Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Creating your own stars with Emma

Hi all! It’s Emma here to share a quick tutorial on how to make your own dimensional stars! I’m a big fan of stars– I use them often on my layouts as they’re cute and they match in with just about any page, no matter what it’s about!

To make these you’ll need a couple things:
  • Either die-cut machine or a pair of scissors 
  • Scoring board. 
First up you need your stars, so pick your favourite papers and cut them out. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the stars but you can easily do this by hand with your trusty scissors.


Once you have those cut out you’ll need your scoring board. Line the star up so you can score a line from the inside edge out to the point opposite.

Repeat this for all sides of your star.

Once all the lines are scored you need to start bending it to shape. This can be a little tricky depending on how small your stars are. For the “points” of your star you want to fold downwards and for the inside edges you fold upwards.

Repeat for however many stars you need for your layout.

For the page I was making I wanted to have the stars following a circular type of shape – given my page is 6x8 doing a circle and filling a page isn’t really possible so I went with a wonky oval and used my sewing machine to stitch the shape.

Once the stitching was done, then it was just a matter of putting the photo in its place and adding my stars and embellishing with the other goodies from the kit!

At this point nothing is actually stuck down so that if I want to rearrange things, I can do so without ruining the paper.

When I’m happy with things I just stick it all in place! To adhere the stars to the page and ensure they maintained their shape (raised in the centres) I used some foam pop dots behind them in the middle.

For the acrylic stars and veneers I use the Martha Stewarts glue pen – I love how its blue so I can see where I’m sticking but dries clear!

And here is my finished page I created using the October Main kit! 

Super fun and easy page to put together using one of my favourite shapes! I hope you'll give them a try and remember to share them in the gallery and link back here or the CTK Facebook page so I can see them!

Thanks, Em xo


  1. Thanks for giving away your secrets, Emma! I'm definitely going to try making some of these...

    1. Thanks Suse! I can not wait to see your take, it'll be spectacular!! xx

  2. Awesome Emma! I'm totally gonna make some (a million) of these!

    1. Thanks Diane! They're so easy to make; have fun!!