ID: DT  Project - Star Fold - Greetings card
Size Closed: 4"w x 5"h
Open: 8.25"w x 7.25"h

Created: July 2011

SUPPLIES: (Note: most of the supplies can be found online at (items in Pink)
Off White Cardstock

Kanban cardstock (Bella Paisley Chocolate)
Stamp pad 
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Distress Stamp pads  Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Sponging Tool

Rubber Stamp
"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", "Merry Christmas Sentiments"
Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Gun

X-Acto knife
Bone folder
or Scor-It
various adhesives Sookwang Tape, Glue stick
Scrap cardstock & tracing paper
Hole punch
Decorative ribbon or string





See diagram #1 for cutting details:

I'm using an 8.5" x 11" piece of cream cardstock, but this can be adapted to any size.

Find the mid point along one edge (the "C" point between point "A" & "B"). A couple inches down, do it again. Now lightly pencil in a vertical line joining these 2 dots and approx 5" long.

Note: this "A" to "B" length can be smaller or larger depending on the size of card you want to finish with, or make multiple sizes for a variety.

With the start of the ruler at one point ("D"), measure the length of "D" to "E" (which for this card is 8.5"). Now pencil in that length going from point "D" to "F" and intersecting the vertical pencil line. You can now join point "F" to "E". Cut along these lines. You now have an equilateral triangle, where all 3 sides are "EXACTLY" the same length.

See Diagram #2 for the scoring and fold lines:

Pencil in the mid point on each edge. As you see in the diagram the mid point between "D" & "E" is 4.25". Score along these lines (red dotted lines).

Now measure the length between that score line and the tip of the triangle. Divide that measurement in 3. For this card it will be a touch over 3mm. Score a parallel line to the previous score line (score the blue dotted line).

If done correctly, when it is folded up it will join at the center without any interference or overlapping. Do one as a tester and use it to create templates for the inlay pieces.

Cut 3 triangles slightly smaller  from the Kanban cardstock and adhere to triangle points, leaving an equal border around.

Color a scrap piece of cream cardstock with Distress stamp pads, direct to paper, and then sponge on more color in the whiter areas. Mist and sprinkle with water and dry. Stamp with the holly flourish and the Sepia stamp pad, emboss with the gold. Cut out 3 mid pieces (the odd shape rectangle), again leaving a border around.

If you have enough of the holly flourish cardstock left over, cut 3 more odd shaped rectangles for the front. Note: I didn't have enough so only cut 6 small triangles that fit just under the Kanban point and looks like it goes all the way across.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of the cream cardstock with the Sepia and emboss with the gold. Use your template and cut out one from some tracing paper. Lay on top of your sentiment to get the cutting edges aligned with the stamping. Sponge some Brushed Corduroy on the edges. Adhere to card.

Punch hole and tie a ribbon or cord for hanging.

Close card flaps and slip one end under the next flap to keep the card closed.



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