Bright and Beautiful

Love this Bright and Beautiful set of stars:

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped Card

  • Stamps:  Bright and Beautiful
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Silver
  • Accessories:  Big Shot and Star framelits, Silver 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, Silver Glimmer paper, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Envelope Punch Board, 1/8″ hand held circle punch

The inspiration for this card came from Sandy MacIver.  I had initially hoped to make the card with the top point of the star a continuous piece of paper front to back (rather than punching a hole to secure the front to the back) but I learned that the point is too narrow to make that work.  I don’t like to add bows with glue dots, so I needed to figure out a way to make this one go through the card stock and still “tie pretty”.

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped CardThis is the back of the card.  I put the Silver Taffeta Ribbon through a hole punched at the top of the stars and tied it once in front, then wrapped it around the back and tied it once again (when I say tied, I mean like the first step in tying a shoelace – what’s that called? an overhand knot?)  Those two “overhand knots” stabilize the ribbon so that when you bring it back around to the front the bow is straight, not catty-wompus.  (Which IS a word, despite spell check trying to tell me it is not.)

Maui Stamper Bright and Beautiful Star Shaped CardI stamped a single word inside and added a few small stars to the envelope.  The envelope itself was made with the Envelope Punch board to fit a 5×5 card.  This card looks a lot more time-consuming than it is – give it a try and tell me what you think.

Stop by the Maui Masonic Lodge this Saturday, November 22 for the Maui Stamper and Friends Craft Fair!  Paper crafts, jewelry, baked goods, embroidered linens, loads of gift items – we’d love to see you!  9am til 2pm

Maui Stampers craft fair November 22, 2014


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