Yesterday I stopped in at Hobby Lobby to pick out a numbering set, and here's what I came out with. Not only does it have numbers in a variety of styles and sizes, but it also has some bar codes for the back of my cards! The narrow bar code says "expensive"--very appropriate for all of us who create cards, dontcha think???
The card I made started out with a white side-fold base with the top piece cut shorter than the inside. Since I wanted to use blue and yellow (avoiding red and green after Christmas) I found this yellow floral dsp in my scrap box and worked with it. After mounting it on the card base with dimensionals, I glued on the "happy" die cut and stamped the numbers individually onto a piece of white scrap. Stamping them one at a time allowed me to fit them closer together. Next, I added the gems and rounded the top right corners. To make the cardfront stand out better, I glued a strip of the same dsp on the inside to serve as a border.
This should make a nice notecard during the month of January.
TIP: When gluing down delicate thin pieces like this word die cut, I use TomBow Mono glue. First, I put tiny dots on the back at the widest spots. After mounting it on the card and letting it dry, I place a dot of glue on a piece of scrap and gently slide it underneath any loose spots. This applies the smallest amount of glue so that it doesn't ooze out all over the front.