Friday, October 21, 2016

Whimsical Christmas Star Card

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today with the Charmed Life Blog.
We are having a rainy Friday here in Pittsburgh and last night we even had a thunderstorm. Seems so out of place for late October.
So in the midst of heavy rains I am here creating Christmas cards. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.
Our design team partnered with Peachy Keen Stamps to celebrate their new release of face stamps that work perfectly with the CottageCutz Christmas ornament dies. Just a little way to bring some whimsy to your holiday crafting. Check out the site because Kathy is offering some promotional pricing on her new stamps + the CottageCutz dies.

Let's get started with my card and some details on what I did. I started my card this week with the idea of using the Nested Star Ornaments. I had a layout in mind that I wanted to use as well so I just needed my card colors and patterned paper.
Vanilla card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cherry layering piece: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"
Vanilla Sentiment Panel: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Olive green layering panel: 2/ 7/8" x 3 7/8"

I searched through my Christmas patterned paper for a fun pattern to show off my whimsical star image. I thought dots and stripes would work together well. I was on a definite roll to get my card completed. Dots on the patterned paper and stripes in the way of ribbon for the bottom rectangle piece on the sketch.

My sentiment is computer generated using Word to set it up and then print on vanilla cardstock. After I printed it I used the CottageCutz Rectangle dies to cut it to the size I wanted for my card. I used the 2nd largest die on this one.
I decided to die cut my star in the cherry cardstock for some contrast on my card. I used the Peach Keen 1 1/8" Face Set and stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I think these are just the cutest face stamps.
From here I assembled my card. I added some stars to the sentiment panel and also to the striped ribbon panel. The stars are from the CottageCutz Merry Christmas Ribbon die. Used a Wink of Stella clear pen for a little sparkle.
Well that's it for me for this post. I hope I gave you some additional inspiration for Christmas. Also don't forget about our newest challenge going on right now. The theme is Fall. Here is the link for more info.
So until next time........God bless.


  1. Love the PK stamp on the star, makes me smile. Very cute card!

  2. Love the PK stamp on the star, makes me smile. Very cute card!

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Mary!! I love the colors and the cute star!



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