design, I used 4 x 6" Adhesive Sheet (just the center part).


Just add pearls and place on a 5 x 7" white card base and it's ready to send out!


Project Supplies:
Cardstock and Card Base: WorldWin Papers (Gold Mirror Cardstock) and Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ Celebrate Cardmaking System (110 lb.White Cardstock Pack and 5 x 7" card base)
Die Templates, Embossing Folder and Tool: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (5 x 7 Matting Basics A & B, Labels Forty, Labels Forty Decorative Elements, Venetian M-Bossabilities Folder, Tool 'N One™, Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine) and JustRite® Papercraft (Vintage Filigree Layer Die)
Stamp: JustRite® Papercraft (Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamps Set)
Ink: IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (VersaMark Watermark Ink)
Embossing Powder: Reflections (Gold)
Pearls: Want2Scrap©
Adhesives: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular and 4 x 6" Adhesive Sheet)
Other: Heating Tool

Last year's winner, Nance Carroll, was kind enough of share her birthday card that she made using the prize package I sent:


Now to the goodies! As a way to thank you all for always visiting my blog (if you're new, please become a follower on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram), I have a fun assortment to give away (some you can't see but let's just say you won't be disappointed! LOL!). Simply leave me a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, January 6th. International entries are welcome!



Here is the list of my fellow hoppers - ENJOY THE INSPIRATION!! Your next stop is Lee Ann Barrett!

Margie Higuchi = YOU ARE HERE!!

173 comments:

Larisa said...

Very beautiful cards you made! I love the died elements you added into.

Nikki C said...

Beautiful cards thanks for the chance and Happy New Year

Karrah Stark said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year.

nattyboots said...

Beautiful , thanks for the chance to win.
Happy 2015

Paula said...

I love your elegant card. happy 2015.

Irene said...

Gorgeous card!!! Happy New Year and thanks for participating with your generous gift!

JennyH said...

Love your card Margie, the gold and white is so stunning. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle of goodies : )

JennyH said...

oops forgot to say I am following you via email : )

Irit Shalom said...

Love your work and your blog! Happy New Year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you have a happy and blessed new year! :D

Ruby N said...

great cards! happy new year <3

Devy Collins said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the gold!

13640NY said...

Yours cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration and the generous freebies you are offering.
Happy New Year.

Christine Traversa said...

Really pretty!

Barbra said...

Enjoying the hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

Your card is stunning..Happy New Year.

Melissa said...

Beautiful work!

paperpapier said...

that's a great and inspiring tutorial using Spellbinder dies. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful card!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Margie! Love the beautiful die cuts! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Lucinde said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for sharing.
And what a fun assortment of goodies!

Jess said...

Happy New Year! Fabulous card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bunny said...

Happy New Year and thank you for the hop.Beautiful card.

Maria Alder said...

Happy new year!, stunning prize
You are a beautiful family
Happy crafting 2015!

theCook said...

Love your elegant white and gold card!

Megan Laliberte said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thank you.

Shelly said...

Such a beautiful card! Happy 2015!

Robin Grossbier said...

Happy New Year! Love what you do...such an inspiration!

Jeff S said...

Beautiful card

TheWinstonFamily said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win!

JPScraps said...

The cards are fantastic! Happy New Year!

Super Jen said...

What a fun idea. Happy New Year!

Irene Grau said...

Happy new year! Stunning card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda Lee said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!! The gold really stands out. How sweet of Nance to send a card. The intricate details of the die is amazing.

Barb said...

great giveaways and card

Cathy Homan said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for the tutorial on the creation of this card. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful products.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Debbie Fortin said...

Inspirational thank you!. Thanks for your generosity and a chance to win!

Mary Holshouser said...

your card is beautiful. Spellbinder dies make our cards so nice with a lot less effort than if we had to fussy cut.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card
happy new year
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

thank you so much for the inspiration!! Wishing you a wonderful 2015!

Jodie Stoddard said...

Beautiful cards. Stunning. Happy new year.

terrie said...

Happy New Year
I really like you New Year card..it turned out really nice
Thanks for a great give away

Lisa said...

