Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Star of Light Peace!

It’s Friday!  Yeah!!  And it’s the 26th of August!

Which means….only 3 days (let’s include today!) left to get in on the 2016 Holiday Catalog shares!  Scroll on down for the details. 🙂

Today’s card is a Christmas card.  Not a holiday card.  A Christmas Card.  I hope to not offend anyone, but…for me, the holiday we celebrate in December is Christmas!  And the sentiment I picked is decidedly “Christmas”!

I’m using the upcoming Star of Light bundle.  Notice I say bundle.  When I ordered this as part of my pre-order (a very nice SU! demo perk!), for some unknown reason, I only ordered the stamp set!  Hello?!?  I realized it when the giant box o’ goodies arrived and I dug everything out.  I went thru all the thinlit and framelits envelopes 4 times.  Just in case I’d missed it.  But no.  So…had to do a second pre-order (darn the luck!!) to buy the thinlits.  Let’s just pretend that’s all I ordered in my second go, shall we?!

Star of Light Bundle - Stamps-N-Lingers
When you buy this next week – don’t be like me – be sure to order the bundle, okay?  You’re really going to want it and you might as well get that 10% discount!

So, I used the Star of Light bundle, added a die-cut sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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My design comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #251:

FMS 251 Sketch
So, I started with a piece of Basic Gray card stock, and inked the swirly stars image from Star of Light in Versamark.  I stamped the image multiple times across the panel, and then sprinkled it with Heat & Stick Powder.  After I quickly heated the powder with my Heat Tool, I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter and hit it a second time with the Heat Tool.

Tip: while you need to move along expeditiously doing this, do take the time to close the lid on your Versamark ink pad before you start tapping off excess glitter or turning your Heat Tool on.  This glitter – like all glitter! – moves real easy in a breeze.  And kind of goes everywhere…just sayin’…. 😉

Once it was all dry, I SNAILd it to a Dapper Denim mat.

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The center square is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, matted on Dapper Denim.  I cut both squares with the Squares Layering Framelits and SNAILd them together and then to the card front.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon around, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the Star of Light focal point, I used two dies from the Starlight Thinlits.  I cut the detailed piece from Silver Foil and the solid backer from Dapper Denim card stock, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them together.

See why you want the Starlight thinlits?  Fussy cutting that top star would have been a bit of a….challenge! 🙂

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I used some Stampin’ Dimensional under the top and bottom tips of the star and Liquid Glue on the rest of it to adhere it over the center of the card.

For my front sentiment, I cut the word three times with my Christmas Greetings Thinlits die – once from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and twice from Dapper Denim and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.  I used a little more of the glue to adhere the stack over the star.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I repeated the Star of Light swirly stars image in Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter on Whisper White card stock.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up and stamp a pretty sentiment from Star of Light in Dapper Denim.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and then into my Basic Gray card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I used a couple of small star images from Star of Light and stamped them in Smoky Slate and Dapper Denim on the front.  I stamped each image twice – offsetting the second stamp…

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…and I used the swirly stars image again on the envelope flap, this time heat embossing it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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Et Voila!  Star of Light – a perfectly beautiful bundle to help you celebrate the Christmas/holiday season!  It also has more secular sentiments, so it’s a wicked-versatile set!  I hope you’ll consider adding it to your wish list.  And be sure to get the bundle from the git-go! 😉

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

Thoughtful Branches Bundle



Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52



2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Have a great last-day-of-the-work-week, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂




Only 6 days before I’ll be able to include links for the Star of Light Bundle!


Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Square (mat for Glimmer Paper square); Starlight die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 1 7/8″ Square (square under star)

Silver Foil:  Starlight die cut

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. Happy Stamping!

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Star of Light Peace!

  1. Mom

    Indeed…Happy CHRISTMAS!!! Beautiful card, Mary. I will be looking for the inside message.

  2. Thanks, Mom! 🙂


    Definitely CHRISTMAS on all my cards – Season’s Greetings does not do it for me

  4. Beautiful color choice for this lovely set! You made a beauty for Christmas! 🙂

  5. Simply stunning Mary! The glitter creates the perfect background for your beautiful die cuts! Love everything about it. 🙂

  6. Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  7. This is gorgeous! Love this set and it is perfect with the sketch! So glad you joined us at FMS!

  8. Thanks much, Linda! 🙂

  9. What a great use of this bundle!! You’re making me wish I had picked it up. Love how you interpreted the challenge.

  10. Thanks, Jaime! I love the sentiments in this set! And the thinlits! 🙂

  11. Rosemary d

    beautiful design!! love this new stamp and die set and can’t wait to get it!!

  12. karrenj

    Beautiful card, gorgeous colors and the background looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  13. Thanks so much, Karren! 🙂

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