Starry Starry Night

I’ve just spent a few days in the mountains of North Georgia, and have been revived by the crisp air, colorful fall vistas, and — especially — the company of dear, dear friends. I am SO grateful for Andrea, Krista, Sue, Joy, Shel, Phyllis, Daryl and Susie…my peacock playmates. What fabulous women you are!

Being away has resulted in a pile of email, so I’m going to first answer the most frequently asked question while I was lolling in the fall leaves.
Many of you have tried making the six-pointed designer paper stars using my tutorial, "A Star Is Born." Most people had great success with it, but some of you have encountered the dreaded HSH…Heavy Scoring Hand.

When you score the paper, you need to score lightly.

You want to score forcefully enough to make a crisp fold, but not hard enough to completely break the fibers. When you stretch the star folds out to make the star, there should be no tearing at the junctions.

If you have difficulty scoring lightly enough, try using a bone folder instead of the scoring blade on your cutter to create the scores.

I wish you all stars that are pretty AND strong!

You can make decorative stars to match any color combination you like with our Designer paper — and you can do it at terrific savings, too! Call or email me to take advantage of the "Buy 3, Get 1 Free" special!

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