November 19, 2022

STAR ORNAMENT

The Christmas bug bit me a bit early this year for some reason. I wasn't even offended by the cartoons about The witch, the turkey and Santa all in their vehicles going down the road and the first two yelling at Santa to stay in his own lane. 

I am almost finished with my Christmas shopping. All my handmade cards are ready and waiting for me to write them out. I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks now. And I have been experimenting with other Christmas cards. 

The card below is one that I've come up with, using the darling Decorated Pines dies featured in the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. This bundle, including the stamp set, immediately set my heart aflutter. It is just so so happy.


I used the die without the cute ornament stamp that coordinates with it. I simply used a smidgen of paper from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper. Just the shape of the ornament is adorable; adding the poofy star embellishment finishes it off.

The paper in the background, with even MORE ornaments, is also from the same Celebrate Everything DSP pack. I love how colorful this card is!


A closeup of all the fun stuff going on in this card:


When I was putting the card together, wanting to have a white background for the ornament and branch, so they didn't get lost among the busy ornament DSP, I realized that a flat white cardstock was not conducive to a good look. I fixed that by embossing the large tag with the splatters from the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder.


Here's a tutorial on how to make a card sort of like mine. Of course, you can always substitute something you already have if you don't possess all the supplies I've used.

SUPPLIES:
White cardstock
Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper (page 87, Mini Catalog)
Shaded Spruce cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock

Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set (retired)

Shaded Spruce ink

Die Cutting/ Embossing Machine
Decorated Pines dies (page 27, Mini Catalog)
Stitched Nested Labels (retired)
Adhesive Star (retired)
Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (page 177, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this card base, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Using dies from the Decoraed Pines dies, cut an evergreen branch from Shaded Spruce cardstock, one of the ornaments from the DSP, as well as a bow from the Poppy Parade cardstock.

From white cardstock, and using the retired Stitched Nested Labels dies, cut a label that measures 4 3/4" from point to point. Inside the splatter of the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder, run the pointed label through your embossing machine.

Arrange your Christmas tableau atop this label so it pleases you. I adhered everything flat to the label.

Add a gold star embellishment to the center of the ornament.

Stamp in Shaded Spruce ink a sentiment on a 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of white cardstock. With Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere this to the lower right portion of the label.

Add the finished label flat to the card front.


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If you aren't happy in one place,
chances are that you won't be happy in another place.
- Ernie Banks -


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Seasonal
Smiles.











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