Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Ornaments, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Stars Are Shining Christmas Card

I am on Day 11 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is the Stampin’ Up!® Stars Are Shining Christmas Card. For the last 10 days my blog has focused on a new holiday card showcasing a new stamp set each day. The challenge ends with tomorrow’s card. If you would like to see the whole Gallery of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge you can see it on my Welcome page HERE. Check out all the fabulous products I used that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog. Be sure to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!

Be sure to order as soon as you know what you would like. Many of the products in the 2021 July-Dec Mini Catalog are retiring. Click on the image above to see the list. Many are already SOLD OUT. There is also a delay the shipping process. Order today so you will have time to make your cards!

Joy to the World! Today’s card is a simple one. After creating the Layering Diorama with the Peaceful Deer yesterday, I needed an easier card!


Stars Are Shining Christmas Card

  • Real Red Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: two at 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • Tidings of Christmas 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 1/2 x 4 inches.
  • Real Red 3/8 inch Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon: 6 1/2 inches.

Cut the Tidings of Christmas DSP into 2 triangles. Place one triangle over the top of one of the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White CS. Use a pencil to draw a line at the border of the DSP. Remove the DSP and set aside for later.

Before you start stamping, figure out where you would like the ornaments to be. Place the stamps on the paper. Include the sentiment “Joy to the World” in the lower right-hand corner. Use a pencil to mark the center of the top of each ornament.

You will have three dots where the string for the ornament needs to end. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink. Then stamp each of the three strings for the ornaments.

Start by stamping the middle ornament. Add the other two ornaments.

On the other 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS stamp the sentiment “The Stars are Shining Brightly”. Stamp some of the stars on the side. I stamped once, then turned the stamp 180 degrees, applied more Memento Ink, and stamped a second time.

Coloring the Ornaments

I absolutely love the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers but the Stampin’ Write Markers have a finer tip. Color in some of the design with the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker. Finish up by using the Real Red marker.

Adhere the Tidings of Christmas DSP triangle to the top left corner.

Adhere the Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon to the front panel with Mini Glue Dots. Take care on the upper right-hand corner to have the ribbon to the left of the corner. Wrap the ribbon around to the back and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot. Trim the excess off of the top corner ribbon.

Adhere the ornament card piece to the front of the Real Red CS card base. Now adhere the inside panel to the inside of the card base.

Now for some Bling! Add some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Add as many as you want! The more, the more sparkle!

Voila! A nice and simple but totally Bling! Stars are Shining Christmas Card! You could really have some fun with this one. Try different colors and patterns of DSP.

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Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, beginner stamper, Punch, Punch Art, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Hello! Happy November! I can’t believe how fast this year is going for me! I am showing a Christmas card today because I am worried I will not be able to create and send all of my Christmas cards on time. It is good to get started early. However, I am not forgetting Thanksgiving. I plan to do a few Thanksgiving cards in the blogs over the next few weeks.

This is a fun and simple Christmas card using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the Pine Tree Punch and the ‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). You will find the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The ‘Tis The Season DSP is in the 2020 Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalog. Let’s get started!

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches and 2 1/4 x 4 inches; Real Red CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and ‘Tis The Season DSP 2 x 5 1/4 inches and 4 different designs at 2 1/4 ix 6 inches.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp the sentiment “Merry Christmas” on the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Whisper White CS leaving space around the sentiment so you can punch it out. Stamp the sentiment “Hoping that your busy year…” on the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base.

Use the Everyday Label Punch to punch out the sentiment “Merry Christmas”. Set aside.

Get together the Pine Tree Punch and the 4 ‘Tis The Season DSP strips that measure 2 1/4 x 6 inches.

Punch out one Pine Tree from each strip of ‘Tis The Season DSP.

Adhere the 2 x 5 1/4 inch strip of the ‘Tis The Season DSP to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Real Red CS. Fold the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make the fold crisp. Adhere the Real Red/DSP card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Position all of the Pine Trees and the sentiment on the card front. Adhere two of the Pine Trees flat.

Adhere the third Pine Tree and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere the fourth Pine Tree to the inside of the card.

Now for the Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the Star Designer Elements can both be found in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Place a star over each tree and then scatter the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Viola! You have a fun and simple Christmas card!

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