Christmas Tidings & Trimmings Copper Star Trio PP548

by Joanne James4. July 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a timely theme challenge for you to work with:


With today being the fourth of July and American Independence Day, Anne Marie's patriotic stars and/or stripes theme is very topical indeed. I wish all of my fellow teamies and readers on the other side of the pond a very happy Independence Day, yet I actually decided to jump forward to another holiday with my stars this week - yes, the (dreaded) 'C' word: Christmas! I took Amy's fabulous Sunday Stamps sketch and a little something old paired with something new for today's card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Something Old - Whilst the stars in my 'something new' were the starting point for my card today, I couldn't resist digging out some of my retired Brightly Gleaming designer paper from last season to use as the basis for my colour scheme on today's card. I just love this paper and the copper/gold combination is such a winner in my book. I went with the graphic star pattern for my main panel to further compliment the 'stars and/or stripes' theme.

Something New - The starting point for today's card was most definitely some new goodies I received this week with the Tidings & Trimmings bundle from the annual catalogue. The layered star dies in this set were the first things to catch my eye, but the stamp set also includes some lovely sentiments too. In addition to the one stamped onto my label on the front of my card, I stamped this one inside:


 The real scene-stealers on today's card though are the diecut stars on the front of the card, with the centre one a combination of layered (retired) copper glimmer paper and copper foil:


Aren't those stars just fabulous?! This is such a sparkly Christmas card in real life and I love how my trio of stars has given new life to my stash of hoarded DSP too.

Holiday Bling - Last but not least, I added a Night of Navy rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestones pack to the centre of each of my stars to compliment the navy and really draw your eye to the diecut detail.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I can't wait to play more with the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set and those Christmas Trimmings Dies - I think they are going to become a staple in my Christmas craft room and you will definitely be seeing more of them in the coming months.

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I have no special plans today but am hoping to find a little crafting time and with any luck will be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (16) -

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
7/4/2021 6:05:14 PM #

Joanne... your Star card is gorgeous beyond words.  Wowzer!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/4/2021 6:17:12 PM #

Wow, Joanne, this is GORGEOUS!  Love those perfect stars, and all the bling - goes with that DSP perfectly!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
7/5/2021 1:26:18 AM #

Wozer this is a fabulous the copper!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/5/2021 8:44:21 AM #

That's just gorgeous!  I think navy & gold/copper are one of my favourite colour combinations xx

Carol L
Carol LUnited States
7/5/2021 10:28:44 AM #

This stunning card looks incredibly elegant with the rich navy color and copper metallic accents! The stars are amazing and I just love this card you designed! Beautiful!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/5/2021 6:58:54 PM #

An absolutely stunning holiday card, Joanne!  How I wish I still had some of this paper. It's perfect for showcasing these gorgeous die cut stars. Have a wonderful week!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry United States
7/5/2021 7:47:08 PM #

Oh Joanne, I was so thrilled to see your stunning card in the SSC gallery! The gold/copper combination is definitely a winner in my book too, and along with the navy, makes one elegant masterpiece of a holiday card! Thanks so much for playing along with!



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/5/2021 7:48:14 PM #

This is stunning, Joanne! I almost went to a Christmas theme, but changed my mind, so I am glad to see that you followed through with this gorgeous creation!  Glittery to the max!

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
7/5/2021 8:21:17 PM #

So pretty!!  Love the sparkly stars, perfect designer series paper too.  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

NancyUnited States
7/5/2021 9:30:32 PM #

WOW, Joanne, this is really beautiful. I love that you made a Christmas card for the challenge this week.  Navy goes well with any glistening card stock but I think this copper color is my fav.  Excellent job this week! Take care!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/6/2021 6:45:52 AM #

This was such a great set of paper - I'm afraid to use what I have left! I'm glad you're not like that because then we'd have missed this fabulous card. Great combination of old and new. It makes me itch to start Christmas cards!

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/6/2021 4:00:49 PM #

This show stopper is guaranteed to take centre stage on someone's mantlepiece this Christmas Joanne! A truly unique design. Vicky x

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
7/7/2021 10:59:01 PM #

Stunning, Joanne!  I can't think of anything else to say.  That star is really beautiful!  Your old and new theme are perfect together. I wish I had more of that pattern left.  This was a great DSP pack. Hope you're enjoying your week.

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
7/8/2021 3:47:21 PM #

This one definitely earns a gold star Smile !!  I love all the sparkle and shine paired with the navy!  Such an elegant Christmas card!  I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/8/2021 6:24:17 PM #

Such a beautiful and sophisticated holiday card, Joanne! I just love that paper so much and still have a few packs stashed away. This is such lovely inspiration with the new bundle. I guess I'll add that to my list of things to order. Thanks for enabling me, once again! Such a gorgeous card for my challenge this week, thank you.

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
7/9/2021 5:21:56 PM #

Gorgeous card.  Those stars are simply stunning.

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