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New Year's card made with Presscut Oval Swing Card die

Presscut oval swing card die with digital freebie image by Elizabeth Dulemba, by Paperesse.

We're counting down  to 2016 – already?! – where did the year go? My goodness. This New Year's card is made with the Crafts-Too Presscut oval swing card die – a recent acquisition – getting its first workout here.

The cute focal image of baby new year is a Coloring Page Tuesday freebie (digitally reduced in size) kindly shared by the talented children's author and illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba.

This is a great die and I was pleased with its constructed form. Like the Crafts-Too step card die I use all the time (this Autumn card for my mother is but one example), it cuts perfectly. I can think of many different ways to use it and it definitely creates a real WOW! kind of card for whoever receives it. It collapses flat for mailing.

I used Die-namics Oval stax die for the suspended center to have a little bit bigger middle piece and to have my customary matted focal image. The ivy die is part of the card die set and could easily be used all by itself.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Papermania Parisienne Blue paper pack
Digital Stamp – Elizabeth Dulemba
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Crafts-Too Presscut Oval Swing Card die, Die-namics oval and circle stax
Embellishments – pearl marker, ribbon, twine, button

I'm linking up with: Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Happy New Year, Creative Card Crew #103 – Anything Goes, 613 Ave. Create – Anything Goes, 2 Crafty Girls #9 – Winter Blues/Anything Goes, and Make My Monday – New Year or Calendar.


  1. Very beautiful. It is the first time I see a card like this and it surprised me. Great project. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Good luck!!! Patricia.

  2. Cute card and I love the shape! Thanks for joining in this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Now that is a cool die cut shape - you will get a lot of use out of that one. Love that it will stand up like that! I really like the paper choice for the frame and the freebie image is a Dulemba winner! Great project toots!

  4. Whaou Shani, c'est très original ta carte !! Une jolie façon de souhaiter la bonne année et l'autre personne peut le mettre sur une commode Ou une table. SuSuperbes les couleurs et le papier.

  5. Beautiful card. A really great card shape and very cute image. I really love the papers you have used too. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls. Cathy DT x

  6. Awesome shape/die! Cute image too.

  7. Fantastic creation, very good idea. Thank you so for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs laurigami


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