E is for Edgelits

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Today I’m showcasing the Star Blast Edgelits Dies. This fun new set is great for cards and gift packaging! I made this gift bag which could be used for a birthday, graduation, Golden Globe winner (LOL), or any special occasion.


I went all glitz and glam making this gift bag after seeing all the gorgeous gowns on the red carpet. Did anyone else stay up to watch the Golden Globe awards last night?

The gift bag is quite easy to make using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Start with a piece of 6 x 12 cardstock or DSP.  With the long side along the top, score at 4 1/4, 5 3/4, 10, and 11 1/2.  Turn the paper so the short side is along the top and score at 1 1/2.  Cut off the 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch strip along the bottom.  Use your paper snips to cut along the score lines from the bottom of the bag up to the 1 1/2 inch score line. Apply Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and adhere the sides of the bag together. Fold the flaps in and secure the bottom with Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.

Score a piece of 3 x 12 gold foil at 4 1/4, 5 3/4, 10, and 11 1/2.  Center the Star Blast Edgelit Die along the top inside the 4 1/4 inch rectangle piece and run it through the Big Shot. Move the die so it’s centered inside the other 4 1/4 inch rectangle and repeat.

Fold along the score lines and attach to the top of the bag with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a piece of 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 whisper white. I layered the sentiment on gold foil and gold glimmer paper that measures the same and attached it to the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots. The finished size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2.  It can hold the small wide stamp cases as well as ribbon, adhesives, and Stampin’ accessories. It goes without saying that a nice piece of jewelry and some chocolate would fit perfectly.

Do you wonder what’s the difference between framelits, thinlits, and edgelits? Are you confused about what to use to cut each?  Here’s a great video from Stampin’ Up! explaining how to use the Big Shot and what you need to make your “sandwich”.

I love that you can use any size paper with the edgelits and it only cuts the designs and doesn’t cut the rest of the paper.  I can’t wait to play with these dies some more.  My mind is racing with different ideas!

I make a lot of birthday cards and I really like that this set is versatile and can be used for masculine cards and kids! The large sentiments really stand out!


You can purchase the Star Blast Edgelits Dies in a bundle with the coordinating Birthday Blast Stamp set and save 10%. Here’s some more ideas using this set. The first one is a card I shared previously.  If you missed it, you can click on the image to see the original post.

Check out the inside of this card for a special way to make a card for everyone to sign!



Here’s another look at today’s gift bag.


Stamp Set: Birthday Blast Ink: VersaMark  Papers: Whisper White, Gold Foil. Gold Glimmer, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Gold Embossing Powder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots

 Shop my online store using the  January Hostess Code EPGDT3KF and I will send you a  kit to make today’s project.  I appreciate your business!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



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11 thoughts on “E is for Edgelits

  1. Oh….. my….. gosh….!!!!! Jeanie, you come up with the most amazing ideas!!!!! I LOVE it!!! I can not wait to see more of your ideas with this set. I have it and have totally drawn a blank.

  2. Hi, Jeanie…I would like to ask if I make a card from your suggestions on your blog, may I sell it in my Etsy store if I credit you as the designer and Stamping Up? Thank you for a wonderful blog, I am enjoying your posts very much. I will understand if you do not grant permission…

    Jeannie Sparks


    1. Thank you Jeannie for asking! I would be honored. Permission granted of course. I appreciate the shout out and I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. I wish you much success selling on Etsy! I sell my cards locally at a shop so I can keep creating and sharing. It makes me happy when a card brings a smile to brighten someone’s day! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Wowzers….this is awesome! Love the gold and how it all comes together. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  4. I am so glad that Susan brought me back to this post! You are simply AMAZING with your creativity!!! I absolutely love reading your blog in the mornings!!!!

  5. I will check why you cannot Pin. I usually Pin directly from my blog and it works. I will investigate. My daughter is the tech guru (not me) so hopefully she can let me know how to fix that. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for letting me know.

  6. Hopped over from Susan’s blog today to share the love–and love it is! That bag and card are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the details and cuts . This one will e CASed a lot, I’m sure!

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