Crazy for Christmas Stars – Day five!!

Happy Friday!!

The end of the week is here and so it my last star themed Christmas card!  I hope I have been able to give you lots of inspiration on using stars and other great stampin’ up products to get your Christmas cards ready to go.  I saved this card for last because it is my favorite.  It was not challenging to make, but it still has some pow:

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Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go, don’t you think? For this card I used the Brushed Gold for my card base and then layered it with the Under the Tree Speciality DSP. This paper is very thick and fun to work with. It has many different designs. I have already made a few other projects with this lovely paper. You can see them by clicking here, here and here.  It is also great for making boxes and gift items because it is so sturdy. Click here to see a cute little basket I made with the paper.  I once again used the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and Rhinestone Basic Jewels, but this time I chose to color in the rhinestone with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers. Did you know you could do that?  It works great for turning your basic jewels into colored jewels of your choosing.

I hope you have enjoyed my week of Star inspiration for Christmas. Now if you don’t already have your Christmas cards done, you better get to it because it will be here before we know it!!

~Kristal

Supplies used:

  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler ink, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Versamark and Gold embossing powder
  • Paper: Brushed Gold, Under the Tree Speciality DSP and Very Vanilla
  • Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Embellished Events for the sentiment
  • Tools: Corner Rounder punch, Heat Gun, Paper Trimmer and Paper Snips
  • Embellishments: 1/8 gold Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Crazy for Christmas Stars – Day Four!!

Happy Thursday!

We are getting close to the end of the workweek – Yahoo!! I am so ready to have some time to be creative again and due to my work schedule it is very hard to do that during the week.

For today’s card I decided to go a little non-traditional in that I did not use red and green colors.  I still used Christmas themed paper though! Check it out:

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For this card I once again used paper from the Trim the Tree DSP paper stack! As you can tell there is lots of variety in this paper stack. I wanted to be sure and give it some flare so I also used that beautiful silver glimmer paper too. The stamp set used is actually a project life set  – Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set.  It has all kinds of great variety for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween and I like that is is on the smaller side so I can use it with cards and scrapbooking. Even though I used silver Glimmer paper I still chose to use gold trim because the base of the card is the Brushed Gold. The accent stars also have some of that gold paper that I punched out with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. It layers very well with the smallest star from the framelits. I also used a fun new embossing folder that looks a bit like the trees in the DSP to bring it all together.

I hope you are having a fantastic Thursday! Be sure to come back tomorrow for my last Star themed Christmas card!

~Kristal

Supplies used:

  • Ink: Silver Metallic Encore Ink
  • Paper: Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Silver Glimmer paper and Trim the Tree DSP
  • Stamp Set: Project Life Holiday Cheer
  • Tools: Star Framelits, On Point Embossing Folder, paper trimmer and paper snips
  • Embellishments: 1/8 Gold Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Crazy for Christmas Stars – Day One!

Happy Monday!!

I was a busy bee over the weekend trying to come up with lots of fun Christmas card ideas.  I decided to challenge myself to make 5 completely different cards using either star stamps or die cuts. I also made sure to incorporate at least one other stamp set to be sure there was plenty of variety. So come back every day this week for a fun new card and get those creative juices flowing!

Here is the first one!

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This first card took some trial and error on my part. I really wanted to make a peek-a-boo style card with pretty Christmas paper showing. I chose to semi-randomly die cut out the larger stars with the Star Framelits and then I used my small star punch to add in three more peek-a-boo stars. I should mention that I chose to emboss the white paper prior to making the die cuts using the large Large Polka Dot embossing folder. The patterned paper peaking out is from the Trim The Tree DSP paper stack and there are lots of cute options that could be used if you preferred different paper. I layered this card with the Brushed Gold paper and used Cherry Cobbler as the base to the card. I then added the Gold trim and simple sentiment with a bow to bring it all together.

Hope you like the card and be sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment of Crazy for Christmas Stars!

~Kristal

Supplies used:

  • Inks: Versamark and Gold embossing powder
  • Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and And Many More for the sentiment
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, Whisper White and Trim The Tree DSP paper stack
  • Tools: Star Framelits, Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Modern Label Punch, Hole punch, Heat Gun, paper snips and paper trimmer
  • Embellishments: 1/8 inch Gold Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels