Stars Are Shining

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FAB Stampers – Stars Are Shining

Today is the first post I will be sharing as part of a collaboration with my friend Connie Douglas in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

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Stars Are Shining Bundle

Today I’ve used the Stars Are Shining Bundle, which includes the stamp set and the Starlit Punch to create this easy, but pretty Christmas card.

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Watercolor Shapes

Today’s card doesn’t require any difficult folds, but it does add an additional element using the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set.

The card base is 5 1/5″ x 8 1/2″ (half sheet of CS) folded to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The Night of Navy layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″, and the vanilla stamped layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″. You’ll also need a scrap of vanilla large enough to stamp the stars.

I inked one of the rectangle shapes with Sahara Sand ink. Before stamping on the vanilla panel, I stamped it off once on scrap paper to lighten the image. I stamped the center rectangle first. Then, I repeated the process to add a rectangle on either side of the center one.

I used Night of Navy ink to add the strings to hang the baubles. Then, I stamped the baubles in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce. I added the greeting at the bottom right in Night of Navy.

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The Details:

I stamped the stars on a scrap of Vanilla and punched them with the Starlit Punch. The stars were adhered randomly using Dimensionals, and I embellished with the navy rhinestones from the Holiday Jewels pack.

I also added Wink of Stella to the stars, although it’s hard to see in the photos.

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Quilted Christmas

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Today’s Freshly Brewed Blog Hop is focused on Traditional Christmas projects, and what could be more traditional here in the USA than a red and green Quilted Christmas? Although, my friends in Australia are probably not in need of quilts at this time of year!

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Traditional Quilted Christmas

I’ve been seeing these quilt cards for a while, and really wanted to try one, but I didn’t get inspired to make one until my sister-in-law, Patty, took my dad’s shirts and jeans and made me a quilt. My dad passed a couple of years ago, so it was such a special gift. I asked her to make it as a tablecloth, and it is now on display on my dining room table.

After making her card (more on that later), I knew I had to make one for this hop, using traditional red and green DSP.

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Book Fold Card

This card uses the Gingerbread and Peppermint 6×6 DSP, and a Book Fold. To get the book fold, cut your 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half vertically, so you’ll have a piece 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score on the long side at 5 1/2″ (halfway), and again at 6 3/4″. Fold the card in half, with the additional score line on the front of the card, then fold the other score line back in the opposite direction. On the inside, place adhesive on the card BETWEEN the two score lines and close the card to seal.

Quilted Christmas Book Fold View

Quilted Christmas Details

Once I had my quilt pattern arranged (I’ll show you that in a bit), I embossed it with the Star Crossed Embossing Folder to give it a quilted look. Next, I adhered it to panels of Real Red and Old Olive, and placed it on the card front.

I used a hole punch to just nip the center edges of the book fold portion. This keeps my gold cord from slipping off the card.

I stamped the long greeting from the Classic Cloche stamp set in Old Olive, cut it into three pieces and added it with Dimensionals over the gold cord. I embellished with gold metallic pearls.

Quilted Christmas Details

The Inspiration

This is the card I made for my sister-in-law to thank her for the beautiful gift of my quilt. I used vintage DSP, cardstock and twine on this card, so I won’t post the ingredients, but the Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, greeting from Dragonfly Garden and Ornate Frames Dies are still available.

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How to Make the Quilt

I used 1″ squares of coordinating DSP. You’ll need nine squares. Arrange them to your taste and adhere to a 3×3 piece of cardstock. Once you have them all adhered, cut the cardstock into quarters (1 1/2″ both directions). You’ll now have four squares to arrange as you choose.

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Introducing FAB Stampers!

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A New Adventure

I’m super excited to share FAB Stampers with you! This is something new I’ve been working on with my friend and fellow demonstrator, Connie Douglas. Connie is a demonstrator in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, and we’ve been friends for several years. We’ve even been able to meet up a couple of times, back when we had in-person Conventions in Salt Lake City.

FAB Stampers – A Collaboration

Connie and I decided that our customers deserve to see different styles of stamping and lots of FABulous projects. So, with that in mind, we will be working together to share some great stamping projects with you, as we share blog posts. You will know when a blog post is one that we are sharing as you will see our new logo in the pictures.

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Heeeeeeere’s Connie!

Without further ado, here’s our very first FAB Stampers post, a project from Connie!

Hello! I’m Connie Douglas. Today it is my turn to share a blog post, so let’s get started.

Today I have a great layout for you. It is great for lots of reasons; it is easy to create, it shows off our beautiful Designer Series Paper, and it is very flexible – you can arrange your pieces in lots of different ways.

Forever Fern – Sample 1

I have used the Forever Fern stamp set for all my cards today, but changed some of the other elements. The sentiment on this card is from Lovely You, and is perfect for sending a card for no reason other than to brighten someone’s day. My background DSP is Evening Evergreen from the 2021-2023 In Colour 6×6 DSP. The smaller piece of DSP is from the Beauty of the Earth DSP. I have used Evening Evergreen ink along with Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen cardstock. This card is embellished with the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

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Forever Fern – Sample 2 & 3

For the next two cards I used the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper, swapping the front and back pieces of DSP. Both cards have Pale Papaya cardstock and Calypso Coral cardstock and ink. The sentiment is from Timeless Tulips. Both cards are embellished with Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Measurements

These cards are easy to make so grab your supplies and get all the measurements here.
Card Base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4
DSP – 4 x 5 1/5, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4
Coloured Cardstock – 2 3/4 x 3 1/2, 2 1/2 x 2 7/8
Neutral Cardstock – 2 1/4 x 2 5/8
You will also need a strip for the sentiment in either a light colour or a neutral.
Have fun!

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I hope you have enjoyed the first post from the FAB (Friends Across Borders) Stampers. Watch for more as we share our creativity with you.

Thanks, Connie!!

If you’d like to see more of Connie’s projects, please visit her at Great Stamping With Connie. And, if you live in Canada, I know Connie would love for you to shop with her! Visit her website at the link above for her Canadian shopping link.

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And, stay tuned for more FABulous projects!!