Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just Football Star Decoration Tutorial

As promised, here is the Star Decoration Tutorial.

You'll need:

The Big Shot, with extended cutting plates
Pennant Die
Sticky Strip
Paper Snips
5 sheets of 12 x 12 paper

What to Do:
1. Cut 10 pendants from 12 x 12 cardstock. You can get two per page:

I cut the paper in along that line (which created two trapezoids) folded it in half and then got two pennants per page. Sometimes part of the pennant tips got cut off, but this really doesn't matter since you cut them off.

2. Place the pennant in front of you horizontally with the tip to the left and the wide end to the right. Measure 6 3/4 inches from the tip along the score line and place a dot. Then, draw a straight line from the center point to the place where the two score lines meet in the corner.

On a math note (as I teach middles school math): I found that my sample (from a store) had 3/4 ratio of the center length to the edge length, so I measured our pennant, which is 9" long. This meant my center line needed to be 6 3/4 inches.

4. Trim along this line on 5 pennants.

5. On the other five pennants, draw a parallel line along the line you just made, about 1/4 inch apart. This is important because you want a place for the sticky strip to stick.

6. Trim along the line you just drew and fold along the inner line. You want to hide this black line inside, so flip it over. Cut the center line to create two flaps:

7. Stamp as desired.

8. Take two pennants. Apply sticky strip to the edge where the scallops are on one. Stick both together along the scallops. Trim the excess sticky strip between scallops. This makes a cone shape. Repeat 4 more times, so you have all 5 cones.

9. Fold the tabs up on the bottom. Apply sticky strip to the top of the tabs. Carefully, (as sticky strip once applied is hard to remove), hold a cone in each hand and connect the tab of one pennant to the non-tabbed side of the other pennant. Continue until you create the entire star.

10. Hang and display!

Somehow that seems harder than it was. Good luck!

Happy Stamping!

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