A very beautiful star made from very beautiful papers:



I used the “striped serenity” paper on this star.  It uses an 81/2 x 11 piece of paper for this template, so  you will have leftovers of your 12×12 sheet to make a card for someone if you give this as a gift.  After printing out the template, take each square and on the white side where your marks should be,  sponge Papertrey “Spring Moss” ink on the back using a dauber.  Then take your craft knife and cut along the lines making slits. 

1) Take the inner most slits and bring them in towards each other (adhere with double sided tape, I used redline)

2) Take the next pieces and pull them the opposite way and bring them together.

repeat in opposite ways until you are finished.  When you did that to each of the six squares you can put them together at the base using glue dots.  I then used a medium sized eyelet and thread PTI Spring Moss twill through it to hang it.  A beautiful project for beautiful papers.

Template: star_template_sm.pdf

Please take a look at Lisa Johnson’s blog.  She has a cute “Treat a Lope” tuorial.