Simply Stars – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #612, Mystery Hostess Winner and Blog Candy Winner!

Hey There,

Wow there is so much going on in today’s post.  Mystery Hostess Winner, Blog Candy winner and a new card tutorial.

Let’s start with my latest Mystery Hostess Winner.  I put the names of those people that used the hostess code when ordering in a hat and pulled out SUSAN LOEFFLER’S name.  With the pooled orders using the last hostess code Susan got to select $160 worth of free Stampin’ Up! product.  If you would like to participate in the next round of Mystery Hostess, please check out the details at the bottom of this post.

Next, Hailie Jade selected the winner of the Stampin’ Up! Wildflower Meadow blog candy.

and the winner is . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Jarvis Futrell!

Congratulations Mary Jarvis Futrell, please e-mail your shipping address to me at [email protected] within the next 30 days so I may get this awesome blog candy out to you!


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

I pulled out some brand new, must have, stamp sets for today’s project.

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Simply Stars (item #130892), Gorgeous Grunge (item #130517) and Lacy & Lovely (item #122887)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! So Saffron, Basic Black and the new DSP Soho Subway (item #130140)

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  1 3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponge, Neutrals Candy Dots, Blender Pen, Cajun Craze marker, Basic Black marker


Stamped the star using Cajun Craze ink on a scrap piece of So Saffron card stock.

Punched the star out using a 1 3/4″ circle punch.


Sponged Cajun Craze ink around the edges.


Colored Cajun Craze marker on some of the points.

Let the marker dry and then added an additional layer of Cajun Craze marker on a few of the points.

Using a Blender pen, added some Cajun Craze marker to one of the points on the left side of the star.

Colored over the darkest points on the left side of the star one more time using a Cajun Craze marker.

Cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of DSP from the Soho Subway DSP pack and stamped using a stamp from the Lacy and Lovely stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Cut (2) 3/4″ x 4″ strips of So Saffron card stock.  Stamped 3 small stars on each using Cajun Craze ink.  Sponged Cajun Craze ink around the edges of the card stock.

Added Basic Black Candy dots to the strips.

Stamped one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps a few times on the paper using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Used another one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink.

Sponged Cajun Craze ink around the edges.


Added a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic Black card stock and a Whisper White card base.

Added a squiggly line using the fine tip of a Basic Black marker through all of the small stars.

Added little dashes to look like Barbed wire and one more squiggly line.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.


May your day be out of this world wonderful!

Until my next post. . . . . .

Huge Hugs!


Know the Code!!!!


With Stampin’ Up!’s announcement  of the new Hostess Code, we can now “pool” Online Orders together (place them individually, orders will ship directly to you – within the US only, but use the same hostess code). When smaller orders are put in together, the larger order qualifies for HOSTESS BENEFITS.

That means FREE STAMPS (or other products) I can SHARE with YOU!
So let’s get started with June/July’s Online Mystery Hostess Workshop!
How do you get to be part of the Mystery Hostess Workshop?
Simply use the Hostess Code below and place an order in my online store by 11:00 pm on Friday, July 5, 2013.
Important: To be part of the Online Mystery Hostess Workshop, once you add your first item to your shopping bag the hostess code must be entered just below the Special Offers section and it should say Michelle Zindorf as the Hostess.
Once all the orders are placed, on Saturday morning, July 6, 2013, I will draw ONE name to get hostess benefits on the entire order! I will email the winner to get your choices.
Your Hostess Code is: K96UED4T
Ready – Set – GO!! Start placing your orders now!… Remember, the deadline for this
event is 11:00 pm on Friday, July 5, 2013.
Please do not put the hostess code in if your merchandise order is $150 or more.  You would lose your hostess benefits that you would have coming already.


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Annual catalog
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Product Guide

I have some catalogs on hand that can be ordered.  The cost is $6.50 each which includes flat rate priority shipping.  Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you would like to purchase one click ***********************************************************

Michelle’s Free Stamp Program

Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  For your order of $50 in product using me as your demonstrator you will receive one virtual token.  Order $100 in product receive two virtual tokens, etc.  After you have collected 10 virtual tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $30 or less.

Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)


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4 responses to “Simply Stars – Stampin’ Up! Tutorial #612, Mystery Hostess Winner and Blog Candy Winner!

  1. You just keep amazing me. I can’t believe how real your cards look. You rock. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Becky

  2. Maria A. Rodriguez

    WOW!! Awesome card, Michelle. I love your step by step instructions, they are always so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with all of us.

  3. Love your card, thanks so much for the tutorial!

  4. Toni Murphy

    Awesome Card!