What an elegant, gorgeous card!! I love the design!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

Thanks for a great blog hop and some fun inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty said...

Beautiful New Years card!! I too watch all of Christina's wonderful cardmaking videos..she is truly amazing!! You make some pretty amazing projects yourself!!

Kris B said...

Stunning New Year's card! Lovely layers! Thanks so much for sharing with us all year!

zehra said...

beautiful card, lovely work, Happy New Year!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. TFS

Happy New Year!

resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

Pammejo said...

Cute cards!!! Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!!! TFS and being apart of a fabulous hop.

joybear said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize package!

Ying said...

Beautiful card! Love the die cut elements!
yingx77(at)hotmail(dot)com

SoKat said...

That card is so elegant. I love the way that you mounted the flourish.southernbubbles@gmail.com

D.Ann said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Dahlene Henrie Spencer said...

Beautiful card and great giveaway!

Karen Schroeder said...

Yours and Nance's cards are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! fossilsrock at hotmail dot com

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the giveaway and accepting internationals :)
Email: memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Gailanne said...

That's an exquisite New Year's card...well done. Thanks for participating in the blog and giving away a great prize.

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Margie - LOVE the texture and all the ELEGANT layers!!! I have to confess that Labels Forty is on the top of my Spellbinders wishlist, so I will be Pinning your card for inspiration!!!

THANK YOU for being part of this Blog Hop and for giving us the chance to win!!!

Wishing you a HAPPY & CREATIVE New Year :)
PS - I'm a follower of your blog.

TracyM #6773 said...

OOPS - I forgot to say that I follow you on Pinterest too - my name there is Tracy Moloney :)

Celeste Goff said...

Happy New Year! I love this intricate card!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Heather Maria said...

This is such a gorgeous, elegant card! Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win these fab goodies:) Happy New Year!

Nathalie Paquette said...

What an elegant card!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the die cuts.
isoscia@aol.com

Nancy Carroll said...

Happy New Year, thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize and thanks for sharing my card! I look forward to this year and seeing more of your work. Hopefully it's less hectic for you than last.
nance459 at yahoo dot com

Kari V. said...

Your New Years card is amazing!! And your giveaway looks awesome. :)

pocketofsun said...

Happy New Year

Tracie said...

Such a beautiful elegant card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel said...

beautiful card! i love that gold! Happy New year!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Heather said...

What a gorgeous card!! The spellbinders dies are so elegant and the gold cardstock makes it so regal looking.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very beautiful creations you make.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.ro/

Olga Direktorenko said...

White and gold looks so elegant! Have a very Happy New Year!

Fairy Lora said...

Margie beautiful cards and great colours! Happy New Year!!! x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Margie. Love the elegant card. The die-cut layers are so pretty.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Happy New Year! Just LOVE your work!! Thanks so much for being part of this wonderful blog hop!!

StampinLouie said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

BirdieGenny said...

A lot of nice work! Thanks for the hop

mrlcidra54 said...

I love your card! I love the use of the gold filigree die cuts, very inspiring. I also love these hops. They are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year!

very_inky_fingers said...

What a beautiful card! Those filigree die cuts are gorgeous!

Beverly Perdue said...

Hi Margie! Your card is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing and for the detailed tutorial. Thanks also for a chance to win a nice prize. Hope you and your family have a blessed new year!

pattyk said...

Beautiful card love the gold!

lindaplus3 said...

Totally beautiful and an awesome prize pack..I am keeping my fingers crossed... :) ...tyvm !!!

Heather Thompson said...

Happy New year, This is a beautiful card. Great creation. to the Year to come!

Rox-Ann said...

Happy New Year! Love the hop and such generous gifts!Beautiful card! roxcrawf@gmail.com

Jingle said...

Margie, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you a very happy new year!

Dave and Pam said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for your generosity! Happy New Year!

Pamela Burke
nc2004@hotmail.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the gold and how it sparkles.
Thanks for sharing.

Lisaerica said...

What an awesome idea sharing what she made, I really like that idea. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Thank you! Such "lovelies" on this Blog Hop! God bless you and yours in 2015 and always! {{HUGS}} ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Karen H said...

Wow! That is amazing assortment of goodies you have put together for this giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win, I would be super mega thrilled to get this in the mail! janesfilms@yahoo.ca

Georgiana said...

Fabulous pictorial. I am a new follower because of your directions...easy to create. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy New Year!

Angela said...

I love the white and gold card you made for New Year's. It is beautiful!

Mia J. said...

Your cards are very pretty. thanks for your wonderful giveaway. Happy New Year! mia at jacobsracing dot com

Karenladd said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous layered card! So elegant ! Wishing you a happy 2015!!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

CraftyRia said...

Great cards and great embossing! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Faucher said...

very nice use of the spellbinders frames! Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Love your use of the dies. Thanks for sharing.

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the pretty details in your card! Very nice!

snowbear said...

Beautiful work... i love the Vintage Filigree Layer die.. makes everything so pretty!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

A beautiful card for the new year. i like the traditional gold for Asian New Year.
新年に祝福 (I use google translate)


KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Indy said...

What a spectacular and amazing card! Happy New Year!, Debbie!

Bonnie said...

Happy New Year to you and yours. I love your sweet and very elegant card. Thanks for the chance to win the great prize.

Amy C. said...

What an elegant card! Happy New Year and thanks for offering a giveaway!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh wow is that card ever gorgeous. I thought I already left a comment but it seems to have disappeared, LOL Thank you for the chance to win! Following you now!

Kris in Alaska said...

Such a fun blog hop! Your card is stunning!! Happy New Year!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

I love your card -- Gold and White are the best combination for an elegant card. Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie McKelvey said...

Your card is just gorgeous, great job! this is my first time visiting, but I'll be back and I've pinned you as well. LOL
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win.
slyfoxphpstamps at cox dot net

vinita jain said...

Such a classic and elegant creation! Followed You, Glad to be here!
Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed!
Wishing You & Your family A Very Happy New Year!

Michele Smith said...

Wow....this card is so beautiful! I love the gold and white combination, the embossing is a wonderful touch on the background and the JustRite die is the perfect finishing touch. LOVE this card. Thank you so much for sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

That is a stunning card! TFS!

Carol said...

Wow what a great giveaway to start the New year.

jennifer mitten said...

What gorgeous projects with the lovely ornate dies!

emeraldmaz said...

Love your work! I haven't used anything by spellbinders yet, I'm still pretty new to stamping and card making. Thanks for the giveaway!!!! emeraldmaz@yahoo.com

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing!! Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family ♥

Brande Davison said...

Love your work, thanks for sharing!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card... so Elegant. Love the gold and white.

I was looking at your blog before I move on to the next person and I had to smile when you posted that you eat your Christmas cake BEFORE you eat your meal. What a GREAT tradition because you are right. Usually after eating, you are too full for dessert.

Planning on checking out the rest of your years projects. Happy crafting in 2015!!

Michelle Adams said...

Your cards are like works of art. Thank you for your creative inspiration.

Juddie Finison said...

Beautiful cards. Happy Crafty Year.

Barbara Swavely said...

Pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win some fun products! Happy 2015!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card and photos. HAPPY nEW yEAR.

Viktoriya said...

wow! great work! Thanks for the chance!

Wyogem said...

The white and gold look great together! Very elegant.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card with all its layers, and the white/gold colour combo. Gotta love spellbinders!

Thanks for the chance to win and happy crafting in 2015

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great tutorial! Hope you have a wonderful year!

Dominika Samek said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win :) Happy New Year!

memaw Dell said...

As a new card maker I have so much to learn and your style is where my heart is. I will be returning. Glad I found you on my first Blog Hop.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the card you made. I am a follower of Christina Griffiths and I was so pleased to see you feature the card that my good friend Nancy Carroll made for you.
What a small world.

I was already a GFC follower but I have now subscribed to you on Pinterest and sent a friend request for FB. Happy New Year to you!

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy New Year, may this year be even better than last. Wonderful post, a new follower.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card! Happy 2015

Emily said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah Scales said...

