2021 is finally here, and one of the Darling Donkeys is excited to celebrate, and say “Happy New Year” to everyone.

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“It’s all downhill”


Before I explain today’s card, I want to congratulate the winner of my December Drawing…..Yay, Janet K!  You will receive the Stampin’ Up! Card Kit and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set, plus the Gold Hoops Embellishments.

All of my customers who ordered a minimum of $50.00 will receive the Gold Hoops, plus one of my handmade cards, as soon as I receive my order from Stampin’ Up!

You can see my January gift offering below today’s card description.



Now for this Darling Donkey, who is sliding down a hill. The donkeys discovered the Curvy Dies, and have had great fun sliding down the hills. I decided to turn their idea into a card, because it brought to mind the expression, “it’s all downhill from here.” Thinking positively, I’m planning for 2021 to be an “easier” year than 2020.

Let’s talk about the background first. The card base is Smoky Slate Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, layered with Whisper White Card stock, 5 1/4″ X 4 “. Next, Peony Garden Designer Paper, in a Smoky Slate pattern (5 1/4″ X 4”), was cut with the Curvy Die to create the hill for the donkey. And, I cut a second time to create the curve at the top. 


“Happy New Year” was cut from Rainbow Glimmer Paper with Word Wishes Dies, and glued in place. I used a retired star punch for the stars, for some extra pizzazz.



Isn’t this donkey adorable? I stamped him in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and colored him with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. Get ready for full disclosure……he is attached with Dimensionals, but not cut by hand. 

I always buy all of my card making supplies from Stampin’ Up!, but Santa gave me a Scan N’ Cut Machine for Christmas, so I couldn’t refuse. I cut the three donkeys at the same time, and after a couple of test runs, they came out perfectly. 


“Hee Haw” is from the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, right where the donkey said I should stamp it.

Are you ready for some really good news? This stamp set is a FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set for a qualifying order of $50.00, beginning January 5, 2021.



My January Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (9YBJS4NM) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of January, and I will send the Whale Of A Time Sequins to you in February.

You will love the colors, plus there are little shells that will go perfectly with the Sand & Sea Suite, pages 40-42 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.


My January Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a $20.00 or less, Stampin’ Up! item of your choice. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in January.  I’ll announce the winner February 1st.




Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order? Click here to join my Dream Makers Team:


The Year-End Closeout began December 8th, and ends January 4th. Only a few more days to take advantage of this sale.

You can click here to see the list of retiring items. The list is long, but to make it easier, it’s in order by page number (August-December 2020 Mini Catalog).


You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

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