Saturday, November 22, 2014

FREE Star Ornament Kit with Stampin' Up! Order

See a PREVIEW VIDEO of the star ornament kit below

From now until December 10, 2014, you may choose one of my Star Ornament Kits FREE with an order from MY STAMPIN' Up! STORE.

Here are the deets:

  1. The FREE Star Ornament Kit offer is only available through me (Brenda Quintana).
  2. Place a minimum $15 order (before shipping and tax) in My Stampin' Up! Store to qualify.
  3. One Star Ornament Kit or Tutorial per order. Other choices available HERE!
  4. US residents only.
  5. If you email me ( within 24 hours of placing your order, you can choose the color you want: Real Red, Island Indigo or Garden Green.
  6. Your star ornament kit will ship flat, so you will need to glue and assemble it. I recommend Tombow glue (not included).
  7. Offer expires December 10th, 2014 at midnight.
  8. Click on the Shop Stampin' Up! icon below to place your order.
See more samples and the video tutorial
on how to make the stars HERE!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Star Framelits Ornaments Tutorial

I'm so excited to share my latest creation with you: Star Framelits Ornaments. I have had a blast making various stars over the last few days using vellum, designer series paper, glimmer paper, foil paper and card stock. The main ingredient in these FABulous ornaments are stars cut with the stars framelits AND I'm sharing a video tutorial on how to make them below.

Making these stars is not difficult, but I show the assembly process from start to finish in the video tutorial ABOVE, so that even beginners can make one of these beautiful ornaments.

Materials Guide

Card Stock, Brushed Silver and similar weight

  • Score Star Points (see photo above)
  • Adhesive: Tombow

    Designer Series Paper, Vellum, and Foil Paper

  • Fold Star Points
  • Adhesive: Tombow

    Glimmer paper

  • Fold star Points
  • Adhesive: Use Glue dots or sticky strip. The shiny backing on the glimmer paper makes using Tombow nearly impossible.

    Size and Cutting Guide
    TIP: To making cutting faster, cut two sheets of card stock at one time.

    The largest star
  • makes a 7” orb
  • Need 3 sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 5-½” pieces, Cut 2 stars out of each piece.

    The 4th largest star
  • makes a 6” orb
  • Need 2 sheets of card stock, cut into 11” x 4-¼” pieces. Cut 3 stars out of each piece.

    The middle star
  • makes a 4-½” orb
  • Need 1 -1/3” sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 3-¼” pieces, Cut 6 stars out of each piece.

    The 2nd smallest star
  • makes a 3” orb
  • Need ¾ sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 2-3/8” pieces, Cut 4 stars out of each piece.
  • I recommend punching the hole for this star after you have connected the first two pieces. Later it becomes almost impossible and you have to resort to using a piercer.

    The smallest star

  • I don’t recommend making a star ornament out of the smallest star, unless you have some Christmas elves with tiny fingers helping you. The smallest star makes an excellent window when paired with the 4th largest star.

    Flameless Candle Holder

    Flameless Candle Holder Need SIX of the 4th largest stars. Use the smallest star to make windows in FIVE of the stars. The one without the window becomes the base.

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  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Fall in Love with the Gift Box Punch Board

    I didn't always love the gift box punch board. Ours started out as a rocky relationship. I loved the idea of the gift box punch board: quick to make, one piece design, no adhesive. What was not to love? I'll tell you what! THE CLOSURE!! That was until I decided to take matters into my own hands. A few quick snips and the box was altered and what was once frustration turned into love. Let me help you fall in love with your gift box punch board too!!

    Just watch the above video and I'll show you how I altered my box. If you want to make the box and tag, I've shown in the video, just check below for a complete supply list HERE!

    Here's an example of one of the corners I altered. The old one is on the left. The altered one is on the right. What do you think? Did it make it easier for you to open and close the box? I sure hope so! :)

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