A Star is Born

Star15 Star14_2 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 stars I’ve seen lately.

I like this method because I can easily vary the shape of the star points.

For those of you with Microsoft Word, here’s a tutorial file for you to download.

Download StarTutorialKSI.comp.doc

Now…onto the tutorial!

Star1ingredients The ingredients:
6 inch x 6 inch square of double-sided designer paper, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue dots, SNAIL Adhesive, 1/4 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Inkpad to match paper, dauber, Gold elastic cord, Stapler

Star2_2 Score paper 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 sticky strip along one side.


Remove red liner and press the two edges together to meet evenly.

Star9Repeat with other side.


Use a dauber to shade the folds and edges with ink.

Star11_2Punch out two circles with each punch from the scraps.

Use SNAIL adhesive to attach each 1/4 inch circle in the center of the 1/2 inch punchouts, alternating the patterns.

Star12Attach one circle to each side of the star with a mini glue dot.

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



  1. Thanks so much for posting, will have to give these a go :D

  2. Great project…thank you for the tutorial!

  3. Thank you Kathleen and Sue Ann…both of your ideas are great and you can see how I’ve highlighted you today on StampWithBecky.com

  4. Love your stars the extra touch of of the pearl and dobbing with ink is really nice. I’ll have to do that with my stars this year. Last year I did these and came up with an idea of how to use all the little scraps. You can see my tubey Christmas ornaments on my blog: http://NeverTooManyStamps.com

  5. These are lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

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