Stampin’ Success

I was offered an opportunity from Stampin’ Success to create some projects that they could publish in time for the holiday season. I would get my hands on one of the new holiday stamp sets before our demonstrator pre-order. I was excited for a chance to be published in the magazine and also get free stamp sets in return.

The article was published in the October edition of Stampin’ Success (This magazine is sent to Stampin’ Up Demonstrators only).

I am sorry to those that have been looking and waiting for the details…been sick for over a month (so much wasted creative time :( ).


Star-Snowflake Ornament
Supplies: Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Origami Pentagonal Star Fold (5 pieces of 3″ x 3″ Be of Good Cheer DSP); Silver Glimmer Paper; White Vellum Cardstock; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder; Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker; Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker; Rhinestones Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Sticky Strip; Stampin’ Sponges; Scallop Trim Border; Itty Bitty Circle Punch; Scallop Edge Punch; 2 1/2″ Circle Punch; Petite Pennants Builder; Whisper White Bakers Twine

Here is a video that I found on youtube to recreate the star. I tried doing my own instructions and taking pictures, but couldn’t show to fold the star with just pics. (It is called a origami pentagonal star): Link to Video

1-Cut 1/2″ strips of silver glimmer paper and punch with the scallop edge punch.
2-Color the glimmer paper with the ink pad/markers/reinkers & sponges. All these pieces to dry before handling.
3-Punch (2) 2 1/2″ circles in very vanilla and adhere 1 of them to the center of the star (choose which side that you want use as the front).
4-Cut (2) 1.5″ x 12″ pieces of glimmer paper and punch edge with scallop trim border punch. score and fold each piece, and adhere together into a rosette.
5-Adhere the rosette to the center of the star and adhere the circle punched in step 3 in the center of the rosette. You want the rosette to be sandwiched between these two circles.
6-Stamp the 3 sizes of snowflakes from the stamp set in Versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing power. Stamp 1 of each of the snowflakes on White Vellum Cardstock and Very Vanilla Cardstock.
7-Cut out each snowflake.
8-With dimensionals, adhere the largest white vellum cardstock snowflake onto the base. Add more dimensionals add the same snowflake stamped on very vanilla cardstock (make sure you shift the snowflake slightly so that you can see the points of the other snowflake underneath). Continue to layer the other snowflakes alternating between very vanilla & vellum, going down in size.
9-Adhere rhinestones as desired.

I designed a simplified cost effective version for those that want to recreate the look, but want to do it in less time (something that can be completed during a class).


To make this snowflake, all you need is the Petite Pennants Builder punch. Punch out 5 pieces of the glimmer paper in the scalloped pennant, and 5 pieces of the plain pennant in designer series paper. Sandwhich them between a 2 1/2″ circles punched in very vanilla cardstock while forming your star.

Stamp 3 snowflake designs on both vellum cardstock and very vanilla cardstock. Cut out the snowflakes, and adhere them with dimensionals, from largest to smallest.

Decorate with rhinestones.
Here is a comparison of the size (Just slightly smaller than the original star shape):

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Snowflake Wreath Card
Supplies: Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Delightful Dozen Stamp Set; Gumball Green Cardstock; Cherry Cobbler Cardstock; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Versamark; Gold Embossing Powder; Gumball Green Ink Pad; Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad; Fancy Fan Embossing Folder; Square Lattice Embossing Folder; Itty Bitty Circle Punch; Rhinestones Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals
**All the snowflakes were stamped and cut out by hand..wish they had a punch.

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Snowflake Shaker Card
Supplies: Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Curly Cute Stamp Set; Crumb Cake Cardstock; Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder; Clear Embossing Powder; White Craft Ink; Gumball Green Ink Pad; Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad; 2 1/2″ Circle Punch; Shaker Frames; Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Silver Glass Stampin’ Glitter; Rhinestones Basic Jewels

***I actually cut apart the largest shaker frame and added a piece from the smaller ones to make it around the 2 1/2″ circle punch. You can actually make the shaker box any shape or size.

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Twisting Snowflake Card
Supplies: Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Petite Pairs Stamp Set; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Be of Good Cheer DSP; Silver Glimmer Paper; Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder; Gumball Green Ink Pad; Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad; 2 1/2″ Circle Punch; Dazzling Details; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Modern Label Punch; Word Window Punch; Finishing Touches Edgelits; Floral Frames Framelits;Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon; Whisper White Bakers Twine; Sticky Strip

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Snowflake Purse Tote:
Supplies: Petite Purse Bigz L Die; Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; Be of Good Cheer DSP; Silver Glimmer Paper; Cherry Cobbler Cardstock; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Gumball Green Ink Pad; Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Itty Bitty Circle Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; Sticky Strip; Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Floral Framelits Snowflake Tote:
Supplies: Floral Framelits Die; Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set; More Merry Messages Stamp Set; Be of Good Cheer DSP; Cherry Cobbler Cardstock; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Gumball Green Ink Pad; Gold Embossing Powder; Versa Mark Ink Pad; 2 1/2″ CIrcle Punch; 2 3/8″ Circle Punch; 1 3/4″ Circle Punch; Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon; Rhinestones Basic Jewels; Sticky Strip; Stampin’ Dimensionals

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2 Responses to Stampin’ Success

  1. Angie says:

    Love this little tote! Any chance on getting the instructions for it?

    • michelle says:

      Angie,
      Basically, you want to choose the framelit that you want to use, cut two of same size framelit. Then, measure the size of the framelit and create a open top box based on how wide, high and deep you want the box. You want the box to stay within the size of the framelit. You could probably use the fancy favor box die (I didn’t use that or measure it..so not sure if it would work for this particular size). Then you score the framelit on the bottom and attach it to the box. This framelit is slightly narrower on the bottom, so if I wanted a narrow/tall box I would score the framelit closer the the bottom edge. If I wanted a fatter/wider tote, I would score the framelit closer to the middle. And then you just attach a handle (width and length as desired)…and of course decorate as desired. Hope that helps.

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