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So Many Stars for Christmas

So Many Stars for Christmas

Today I’m sharing this spectacular bundle to show you how to have So Many Stars for Christmas!  You can save 10% when you buy the bundle – you can make many beautiful “non-Christmas” cards with the stamps & dies as well!  Anyone would love to receive a birthday card covered in stars – even if they aren’t made of sparkling cardstock.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a card of your own!

You can click on the image or the description to get all that you need!


Here’s how to make it and the dimensions used:

  1. Cut Balmy Blue Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2 – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Silver Glimmer Paper at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the Big Shot and the Swirly Star Die from Stitched Stars Dies to cut the star design for the front from the Silver Glimmer Paper before adhering it to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Night of Navy Cardstock at 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Use the Big Shot and the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder to add some dimension to this layer.
  4. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Some other adhesives will not stick to glimmer paper.
  5. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp the greeting from the So Many Stars stamp set on the Whisper White Cardstock.  Having the greeting near the bottom of the shape, use the Big Shot and a die from Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the greeting layer.  Attach over the Night of Navy layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the star section of the glimmer paper cut out so that the only portion adhered is over the greeting layer. Let the ends of the scrolls hang loosely over the edge.
  7. When using this die, you will end up with lots of little stars.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach them as desired.
  8. Use Night of Navy Classic Ink to stamp the desired greeting on the inside of the card base.

Here are some more samples made with this bundle from the catalogue:

Gorgeous Grape Merry Christmas

Gorgeous Grape Merry Christmas

Every now & then I like to use a “non-traditional” colour for Christmas cards!  For this one, I chose Gorgeous Grape Cardstock as a background to show off the Purple Posy sparkly trees!  Of course, the beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch to this “Quick & Easy” card.

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make this card for yourself:

You can just click on the picture or the description to purchase what you need – except for the Purple Post Classic Stamp Pad – unfortunately, it has been discontinued due to the quality of the ink – sorry!  I would suggest that the trees could be stamped in the Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink using the “stamping off” technique.

Here’s where you’ll find the directions and the sizes used:

  1. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Gorgeous Grape Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ – a size smaller than I usually use so the Gorgeous Grape shows up better!
  4. Use Purple Posy Classic Ink to stamp the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set on the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  5. Place Shimmery Crystal Effects on the tree branches.  Sprinkle with Ice Stampin’ Glitter to add sparkle.
  6. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the Gorgeous Grape layer.
  7. Cut a length of Very Vanilla Classic Weave Ribbon to fit along the bottom of the combined Very Vanilla – Gorgeous Grape layer – attach with Glue Dots.
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the front of the card.
  9. Use Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink to stamp the desired greeting on the inside of the card base.

And now here’s another look at the card and the coordinating envelope!

 

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