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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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A Sunburst at Christmas

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Hey there! Quick post today, as I have a busy day doing a little consignment shopping for the kiddos, taking the little man for his 4 month checkup (how did THAT happen so fast?), and working to get my Stamp-of-the-Month Club packages out on time.

I made this sunburst card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


I’ve never made a sunburst before, so it was fun to try a new technique. I first made the sunburst, attaching all of the Season of Style paper triangles to a piece of scrap paper with my tape runner. Then I trimmed the excess paper off. I cut the square out of the center using one of the Squares Collection framelits. Then I cut the sunburst into four sections to go with the sketch. I think next time I will use a piece of scrap cardstock instead of printer paper to attach my sunburst to. You can’t tell from the picture, but it felt flimsy attaching it to the card.

Stampin' Up! - stampin up - handmade Christmas cards - handmade cards - Merry Little Christmas - sunburst technique - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I embossed the sentiment in Gold on Whisper White cardstock and also embossed “MERRY” in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out in a banner shape. I cut out the sentiment using one of the Chalk Talk framelits (love this set of framelits, so many great shapes!). The stars are punched out of Champagne Glimmer Paper using the Merry Minis punch pack.

The card base is Old Olive, and I made a 5×5 square card. Now that I have my new Envelope Punch Board and can make any size envelope I want (well, 66 sizes), that means I can also make any size card I want.

I hope you like the card. I had fun making it.

Supplies used:
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock; Season of Style designer series paper; Champagne Glimmer paper
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas
Tools/Accessories: Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Squares Collection framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer, Merry Minis punch pack
Embellishments/Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals


Comment from Amy O’Neill
Time September 30, 2013 at 7:14 am

Great sunburst effect! And I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Comment from Sarah
Time September 30, 2013 at 7:23 am

Thanks, Amy!

Comment from Linda Suarez
Time September 30, 2013 at 8:32 am

Beautiful! You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Comment from Sarah
Time September 30, 2013 at 8:38 am

Thank you, Linda!