Star Bright Wow!

It doesn't happen very often, but occasionally I can be CREATIVE.  Last night, I was sitting on the couch with my sick son.  Because I just can't sit & do nothing, I began punching out the shapes from my new Star Bright Ornament Kit.  I have a class scheduled in November using this kit and I really wanted to put it together for my customers to see.

If you are not familiar with this kit, here are the details:

Star Bright Kit

Star Bright Designer Series Paper Ornaments 113681
Price: $19.95

These cute ornaments will add a festive holiday touch to your home, and they’re fun to make too! Simply punch out the shapes and fold on the prescored lines. You can choose the size of the paper-circle globes you want to make for a variety of sizes. This kit is perfect for you if you want to make handcrafted holiday decorations without stress.

Kit contains
■ 12 sheets of 12" x 12" die-cut and prescored Designer Series paper; 2 sheets each of 6 designs
■ 10 yards of Silver elastic cord
■ 12 Styled Silver brads
■ Kit contains enough pieces to create 54 stars, 6 paper-strip globes, and 5 to 25 paper-circle globes (depending on size)
■ Coordinates with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red
■ Instructions included on kit insert

Back to my story….

I'm a visual person, so the kit description and the picture above didn't really do anything for me.  So, I'm punching out all 12 sheets of this beautiful die-cut paper, folding & stacking the stars as I go.  The stack began to look like a Christmas Tree to me, so I quit punching for awhile and created this:


Tree 1


I had some small buckets from the Target $1 spot.  I filled the buckets with clear marbles and inserted a small dowel rod.  I punched a hole in the center of each star with the crop-o-dile and slid the stars onto the dowel until it was filled with stars.  The tree stands about 14" tall with the star topper.  I added our new candy cane striped ribbon to the bucket to dress it up.


I now realize what a fabulous value this ornament kit is!  I have enough stars to make one more tree, plus enough other pieces to create a bunch of ornaments for my "real" tree.  I am sure that there are plenty of ornaments in this kit (if you use the stars) to fill a good sized tree!

With so many people watching their Holiday budgets, this is a great project that the family can do together and it's only $19.95!

This kit is featured in the new Holiday Mini Catalog and is available to order online.  If you would like a hard copy of the mini catalog, just email me at

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  1. Elaine | 19th Oct 08

    Wow is right! That’s so cool!

  2. Denise T | 19th Oct 08

    This is such a great idea….I have the kit and I think I am going to have to make one too…TFS.

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