18 January 2023

The Paper Shelter #537 ~ New Beginnings!

Hello friends. I'm so excited to share this news with you, I am now a designer for The Paper Shelter. I have created many projects over the years, using their beautiful digis, as they generously sponsor various teams I have been with, but to be a part of their DT is just a dream come true!  I am on Linda's team and will be sharing projects with you every two weeks, and perhaps some in between :-)

Our challenge this week is New Beginnings.
This could be New Year, new job, new baby, etc.

Since this is a New Year, I used the lovely Happy New Year digi to create my very first DT project.  This fairy called to me as she is having so much ringing in the new year 😀  By following a tutorial on youTube, by Sam Calcott, I made this tent swing card which allows my Fairy to swing from side to side. To show you this, I have included a little video clip towards the bottom of this post.

This Fairy is so full of glee as she wishes you and yours a Fantabulous New Year!
 May it be filled with love, joy and good health! 😀

As you all know by now, I'd much rather use pre coloured images and that is exactly what I did.  The digi sets from The Paper Shelter come with coloured and non coloured images, as well as a beautiful coloured coordinating background.

A side view of the tent effect.  This allows the Fairy to swing freely without the card sliding open.

I cut a white mat and added a few more streamers and stars.  I adhered this to the back of the card.  This is  where I'll write my personal message.

As promised, here is the little video clip that shows the Fairy swinging to and fro!

I used the following supplies to complete my card:
Hunkydory - Sparkling Snowfall Paper
Marianne Design - Heart Balloon, Christmas Bells, Champagne Set, Pin Numbers
Cottage Cutz - Baby Sleeping on the Moon

The Paper Shelter offers a $30 gift certifcate for one lucky winner.  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper ShelterHowever, if you have not used a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. So come on, come play along with us.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope to see you again next time.

I would like to play along at the following challenges:

Crafty hugs,


  1. Welcome to the team Lena! It's so wonderful to have you join us! Oh my word, your card is FANTASTIC! I loved your video! What a super design and perfect die cuts to match the theme. She's such a happy little thing, and is sure to bring joy to whoever receives this.

  2. WOW! CONGRATS on the new DT spot ... they are lucky to have you!! This project is AMAZING as all you work is! What a fabulous way to bring in the new year! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Your new year card is fabulous... thanks for entering the 'new beginnings' challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and we hope you will join us again.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  4. So cute, Lena! Sorry for my late comment... gmail decided the email was spam and I've only just found it. Ugh xoxo

  5. It is a nice memeory for me because I was there with you all


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