Sorry, these photos are not too good---it’s been rainy & dreary here for several days, not good for photography! The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create a card with a unique fold.
Although this isn’t a card, it does have some folds! And I know that I saved the directions from someone’s blog for this ornament, but for the life of me I cannot locate it now…I had to do it from memory! But I’ll keep looking! Edited to add: Here is a link to Dawn's blog -not my original source, but this is the same style: Folded Star Ornament. So here we go:
The basic star requires five squares of card stock; you can make them any size, these are 2” square. Again, I’ll try to find the directions or maybe write up a tutorial if anyone is interested. It’s pretty easy! The neat thing is that when you pull the button up and fold the star together, it looks like this:
Neat, huh? I will tell you that there needs to be some tension between the ribbon & the button; if it slides too easily, it will not hold together. I used Crumb Cake cardstock with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink; the snowflakes were from Winter Post, Short & Sweet, and Every Little Bit; the sentiment is from Pennant Parade.
Cassidy had a really cute outfit on yesterday, but it was really hard to get one good picture of it! Here’s a couple….you can see that one of her favorite activities is strewing old VCR tapes and DVD cases all over the floor!!