Category: Star of Light

Book Style wrapper holding Christmas cards, tags and envelopes

Christmas projects

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to the Adult Education Christmas classes in November and December. They made a gorgeous Book fold box with pockets to hold the cards, tags and envelopes they made during the day.

There were 4 project tables set up and the ladies moved from table to table during the day making 2 cards and 2 tags at 3 of the tables and the Book style wrapper and pockets at the 4th table.

Here are the projects they made.

Gorgeous Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Doors decorated for Christmas
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Snowflakes for cards and tags
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Lovely Star of Light decoration on a book fold box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Star of Light decorating the inside of a book fold box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Beautiful Christmas box
www.crafty-rootes.com – Santa’s Sleigh by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event
Cute little drawer box with a chocolate treat
www.crafty-rootes.com – Star of Light stamp set and dies by Stampin’ Up! for an all day event

Here are the co-ordinating little treat boxes I made for the ladies.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Santa’s Suit, At Home With You, Tin of Tags, Flurry of Wishes & Star of Light
Cardstock
Garden Green, Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Craft Whisper White & Archival Basic Black
Markers
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red, Basic Black
Re-inkers
Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Pool Party. Garden Green
Tools
Big Shot. Big Shot die brush, Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Stylus, an empty stamp case, Baby Wipes, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder, paper piercer and Scissors
Dies
Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, At Home Framelits, Starlight Framelits
Punches
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Flower Medallion Punch (retired), Festive flurry Punch, Pretty Label Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch
Embossing Folders
Softly Falling & Brick Wall
Acrylic Blocks
A, B, C, D, E, G, H & I
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Tear and Tape and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Silver Metallic edged ribbon, Silver glitter washi tape (retired), Whisper White Envelopes, Grid Paper

Christmas Sweaters for October Classes

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards

The Christmas Sweaters stamp set made for great projects at classes this we made 3 gorgeous cards and got covered in red ink and glitter……………….what’s not to like…..

Quirky Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We started with a simple card, stamping the adorable ‘fairy light sweater’ image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink across a panel of Whisper White 5⅞” by 1¾”. We then randomly coloured in the lights using Real Red, Pool Party and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens. After colouring we added the stamped piece to a layer of Pool Party 5⅞” by 2” and then to a Real Red layer 5⅞” by 2¼” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

We stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set using Real Red ink onto the Thick Whisper White card base before adding the stamped panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This would be a great card to mass produce.

Christmas jumpers for a seasonal card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

For the second card we stamped the ‘gingerbread’ jumper using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. We coloured it in using Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and So Saffron ink pads and Blender Pens before using a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and the Big Shot to cut it out. We also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Real Red cardstock using the Layering Circle dies and glued the 2 layers together. The scalloped circles were added to one of the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes.

We stamped the jumper randomly onto a Pool Party panel 5⅜” by 3⅝”using Pool Party ink then wrapped a length of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon around the panel, securing it on the back with Sellotape. The panel was then added to a Pool Party card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back of the Foil Snowflake and the piece was added to the card front. To finish the card we added a bow made using the ⅛” Real Red Ribbon and adhered it using a Mini Glue Dot.

Gorgeous Santa sweater card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweaters stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

We used the ‘Santa Sweater’ to make the third card. The image was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. The sweater was then coloured in using the Real Red Marker Pen. We added colour to Santa’s glasses using the Crumb Cake ink pad and added colour to Santa’s face using a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil and the Blender Pens. He is such a jolly looking chap……. We covered his beard, mustache, eyebrows, hat brim and bobble with a thin coating of Tombow which we spread thinly using a cotton bud and covered it in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter………gorgeous. The stamped panel was added with Tombow to a square of Pool Party cardstock die cut using the Layering Squares dies.

We took a panel of Whisper White 5¼” by 3½”, inserted the lower right hand corner into the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot. We then randomly stamped the rest of the panel with the tiny stars from the Star of Light stamp set using Pool Party Ink. Two pieces of ⅛” Real Red Ribbon were then wrapped around the top of the panel and secured with Sellotape on the back. The stamped panel was then added with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Pool Party cardstock, the end was flagged with scissors and added to the card front with Tombow.

