Focus On: Star Student Collection

By | January 10, 2016

1 LOGO STAR STUDENTThis week, we asked our designers to focus on the new Star Student collection when creating their projects. We know so many of you have already added this fun collection to your stash, and with the school year ending, it’s the perfect time to load you up with even more ideas to incorporate this collection into your projects. I love the projects our Creative Team members came up with, and I hope you do too!

To see more projects featuring our Star Student collection, visit our Star Student Idea Gallery.

 

“Bridge To High School”, by Lisa Dickinson.

The Star Student collection was perfect for documenting these not-so-great shots of my son at his eight grade graduation ceremony. Since most of the photos I captured were a bit blurry due to the poor lightning and my distance from the stage, I decided to distract from them with lots of color from the patterned papers. After selecting seven different patterns, I cut arrow shapes and layered them horizontally across the page. I love the sense of motion and energy they give to the page, and they also help reinforce my page theme of growth and momentum. After adhering my arrows, I positioned the three photos vertically on the left edge and typed a block of journaling in the upper right corner. Then I added lots of small embellishments to the arrows, layering color-coordinated elements in various spots. The chipboard shapes, enamel dots and stickers help add texture and interest to my design and another layer of bold color. So the next time you have less than perfect photos, try adding in some bright and bold colors. There lots of great b-sides in the Star Student collection papers that can add a big dose of energy to a page!

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Supplies:
Star Student: Art Journal, International Studies, Schoolyard, Brainiac, Geek Chic, Treasures & Text, Trinkets; Color Chaos: Punch Strandz; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars, Symbols; Enamel Dots: Guacamole, Bell Pepper, Milk White; Enamel DooDads: Milk White, Ice

Art Class _ Kristine Davidson

“Art Class”, by Kristine Davidson.

I wanted to add the typewriter transparency to my page but wanted it to be showcased more than just an overlay. I added a white piece of cardstock underneath it, sewed the edges and love that it stands out like its own piece of paper! I added enamel dots and a few splats of glimmer glaze to add more of an “artsy” feel to the page.

Art Class 2 _ Kristine Davidson

Art Class 3 _ Kristine Davidson

Supplies:
Star Student: Art Journal, Brainiac, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Chipboard Icons; Clear Cuts: Typewriter; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black

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“The World is Yours” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.

It’s graduation time again, which means I need quite a few cards to send to family and friends! I needed a masculine grad card, so left off all of the cute embellishments I normally love to add to my cards! I chose a couple of panels from the Daily Details sheet from the Star Student collection. I stitched on a coordinating sticker tag from the Star Student Trinkets sheet.

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Supplies:
Star Student: Daily Details, Trinkets

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“Smarty Pants” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.

I created a tall and skinny card, especially so I could show off three different patterned papers! I chose three of my favorite patterns from the Star Student collection and then stitched them together. I layered on kraft circles and then added the focal images, using both stickers and chipboard pieces. For embellishment, I added Enamel Dots and Enamel DooDads in Oreo Black.

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Supplies:
Star Student: Brainiac, Art Journal, Exclusive Collection Kit Bonus Paper, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black; Enamel DooDads: Oreo Black

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