So Many Stars Birthdays

What is not to love about the So Many Stars stamp set and bundle.  It is in the Holiday catalog but don’t be limited to just holiday cards.  It can be so so versatile.  Like my card today for a birthday.

The stamp set has 21 images!! A huge selection of stars and sentiments for the Holidays.  Then there is the coordinating die set, Stitched Stars that has 23 – yes 23- dies.  7 nested stitched stars, 4 detailed stars of different sizes, two swirls and two sets star point highlights.  OMG.  And I only used a few available on my card today.


Let’s talk about that background.  Last year, Stampin Up sold embossing pads to use with dies in a die cutting machine.  They no longer sell them, but you can purchase them from Amazon.  Click this link for Sizzix Big Shot rubber embossing pads and Click here for Cricket CuttleBug Rubber embossing pads.  

I selected various sizes of the stitched nested stars to make my background.  I laid all out the stars on my piece of Night of Navy and ran it through my die cutting machine.   Your sandwich will be made up of a base plate, white embossing plate, rubber mat, cardstock, die(s) and top plate.  I have separate plates I use for embossing from die-cutting.

Check out the magic.  You get impressions of the dies, but they aren’t cut through.

The star swirl I cropped twice, once in silver foil and once in navy.  I layered the toghether, slightly off set using liquid glue for more control. I used two dimensionals on each star to pop up in the center.

If you don’t already have the Ornate Frames dies you really should put it on your next order.  While they are featured in the Monster Bash suite of products they aren’t your typical Halloween die set

I used one to crop my happy birthday sentiment – stamped in our new metallic ink.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you come back on Wednesday to see what else I have created for you.  Until then

Happy Stamping

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. That embossed background is amazing, Lynn! What a brilliant card – such gorgeous shine. I love everything about it. ♥

  2. Lynn: I love this card! Thank you for the details on using dies to emboss. I purchased the embossing pads when I first joined, and promptly forgot I had them. This card or some form of it is gonna show up in one of my classes soon. 😉

    • Thanks so much Sheryl. I used this card in a class also and in order to make it fun but not tedious for them I cut out both the swirls in navy and silver ahead of time. They did get to do the embossing which was the key element. Have fun. This set is so very versatile.

  3. Love your card, especially the detail on the embossed background. This is a great set and I love that you can use it for more than Christmas cards. TFS

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