Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Many Merry Glimmered Stars & Snowflakes!

Merry Christmas Eve to you! Yesterday we had Santa come to my work to take photos with my favourite senior peeps at the Retirement home. I got to hand-deliver all their gifts, while he was occupying them! It will be a very, quiet time the next few days as many will be going off to visit family and friends for the holidays. Before I head off to work today, I've got a couple cards to share with you.

I have really enjoyed making my holiday cards this year, so many fun and fabulous stamp sets in this years Holiday catalogue (not that there isn't every year!). For today's shares I used one set from the Holiday Supplement, More Merry Stars. I'm a sucker for stars so I just had to have this one (it's in the year-end close outs now!). To make my first card I punched the end of a piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Stars confetti punch and layered a strip of Silver glimmer paper behind it so the stars are sparkly! I then embossed a piece of Lost Lagoon with the Lucky stars embossing folder, but I decided to use the de-bossed side (stars indented, rather than raised). I randomly stamped some of the sentiments from the set and the little star stamp in the empty spaces on the Lost Lagoon panel. It still wasn't enough, so I stamped the star image... so pretty and die cut it out with the stars framelits. I had to add some more sparkle so I added a piece of silver ribbon to the top of my star to look like an ornament and some Rhinestones to the corners of each of the points of the star. It's super sparkly!!

For my next card, I used the same set - but opted to use the "tree" image. It coordinates with the Tree Punch. I decided to make a snowflake. The image is stamped 7 times, and it is super easy to line up since the stamps are photopolymer. The center of the "handmade" snowflake makes a star shape, like it was meant to make pretty snowflakes! I embossed the background layer of Cherry Cobbler with the Lucky Stars embossing folder as well. I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the snowflake, although it's hard to see that in the photo. To make it simple, I diecut the snowflake with the Circles Framelits and added a bunch of banners to the bottom. After I did that, I thought it might make a pretty snowglobe - another time!

This tree stamp sure does make a stunning snowflake, don't you think so?!

Many Merry Stars is available in the Year-end Close outs for $15.69. Such a pretty set!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: Many Merry Stars
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party & Basic Black Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Inks: Cherry Cobbler & Lost Lagoon Classic Inks, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Silver Metallic Encore Pad
Accessories: Stars Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Confetti Stars Punch, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Stampin' Trimmer, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wondrous Wreath Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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