Introducing Star Gazer & Additions

Star gazers have been cataloguing and studying the stars for ages.  We learn to look at the stars and seek out our favorite constellations even as children.  Those bright, shining stars and the constellations they form have become a popular motif over the years on everything from clothing to logos to home decor.  And now you can add these celestial beauties to your crafting projects too!

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Star-Gazer-dies

There is something beautiful and timeless about a starry night sky and now you can have an entire collection of meaningful constellations at you fingertips.  Every sign of the zodiac is covered here, making this set perfect for any recipient, male or female, as well as any age.  

The Details: 

  • Star Gazer will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Star Gazer contains a total of 30 images.  The largest constellation (Gemini) measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/4".  The coordinating Gemini title measures 1-3/4" x 3/8".  The smallest constellation (Aries) measures 7/8" x 1/8".  The coordinating Aries title measures 1-7/8" x 3/8".  The moon measures 1-1/4" x 3/4".  "You don't need to promise me the moon & stars…" measures 2" x 5/8".  "Happy birthday to a special star…" measures 1-3/4" x 3/8". 
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 5 dies. 4-7/8" x 1/2" (A), 5" x 1/2" (B), 4-1/4" x 1/4" (C), 4-1/4" x 1/4" (D), 1-3/8" x 3/4" (E)

 

This gorgeous reproduction of a vintage star chart it the centerpiece for this beautiful stamp set.  A few star themed sentiments with artistic touches rounds out the set.  Certainly something that can be used for several different types of applications such as graduation, birthday, encouragement, anniversary, new baby and more.

The Details: 

  • Star Gazer Additions will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Star Gazer Additions contains a total of 9 images.  The vintage star chart measures 3-1/8" in diameter.  "Reach for the stars…" measures 2-1/4" x 5/8".  "Follow your own star." measures 1-7/8" x 5/8".  "Make a wish…" measures 2" x 5/8".  "Love you to the stars & back." measures 1-3/4" x 5/8".

 

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We are pleased to announce a whole new array of Shimmer Cardstock colors, perfect to complement all of the celestial product releases this month!  Ten new colors that will inspire you in all of your creations!  (Please note: our current Blue Shimmer and Pink Shimmer cardstocks are being discontinued and will only be available as long as supplies last.  Therefore they were not included in our new sampler pack.)

Let's begin with the new Shimmer Sampler, featuring all 14 colors of cardstock with a total of 18 sheets.

The Details: 

  • The Shimmer Sampler will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • All of the sheets included are 8-1/2" x 11".  The Shimmer Sampler contains (2) sheets each of Silver, Onyx, Gold and White Shimmer cardstocks.  It also includes (1) sheet each of: Cream, Scarlet, Sun, Leaf, Sea, Sky, Sapphire, Night, Raspberry, and Copper Shimmer cardstocks.

You can also of course purchase each of these color separately.  I have included a comparison photo here and there for you to use as a visual reference.

Scarlet

Scarlet-Shimmer
The Details: 

  • Scarlet Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Scarlet Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Raspberry

 
Raspberry-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Raspberry Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Raspberry Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Copper-Sun-Gold
Copper-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Copper Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Copper Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Sun-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Sun Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Sun Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Gold-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Gold Shimmer Cardstock is already carried in our store HERE.
  • It retails for $8.
  • Gold Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Leaf
Leaf-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Leaf Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Leaf Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Sea
Sea-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Sea Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Sea Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

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Sky-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Sky Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Sky Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Sapphire-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Sapphire Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Sapphire Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Night-Sky-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Night Sky Shimmer Cardstock is currently available in our store HERE.
  • It retails for $8.
  • Night Sky Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Silver-Onyx
Silver-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Silver Shimmer Cardstock is currently available in our store HERE.
  • It retails for $8.
  • Silver Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Onyx-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Onyx Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Onyx Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

White-Cream
White-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • White Shimmer Cardstock is currently available in our store HERE.
  • It retails for $8.
  • White Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Cream-Shimmer

The Details: 

  • Cream Shimmer Cardstock will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Cream Shimmer Cardstock includes a total of (12) 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Reach for the Stars Card
I've been having a lot of fun with Perfect Pearls lately and decided to pair it up with these celestial sets.  I started with some Royal Velvet cardstock and heavily sponged one end of it with Enchanted Evening ink.  Then I stamped several different constellations from Star Gazer all over using Royal Velvet ink as well.

Star chart
I stamped the star chart from Star Gazer Additions in VersaMark and brushed it with gold Perfect Pearls.  I love how this brings out all the detail in the chart.

Sentiment
This beautiful sentiment was also added in the same manner.  I die-cut several star buttons from Sapphire Shimmer cardstock and stitched them in place with silver thread.

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After the details were completed, I mounted the entire card front onto a Winter Wisteria card base.

Aquarius Card
This simple design can be adapted to any of the constellations included in Star Gazer!  Not to mention you can also mix up the color schemes.

Sentiment
At the bottom of the Vintage Cream card from, I stamped strokes from Watercolor Wonder using Hawaiian Shores & New Leaf inks.  I then heat embossed the zodiac title with Silver Filigree Embossing Powder.

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I die-cut Sea Shimmer  cardstock with the 2-1/2" Limitless Layers circle die and then stamped it with the vintage star chart using Hawaiian Shores ink.  The constellation was then heat embossed on top of this with Silver Filigree Embossing Powder.  Everything was adhered a New Leaf card base.  As a finishing touch I wrapped some silver floss around a few times and knotted it.

Moon & Stars Card
My last card is a unique way to show someone how much you love them.  With this beautifully eloquent sentiment, you can pair together your sign with that of your loved one.

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To begin, I thought I would experiment with watercoloring a background on the new Cream Shimmer cardstock. OH MY!  Let me just say that the results are gorgeous!  These photos don't even do it justice.  I watercolored with ink refills in Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Orange Zest, and Canyon Clay.

Stars
I stamped both of the constellations in Dark Chocolate.  Then I die-cut some small stars using the the new star Gazer die and Sun Shimmer cardstock.  I adhered the stars in place and then added a drop of gold Liquid Pearls to each one for added dimension.

Sentiment
I embossed this beautiful sentiment with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  I stamped several smaller stars all around the card front using Canyon Clay ink.  

Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

Ashley
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Cristina
CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

Dawn
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Heather
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

Jessica
CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

Maile
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are you a bit of a star gazer yourself?  Are these new products making your crafty heart beat just a bit faster?  Was there a particular project that stood out to you today?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

The-Grand-Prize
$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, April 15th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

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REACH FOR THE STARS CARD

  • STAMPS: Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions (available April 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Enchanted Evening
  • PAPER: winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Sapphire Shimmer
  • OTHER: Star Gazer die, silver thread (DMC), Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

MOON & STARS CARD

  • STAMPS: Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions (available April 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Dark Chocolate, refills for watercoloring (Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay)
  • PAPER: Cream Shimmer, Sun Shimmer, Vintage Cream
  • OTHER: Star Gazer die, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, Gold Liquid Pearls (Ranger), watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

AQUARIUS CARD

  • STAMPS: Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions (available April 15th) Watercolor Wonder
  • INK: VersaMark, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Sea Shimmer, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: 2-1/2" Limitless Layers Circle die, Silver Filigree Embossing Powder, silver thread (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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