Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow, holidays, family, and creativity: Great things that keep me from the blog!

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted but for all good reasons. 

Snow days brought time in the "cabin" to be creative and now I can share those items with you!  Enjoy.

Christmas Stars made Mistletoe paper and snowflake brads.  Here is the original tutorial.  I also took some photos of my folding to hopefully help you out in your endeavor to create some of these stars.  It is easy to change the size, just depends on the size of square you start with.  This one is from a 4x4 square. 

The following are each made from 12 x 12 square and make fun wall decorations. 

And here are the photos and tutorial I have done to hopefully help. 

Step 1:  Fold your square in half.

Step 2:  With the folded edge toward you, fold the left edge up to be even with the top.  Crease your fold in the middle.  This is the beginning of a guide point for future folds.

Step 4:  Unfold your previous fold and repeat by bringing the top corner down so the edge is now even with the bottom fold.  Again, crease well in the middle. 
After you open up this fold, you will see a "X" to the left of your paper.

Step 5: Now bring the right corner to the "X" and crease well.

Step 6 :  Now bring that corner back over to the right creating a "cone" on the right and crease.

Step 7:  Bring the lower left corner up to meet the edges in the middle. 

Step 8:  Now fold the left side back to lay again the "cone" on the right. 

It should look like this. 

Step 9:  Now cut along the line from the left point to the middle of the fold on the right side.

Your cut will look like this. 

Step 10:  Unfold and Mountain fold the points with valley folds between the points.

Ink the edges of all the folds and points with chocolate distressing ink.

And this is what it will look like when you are finished.  Add a decorative brad to the center, a ribbon to the top and hang on your tree!  (or wall)

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