Christmas Star Banner Card

I made a a card with one of the the new holiday single stamps from Stampin’ Up! called Christmas Star.  This stamp is so pretty!  And it’s big, almost the same size as the background images.  To see all eight of the new holiday single stamps available from Stampin’ Up! in my online store, click here.

Christmas Star

I started by stamping the Christmas Star image in Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink on an Island Indigo card base.  I sped up the drying of ink by using my Heat Tool, but you can also let it air dry.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

Christmas Star 1

Then I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of the Silver Foil Sheets with SNAIL.  Then I adhered three banners with SNAIL that I’d cut from the Silver Frost Specialty DSP and punched the ends with the Hexagon Punch.  I adhered a strip of Silver 1/8″ Ribbon around the panel with SNAIL, then added a bow using a rolled up Glue Dot to adhere it.

Christmas Star 2

I finished the card front by adhering the stamped panel to a Smoky Slate card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

More Merry Messages

I stamped the sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Whisper White panel, then adhered a strip of Winter Frost Specialty DSP to finish the inside of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Christmas Star Single Stamp (134813 clear only); More Merry Messages (126400 wood, 1286402 clear)

Punches:  Hexagon Punch (130919)

Embellishments:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137); Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131)

Ink:  VersaMark Ink Pad (102283); Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin’ Pad (126857)

Tools:  Heat Tool (129053)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Smoky Slate (131202) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″; Island Indigo (122923) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Silver Foil Sheets (132178) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Winter Frost Specialty Desginer Series Paper (132341) – 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ strip, 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ strip, 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)


Blog Candy Weekend!

Thanks so much to those of you who’ve left me a comment.  If you haven’t, don’t forget to stop by my post from yesterday to leave me a comment about how you make your holiday cards so that you can be entered to win my blog candy this weekend.  I’m giving away the Perfectly You hostess stamp set.  Click here to go over to my post from yesterday.


And a few Stampin’ Up! Promotions Ending Today

Pick a Kit Offer for New Demonstrators

Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin’ Up!

Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013

Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.

Option Kit Description Item Total Value


Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit



Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit



Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463



Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle


If you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click here or on the Join My Team tab above.

My Paper Pumpkin Promotion Code for New Subscribers

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013

Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.  *Plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month’s worth, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to click here to go to the My Paper Pumpkin website to join.
  • You must click “Add Promo Code” and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the “Promo Code” field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Don’t forget about the two promotions going on now from Stampin’ Up!  Click on my Promotions tab above to read all of the details. :

  • Butterfly Bundle – Purchase the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and Bitty Butterfly Punch in a bundle and save 15% through September 30.
  • Pick a Kit Offer for New Demonstrators from Stampin’ Up! that is ending on August 31.  

Plus I’ve got an August ordering special where you could win one of two $25 gift certificates!  Click on my Rewards tab above to read all about it.

Happy Stamping!


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