Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop

This Star Fold card was so fun to make, the hardest part was figuring out how to interlock the flaps together to keep the card closed.
The final size on this card is 6" x 6", but you will need a 12" x 12" piece of solid colored cardstock and Designer Series Paper.  Using a pencil and the 12" x 12" piece of cardstock mark one side of the cardstock at the 6" point and draw the line down the page about 2".
Using a ruler and pencil draw a line from the right lower corner to the center line you just drew making sure the line is 12" long.  Repeat for the left hand side.
Cut the cardstock along these two lines making a triangle.
Mark the center point (6") of each of the three sides of the triangle.
Using these marks you will now score from the center mark on one side to the center mark on the other side.  Repeat on the other two sides.  When you are finished the scored lines should make a triangle.
Using the score lines you just made, score the triangle again 1 3/4" from the lines you just scored.
With the paper laying flat, fold the inner score lines toward the card center and fold out the outer score lines away from the card center, making a peak and valley fold
For this card I used Garden Green cardstock for the base and This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper for the accent.  The embellishment was made using the Peace this Christmas stamp set, which is available in both wood mount and clear mount. I colored the pine bough stamp using Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker.  The flower, berry and leaf stamp was colored with the Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers and then stamped the images several times onto Very Vanilla cardstock, re-coloring the stamp between each time I stamped the image.  After I had stamped the layers, I fussy cut out the pine bough and adhered it onto the card base using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The following layer I cut out the flower, the leaves and berries and adhered them onto the top of the pine bough with a Mini Glue Dots.  The next layer I only cut out the flower and the berries and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots.  The last layer, I only cut the flower out and adhered it to the rest of the layers with glue dots.  For the final step, I squeezed the petals together on the top flower layer to give the flower a little dimension.

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97 comments:

  1. Adorable card. I have not made one of these yet. #stampitcontest

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  2. Love your star fold card, the colors are gorgeous. #stampitcontest

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  3. Beautiful card and so cool too!!!!
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  4. Great card Pam!!! I love the outside the box type of cards !!:)

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  5. #stampitcontest Wow this is pretty, sounds a little challenging but I am going to try to give it a go. Lets hope mine turns out at least half as pretty as yours. Deborah Cieply

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  6. Have made this type of card before and I always love how they turn out. Beautiful card.#stampitcontest

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  7. this looks kinda tricky but very nice result #stampitcontest

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  8. that is really neat
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  9. Great card. Thank you for sharing. would love to see a video of this card being made.

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  10. I love what I call 'fancy fold' cards - just what I had in mind for this Christmas. Hadn't seen anything like this before, Thnaks! #stampitcontest

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  11. What a neat card! #stampitcontest

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  12. I love this! I can't wait to try it. Guess I will have to buy some 12x12 cardstock :) #stampitcontest

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  13. I love fold cards. I will have to try this one. Beautiful card. #stampitcontest

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  14. #stampitcontest got to try this

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  15. Wonderful, fun card! May try this with students in a Geometry class! (They always ask "where will I ever use this"!) #stampitcontest

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  17. Wow, this is so cute, so going to try this.
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  18. #stampitcontest love this idea. The card is awesome

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  19. Awesome fun fold card idea!
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  20. Amazing Card so creative! Love it #stampitcontest

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous star. #stampitcontest
    I must try this.

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  23. Hi Pam, Love your card, it would also look great in the xmas tree,Cheers Anna,#stampitcontest

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  24. Beautiful papers on your pretty card! Looks like fun to make one of these!
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  25. I've never seen a Star Fold card, that was great. Thanks! #stampitcontest

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  26. #stampitcontest
    Love this star technique. Thanks for sharing the instructions.
    harperpooh at yahoo dot com

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  27. #stmapitcontest Wow Pam! I can't wait to try this

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  28. #stampitcontest love this fold card! I think i found my Christmas card list for this year!

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  29. So Cool Pam! Great idea. Thanks for adding the instructions!

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  30. #stampitcontest.

    Thanks for the step by step - can't wait to try it! I love fancy folds. Card is awesome!

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  31. Love this star card. #stampitcontest

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  32. Wow! Love the step by step instructions! #stampitcontest

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  33. What a Unique idea #stampitcontest

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  34. What a unique design! So creative. #stampitcontest

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  35. thanks for a chance to win this kit. you live in a beautiful state, also.

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  36. #stampitcontest Oh what fun!

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  37. Great nontraditional Christmas card. Thanks for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  38. You have SO MUCH MORE patience than I do, but your results are lovely!
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  39. #stampitcontest. I love the star fold.

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  40. #stampitcontest
    Love it, wish there was a video on making it!!

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  41. Very nice card! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize! #stampitcontest

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  42. #stampitcontest, Very nice. Beautiful

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  43. Love the star. Will have to try this! #stampitcontest

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  44. #stampitcontest thanks for a chance to win..

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  45. Wow, this is amazing!!!! #stampitcontest

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  46. Have to try and make one of these #stampitcontest

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  47. #stampitcontest, Love your beautiful detail star! Looks so Christmasy!!
    Looks very precise!

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  48. Wow! Impressive. #stampitcontest

    Teri

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  49. #stampitcontest. Not totally understanding the instructions, but the card is awesome.

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  50. #stampitcontest Origami, anyone? Lovely project, Pam. Could be a pretty tree ornament done in miniature.

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  51. Card looks kinda tricky for me #stampitcontest

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  52. #stampitcontest I love the look of this card!!

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  53. #stampitcontest I love the look of this card!!

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  54. Looks challenging but I love the uniqueness of the card. #stampitcontest

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  55. I love this but I find people I give fancy fold cards to are very confused when it comes to opening them. #stampitcontest

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  56. #stampitcontest
    Looks complicated!

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  57. #stampitcontest Go what fun!

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  58. #stampitcontest, Wow! That's a beautiful and unique card. Great job.

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  59. I love making this card! Your's is so beautiful! #stampitcontest

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  60. It looks complicated but so beautiful when finished. Worth a try to make it with my manager. #stampitcontest. I love the finished project you did.

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  61. Super cool! Looks similar to the folded star pillows (fabric) I used to make! Thank you for sharing!!! #stampitcontest

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  62. Great card , love the partial emboss technique. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  63. I bet that took you a long time to make it. #stampitcontest

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  64. Pam, hats off to you!! This card is very technical and precise. I would probably never be able to replicate it but I can admire it; and I do!!! #stampitcontest Carol Smith, heavenbest2002@yahoo.com

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  65. Great project! Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  66. #STAMPITCONTEST Love folding, especially for making cards.

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  67. Pretty papers and very cute and unique card fold! #stampitcontest

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  68. #stampitcontest What a cool card! Thanks for sharing instructions.

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  69. #stampitcontest I love your card. What a great idea. I love different kinds of folded cards.

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  70. Thank you for the dimensions of your pretty card/project!!!!

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  71. #stampitcontest

    What a stunning card idea, perfect for the holidays. They'd look stunning hanging on a tree or even in a glass window. Thanks so much for sharing with us your wonderful piece of art.

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  72. #stampitcontest Wow Lucky person who gets this card!

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  73. A great looking card! #stampitcontest

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  74. beautfiful card.

    #stampitcontest.

    Sharon Fletcher, CA
    sharondf@comcast.net

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  75. Pam, thanks for sharing-it looks difficult, but I am going to give it a try!
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    Christine O'Brien

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