Free Stamps & a Fun Idea for the Sunburst Die

I suddenly realized this morning that June is rapidly flying by and that means the fabulous promotion for getting 2 free stamp sets added to your Starter Kit when you purchase it in June is also quickly coming to a close!  So I wanted to make sure to post a reminder for everyone!


How it works:

  • Decide you are ready to join the Fun Side by becoming a demonstrator – my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group would love to welcome you!
  • Pick out $125 in product from your wishlist (easy, right?  with the new Annual Catalog) and head over to start filling out the starter kit info.
  • Pick out 2 MORE stamp sets you want to get FOR FREE (any value) and add them to your starter kit
  • Only pay $99 plus tax… Stampin’ Up even covers the shipping!
  • Get fun stuff in the mail and I’ll reach out to say welcome and get you added to our Fun n’ Crafty team FB group and more! Smile 

With so many great reason to give it a try… why not try it out?

2 Free Stamps Promotion ends June 30th!
Get yours and your Starter Kit Deal here

Fun Idea for the Sunburst Thinlit Die

So, are you ready for some inspiration?  Maybe even some things to add to your starter kit Winking smile.  This was a card I created for my Stamp Club as a way to mix and match some supplies in my craft room that I didn’t normally think to put together.  Check it out:

Fun things to try on this card:

  • Create a cool background with the Sunburst Die and Vellum!  I love the look of the sunburst die, but I wanted to do something a little bit different with is, so I used it to create a background pattern for my card.  The neat thing is that when you use Vellum for your sunburst, you can layer it over your cardbase and depending on the color of your base cardstock, you’ll get a cool muted color where the vellum overlays. 
  • Only adhere the vellum where it is covered – just a tip for gluing down your Vellum, only put the glue where the sunburst will be covered up.  So, in this case, I just glued down underneath the square and not all the way to the ends of the sunburst rays.
  • Create a frame for the sentiment of your card – I love doing this with my cards.  I stamp my sentiment onto a piece of cardstock and then on a SECOND piece of cardstock (slightly larger than the sentiment piece) punch out a window using a framelit (like the Circles Framelits for a card like this) or a punch.  Then pop up that cardstock with a cutout over your sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals for a cool layered look.
  • Add extra texture by using an embossing folder for your frame piece – I took it up a notch by using the Woodgrain embossing folder on my circle frame piece.  Now, word of caution – you want to put in as few shims as necessary when embossing with this particular folder because when you go to cut out your circle, you end up with skinnier areas of cardstock around the circle which will be prone to tearing if your aren’t careful.  Good news though, if it tears a little, you can always put a dimensional behind the tear and it will hold it together and hide the rip.

I also created my colorful background for the sentiment by using the swoosh from the Work of Art stamp set and stamped in three different colors

  • Pool Party
  • Delightful Dijon
  • Wisteria Wonder

But mix and match the colors to coordinate with the colors of your card!

Try another color combination for the same card idea!

I thought I’d also post another version of this card that I created for the April OnStage Display boards – I changed up the colors to make the emphasis Mint Macaron, one of the colors I needed to highlight for the boards.

So you can see that changing up the colors on this design still looks great!  In this case, I used

  • Pool Party
  • Sahara Sand
  • Mint Macaron
  • Watermelon Wonder (for the heart)

So give it a try and let me know what color combinations you discover and love!

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