Given the recent rage of creating your own embossing folders for use with your Cuttlebug. Here's something relatively simple I created using just PaintShoPro and my printer. In PSP I just clicked on new and started a new image (for my purposes I used 8.5 x 11 inches). I clicked on tools and used the shapes tool with a predesigned star image. I then chose the print multiples option so I could resize the star. The 1st star image I placed was 2.5 x 2.5 inches. Then I placed new stars in 1/2 inch increments until I had 5 stars on my 8.5 x 11 inch base. Then I hit print. They were printed out on a heavy weight (thick) cardstock. Then I cut them all out including the centers.
Then to the Cuttlebug I went. My sandwich was A plate, B plate, stars, cardstock to be embossed, tan matte, B plate, Tim Holtz Grunge Board. I ran this sandwich through and Voila I had star embossed cardstock. I used some chocolate Close to my Heart distressing ink to show the pattern. Then I colored with my PermaPague copper marker.
I hope my little tutorial helps you. If you try my technique I'd sure love to hear about you results.
Betty aka ZacksNana