Introducing Star of Wonder, Nativity Silhouettes & Additions

 Inspiration 1

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Silent night…

Inspiration 2
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Holy night…

Inspiration 3
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All is calm, all is bright.

Dawn McVey has created a beautiful tribute to faith & the true meaning of Christmas with her latest set, Star of Wonder.  It features three circular silhouette scenes that are clean and simple, making them adaptable to a variety of different styles.  The sentiments are truly heartfelt and poignant, giving you the ability to express your faith in meaningful and stylish manner.

The details.

  • Star of Wonder will be available for sale on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Star of Wonder contains a total of 8 stamps (3 circular silhouette scenes and 5 sentiments)
  • The three circular silhouette scenes coordinate with our Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies.


Tiffany Pastor designed a wonderful build-your-own-nativity collection that pairs versatility with possibilities.  You will love having the ability to make your projects as complex or as simple as you like, using the various pieces together or separately!

The details.

  • Nativity Silhouettes & Nativity Silhouettes Additions will be available for sale on October 15th.
  • Nativity Silhouettes will retail for $24 and Nativity Silhouettes Additions for $15.
  • Nativity Silhouettes contains a total of 23 stamps (1 stable, 2 angels, 3 stars, 1 sunburst, 1 donkey, 1 dove, 1 cow, 1 shepherd duo, 1 Joseph, 1 Mary, 1 baby in manger, 1 large right-facing sheep, 1 small right-facing sheep, 1 large left-facing sheep, 1 small leftt-facing sheep, 2 flourishes and 3 sentiments)
  • The stable measures 2-3/4" wide and 3" tall.  Joseph measures 1-5/8" x 3/4".
  • Nativity Silhouettes Additions contains a total of 9 stamps (1 small right-facing palm tree duo, 1 large left-facing palm tree duo. 1 wise men duo, 1 single wise man, 1 camel, 2 stars and 2 sentiments)
  • The large palm tree duo measures 1-3/4" x 2-1/8".  The single wise man measures 1-3/4" x 3/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately for $4.  It will cut out shapes to coordinate with Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in the manger.

Now that all the formal introductions have been made, lets get onto a few of the fun projects I have in store for you!

Blessed Christmas Card
My first project pairs the new Nativity Silhouettes with the beautiful Leaf Sprig from Faith & Hope.

Focal closeup
I stamped Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus in the center of a die-cut Mega Mat Stack 1 layer using Aqua Mist ink. I then stamped the leaf sprig with Spring Moss ink around the edge of the mat.  I layered the sunburst image over the top of everything with Lemon Tart ink.

I attached a strip of Spring Moss cardstock to the bottom of the mat which is stamped with a sentiment from Star of Wonder with Smokey Shadow ink.  Overall, a super simple card that would be very easy to mass-produce.

Glory to God card
Now for a card that is a bit more rich and opulent.  I die-cut Mat Stack 3 from Scarlet Jewel cardstock and cut it a second time with the standard 1.75" circle die.  I matted it with the Layerz Mat Stack 3 die using Vintage Cream cardstock, stamping one of the Star of Wonder images with Scarlet Jewel ink.

I heat embossed the sentiment (also from Star of Wonder) with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  I love the way the detail pops.

Medallion closeup
I stamped Mehndi Medallion on the Ripe Avocado background using Ripe Avocado ink.  I drew a border around the edge of the mat using a gold paint pen and ruler.  I also added a few gold accent dots.

All of this was adhered to a Scarlet Jewel card base.

Silent Night card
Now for something a bit more bold and bright using one of my favorite color schemes, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist and Blueberry Sky.

I die-cut a Simply Chartreuse circle and a Aqua Mist pinked edge circle using the Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies.  I heat embossed the Silent Night sentiment (from Star of Wonder) with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

Strips of Simply chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist cardstock are attached along the bottom of the Blueberry Sky card base.

True Meaning Card
This project shows how you can can change up the circular shape of the silhouette scenes from Star of Wonder by lining up the images under square windows.  The Take Three die provided the perfect layout for this.

I die-cut Fine Linen cardstock with the Take Three die and layered Ripe Avocado cardstock underneath.  I stamped all three of the silhouette images with Ripe Avocado ink onto a separate piece of Ripe Avocado cardstock.  I then punched out the center of each image with a 1-3/8" square punch and layered them under the frame.

The sentiment from Star of Wonder was added with True Black ink at the corner of the Fine Linen layer.

Everything was adhered to an Ocean Tides card base.

Christ was Born card
I thought I would go a bit rustic with my next project.

Figures closeup
I took a block of  Kraft cardstock and stamped the stable from Nativity Silhouettes with Haystack Palette ink.  I then added the various silhouettes with Vintage Cream ink.  

the sentiment was added on a strip of Fine Linen cardstock with Dark Chocolate ink.

I wrapped a bit of twine around the bottom portion of the mat.

City of David Card
For my last project I wanted to use a slightly unconventional color scheme.

Focal closeup
I stamped Background Basics: Text Style II with Hawaiian Shores ink onto Aqua Mist cardstock.  I then stamped the silhouette scene with VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it with Clear Filigree Embossing Powder.  I matted this to a decorative layer cut from Harvest Gold cardstock using the Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle die collection.  I adhered a Hawaiian Sores strip that was trimmed with an Edgers #1 die.  I stamped the sunburst image behind everything with Hawaiian Shores ink.

I stamped the sentiment (from Star of Wonder) with Smokey Shadow ink directly onto the Soft Stone card front.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects I have prepared for you today!  As you can see, these new products are as beautiful as they are inspirational!  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on all that was introduced today!  Is there anything in particular that has caught your eye?  You could have a chance to win an amazing prize package just for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

  • Star of Wonder stamp set
  • Nativity Silhouettes stamp set
  • Nativity Silhouettes die
  • Nativity Silhouettes Additions stamp set
  • Silent Night stamp set
  • Beautiful Blessings stamp set

You have until 7am, Thursday, October 13th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced by noon the same day on our October 2011 Release Winners page.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Lisa Johnson is showcasing Nativity Silhouettes & Additions and Star of Wonder.

Heather Nichols has a few things to share with her sets, Tag-its #9 & Winterberry.

Dawn McVey is sharing projects using her new sets, Christmas Poinsettia & Star of Wonder.

Tiffany Pastor is highlighting her new sets, Nativity Silhouettes & Additions.

Beth Silaika has some things showcasing her set, Faith & Hope.

Melissa Bickford is sharing projects using her latest Flower Fusion set.

Maile Belles is sharing more creations using her new Wine Bottle Tag die.


  • STAMPS: Nativity Silhouettes, Faith & Hope, Star of Wonder (available October 15th)
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
  • OTHER: Mega Mat Stack 1 die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Star of Wonder (available October 15th) Mehndi Medallion
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado
  • OTHER: Layerz Mat Stack 3 die, Mat Stack 3 die, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle die, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, Gold DecoArt pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Nativity Silhouettes Additions, Star of Wonder (available October 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 6-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Star of Wonder (available October 15th)
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, True Black
  • PAPER: Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Take Three die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Nativity Silhouettes (available October 15th)
  • INK: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Haystack
  • PAPER: Kraft, Fine Linen
  • OTHER: Rustic Cream twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Nativity Silhouettes, Star of Wonder (available October 15th) Background Basics: Text Style II
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies, Edgers #1 die, Clear Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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