New Video: Tips for Layering Stars on Cards

You know I love to layer my cards with thin, tight borders around them, right?  Between the Circles Framelits Dies and the variety of Circles punches, you can create a large variety of layers around circles – yay!  When I wanted to create a thin layer around my stars, though, I had to get a little creative.  I figured out a quick and simple way to easily build the layers, and I decided to make it into a video for you.  But first, here’s the card I shared with you yesterday:

All Boxed Up, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri78

See the thin border of Watermelon Wonder around the two largest stars?  Here’s how I did that:

Here are the products you’ll need to be awesome at layering stars:

Stars Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

Stars Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

Be the Star stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Be the Star stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

Although the Stars Framelits Dies are on sale this week during Stampin’ Up!’s amazing sale (some items are up to 50% off), the best deal if you want BOTH of these items (and you do), is to buy the bundles available in the Annual Catalog because you earn a discount on BOTH the stamp set and the Framelits:

Be the Star Clear-Mount Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Be the Star Clear-Mount Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Be the Star Wood-Mount Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Be the Star Wood-Mount Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

BIG SALE.  The Stars Framelits Dies are on sale through Monday, November 30 – so now’s your chance to snatch them up at a discount.  Yippee!  For more information about this amazing sale, please click on the image below:

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  1. Love this card and love your video Brian! Fantastic tip that I will be trying out for sure. WooHoo for you is the perfect Stamp to use to express how I feel after seeing your video. Thank you.

  2. This is great. I often wish nesting type dies would allow for smaller borders but you have solved the dilemma! Wonder what your clever brain will come up with next?

  3. Great video … I love the “tiny” border around the stars … it makes them “pop”. Thanks, B.

  4. Great tip!

  5. You are definitely the “king” of layering!!!!

  6. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing that tip. I will be using it for sure, possibly later today…

  7. There you go again Brian – solving little problems so easily. I just love that you share those wonderful tips with us especially when they take care of that little white area around the stamps when using framelits. Have a simply wonderful Sunday. Hugs to you my friend.

  8. Wow, Brian! You secret enabler, you! Now I must get that stamp set for doing this…plus I love the stars in that set anyway…LOL! Great idea, why didn’t I think of that?

  9. Brilliant idea. I love the thin border and such an easy shape to cut using the stamp set!

  10. WOW Brian, that is a great tip!

  11. Always love your tips and videos, no yo see if I have that star stamp set! TFS, as always!

  12. I love this card. Brilliant tip and I guess I’m ordering those scissors now!

  13. Great tip! I’m a big skinny border crafter that’s learned to accept the larger border of the nesting dies, but will have to keep this in mind and I can work some more skinny borders into the accents 😀

  14. …and now I even happier to be waiting for the star framelits! Thanks for the brilliant tip!

  15. Yesterday I abandoned a layout I was working on because the borders created by cutting out two neighboring sized Star Framelits was way to wide. You heard my anguished cry. Thanks for another great tip!

  16. You are so clever! A great card and a great tip!

  17. Wow that genius brain cell of yours was at work again! Great tip!

  18. Very clever Brian. You always find a way to use multiple stamps and other products, to create one of a kind looking designs. I’m not very good at that, so seeing it done in video helps a lot. Thanks again.

  19. Thanks for sharing your clever idea with us. Great tip and short video.

  20. Great tip Brian! I have traced the inside or outside of the framelit itself to get a larger or smaller shape to trim, but I like this idea so much more!

  21. This is a wonderful tip. I love images with the thin border. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  22. Awesome tip. As I think about the matching stamps and thinlits in my stash the possibilities are endless ☺️

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