Today I’m featuring the first of four cards I made for the Rising Stars card swap using the Night of Bethlehem bundle (Night of Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits Dies.) You can see all the swap cards here. I used some unexpected colors on this card: Pink Pirouette, Berry Burst, and Soft Sky. It reminds me of the pastel painted buildings I’ve seen in tropical areas.


Here’s what I made:

Night of Bethlehem stamp set Edgelit Dies, Christmas card, Rising Star swap, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Soft Sky card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Berry Burst CS cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Soft Sky CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • 2 pieces of Watercolor Paper cut to 5″ x 3″

Stamped with the Night of Bethlehem stamp set:

  • stars in Whisper White Craft ink onto the upper half of the Soft Sky CS layer, then set the ink with a Heat Tool)

Stamped with the Iconic Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Pool Party ink onto the bottom of the Soft Sky CS layer

Watercolored using Aqua Painters:

  • one piece of Watercolor Paper with Pink Pirouette ink
  • the other piece of Watercolor Paper with Berry Burst ink

Die cut using the Bethlehem Edgelits:

  • Pink Pirouette Watercolor Paper with one Edgelits die
  • Berry Burst Watercolor Paper with the other Edgelits die

Assembled the card:

  • Berry Burst CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped Soft Sky CS layer glued onto the Berry Burst CS layer
  • Berry Burst die cut glued onto the Soft Sky CS layer
  • Pink Pirouette die cut adhered over the Berry Burst die cut using Mini Stampin’ dimensionals
  • silver star enamel shape applied to the Soft Sky CS layer


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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Here are some key points to remember:

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
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  • Hostess Code for the month of October (HGB2HGXK)
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  • October’s FREE gift – Mini Pizza Boxes. Find out more HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!


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