Hi girls .. Here is the Star tutorial I really hope this makes sense to you .. 1st of all you will need a 6x6 piece of Designer paper , Bone folder, Cutter ( for scoring) Scissors and a long body stapler and some type of cord or ribbon Thats it ... Ok are you ready to begin ? Remember you can click photo to enlarge .
Score your 6x6 piece of Designer paper at 1,2,3,4,& 5
what ever side you want your star design to be you will lay your 6x6 piece of DS paper face down ( shown in photo )
This will be what the TOP of your star accordian fold will look like REMEMBER this is the TOP with the 3 mountain tops and YOU will be cutting the other side " Bottom " ( This is VERY important girls )
Next you will Then insert your accordian folded strip into your cutter and score a light mark at 3" this will be the center of your strip ( This mark only severs as a reminder for the next step .. If you can eye ball the center then skip this step Hee! Hee!
Ok now we are ready for cutting .. REMEMBER you will always be cutting on the BOTTOM side ( Refer back to step 5) ok place your thumb over the center staple and this will serve as your guide where to cut I am right handed so my cuts and the bottom of the strip is facing right ( Very important girls )
Ok now start cutting at an angle to the top left side .. start cutting just below your thumb ( as shown in photo ) If you need to cut more you can always cut more off later But you can never put it back on so until you make your 1st one it is always better to cut less than to MUCH KWIM? wink wink !
Next Flip your strip upward and cut the next side the same way as shown in photo . Using your thumb as your guide again
Ok now comes the folding .. Remember once you get the folding part down you will just play around with your finished star making adjustments to postion your star YOU will not need any adhesive
Ok next fold one panel at a time upward making a crease to have it stand up shown in the photo . You may want to fold the accordian strip in half to make this part easier just to get the center creased so each panel will stand upward
OK here comes the trick girls I really think the photo explains this best since I find it hard to put into words .. Ok I will try . once you have your panel standing upward take your panel and lay it down to your table making sure to make the triangle Point in the center .. You see the star forming now dont you ??
Continue doing this to all the panels as shown in previous step .
Once you have done all your panels now comes the playing ... just postion your star panels by adjusting them and pushing the centers out or in whatever you want your finished Star to look like. Final step is punch a tiny hole in the top of one panel and add your cording .. TA DA you made your Star for decorating your Home , tree and or gifts . Dont you just love it ??
Dawns EXTRA Bonus TIP: Now you can make even smaller stars using these directions BUT to make a smaller star cut your piece of DS paper at 3x3 and score at 1/2" , 1", 1 1/2", 2" & 2 1/2" and follow the steps above this makes such a cute tiny tiny star. I hope you had fun making your stars girls have a fabulous day and thanks for peeking in today ..
Until tomorrow ... Happy Stampin!!