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.
Now…onto the tutorial!
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
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.
Use a dauber to shade the folds and edges with ink.
Use SNAIL adhesive to attach each 1/4 inch circle in the center of the 1/2 inch punchouts, alternating the patterns.
Alternative: Use a drop of Crystal Effects to attach the circles or half pearls.