Friday, November 16, 2012

Open House

I know, I know, I promised tutorials and photos and all sorts of things.  I've been so busy stamping and creating that I'm finding it hard to take photos and write instructions.  This will change.

Superstorm Sandy rolled through here a couple weeks ago, wrecked havoc and postponed my Open House to last Sunday, but boy, did we have fun!

The make & take for Sunday's Open House was this adorable three dimensional star.  We started with two squares of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 for the small star, folded on the diagonal each way, then in half each way.  See the visual instructions here:  folded paper stars

The white star pictured here was stamped randomly with the Builder Wheel Measuring Stick and Cherry Cobbler ink.  The larger star was a 6x6 square of Cherry Cobbler cardstock randomly stamped with the ornament from the Ornament Keepsake set with Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink on one and Cherry Cobbler on the other.  I love the tone on tone look when you match the ink to the paper and with Stampin' Up!'s color selections it's always a perfect match!

These stars make adorable tree ornaments, or hang a few from your dining table light fixture for a fun, festive look.  These are so fun, I've made several since; dry embossing with an embossing folder and wet embossing with VersaMark and embossing powders.

Another adorable idea is to poke a hole with the piercing tool through the tops of each, stringing them with Stampin' Up!'s linen thread or bakers twine, making a garland to hang on your banister or across your fireplace mantle.  And they're not just for the winter holidays, imagine red white and blue stars of varying sizes for your Independence Day cookout or in black, white and bright pink for a teen girl's birthday party!

My oldest daughter really took a shine (heh, pardon the pun) to these, stamping the Open Sea set with Early Espresso, Lucky Limeaid and Summer Starfruit inks.

There are so many things you can do with Stampin' Up! products and I'd love to show you how.
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  1. Oh my gosh!! I NEED to make some!!

    XO Ok if I steal??

    1. omg, absolutely! they're so easy and so fun! try a couple different sizes grouped together :)

  2. featuring these on The All Star Block Party my love!!