Seeing Stars

Are you ready for my 3rd post for today?   It appears that cleaning my stamp room has really given me some creative energy.  I would wait for next week to post these, but I wanted to get in on time to enter the challenges I designed them for.  :)

The current challenge at Merry Monday is to create a Christmas card with stars.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to play with my adorable Stitched Stars dies from Lil' Inker Designs.

Since I had everything out I decided to cut another star for the inside of my card.

I thought the star theme would be fabulous with the sketch from Mojo Monday.  What do you think?  It's a great layout for inlaid die cutting.

As I was applying glue to the back of one of the stars I saw the pattern on the opposite side and thought it would be super cute on a baby card for my friend who is going to be a Grandma soon.

Isn't it sweet?  She is going to love it!  There was one slight problem with this card and that was the vellum. I hid my adhesive behind the star on the left and the rhinestone on the right, but there were still a couple of spots that were not popped up enough.

My solution was to add more rhinestones under the vellum.  It was a great solution.  

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Die Crazy
Third challenge for the third post of the day is over at Simon Says Stamp.  The challenge is to use a diecut on your card.  Seems fitting, doesn't it.


Merry Christmas Card

Stamps: More Merry Messages (SU)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Festival of Prints DSP Stack (SU)
Misc: Stitched Stars Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Washi Tape

Welcome Little One
Stamps: Big Day~Today (WaltzingMouseStamps)
Paper: Same as above + Vellum Cardstock
Misc: Stitched Stars Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Foam Tape


Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Heather I love your inlaid stars on your Christmas card! Perfect! Your baby card is adorable too. Great job!

Bonnie said...

What pretty stars, Heather! Love the red and green! And the baby card is so sweet with the vellum! Good thinking on the rhinestones! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Susangail Powell said...

Fantastic Heather! I love those inlaid stars - I was thinking about buying them yesterday - I think I will!! I love the country feel of the first card and the softness of the baby card - awesome!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful Heather, both cards are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jingle said...

Both of these are adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!