Star Burst Christmas Card

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When you are a Stampin Up! Demonstrator you get a magazine in the mail every other month called Stampin Success.  This magazine is full of ideas and techniques to make different things such as cards, scrapbook pages and 3D items.  Last month they showed us how to make this star burst card.  It was really easy to do and I love how it looks.

The first thing you do is to cut a piece of copy paper (the paper needs to be thin) 4 x 5.25.  Then you draw a square on the place where you want your sentiment to go.  I just used a B Clear Block and traced around it.

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Then you take a ruler and draw a line from one corner to the other making sure you pass through the square you drew.  Move your ruler about an inch and draw another line making sure your intersect the two lines inside your box.  Keep doing this until you have gone all the way around your paper.

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This is what

Cut out every other section all the way around.

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Place your stencil over a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamp it.  I used Festive Flurry with Pool Party Ink.

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Place your sentiment over the square making sure you cover your drawn box.  I used the stamp set called Merry Little Christmas over a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of the Twelve Days Of Christmas series.  This is the last card of the series.  Maybe I should have  made it the 25 days of Christmas so it didn’t have to end so soon.

This card was made with the snowflake from the stamp set called Festive Flurry.  The sentiment is from Greetings of the Season.  Both of these sets were used to make a few of the cards I have shown you, yet each card looked different.

To make this card, just stamp your snowflake and greeting in Versamark.  Then sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and melt the powder with your Heat Tool.  Then just put the card stock layers together.  Easy!

I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card series showing you how to make simple, yet beautiful Christmas cards.  There should be at least one in the series you liked (I hope!).

Have fun making your cards and don’t forget to send me one!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of the Twelve Days Of Christmas Series.  There is only one day left so I hope you have gotten some good ideas on designing your own Christmas card.  Remember, it is ok with me if you copy one of my designs.  That is called CASEing (Copy & Share Everything) and is perfectly acceptable in the stamping world!

This card uses the stamp set called Festive Flurry that is in the Holiday Catalog. It has matching framelits, also called Festive Flurry Framelits.  You can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%.  The greeting is from Greetings of the Season and the Designer Series Paper is called Winter Frost Specialty.  Easy!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Day One

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Today is the first day of the Twelve Days Of Christmas.  Starting today and for the next 11 days, I will be posting a Christmas Card that is easy to make.  The point of this series is to show you that it is not hard to make your own cards.  If you start today and make a couple of cards a day, you will finish them in no time at all.

Today’s card uses the stamp set called Festive Flurry.  It has a matching Framelits also called Festive Flurry.  If buy both you will save 15% on the Bundle.  The “Peace” is from the set called Greetings of the Season.  This set is not in the catalog but is still available for purchase.

To make this card you just stamp the smallest snowflake in Midnight Muse and then cut it out using the matching Framelit.  Then you stamp the same snowflake in Soft Sky on the Whisper White, stamp the greeting in Midnight Muse and just put the card together.  Easy!

Sparkly Festive Flurry Ornament

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The first thing I need to say is the picture above does not do this very sparkly snowflake justice! When you hold it up to the light it is amazing. You can use this ornament on a card or a package and attach it with removal tape so whomever you give it to can then hang it on the tree.

I cut the larger snowflake using the Stampin Up! Glimmer Paper in silver using the Festive Flurry Framelits. The middle snowflake was first stamped using a stamp from the set called Festive Flurry in Versamark (you can save 15% by buying the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelits in a Bundle). Then I sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder and used my Heat Tool to melt the powder. After that I sprinkled the new Stampin Up! Silver Stampin Glitter from the Holiday Catalog. The ribbon is also from the Holiday Catalog and is called Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.

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Christmas Spinner Card

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The last card we made at Stamp Club was this Spinner Card.  When I went to the Stampin Up! Convention in Salt Lake City last July, Shelli Gardner made one of these cards.  In case you don’t know, Shelli is the Co-founder and CEO of Stampin Up!.  I can’t remember exactly what her card looked like.  As you may or may not know, I lost all of my Convention pictures so I can’t show you her card.

A Spinner Card is very easy to make.  All you do it attached two pennies with a Dimensional and then attach the stamped image (in my case the snowflake) with another Dimensional.  You punch out the channel with the Word Window Punch and insert the pennies.  When you hold the card from side to side, the snowflake spins.

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Festive Flurry Christmas Card

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I made this simple Christmas card using the Festive Flurry Stamp Set with the matching Framelits.  You can buy them both in a Bundle and save 15%.  I had cut out a snowflake in Whisper White for another project I was working on and realized I cut out one too many.  Instead of wasting it, I used it to make this card.  I took the larger snowflake and cut the smaller one out of the middle of it and attached it to the card with Dimensionals.  I am not sure if you can tell by the picture, but I made the snowflake in the middle with Heat & Stick Powder and Stampin Glitter in Silver which is in the Holiday Catalog.  To be totally honest with you, I am not sure if I have ever used my Heat & Stick Powder because I didn’t know quite what to do with it.  Then the Holiday Catalog came out and offered Glitter in Black & Orange and Silver & Gold.  The best way to put on the glitter is to use Heat & Stick Powder.

Freshly Made Sketches – Festive Flurry

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Here is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  I used the stamp set called Festive Flurry that has matching Framelits also called Festive Flurry.  If you buy both in a Bundle you can save 15%.  The set has four very large snowflakes that are so easy to cut out with the Framelits.  There is no poking little pieces out which is one of the things I love about this set.

In the middle of the snowflake I put an embellishments called Frosted Finishes.  These are really so beautiful in real life and it is hard to see just how sparkly they are in a picture.  They are absolutely gorgeous.

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch:

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Festive Flurry & Freshly Made Sketches

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By now I usually have a ton of Christmas cards to show you but I am having a hard time getting into the spirit this year.  It is not that I don’t love all the new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog.  You will eventually see that I had to have a lot of them.

Freshly Made Sketches put out their weekly sketch so I decided to do something that has to do with the Holidays. I absolutely love the Frosted Finishes Embellishments in the Holiday Catalog.  It is really hard to see how beautiful they are from a picture.  They sparkly like crazy.  You will love them!  I used the stamp set called Festive Flurry which has beautiful snowflake shapes.  They also have matching Framelits and you can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%.  The “warm wishes” is from Snow Day which is the cute snowman set they have this year.

Festive Flurry With The Label Card Thinlits

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The last card we did at our Club meeting this week was this “Flip Flop” Christmas Card.  We used the new Thinlits called Label Card.  These dies are amazing because you no longer have to take the time to cut out and score the shape of the card as you did before.  You just pop it in the Big Shot with this Thinlit Die and it cuts and scores everything for you.  I love it!  You can get them in the Label Card shape or the Circle Card.  To watch the video on these products, click HERE.

The snowflake stamps came from the Holiday Catalog.  The set is called Festive Flurry and it has matching Framelits.  You can buy it in a Bundle and save 15%.  It has four different sized snowflakes and framelits.  We stamped the background of the card using Stampin Up Illuminate Pigment Ink.  It is a little hard to see in the photo but it adds a little shine to the card.  Then to add the real bling, we used the Silver Glimmer Paper.