What a beautiful card, it looks so intricate but you step it out so well. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win such a great prize.

Michelle golz said...

Love the card! It is beautiful!

Sandra Schroeder said...

That is a very pretty new year card. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us to get creative as well.

Andrea Murdock said...

your new years card is stunning!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card and thanks for chance to win.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

That is a gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Cathy Hanes said...

That card is GORGEOUS!! So elegant... thank you for such wonderful inspiration and it looks like the prize you are offering is even MORE wonderful!! How thoughtful of you to post the card made by last year's lucky winner!! Happy New Year!!

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

Hi Margie! This card with the gold mirror cardstock is gorgeous! I've never used this! I should look into getting it for future weddings, Christmas, anniversaries, and anything that gold complements! Thank you for the awesome giveaway also! OH! And, I love the pictures of your family members and eating dessert BEFORE the main course!

Monica P said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! It looks so luxe. Thank you for sharing your work and for the chance to win in your generous giveaway. Happy new year!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway

Laura West said...

Happy New Year, and thank you for the chance to win!

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

mamashops said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Doris Martinez said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Your card is so beautiful! I will follow you on FB for more of your inspiration. Thank you!

cropmom66 said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!! Happy New Year!

Sue D said...

I like the layers and sparkle on your card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

D Mullin said...

Love your cards, a real card artist. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful gift prize.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow This blog hop is just amazing. So many stops and great ideas. I am learning about so many new websites, blogs and products. Very much fun on a rainy Sunday

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

Juliana T said...

Happy New Year! gorgeous card!

Kathy S said...


great die project. Thanks. Happy 2015.

Lisa Stayman said...

I love your work. I even have your name on a postit so that I remember to check your blog every so often. Thanks for participating in the hop!! Happy New Year!!

Angela Cohen said...

Beautiful cards , I will follow your blog as I have just received a grand calibur die cutter as a gift from my son and love your blog thank you x

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, what a stunning card. The gold really makes it stand out and I love the dies are so unique.

necgmc said...

Love this card and the Spellbinders die, on my must find list now! Wow! Happy New Year!

Sandy Berl said...

Love the gold for New Year's! Thanks for the chance to win! catisi@aol.com

Наталочка Нана said...

A present just super! Thank you for your generosity to win this beauty! I hope chu bit lucky)
happy new year! new ideas and inspiration !!!
nasyk2009@yandex.ru

SHartl said...

Your elegant gold and white New year card would be a hit with anyone! So pretty with all the layered die cuts. Thanks for the giveaway...and I am following on FB!

Aristi Mourtzaki said...

Happy and blessed new year for you and your beautiful family. Hi from Greece

T said...

Beautiful Card! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Ema said...

Yes u did well with this card. Beautiful. Christina Griffiths has been an inspiration to me and I love how you made an idea your own. I want to take my card making to a different level. This NewYear card is awesome. Thanks for participating in this blig hop.

Fantasmo Crafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with your fans and thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year and can't wait to see what wonderful creations you have in store for 2015!

MB Isaac said...

awesome prize pack and adorable projects! Happy New Year

Tammy M said...

Thank you for sharing your talent and thanks for the chance to win such awesome products. Blessings to you in 2015!

Kim K said...

あけましておめでとう! I don't get to use the Japanese keyboard on my iPad very often, lol! So thrilled to discover you and see some Japanese stuff. I would love for you to do more, maybe a New Years 年賀状 !

Abbie Bryant said...

Very beautiful card! Happy New Year!

Paulette S said...

Hi Margie! Gorgeous card! I loved your New Years paddle too. What a nice blog candy.. In need me some plain janes. lol. Thanks, Paulette S., craftqueen417 at yaho.com or paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

JenRey said...

I love the card you created! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy 2015!!

jrey8971@ gmail dot com

SmokieBlueRose said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for showing the steps.

Rhonda Scott said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog during the hop. Thanks for the chance to win. smtwnmom@yahoo.com

Kai Ramos said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love that justrite filigree die, it really makes the card a little extra special! Happy New Year!

Sue D. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!