Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a humorous take on the end of 2020 and to welcome 2021, aka a New Years Card! On Saturday, I participated in my Team Stamp It Group’s New Years themed blog hop (if you missed it, you can see it HERE), but I really had another idea floating around to play off of that card. So, the creative gerbil’s went into overdrive on their little spinning wheel in my head to try and figure out how to make a dumpster with 2020 burning up in it…and I figured it out!! I could make a dumpster using the fireplace die from the Fireside Dies!! With a little ingenuity, I was able to pull this card off!

The base layer is this design from the Magic in this Night DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To make the dumpster:

1. Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 2” x 2 ¾”, using the scoring blade on your trimmer, score along the 2 ¾” side every ¼”, and then use the corner rounder side of the Detailed Trio Punch on two of the corners, this will be the lid.

2. Using the fireplace die from the Fireside Dies, die-cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock, this will be the dumpster.

3. Cut two strips of Daffodil Delight cardstock, one at ¼” x 3” and one at 1/8” x 3”.

4. Cut a 1” x 1” square of Whisper White cardstock.

5. Die-cut the “G” from Playful Alphabet Dies in Daffodil Delight cardstock, the G will be adhered to this.

6. Using the number 8 from Playful Alphabet Dies, die-cut two out of Basic Black cardstock and two out of Silver Foil Sheet (place some adhesive sheet first on the back of this). You will want the two larger circle pop-outs from the Basic Black and the two smaller pop-outs from the Silver Foil. Tip-if you have scraps you can use that for the circle pop-out pieces if you do not want to die-cut the 8. These will make the wheels of the dumpster.

To assemble the dumpster, use liquid glue to adhere the two strips of Daffodil Delight as shown, snipping off the excess on the ends, adhere the die-cut G to the middle of the 1” Whisper White square, adhere to the dumpster as shown, and adhere the silver circle pop-outs to the middle of the black circle pop-outs, use liquid glue to adhere as shown, these are the “wheels”. 

For the fire, use the large outline sunflower die from Sunflowers Dies to partially die-cut pieces from Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Poppy Parade cardstocks. The 2020 is die-cut from Black Glitter Paper:

I first arranged how I wanted the “fire” and numbers to look and then used liquid glue to adhere them in place:

I trimmed off the excess “fire” cardstock from the sides of the dumpster and then adhered the lid to the back:

The base layer DSP is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock base layer, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The completed dumpster piece is adhered to the base layer DSP with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the “hello” from Forever Fern stamp set in Poppy Parade ink, and use the number stamps from Make a Difference to stamp in Poppy Parade ink. The star from So Much Happy is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP is adhered along the bottom:

So, what do you think?? Is this a great card to end 2020?? I think this year deserves a funny outtake to end 2020, it really has been one heck of a year! I almost did the W and M (for Waste Management) for the dumpster, but I didn’t know if I would get in “trouble” for that or not, so I opted for the G, meaning garbage! Better safe than sorry! lol

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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