Christmas Scrap Starburst

We have wanted to create the starburst card for several months now, but never seem to have the space to include in our monthly stamp camps.  So, we decided to use our Christmas paper scraps for a Christmas card.  However, any paper scraps can be used to create cards throughout the year.  To make the starburst, you need 4 pieces  – 1 1/2 X 4” – of DSP or card stock – I recommend a combination.  You will also need a sharp trimmer to cut the card stock diagonally.  Here are some finished samples:

starburst bling bestThis starburst card features DSP from the past as well as a bit of Real Red cs.  The red cs was embossed with the fancy fan embossing folder to add a bit of texture. We used narrow red grosgrain ribbon to “ground” the starburst design and finished it off with a bit of bling and a greeting.


Starburst tree 1

Christmas DSP from the past is featured here as well as Gumball Green cs that was embossed with the retired snowflake embossing folder.  A thin strip of DSP “grounds” the design and a DSP tree adds bling and interest.  Notice the offset greeting and the use of candy dots.


Starburst gingerbreadThe card features washi tape in the starburst design, at the bottom of the card, and on the inner message.  I added 2 strips of the red/white stripe washi tape to some card stock, cut out a 1 1/2 C 4” strip and cut it again diagonally.  I also used a bit of  red glimmer paper for pizzazz.   The gingerbread man was stamped, die cut and decorated with Stickles.


starburst ginger openThis is the inner message for the washi tape card above.  Note the washi tape at the bottom of the deco label.  Repeating the process I used previously, I added a strip of washi tape to my white cs and insured that the thinlit die had exact placement before I ran it thru the Big Shot.  Using the magnetic platform makes the task much easier.  The result is washi tape that is evenly distributed on both sides of the die-cut deco label card stock. 

These cards are really fun to do, and you can be as creative as you want!  For the December Stamp Camp, we will have 3 sets of pre-cut DSP/cs you can choose from, or you can choose your own from the available DSP and cs.  I will assist with cutting the cs if you wish.  Emboss using any folders from my ever-growing embossing folder collection if you choose.  Just have fun!

As a reminder, I will be out of town on Saturday, December 7th so the Saturday Stamp Camp will be held on “Black Saturday” – November 30th – and on Saturday, December 14th.  The Thursday and Friday dates December 5th and 6th starting at 2 PM.  If these times do not work for you, please contact me and we will work out an alternate date/time.  Please note that if you are coming on November 30th, please please please, let me know, as the number of people attending will affect how we set up seating. 

Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089 /

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