Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Mashup #94

It's Friday Yay!!! This week at the Friday Mashup Heidi's out Host and let me tell ya she is making us think outside of the box this week, well you'l be thinking out of the box depending on what's in your stash.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Paper Lantern Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for the "Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique".

Since I've been purging my Stamping supplies every month it seems lately I don't own many Flowers or Asian type stamps anymore. While most of what I use is Current Stampin' Up! product I need some new stuff! I guess I should stock up on some new Goodies seeing as how Sale-A-Bration has started and I can earn Free product for every $50 I spend!

My card is what I like to call a Hot Mess lol although it came out better then I thought it would.

I started with a Real Red card base and stamped the Sanded background stamp in Black. Then I spritz the card with some Gold Smooch. I die cute a label from Basic Black and using a Gold marker I Went around the edges of the Frame, card base front and all the other pieces to my card. Using the inspiration picture I wanted to create actual Paper Lanterns. I ran some vellum card stock through the paper crimper then I die cut some circles out of it with the Big Shot. 

Once I had my circles I light made some lines on the back of the circles with a pencils and then I added a touch of gold on the back in the centers to look like light. Each lantern is rimmed with Gold marker as well. 

I stamed the Sentiment from Cheers to You and omitted all but the Happy New Year and punched it out with the Word Window and then mounted it onto a punched out Modern Label. I also added 2 Gold Glitter brads to the ends. 

Well what do you think? Not to bad for not having a single Asian inspired item in my crafting stash. lol Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week and we hope you will play along with us! 


  1. Awesome! Love all the gold trim. Of course, a Happy New Year sentiment! That didn't even cross my mind. Dah!

  2. Beautiful card Holly! Love how you created the background . The paper lantern looks fabulous.
    Hugs ;)

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  4. This is really cool. The gold edging around everything is awesome. I love all the lanterns on your card.

  5. Love the arrangement of these pretty lanterns! Hope you're doing well.

  6. Perfect card for this challenge Holly! Love the gold touches like the smooch on the background, and the gold edges on the layers - fabulous!


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