Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Reach for the Stars for New at SU June Blog Hop

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Welcome to our June NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative card ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring kids cards using new 2023 - 2024 Annual Catalogue products. June is a big birthday month in our family, with 3 grandchildren having birthdays in June! One of them is a fan of space flight so I was lucky enough to be able to use the Reach for the Stars bundle to create a birthday card for them.

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For this card, I used a variety of products from the Star Gazing Suite, including the stamped images and a sentiment from the Reach for the Stars stamp set, the Star Gazing 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, which formed a background layer as well as provided die cut images, and the Reach for the Stars dies for die cutting not only the stamped images, but also the planets on the DSP.

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  • I started with Blackberry Bliss as my base and added a panel of the Star Gazing Designer Series Paper in a purple/red shade.
  • I stamped the rocket and the space guy in Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock then die cut them using the Reach for the Stars Dies.
  • Using the DSP pattern with all the red/orange/purple planets, I die cut a ringed planet and a smaller round one. To die cut the ringed planet, you first have to die cut the planet with the round die, then, cut the rest of the ring with the ring die. That part gets glued on after the planet itself is glued down.
  • The space ship and astronaut were mounted on Dimensionals. I used black. Parts that overhung the edge of the DSP were trimmed off.
  • I stamped the sentiments in Blackberry Bliss on Basic White, then used the Banners Pick-a-Punch to create the banner you see.
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I hope you enjoyed this project made with Reach for the Stars bundle available in the new Annual Catalogue, and the Stargazing DSP! It's a great design for kids!
Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. 

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  1. Great card Heather!!! I am loving the Reach for the Stars stamp set and dies too!

  2. Love this card. Makes me wish I had ordered it. Not too late LOL. thanks for sharing

  3. This is a must have set! I am sure every kid, smaller of even adult ;o) will love your card!

  4. Wonderful birthday card for kids of all ages, Heather.

  5. Fab card Jeannette. You've really showcased this space set. Zoe x

  6. Such a cute card, Heather! Thanks for sharing this!💕


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