Christmas Star

I’ve been sharing a lot of square cards this week. Today, my friends, that changes.  I didn’t want to get caught in a rut of just making square cards, so today I’ve made a card that’s sqare-ISH. The front of this card measures 5-1/2″ x 6″ – not a perfect square.  Look at me!  Why would I ever make a card with these odd measurements? Two reasons: (1) because I can and (2) because I wanted to show that I could make an envelope with my new envelope punch board – available September 1.

While I was breaking boundaries with my non-square card ( 🙂 ), I decided to showcase one of the new single stamps that were introduced last week.  Here’s my 5-1/2″ x 6″ card made with Christmas Star:

Look at that giant beauty!  When I saw that the single stamp was priced at $9.95, I questioned the pricing, but this stamp is essentially a background stamp.  Yippee!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • 3-D Star.  I stamped this star with Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock.  I snipped the star.  It’s an easy snipping job – no fussy cutting on this giant beauty.  I then scored the star (from point to corresponding crevice – over and over).  I folded the insides inward and the points outward and mounted the middle on a stack of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It was a fun experiment and really easy to do.

  • Embellished Greeting.  After I decided where I would place my star, I formed three swirls with pencil dots that would soon be covered with shiny rhinestones.  I mixed up the sizes of the rhinestones to add a little interest to the design.
  • Coordinating Envelope.  That’s right, I made an envelope for this 5-1/2″ x 6″ card using my envelope punch board.  I cut my Designer Series Paper according to the chart on the board, lined up the left edge of the paper on the ruler and scored the edges.  I folded it and glued it down.  Envelope – done!

    Christmas Star, More Merry Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Star, More Merry Messages  Inks:  Night of Navy  Papers: Night of Navy Core’dinations, Whisper White  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Single Stamps.  In case you missed them, below are Stampin’ Up!’s holiday-themed Single Stamps.  Christmas Star is featured here, but there are so manyh others.  Check them out here (click on the photo below):Single Stamps: Assortment 5 -- Holiday


  1. Norma N Sánchez Webb

    Love it!

  2. Your card and envelope are both totally gorgeous! It’s always a pleasure to read your posts, they are so informative and entertaining!

  3. WOW WOW WOW, beautiful card! Of course I love the bling…..well I love everything about it. Awesome.

  4. Such a handsome 3-D Star! Love them in shades of Blue! I imagine they would make a great addition to Holiday Garland, the Christmas Tree and adorn wreaths as well so I see the value increasing with every turn of my mind! Thanks for sharing-just beautiful!

  5. Scoring a stamped image…how DO you think of these things Brian? Stunning!

  6. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    This star makes quite a statement Brian!! It looks fantastic in 3D with the sparkly rhinestones swirling around it!! I love using Navy, especially in a Cristmas card. The sentiment with that classy font is one of my favorites too!!

  7. A true masterpiece !!! So stunning ….. You really are a star ! You did a fantastic creation with this …. My daughter Starr would love this !

  8. What a gorgeous card! So rich and beautiful! I love that star and your swirls of rhinestones are perfect. You are such a clever boy! 🙂

  9. Beautiful! Now I have to have that stamp!

  10. This stamp has just moved from my ‘wish list’ to my ‘must have list’. Wow, what a beauty this card is! Love the 3D look and the rhinestone swirls. And I love your first reason for making an a-typical size card, ‘because I can’!

  11. Charlotte Coombes

    oh you enabler you!! Now I “need” that stamp!! lol BEAUTIFUL card, Brian!

  12. Stunning! Would never had thought of making a 3D. Putting it on my list …checking it twice. Have a great day and long weekend.

  13. Esther Schattschneider

    Lovely! Is there a “how-to” video for the envie punch on your horizon? I got it, but ya’ must have to be smarter than the punch…my attempts were not successful. (To redeem myself some, i admit i did it in a rush, Mr Brown arrived moments before i left town to my son’s wedding…i just HAD to play first!?!) hopefully i can figure it out when i return home.

    • its very important to line your first score line up with the permanent arrow on the face of the plate…the pointy plastic thing…line that up on your first score line, then score away the next three…it will work.

  14. Love this. I can’t wait to get this stamp. How did you attach the star to the card???

  15. A Super Beautiful card Brian.

  16. There should be a contest somewhere — this is definitely an award-winning card!!

  17. AWE. SOME. !!!

  18. OMG, Brian. Exquisite!

  19. STUNNING, AWESOME! AND WITH BLING!!!! love the card, thanks for sharing it with us mere

  20. Fantastic card Brian. I can’t wait til my star stamp comes…I have a couple of ideas that I hope will pan out.

  21. You did an outstanding job with it Brian. You’ve made me want it, and I wasn’t going to do that.

  22. One word……..WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. I can only imagine how delighted your friends and family will be to receive this card. Please, put me on that list.

  23. Once again….You really are a “KING”!!! There are not enough adjectives in the dictionary to say about this beauty!!! HOME RUN!!!! I can feel a C A S E coming…..WOW!

  24. WOWSA!!! This card is BEAUTIFUL. I think it ranks among the top two cards you’ve made. Love it, thanks for sharing!

  25. stunner!! i agree with sylvia. you should enter a contest with this one!

  26. BLING dada BLING dada BLING You are the KING! I am singing your praises! Absolutely stunning card! I wasn’t going to buy that stamp and now you have made me want it! Love the 3D!

  27. Wow! You are truly a creative genius! What’s your day job again??

  28. So beautiful! I think I just decided what my Christmas cards will be this year!

  29. Dad gum it! Now there is another stamp I need!

  30. awesome card!!! love that star! It’s on my order now for sure.

  31. I love using things in different ways this is Awesome…..thanks for sharing!!!!

  32. Lovely card Brian… now, if you run out of rhinestones, you can always use a two-way glue pen and some stampin’ glitter! Oops! Did I just say a bad word on your blog? “GLITTER”!

  33. It’s a beauty, Brian!

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  35. hi, when you make a lovely dsp envelope, what is your suggestion for the address area on the front of the card?

    • I print most of my address labels, so a printed label is most effective. It might ugly-up the envelope a little bit, but the USPS still needs to be able to read the address.

  36. Brian….how did you adhere the star to the card

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  38. Lynn Kirby-Griffith

    Good Morning Brian,
    I met you in Roswell, GA at a stamp sale. My daughter is a Stampin Up demonstrator in Davenport, FL who met you at convention, (maybe).
    I just wanted to let you know if you and your fellow demonstrators have another sale here in Georgia, please let me know via email.
    I just loved you!

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