I remember wishing on a star as a kid and really really hoping that whatever I wished for came true.  The only wish I can truly recall now is for long hair and nails.  Outside of making really bad wishes, I still believe there is something magical about stars and something about the new year and stars that just symbolizes hopefulness and promise.  If you hadn’t guessed before now, this week I am going to show you lots of ideas with stars.  They are perfect for the holidays and still make sense throughout the year.  This is another evergreen trend in paper crafting that is fun to utilize because there are fun products you can use and you can DIY as well to create cool new looks.

I love this scrapbook page’s usage of both positive and negative die cuts to create a wonderful background for the page.  Justem even incorporates a chipboard star on the page as an adorable finisher.

beach baby

Page by Justem photo courtesy of Justem:  Scrapbooking and other Creative Things

Mercedes use of the gold glitter stars is just awesome.  How fun to use the middle as another place for a sentiment for your project.

black and gold stars

card by Mercedes Weber photo courtesy of Paper Paradise

Another awesome look is to give your starts movement by incorporating a paper “tail” on them to make them explode off the page.


page by Robyn Werlich photo courtesy of Studio Calico blog

Embossing looks so good with stars as the focus.  You can create your own background paper or create a focal point.

embossed star

card by Heather photo courtesy of Houses Built of Cards

Cindy’s use of cork to create her stars just rocks this card-plus-tag creation.

hi cork tag

Card by Cindy Lawrence photo courtesy of The Creative Closet

In another project Cindy shows us how cool dimensional stars can look on our paper projects.

stars make everything better

 card by Cindy Lawrence photo courtesy of Creative Closet


 I wanted to make sure I included a tutorial on the dimensional paper stars as well so click on the link below for Victoria’s tutorial on getting more dimensional paper star action in your life.

3D stars

stars courtesy of Victoria photo courtesy of A Subtle Revelry

I am still in love with the sequins trend and I like seeing it strung together.  This cool trend combined with the dimensional star is just perfect.


card by Sandi MacIver photo courtesy of Stamping with Sandi

The stars can still be the star of the show when you use carefully placed stars in the die cut negative to show off the super cool ink blending job you do behind them like Natasha did in this next card.

hello superstar

card by Natasha photo courtesy of Clean and Simple Stamping

My obsession with the shaker card continues with a new twist from Audrey.  She used packing tape adhered die cut stars to the paper to create the look of a shaker whose confetti never falls.  I just love this look and the inlaid star.

make a birthday wish

card by Audrey photo courtesy of Pink Ink Originals

How many stars can you count on this next card?  Jan really took advantage of this trend by using stars in the background paper, she made her own for a focal point and she created a cool tape look with a sheet of star negative paper lifted and layered over gold glitter.  Gold star for Jan!

merry and bright

 card by Janine Tinklenberg photo courtesy of Stamps Paper Scissors

I love the clean and simple look of this project with rainbow stars cascading down the center of the card.  You can create your own color effect by rubbing ink over white paper for a color combination of your choice.

wish big

 card by Ange Kelly photo courtesy of Creative Inspirations

While the evergreen trend of using stars continues I hope I have showed you a few new ways to use them in your projects.  I just have to say I am restraining myself not to include a pun about reaching for the stars but it is really difficult.  So I will just say this.. Go ahead, … make something pretty.

I found a few products that you may find to help you in your star exploration (whoops, there is the pun, I just couldn’t hold it in)

star papers

star die star stencil 2                 star stickers

star stampstar stencil

4 replies on “Trend Watch – It’s Written in the Stars”

  1. Loved seeing all your examples! Thanks for this posting…really inspired me to pull out my star punches. Happy new year!

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