Star of Wonder …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As I prepare for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat in two weeks, I reflect on past retreat and how many wonderful people have joined us, the creative projects we have done and the fun!

We’ve had some amazing cards and last year’s Holiday Catalog was packed with some amazing stamp sets. Yesterday I shared some beautiful cards from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and today I have one from the stunning Star of Light stamp set.

We created several cards using this amazing stamp set but this was one of my favorites. Simple in layout but it speaks loudly in its design.  The musical notes are a tie in to the verse which almost plays in my mind like a beautiful Christmas song.

The star is die cut from the Starlight Thinlits from Gold Glimmer paper, first the detailed die in the gold and then the solid die in Basic Black.

This may not be in the Holiday Catalog but you’ll see there are amazing Holiday stamps in our Annual Catalog as well.

Hope you enjoyed todays little flashback.

Enjoy your day ~

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Twinkle Twinkle Christmas in July!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Fridays are always fantastic and so is the card I’m going to share with you today!  Yesterday I shared another card from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper and I said that this beautiful paper is so versatile you could even make a Christmas card with it, sooooooooooooooo

Yup … there it is! I took one of my favorite designer papers (Twinkle Twinkle) and teamed it up with one of the Hottest Christmas sets last year – the Star of Light stamp set. I still love this stamp set, it is stunning and the verses are just beautiful!! It’s so pretty!!

You will also notice that I used the same punch as yesterday … the Detailed Trio punch. So the same punch but with a totally new look. I think that it really added a nice dimension for the greeting.

My Holiday Retreats attendees know I love my bling, so I decided to started early this year and added the Silver Glimmer paper to my card which really gives me … Christmas in July ❤ If you think this card looks good here, you should see it in your hands … the sparkle, oh my! It’s gorgeous!!

Oh … and sparkle, I added some Rhinestones to really put this card over the top glitz!! Wooo Hooo!

Thank you for visiting me today and checking out my blog! Don’t forget the Designer paper is on sale right now. I have them all listed below for you to view  🙂

Thanks again and enjoy your day!!

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Two for Tuesday: Star of Light / Guest Stampers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared my card from the Brightly Lit Christmas bundle, and said my greeting came from the Star of Light Stamp set … Today, I have 2 beautiful cards to share with you from our Holiday Stamping Retreat!

Both of these cards were created using the Star of Light Stamp Set and the Starlight thinlets, and were done by two of our retreat attendees!!

Our first card was created by our first guest stamper: Peggy…

I love the simplicity of this card, the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper really does create the “Star of Wonder”.

In addition to the stamp set and dies, Peggy used the Gently Falling Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card … it’s just so pretty.

My second guest stamper is Kathie …

Kathie’s card was created in what we call the “Z-Fold” card. This gives your card a real wow factor but it’s Kathie’s placement of her stamping and die cuts that bring out the real beauty of the card.

Kathie also used the Night of Navy and Whisper White, highlighted with the Silver Glimmer paper.

Both of these cards are totally different and showcase the elegance and beauty of this Stamp Set: Star of Light. Don’t forget the Starlight Framelit Dies … Simply beautiful!!

I thank you for joining me today and hope these beautiful cards have inspired your holiday card making.

Have a bright, beautiful day ~

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Star of Wonder … Star of Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh baby … It’s Cold Outside!

Today I’d like to share a card with you that we made in our December Technique Club.  December is usually when we hold our “Club Christmas Parties” so we pass on the technique and just stamp 2 cards.

Today I will share the first of two cards.  On this card we used the “Star of Light” bundle … one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. I must say that it is very hard this year to pick a favorite, there are so many awesome sets and bundles from this holiday catalog.

 

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This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator, it was too pretty not to share with everyone else!

I began with the new In Color “Dapper Denim” and the “Silver” Glimmer Paper with a touch of Whisper White. We stamped the spray of stars on the front with the Craft Whisper White, then the small stars in
Dapper Denim.

Our silver piece is 4 x 5-1/4 and you will cut your star from the center of this piece … this will also be the “mat” for the Dapper Denim piece you’ve just stamped on, which was cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  I used “glue dots” to hold the majority of the pieces together.

The Whisper White was cut into a banner and stamped with one of the beautiful greeting.

I will be back tomorrow with the second of my 2 cards.  This one I designer myself … and just remember that you can receive these cards along with a special little treat from me when your purchase an order of $50 or more before shipping and Handling ~

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

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Star of Light Trio of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Happy Veterans Day” … a big THANK YOU to all our current and past military men and women who put their lives on the line, and those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms here at home. I U.

Today I want to share 3 beautiful cards that we made at our Annual Holiday Stamping Retreat featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog … the Star of Light stamp set and Thinlits.

At Retreat and all my stamping events …. it is my mission to show the versatility of the stamp sets or bundles. Here we went from a simple card to beautiful elegance …

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Let’s begin with the center card, created using Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. Simple but pretty and it highlights the stamps, ink and greetings with just a touch of bling to draw your eye to the focal point of the card, the star.

The card on the left uses Pool Party and Island Indigo a fun color combination turned elegant when we sponged the background and used the Silver Foil paper for our star, topped with a beautiful die cut. (This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator) I wish the photo would have reflected the silver so you could see how stunning it really is. We also used the new Metallic Enamel Shapes on the card which works so well with the Silver Foil paper … this was one of our “All attendee Gifts”(also known as Pillow Gifts as they get a package of goodies on their beds as a Thank You for joining us)

Our last card on the right seems to be everybody’s favorite. It was really quite simple to make, but so elegant when done in Very Vanilla and Basic Black.  The Enamel Shapes were also used on this card – the package comes with both Silver and Gold.  The designer paper we used comes from the Annual Catalog called “This Christmas”. It’s a specialty designer paper because it is a little thinner than our normal designer paper… but you get more!!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, I would love it if you would please “LIKE” this post at the bottom if you did, and then tell me which one is your favorite!! The key ingredients to make these cards are listed below.

Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me …

I hope you have a marvelous day!

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Star of Light … Retreat Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A little more news from our Holiday Stampin’ Retreat. Hope you don’t mind if I share a bit of our adventures …. it’s only because we wish everyone could join us.

Here are a few more of our retreat guests …

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We were set up a little different than in years past because of some renovations they are doing.

One of the stamp sets that we highlighted for our projects was the “Star of Light” stamp set and Thinlets. This was also the card that Kathie said was her husbands favorite, also the favorite of my daughters … and many at retreat.

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I saw many samples before I sat down to create my cards for retreat.  One thing I noticed was I didn’t see any samples with the inside die that I used for this card and I wanted my guests to see the full extent of what this bundle can do.

The greeting “Star of Wonder” immediately made me think of the musical notes designer paper from the “This Christmas” Specialty paper. I also maintained the basic colors for this card including the gold, however that gold star really creates the WOW factor on this card.

After our cardmaking session we broke away for lunch and were greeted by this beautiful sight …

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Amazing … It looks like the heavens are reaching out to touch us. It was a wonderful day and I really do feel blessed to be able to host such fun events for my stampin’ friends.

Let me know if you have any questions about my retreats or the card I shared with you today.

Thank you for coming to my blog today.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Although this designer paper is not included with the “Buy Three, Get One Free” special, I just wanted to give a little reminder …

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