One of my wonderful ladies asked me for a New Year's card inspiration recently. That was the first time I realized we do not have such a set or a sentiment solely for that purpose. I was really shocked - something Stampin' Up! DOESN'T have! I found some alternatives to the dilemma and would love to share them with you.
One option is to simply use '2011' as the perfect focal point. I had the idea first and then started looking through my stamps for a set that contained numbers. Wasn't I surprised to find that I do not own a single set with numbers?! (Well, I know what my next purchase will be.)
Not to fear - My Digital Studio is the perfect solution to such problems. Even if I did not own a set in My Digital Studio that contained numbers, I could buy one, download it and begin playing with the set in minutes. Instant gratification! I decided that the Schoolbook Serif Numbers would work perfectly. I just needed to make sure that they were proportional to the Decorative Label punch that I wanted to use.
This leads me to another extremely useful tip about My Digital Studio. When you add a punch (or any other element) to a project, it will be inserted 'true-to-size'. As you can see to the left, I just added the Decorative Label punch to a blank sheet and then resized the year to fit within the punch. (Hint: Don't forget to delete the punch background before you print it.) No more wasted paper trying to get the perfect size printout.
Next time I will be using the 'Happy New Year' sentiment from the same page. It is 'Omission Stamping' - MDS style!
Until next time,
- Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Brushed Gold (120935)
- Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Extra Large Decorative Label Punch (120907), Photo Corners Extra Large Punch (119878), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), My Digital Studio (118108), 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (119261), 3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (119962), 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (120992), Waffle Paper Assortment 1 (120984)