December 9, 2012

A Star is Born

Ever since I was a little girl, we have always put an Angel on top of our Christmas tree. When I started living by myself, I bought this beautiful porcelain Angel that took it's place of honor on top of my Tree for many years. Flashforward to Christmas 2011, My then 9 month old, running around like a speed daemon in his walker, eyes the tree, and like a bullet SHOOOOOOTS himself toward it, hitting it with a spectacular crash that toppled the tree and down went the Angel. I tried gluing it together, but it was not the same.

I hosted an online CTMH party a while back and got one of the Hostess Rewards Packages. In it, it had the 3D Star. I knew that this would become our new Christmas Tree Topper. I just had to sit down and do it.

I used the leftover sheet of Glitter Paper that I had used for the Santa Buckle. Then I Glued some Shimmer Trim On both sides of the center indented edge on each of the 5 points.

For the Poinsettia, I cut out the shapes from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge on White Daisy Cardstock, inking them with Ruby on both sides and then edging them with Barn Red. Both of these inks are from CTMH. You can use any inks you have as long as they are water based. I like to use Distress inks as well.

Next, I formed the flower on the foam pad.

And Gave it the final shape on the sponge pad.

Once it was done, I cut out some Holly Leaves from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge in Green. I then Edged them with Saddle Ink to give them a more worn look and formed the leaf.

I glued the Poinsettia in the middle of the star to Highlight it.

I added some pearl accents to the middle along with some Almond Glitz Glitter Gel.

Thanks for Looking!



  1. WOW Alicia - I love it - your poinsettia is fabulous:-) TFS and have a great rest of the day:-)