Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all. It feels like a lifetime since I have been on here and when I look back it has been a few months. Time has just flown by with the end of the year stuff. Our Christmas tree is down and everything is packed away. All the new gifts have found their home and it feels like Christmas was forever ago. Do you feel the same?

Now I need to get back into finding time to craft and update my blogs. It certainly has been very busy with studying, working, being a mum and wife and running a Stampin’ Up business but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am super lucky that I have such a supportive husband who actually loads all my blog posts up for me along with maintaining and updating my website, but in saying that I have to work around his schedule as well which has been a little hectic lately and hence why my blog posts have not been loaded.

I set a challenge for my team in November to create something from the Holiday Catalogue that was not holiday related to show the versatility of the stamp sets. I chose to use the Stitched Stars Dies and am so happy they are carrying from the Holiday Catalogue. I wanted to get a start on some quick, easy birthday cards that are suitable for all ages. I really struggle with those teenage ages for birthday cards but I think these cards are perfect.

   

I have listed that I used the Brights colour pack but there are a few different colours included in the above pictures, such as Mint Macaron and Highland Heather as I was using up all cardfronts that I had already cut up. The colours don’t really matter and my opinion is the brighter the better.

  

I simply ran a few sheets of colour cardstock through the bigshot with a variety of the dies on each piece, which meant I was able to cut out about 4 or 5 stars each run through of the bigshot.

 

If you are careful when cutting out the stars and use cardfront size pieces you will be able to use that as the layering piece underneath like I have. I have then simply added a piece of Whisper White over it that has also gone through the bigshot using the Brick Embossing folder to give some more texture.

These cards came together so quickly once all the stars were cut out. To get the hollow stars I simply added another star to the centre and ran it through the bigshot again. I usually went two sizes smaller to give a substantial outline but this is up to you.

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