Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Star Fold Card

I found this card on a blog called Pysseltagen.  There is a tutorial on the star fold card but I found a problem with one of the instructions for the the card in inches instead of centimeters.  So I decided to write it up as clearly as I can.  This is the finished card.
First step is to take a 12X12 piece of cardstock.  Mark the center on one side (6") on the edge and then about 2 inches down.  Draw a line between them.  Then measure from each corner to the line drawn where the end of the ruler touches the line.  If this is done correctly you will have a triangle with all sides measuring 12 ".
Cut out triangle.  Measure to center point (6") on all sides of the triangle.  Then draw a line connecting the points.  You now have your center triangle.
Next measure 2" from the points of the interior triangle on all sides.
 Score on the center triangle lines and the 2" marks.
Fold the score lines of the traingle in toward the card and the 2" lines out.
Tuck the ends of the cards into each other.  Now you have a star fold card ready to decorate.
Measure the edges of your inside triangle to determine what size your strips of decorative paper need to be.  You will want to cut them a little smaller so they will fit and have a border around them.  I chose 2 designs from the KandCo. Classic K. Bailey Stack. 
You will need 6 strips of paper measuring in the neighborhood of 5 3/4" X 1 3/4".  Make sure before you cut them.  Lay each one on the 2 " strips to find the points at which they need to be cut to fit the panels.
 Cut between the marks to form an angle.
Place 3 of the strips on the outside of the card and 3 on the inside of the card.
On a  coordinating piece of designer paper, trace the end triangles.  Cut inside of the lines to assure fit and a little border around the piece of paper.
Adhere to the triangle corners that will fold out on your card.
Trace the inside triangle on designer paper.  I used two different patterns  and jaggedly tore them and pasted together.  This is the center of your card.  I inked around all my paper cuts with a $1.00 green ink I bought at Michaels.
This is your card before any more embellishments.  Now you are ready to decorate to your heart's content.  I will show you what I did but you can do anything you like.
I had some trim that I placed around the edges of the corner triangles.  On one of the corners, I folded a small doily twice, inked the edges with the same green ink I used on the paper cuts.  Added a large jewel and pearls.
 I used Mother's Day Bouquet to cut out these flowers.  I used 3 different types of flowers and staggered them.  I cut them at 1", .9, and .8.  
This butterfly is a cut from the Indie Art cartridge cut at 1". When I finished the card, I folded it, and place Liquid Pearls on two of the triangle ends to indicate the flight of the butterfly.
 This is the center of my card.  The sentiment label is an Imagine image.  I used a coordinating paper and white cardstock, inked the edges and decorated with left over flower cuts.  The sentiment is a wooden stamp I bought at Hobby Lobby.
Again, this is the finished product.  I hope this makes sense and you will give this a try.  Thanks for dropping in today.  We appreciate your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


  1. Wow Peggy! This is incredible! Intimidating, but incredible! Your decorations are what make it. Just gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

  2. What a beautiful, fun card! Thank you for the great detail instructions! I am going to give this one a try!

  3. Looks like I might have a another new challenge for my self!!

  4. Beautiful card, Peggy! I can't believe this is all one sheet of paper!

  5. Peggy! Your card is absolutely beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for the instructions. This would make a beautiful Christmas card. God Bless

  6. First - Happy Birthday Peggy! The email I received this morning said that today is a special day for you. May you make many wonderful memories this new year of your life and then scrapbook them. :)

    Thank you for the great instructions of your beautiful card. You are an inspiration to me.

    Remember us here in TX, we are right in the middle of the fires. Have things to go in case we have to leave in a hurry.

    marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

  7. This is just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...and the instructions. The paper you used is also so very very pretty.

    KarenT (cricutmb)

  8. Your card is beautiful. I can't wait to try it. thanks for the instructions.

  9. Wow! This is gorgeous Peggy! I saw this card fold on that blog and marked it to try at later date! Thanks your great instructions. You did a beautiful job and I love your embellishments! I will give it a try!

  10. Your instructions are fantastic, makes this beautiful project look simple to make. As a matter of fact, that's just what I'm going to go do right now!!

  11. Peggy, Happy Belated Birthday, and thank you for the beautiful card. I'm such a novice, I don't know if I'll be able to tackle it or not. One question? What do you do for an envelope?
    Peggy, too

  12. Oh my word that is FABULOUS I am going to have to print this out and give it a try, but your decorations is what made the card

  13. Your card is gorgeous! I've been struggling with the card all evening, going thru way too much paper. I've been trying to follow the other instructions, but my cards just don't fold accurately. I'll give your instructions a try and pray for the best! Thanks for tackling the issue. Oh, and I feel like a robot, LOL.

  14. Easy instructions. I've had to adjust the 2" measurement to about 1&3/4" to make the card meet in the center without overlapping. Cool! I'm Jewish, and this card is my new favorite, just in time for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Wonder how fast I can make them?1


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