December 14, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays (even the score)

I'm doing a little happy dance for the weekend:) 
So much to do and not a lot of time left to do it. I plan on being a busy girl for the next few days, by crossing things off my "must-do" list. What are your plans?

I created these star ornaments while on a conference call earlier this week for work.
All I needed to bring to my office was my small paper trimmer, small score-pal (scor-buddy),  some glue, a few sheets of patterned paper, and string. They were so simple and allowed me to stay focused  on the conversation for a few hours while keeping my hands busy.

This week the CAS-ual Friday challenge is all about the scoring!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Let me give you a quick run down on how to make these star ornaments...

1. Start with two same size squares of patterned paper. 
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2. Score them through the middle of both sides and the corners.

3. Cut halfway up on all four of the sides.

4. Begin folding along the cuts so that they meet the diagonal crease. 
Repeat for each cut so that both sides form a triangle, and you end up with a four pointed star.

5. Apply glue to one flap of each triangle. 

6. Be sure to overlap the flap, to make a pocket inside that allows the other side (once flipped) to "stand up" more.

7. Repeat steps 1-6 for the other square of paper so you have two 4-pointed stars. 

8. Then just glue one on top of the other and add a string to hang!

I used several different size squares to begin with, ranging in size from 2 inches to 3 1/2 inches square. All the sizes worked just fine, though of course it was slightly easier to fold those triangle flaps with the larger square.

We are sponsored by SCOR-PAL this week! (who'da thunk it?)

Be sure to play along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week for some fabulous prizes!

Thanks for stopping by,


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These stars are SO wonderful, Dana. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into showing us how to make them!

Lisa said...

WOWZERS Dana!! And thanks for the tut ;)

Ruza Rebel said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Dana! TFS!

lynda said...

Thanks to your tutorial, I'm going to try to make these lovely ornaments!

CJ Long said...

Hi! Thanks for the tutorial. Your stars are great! I'm doing a daily ornament series on my blog. I did one of these stars for today and I just wanted to share it with you. Thanks again!

Keva Phipps said...

These are so cool!

lynda said...

Thought you'd like to know that I referenced you in a comment I left on the Crate Paper blog today!

I want to make paper stars this year to give each of my children for their yearly ornament. I saved this link from last year that has the tutorial. Wish me luck!