White Christmas Star Box


Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Hoptay at Inking of You! on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

So, I was enchanted by those star-shaped boxes in the holiday catalog and was determined to make one, but then I also got the White Christmas stamp set and was creating holiday scenes with the trees and the deer and the little star and especially this fabulous upward-peering bear, and I decided to see if I could combine the two ideas.



The sides of the box are Night of Navy cardstock, and the top is made from watercolor paper.  I stamped the trees in Versamark and Night of Navy ink before embossing with gold powder; the bear and the star are just in gold.

And then it was time for fun with aqua painters!  Crushed Curry for the star, a very diluted Crumb Cake for the bear, Soft Sky for the shadows on the snow, and the background is Island Indigo and Night of Navy ink, both of which go to a lovely pastel shade when diluted with lots of water.



The next stop is Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

20 Responses to “White Christmas Star Box”

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  1. Debbie says:

    OMG this star box is fantastic! I love how you made the box and the top! I really need to learn how to make this and sure wish you could teach it to me. Beautifully done!! TFS

    • amanda says:

      Thanks, Debbie! I learned from the video SU put out about it. I remember it was pretty time-consuming (about an hour to make one to my satisfaction) but not difficult.

  2. Sue Becker says:

    Beautiful scene Amanda. I’ve not yet made the star box with the top – need to play with that. Enjoyed your project.

  3. Katy McGloin says:

    Amanda, this is so SWEET! Have already pinned it to share with pinterest land!! Well done, Pal… 🙂

  4. Kim Jolley says:

    Fantastic! Love, LOVE this. Would you care to share the instructions for the star box? I’ve searched and haven’t been able to find them.

  5. Rae in Reno says:

    Amanda this is outstanding, beautiful, cool… and all the other adjectives one can think of. Great job!

  6. Diane Roberts says:

    Amanda, that star box is beautiful!

  7. Dawn Tidd says:

    This is gorgeous, Amanda. Lovely way to combine the stamp set with the stamped image. Beautiful coloring!!

  8. Hi Amanda! I love how you stepped up the star box! Beautifully done!

  9. Windy Ellard says:

    beautiful project Amanda!

  10. Amanda, you are so darn clever! I love this star box and especially how you decorated it! Lets get together again to stamp!

  11. Terri Orr says:

    This is so sweet–putting these two holiday catty things together created some holiday magic for sure!

  12. Cool! That looks like it has a top that comes off. I need to learn how to do that!

  13. Denise Basile says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Great job. Love love love it!

  14. WOW!! That’s impressive!!!!

  15. Jane Knudsen says:

    This. Is. Amazing! I want to keep looking at it and then I think…I want that star box! Wow!!

  16. Diana says:

    That’s exquisite! Such a lovely little winter scene. Almost too pretty a box to actually use…