Saturday, October 13, 2012

Star Fold Card with Tutorial

I'm a pinner. I love pinterest. It fist my ADHD style of roaming the web without all the sites I don't want to see. I pinned a similar card to the one I am showing you today and when a fun fold swap came my way, I decided to make one that fit in an envelope.





Pretty cool, huh? I have Christmas one in the works to use as a Gift Tag/ornament.

Stamps: Everything Eleanor
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petal
Accessories: Simply Scored, Paper Cutter, Ruler,

This whole card experience was like solving a math problem with my students. First, I needed to make an equilateral triangle that would fold down into an envelope. But to do that, I had to do some math with ratios to find an easy to measure parallel line. Whew! Doesn't make sense? Well, I felt pretty smart when I did get one to work. Trial and Error. Math to back it up. Nice!


Now, how to make one:

Start with a 7 1/2" Square piece of cardstock. Score 2"ish down at 3 3/4." From each bottom corner, measure 7 1/2" to the line you scored. Cut along those lines and you will have your triangle base.

Now, make a tick mark at 3 3/4" on each side. Connect these lines together so you get this:
 
Measure 1 1/4" from the corners on each side. Connect these lines to make score lines for the trapezoids.




To add the middle layers, I realized they were trapezoids, so I just lined up my 1" strip on on my cardstock and used the edge of the triangle to guide me. I cut the edge off. I then slid my paper to the other side, so that it was doubley (good math term, there) inside the other edge. Does this picture make more sense than my words?


Now, to fold it, you just fold each triangle in and overlap one corner of each over the edge of another. Add the center image by just attaching it to one corner of the triangle, so the other triangle can fit underneath.

I hope this makes sense! The original tutorial I found (for a bigger card) was at Stamp Owl's Studio.



Happy Stamping!
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2 comments:

  1. Very cool! I saved the picture. I couldn't be in the swap. :( So now I can make one. :)
    Kim s1itcher46

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  2. Cute! What size envelope would you use/make?
    tfs

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