A Star is Born

Hi, there! I hope this finds you well and happy, and creating with stamps and paper! My sister’s birthday is coming up, and I wanted to make a special card for her- this one fit the bill! I was inspired by some old papercrafting/stamping magazines that a friend recently gave me- while the example in the magazine had a stamped focal point, I decided to fussy cut these gorgeous flowers from the See a Silhouette designer paper collection. Such wonderful colors!

I started with an 8.5 x 5.5 inch piece of Olive Green cardstock. This was folded in half, then cut diagonally from the top of the fold to the bottom of the free edge (see photo). Then, I took two pieces of the leaf paper, each 4 x 5.25 inches, and cut them diagonally. PLEASE NOTE: one sheet was cut from the left upper corner to the right lower corner, and the other from the right upper corner to the left lower corner (see photo).

Glue the printed triangles to the green cardstock as shown above. Criss-cross the single triangles over one another, with the long edges facing down, and glue them together. Place your focal point over top of these, as well as a sentiment if you wish (see photo below).

Cut 1/2 inch slots into the folded triangle approximately 3 inches from the lower points. Cut matching slots into the flower piece about 1.5 inches from the lower points (see photos). I also adhered a white circle to the back and trimmed away the lower part so that I could write a message on the back.

The card will require a 5 x7 inch envelope to mail flat. Just match up the notches, and stand it up- voila!

I hope you enjoyed reading about this as much as I did making it- and don’t tell my sister! Thanks for stopping by! You can find the materials to make a similar card in my shop.

Happy stamping!


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