3 fun sweater themed Christmas cards
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Three quirky, fun Christmas cards. I hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters & Star of Light
Dies
Stitched Shapes framelits, Layering Circle dies & Layering Squares dies
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive Pool Party
Ink Pads and/or Marker
Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron & Crumb Cake
Tools
Blender Pens, Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrubs and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks – multiples
A, C, C & D
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Foil Snowflakes, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Painted Harvest Classes – 3 beautiful projects

3 cards for a class using Painted Harvest stamp set

Painted Harvest Class – Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came to classes this week, we had a ball using the Painted Harvest stamp set to make 3 beautiful projects

Autumnal thank you card using Painted harvest Stamp set
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

The first card was very simple and started with us randomly stamping the ‘solid flower image’ in Crushed Curry ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. We added the more ‘detailed flower’ image over the top of the first image in Cajun Craze ink, love how the 2 step stamping brings the flower to life.

We then stamped the sentiment from the Banners for You stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink and at this point we decided whether we were doing a landscape or portrait version of the card. We then stamped the ‘flower centre’ using Chocolate Chip ink and filled in the white spaces using the ‘fern like leaf image’ and Pear Pizzazz ink.

We wrapped a piece of ⅛” Copper Trim around the stamped piece and tied it in a bow………..always a challenge….. We added a thin strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock along one edge with Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the whole panel using the same glue to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. To finish off we stamped the flower again on the inside of the card and the front of the envelope.

 

Sunflowers in Autumnal colours
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

With the 2nd card we started by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and the Big Shot. We added the embossed panel to a slightly larger piece of Crushed Curry cardstock using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and used the same glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze card base.

We stamped the flower in exactly the same way as for the first card onto a scrap of Whisper White and die cut it using a circle die from the Stitched Shapes framelits. We also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from Cajun Craze cardstock using one of the Layering Circle dies. We then glued the 2 circles together with Tombow.

We stamped one of the leaf images in Always Artichoke ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punched them out using the Leaf Punch. These were added to the back of the Cajun Craze scalloped circle with Tombow.

We stamped the banner and the sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punched the banner out using the Duet Banner punch. This was added to the front of the stamped piece using Tombow. We added the whole piece to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Again to finish we stamped the flower onto the envelope and onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock which we added to the inside of the card using Tombow.

Gorgeous Painted Harvest Christmas cards
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

The 3rd card was a CHRISTMAS card……..I know, couldn’t resist sneaking one in. I got the idea for this card from Pinterest but I haven’t been able to identify who originally came up with the idea but I have put my own spin on it.

We stamped the ‘solid flower image’ randomly in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and added the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base. We then stamped the solid flower onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Pear Pizzazz ink. We stamped the detailed layer in Always Artichoke ink and added the ‘berries’ in Cajun Craze ink. We stamped the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set in Cajun Craze ink and then flagged the end of the Whisper White piece using scissors. We added some Gold Glimmer paper behind and sneakily we used a short piece, cut into two and stuck on at the top and the bottom with Tear & Tape….. no- one will ever know……..

We added the whole panel to the card front on Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a bow made from the ⅛” Copper Trim with a Mini Glue Dot before decorating the inside of the card and the envelope.

I hope you like the projects as much as the ladies did.

3 cards for a class using Painted Harvest stamp set
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

We had Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

This is a peak at the table gifts I made for my ladies.

Little gifts for class participents
www.carfty-rootes.com – Painted Harvest by Stampin’ Up!

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Painted Harvest, Thoughtful Banners, Star of Light
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads
Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke & Pear Pizzazz
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Punches
Duet Banner & Leaf
Embossing Folder
Layered Leaves
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, C, C, D, D & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
⅛” Copper Trim ribbon, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelopes

Star of Light – a happy accident

I just love this card, so happy with the way it turned out and to think it started off as a DVD wrapper that I accidentally scored in the wrong places………aaarrgh don’t you just hate when that happens!!! I was loath to throw the stamped piece away and started to cut it down, and it turned into this fab card.

