2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release Part 4: A New Die for a New Year

Hello friends.  Christina from Chrissy Mac Designs here today showcasing the Cheery Lynn Designs Happy New Year 4 Piece Die Set - B851.  That's right...a new die for a new year!

I decided to do a pretty clean and simple card letting the die set elements be the star...no pun intended.  I think this would qualify as a CAS card as the design is quite clean and it was very simple to make.  I thought that this die set had everything I needed to make a fun card and by keeping the design fairly simple, it provided a perfect opportunity to use some unique materials I have been wanting to play with. 

I used two different real wood papers, a printed cork and a heavy glitter paper.  This is a 4.75" x 6.25" size card.  I started with a white card stock base to build on.

I really love this Happy New Year die set.  I could use this die over and over.  After making my cuts to build my base card, I started cutting my layers.  The first layer was cut at the same size of card base in a thin white birch paper by ARC Crafts which I stained on the edges with watercolors, but you could honestly use wood stain, acrylic, distress ink, markers, etc. to do this.  To make the rest of the rectangle cuts, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs rectangle stitch and cut die set.

The second layer was cut out of a printed cork sheet.  The dies cut the wood and the cork with no problem at all.  The next layer was cut out of a heavy glittered cardstock and the final rectangular layer was cut out of a cheery wood paper that was so thick that I was not sure if the die would cut through it.  I am using the Big Sister Die Cut & Emboss machine and because I had control over the pressure I was able to dial in what would cut through the 1/16" to 1/8" real wood paper.  And I went back to the white birch paper layered with a thin crafter's foam and the glitter paper for the cut out of the Happy New Year sentiment and star and streamer embellishments.  I again colored the wood with watercolor layering the two hats cut off of a die cut into the glitter paper and added sparkle gems to the hats and each corner of the cherry wood rectangle.  So that the first layer of stained white birch could peek through the edge, I distressed the cork edge using an exacto knife and letting my finger then allow the cork edge to crumble where cuts were made.  This was easy and fun and a really neat look with the wood papers and cork. 

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This great new die set is now available on the CLD website.  I hope this project provided some initial inspiration for your crafty creations using this die set.

Be sure to hop back to see all the posts for the 2016 Fall & Winter 4 Part Release by Cheery Lynn Designs and leave us your comments on each unique post for this four part series for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to cheerylynndesigns.com


We will post the winner of the $20.00 gift certificate on Monday, August 8th.

This concludes our 4 part release journey.  For those of you who have stopped by, we appreciate you taking the time and we hope you have enjoyed this exciting new die release and all of the projects we have shared to showcase many of the new dies.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Peace, Joy and Craftiness
~ Chrissy Mac Designs ~


  1. Well, that's just FUN.....love how the party hats are the A's....great card!!!

  2. I love sending out New Years cards and I also scrapbook. This die would work for both. Great and festive card too.

  3. Love the party hats and confetti! Very festive card to welcome in a new year! Fun new die set!

  4. Love how you used the wood papers. A fun design. Hugz

  5. What a great new die! The party hat and stars are perfect!!

  6. What a fun way to use the die x

  7. This is brilliant! I haven't seen a Happy New Year die before - thank you for making one - this will come in very handy! Your card is gorgeous!

  8. That's stunning! Such big and bold New Year die with cute party hats! Love how you spotlighted it!!

  9. What a cool card and I love that die. I don't normally make New Year's cards but this one looks cool with the party hats as part of the die.

  10. Awesome Christina. Love the wood look with the watercolors.


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