Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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.

Punch two circles with each punch from the scraps.

Use snail adhesive to attach each ¼ inch circle in the center of the ½ inch punchouts, alternating the patterns.

Attach one circle to each side of the star, using mini glue dots.

Alternative: Use a drop of Crystal Effects to attach half pearls.

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.


Laura said...

OMG that is so awesome! I've been waiting for you to post directions ever since you posted the pic on SUDSOL. I can't wait to go make one!

kdj said...

Thanks for posting all the great how-to pics!