1-dscf8456I saved two 4” by 4” panels which were stamped in Pool Party and Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock using the Star of Light stamp set. I mounted one of the panels onto a layer of Basic Black cardstock then layered this piece onto a panel of Whisper White. The second stamped panel I cut into two 1 ¾ “pieces and added them onto the same black and white layers.

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Using the Big Shot and the Starlight Framelit dies,  I die cut the detailed star 3 times from Whisper White cardstock and layered them, one on top of the other using Tombow to give some dimension. I added the smaller detailed star cut from Black Glimmer paper and topped the star with a White Perfect Accent coloured with a mint green promarker pen. The star was added to the square stamped panel with a dimensional.

1-dscf8458I added the panels to a 5½” by 5½” Whisper White card base folded as a modified ‘Z’ fold card. The backing dsp is from a retired pack called Perfectly Artistic. The sentiment was added in Archival Basic Black.

I made an envelope using the Perfectly Artistic dsp, the Envelope Punch Board and the super strong Tear and Tape.

This card is designed for my lovely Mum. Hope she likes it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Come back soon

Mo x

Supplies used
Star of Wonder stamp set
Starlight Framelits
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Archival Basic Black Ink pad
Pool Party ink pad
Big Shot + Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks A, B and H
Scoring Tool and Stylus
Envelope Punch Board
Scissors
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Tear and Tape
Envelopes

Star of Light Christmas Class

The November classes featured the gorgeous Star of Wonder stamp set and co-ordinating Starlight Thinlit Dies and non-traditional Christmas colours. I don’t know about you but I get a bit tired of red and green after a while and fancied something a little more modern and decided that Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Whisper White and Copper Foil would look amazing.

1-dscf8405The first card involved die cutting the solid star shape from a panel of Whisper White cardstock. This panel was then adhered to the Pool Party cardstock layer which was then added to an Elegant Eggplant card base. We then inset the detailed star die cut from Copper Foil and looking sensational especially when we added a large Basic Rhinestone to the centre. We added a sentiment from the same stamp set using Elegant Eggplant ink and called the card finished.

1-dscf8406For the second card we stamped the fantastic ‘swoosh’ stamp along with the smaller single star onto the Whisper White panel using Versamark Ink covered it with Copper Embossing Powder  then melted it using the Heat Tool and yes I did use the Embossing Buddy before stamping…… go me!  We then added random stars using Pool Party ink. The whole piece was added to a layer of Copper Foil with Tombow glue. This panel was then added to a Pool Party card base. We die cut the solid star from Elegant Eggplant cardstock and topped it with one of the smaller die-cut detailed Copper stars and added a Rhinestone to the centre before adhering it to the front of the card.

Top Tip – we die cut the detailed stars for all three projects from this layer, no one will know once the stamped panel is adhered over the top and it makes the best use of expensive, speciality cardstock.

1-dscf8407The DVD holder was based on a YouTube video by Tracey May – Bedlam and Butterflies –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWzqbertbQs

We covered a 10¾” square of Whisper White cardstock in randomly stamped  ‘swoosh’s’ in Pool Party ink and the tiny trio of stars in Elegant Eggplant ink. The belly band was made using Elegant Eggplant cardstock with strip of Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon along the centre. I took the solid Whisper White star, saved from the first card and added a large detailed star cut from the Pool Party cardstock and topped it with a Copper Foil star and added the whole star to a label die cut from the Lots of Labels Framelit dies and used this to close the belly band as the sides don’t quite meet.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the projects I shared and that you will drop by again soon

Mo x

Supplies used
Star of Light stamp set
Starlight Thinlit Dies
Lots of Labels Framelit Dies
Big Shot + Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate
Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Copper Foil
Elegant Eggplant ink pad
Pool Party ink pad
Versamark ink pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Stampin Up Heat Tool
Basic Rhinestones
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks A, C and E
Scissors
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer
Tombow adhesive
Envelopes