Totally Techniques – Starburst Technique

Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Each month our team chooses a technique to feature and every crafter shares their interpretation of it. I’m a huge fan of techniques so I love getting to try new ones.

This month is a new to me technique. Our team member, Kelly Acheson inspired us to try the Starburst Technique. Essentially it is a paper piecing technique that uses rays of paper to create the effect of a starburst.

I wanted my “rays” to have stitched edges. In order to have the ability to customize the size of the rays, I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I first cut out a smaller rectangle, then used a bigger rectangle to cut through the middle to create 2 triangles. Since our designer series paper is double sided, I was able to get 2 “rays” at once!

Once I had several pieces cut, I found the midline of my card and started by joining the points of the 2 lowest rays and then worked in from there.

I created a band in Shimmery White Cardstock to lay over the centre so imperfections can’t be detected. I finished the card by fussy cutting some flowers from the soon to be released designer series paper, Paper Blooms.

New products are so fun to play with! You can look forward to the release of our new Spring January – June Mini Catalogue starting January 5, 2021!

Keep hopping along with the rest of our team to see more inspiring projects using this technique.

Click the blue button below to see the Blog Team List and more projects:

Blog Team List

Place an order over $60 (before shipping & tax) using the host code YCAM7WKC and receive the “Spring Catalogue Preview Class” in the mail for free by the end of December! This class includes all of the pre-cut materials for 5 cards as well as video instructions for assembly and project supply sheets with pictures! 

These cards can be made with basic adhesive supplies like:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • and a greetings set of your choice.

If you need these items you can find them on my online store and include them in your $60 order.

For every $60 ordered (before shipping & tax), you’ll receive an entry into ANY bundle you’d like that Stampin’ Up! offers! This draw will happen the first week of January (watch for it on my “Why Did I Buy This? series).

Orders greater than $100 (before shipping & tax) using the host code YCAM7WKC will also receive a set of the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems!

All online orders will receive a BONUS tutorial from me by the end of December including project instructions for OVER 10 additional projects!Here are the projects featured in today’s live! Enjoy!

Product List – Live in Canada?  Click the items below to be transferred to my online store to shop for these, and other Stampin’ Up! products.

Stitched Rectangles Dies



Paper Snips





Stampin' Dimensionals



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