Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class # 518 A Sparkling Holiday

For Best results please read all instructions before beginning the class.  Square brackets [ ] indicate notes from OakLeaf Acre.

This beautiful Maime 3D Christmas Star is a perfect handmade gift for special someone this year. Use the card to mail this dimensional decoration to friends and family far away. They can display on their mantel, use as centerpiece or hang on their tree.

Supplies:
1 sheet AG1207 Pink Ribbons
1 sheet AG1208 Pink with Red Stars
1 sheet AG1209 Christmas Trees
1 sheet AG1210 Green Stripes
1 sheet AG1211 Red with Snowflakes
1 sheet AG1212 Bells and Trees
1 sheet DE744 Maime Art Stickers
1 sheet 12 x 12 Ivory Cardstock
1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11 Ivory Cardstock
2 Foam adhesive squares
Optional: (not included)
2 - 10" pieces of coordinating ribbon

Tools: Craft knife and mat or scissors Pencil Scoring tool Adhesive (i.e. glue runner, double stick tape, glue stick)
STAR
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Class # 518

A Sparkling Holiday

Star

Step 1
Use the template provided to cut one piece of the star from the following papers: AG1207 Pink Ribbons, AG1208 Pink with Red Stars, AG1209 Christmas Trees, AG1210 Green Stripes, and AG1211 Red with Snowflakes. Be sure to line the template along the side of the paper to leave enough paper for the card.
Step 2
For each piece, score and fold the pieces along the lines indicated.
The long narrow fold that runs from the top point down the side is folded and adhered to the underside of the opposite side of each piece. This forms a cone with the print of the paper on the outside.
At the bottom, cut a slit in the center up to the score line to form 2 tabs and fold upward. These tabs will be used to adhere each cone together to form the star. Notice that this makes a star point, though the bottom of the piece is roughly diamond shaped.
Step 3
Adhere the two short tabs to the underside of the neighboring star piece on the side, which does not have tabs.
Continue adhering all of the pieces of the star together.
Note: if you plan to send the star as a card insert, be sure not to adhere the final tabs so that the sections can be collapsed and laid flat to be inserted into the card. Also, be sure to include instructions for the recipient to finish the star!
Step 4
To hang the star, you might punch a small hole in the top of one point and use fishing line to hang the star. You might also choose to make a large hole in the bottom of the star to allow it to be used at the top of the tree. Another option would be to punch a hole about 3/4" from the bottom of the two end pieces (where the star is not connected), insert a 10" ribbon on each side and tie a pretty bow to keep the star together and open. The star can be displayed like this on a mantel or centerpiece. Add dimensional sticker provided in the envelope.
Card Instructions
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Class # 518

A Sparkling Holiday

Card

Step 1
Cut a 7 3/4" x 12" piece from the larger piece of Ivory cardstock and a 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" piece from the smaller piece of Ivory cardstock.
Score the 7 3/4" x 12" piece at 7 3/4" down the short side. [The long side worked better for me, but then what do I know?] Then when folded, this piece will be 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" square with a 7 3/4" x 4" flap to the rear.
Adhere the 7 3/4" square of cardstock to the back of the flap, using foam adhesive squares provided. Adhere only on 3 sides leaving the center open. This will create a larger pocket for the folded star to be inserted.
Step 2
Cut a 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" piece of any left over paper and adhere inside the card vertically to the left side to form a pocket. This is to insert instructions and a note to the recipient on the opposite side from the pocket holding the folded star.
Step 3
Cut a 7 3/4" x 12" piece of AG1212 Bells and Trees.
Adhere this to the back of the card and bring the excess over the front of the card.
Cut 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" squares of AG1208 Pink with Red Stars, AG1209 Christmas Trees, and AG1211 Red with Snowflakes.
Adhere this to the front of the card as shown.
Cut two 1 1/8" x 7 3/4" strips from AG1210 Green Stripes. Adhere these strips along the vertical and horizontal centers.
Step 4
Adhere the Dimensional Sticker with a sentiment in the center of the front of the card where the two green stripe pieces cross. Cut out your choice of remaining dimensional sticker cutting slightly around the edge of the background. Place this in the pocket with the star to give the recipient an option to add to their star.
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