Starburst: Merry & Bright

Ooops…I missed last week’s Tuesday Tutorial, so I’ll share two this week (kind of).

It was my pleasure to demonstrate the Starburst (or Sunburst) technique last week at Jill Olsen’s Stamp Together in St. George and these are some of the cards I showed how to make:

Wanna know what’s cool about these cards? I made 4 starbursts all at the same time by cutting a stack of 4 pieces of paper! I used the awesome tutorial by Sharon Cheng here. Seriously easy…go watch it now and remember the measurements for the DSP are 3″x4″. The first card stock layer is 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″, and the next layer is usually 5-1/4″ x 4″, then the card itself (a half sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper, folded in half). 

I cut the star with the Stars Framelits and Big Shot, then scored with my Simply Scored board (on the silver side) of the star from point to opposite indentation, on all points. Then just fold and mount on some Stampin’ Dimensionals 🙂 So shiny!

They are even sparklier in person!

In case you can’t get enough stars, check out the new Many Merry Stars Kit from the new Holiday Supplement…and the fun project ideas for this and other products on the Pinterest board HERE.

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Is it too early for Christmas?

My husband and I enjoy Sunday afternoon drives and not long ago we noticed a few homes with Christmas lights still up…then I pointed out we can’t say “still” because after June 25th, we are officially on the downhill slide toward the holidays = Now we should consider these merry folk “EARLY” with their decorating! So I’m just helping you get a jump on the holidays and help you create some lovely greeting cards EARLY with the Big Shot August Special and the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits:

Card Recipe (All supplies from Stampin’ Up!): 
Stamps: Bright & Beautiful stamp set (Holiday Catalog!)
Ink: Silver Encore pad (132142)
Paper: Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum (133364), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Accessories:  Stars Framelits (133723), Big Shot, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon (132137), Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132817), Silver Embossing powder (109131), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
And special thanks to Create with Connie and Mary for the beautiful sketch challenge this week (CCMC315)…it was perfect for this card!

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