We have Stitched Squares, Circles, Ovals, Rectangles, Nested Labels and more. There’s one basic shape that’s been missing from our collection of stitched shapes – stars. That ends on September 4 when Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog is live. Inside the pages of this amazing catalog is a set of Stitched Stars Dies that includes 23 dies. While many of the dies are stars, there are also so great accents that perfect coordinate with the stars. To show how versatile these stars are outside of the Holiday season, I made a “You Are a Star” card for this week’s Global Design Project theme challenge. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- So Many Stars Bundle. There’s never been such an appropriate name for a bundle – I won’t even begin to count all of the stars in the stamp set and coordinating dies (there are just too many!). While the stamp set is decidedly Christmas-themed, the dies are not. They are perfect for New Year’s, birthdays, graduations and any celebration in between. Here’s a look at the So Many Stars Bundle, which includes the So Many Stars stamp set and Stitched Stars Dies (a set of 23 dies):Here’s a Stampin’ Up!-produced shot of three projects that showcase this bundle beautifully. Such a great variety in these stars:
- Everything Amazing with Stars. My card features three die cuts from the Stitched Stars Dies – a wispy background of stars and swirls, a yellow star and a detailed white star. All of these stars lined up perfectly for me. Here’s a closer look: On top of my stars, I added a sentiment “YOU ARE A” which is the first sentiment shown below in the Everything Amazing stamp set. I simply masked the “N” at the end of the sentiment and then cropped it with the Classic Label punch. Here’s a look at Everything Amazing:
- Color Combination. My heavenly backdrop for this burst of stars was pulled from the pages of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this extraordinary pack of papers:If you like this combination of Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Night of Navy, please save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Everything Amazing Papers: See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Stitched Stars Dies, Classic Label Punch, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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World Card Making Day/Brian’s Fall Stamp-Along
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Blue and yellow are always classic and cool! Perfect background for a “starry, starry night!”
Thank you, Mary! I had loads of fun with these stars. It’s amazing how many I cut out before finding the perfect combination I was looking for. There are so many options with these amazing dies.
oh i hear you on this comment Brian … yes I’m designing my class now and think i’ll be ‘seeing stars’ everywhere for the next few days! Love your card x
That’s the irony of what we do, Leonie – we can reduce the “playtime” by giving quick solutions we learned while having fun with it. 🙂
Love this beautiful card, Brian. I’m so happy SU is giving us star dies. This bundle is loaded with a wonderful variety for year round use. That DSP also is very versatile. Enjoy your day!
Thanks, Hilda! I’m pretty excited about these dies, too! Such a variety of ways to use these. Such fun! Hope your day is wonderful.
Very clever Brian, letting the star “speak” for you!
That’s exactly it, Dawn! 🙂 Thanks so much!
A star card from OUR star! So appropriate, so pretty, so gotta’-have-this-bundle! Love it!
Thanks, Grace! It’s a great bundle – I will be using these stars all year long. So glad you like it. ♥
FANTASTIC card my friend. Our collection is now complete (for the time being at least).
Yay! It does feel like it rounds out our stitched shapes. ♥
What a great card. I love that DSP. I can’t wait to see if I can get a 3D star using those dies. So glad we have all the basic shapes now.
So glad you like it, Lynn! I can’t wait to see what you make with it! ♥
Love this card. Clean and crisp and bright. Thanks Brian!
Thank you so much, Sheryl! ♥
Thanks for inspiration with this bundle!
Thanks, Windy! It’s a great bundle – so glad you like it.
Just when I thought i had everything, they bring out the star bundle – fabulous!!
That’s the beauty of this craft – you never have everything because something new is always being released. 🙂 Thanks, Margaret.
Love this! The yellow and blue are fabulous and That new set is terrific!
Thanks, Linda! I love the set – and these dies will (hopefully) be around for years to come. ♥