This month at made with love (and paper) design team we are Ringing In the New Year!!

And that is our requirement: Make a paper craft that makes you think about celebrating the New Year.

I have always wanted to attend a fancy new year party--with beautiful dresses. But we do not "hang" in that circle. We do not have fancy clothes and gorgeous diamonds. Maybe one year I will host one. There are plenty of shiny clothes to be had from the thrift store. We can create our own glamour! I think it would also be fun to attend a new year masquerade ball. That is what I made: A Mask.

I drew (half) a butterfly and a mask. I layered the butterfly on top of the mask. You could merge the two. I used fancy swirls that are built in to the Pazzles library software. The paper is shimmery -- hard to tell. If was really fun. It is hard to stop adding swirls and gems. But you can't go wrong. No matter how many or how few you use, it looks great! I thought this was going to take a long time. I created it rather quickly. I love the fibers as the finishing touch!

Happy New Year from Krista's Paper Cafe and made with love (and paper).

Swirls and Bling

Swirls and Bling

Swirls and Bling

Swirls and Bling

Added decorative Fibers and a Stick for Holding

Added decorative Fibers and a Stick for Holding

My Beautiful Daughter as my model

My Beautiful Daughter as my model