These stars are not original...I remember doing them in construction paper waaaaaay back in elementary school! I was inspired to recreate them with Stampin' Up!'s fabulous double-sided designer paper by some of the star patterns I've seen on blogs lately.
These are easy!
For a downloadable tutorial in Word format, see the Tutorials list on the right.
Start with a 6 inch by 6 inch piece of double-sided paper.
Score at 1 inch intervals.
Accordian fold along the score lines.
Make a small pencil mark at the 3 inch point on the folded paper. Staple on the mark.
See the staple?
With the folded edges away from you, mark ½ inch on either side of the staple (i.e. the center).
Cut from this mark on the bottom edge to the top corner.
Do the same with the other side.
Note: The angle of this cut determines the spread of the points. The Rose Red star was marked at ½ inch.
The Certainly Celery star is a little wider, and was marked at 1 inch. The So Saffron star is the widest, and was marked at 2 inches.
Put a piece of sticky strip on the horizontal small edge.
Remove red liner and press the two edges together to meet evenly. Repeat with other side.
Use a dauber to shade folds and edges on both sides.
Use snail adhesive to attach each ¼ inch circle in the center of the ½ inch punchouts, alternating the patterns.
Alternative: Use a drop of
Punch a small hole in one star point with a needle piercer or 1/8 inch punch. String with gold elastic cord.
Finished stars in three variations. Certainly Celery, Rose Red and So Saffron designer paper.