Karren’s “Star” Revealed

Karren star stampin up stampin pretty

You loved this star book (original post here) and asked how to create it.  The designer, my Guest Stamper Karren Reda, has indulged us with both photos and directions below.  Enjoy.  Thanks, Karren, for an amazing project and all the details!

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Step 1 : Covers – cut 2 chip board squares 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
inches; 2 pattern paper 5 x 5 inches to cover the chip board; then 7
card stock 3 1/2 x 6 inches; 7 card stock 3 1/2 x 5 inches; and 7 card
stock 3 1/2 x 4 inches (decorate with stamps).  Score or fold the 6 inch
stock at 3 inches; score or fold the 5 inch stock at 2 1/2 inches and
the 4 inch at 2 inches.
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Step 2: I run the 5 inch square pattern paper through the Xyron
and center the chip board in the square.  Cut the corners at a 45 degree
angle and fold the edges.  Repeat with 2nd chip board square.

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Step 3 :  This photo duplicates step 2 – just another angle.

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Step 4:  Making foundation signatures – put double sided tape
around the edges of one half of the folded card stock

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Step 5:  Attach the taped side to one of the other folded card
stocks of the same size.

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Step 6:  Do this for all the 6 inch stock, keeping one end open
(untaped).

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Step 7:  Attaching the ribbon – fold the whole star book flat,
temporarily tape approximately 14 inches of ribbon in place to hold –
enough ribbon should extend beyond the card to be tied in a bow.

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Step 8: Cover the front layer with tacky glue

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Step 9:  Place one of the chip board covers over the glue.  Place
it so that it lines up with the back edge of the foundation signatures
so the book can open all the way.  Repeat for back cover.

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Step 10:  Close the book – rubber band while glue sets (usually
about 30 minutes)

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Step 11:  Open book into star shape with two covers (chip board) –
tie the bow if it helps.  Add the second set of signatures all around,
taping the outside edges (lighter blue).

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Step 12:  Stamp the 3rd set of signatures, then add the same way
the second set was added

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Step 13:  Add embelishments

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Step 14 :  Decorate the covers, especially if the book is to be
displayed closed.

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Steps 15 to end: embellishments from different angles.  Attach photos or
other memorabilia as you like.
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7 Comments:

  1. sooooooooo glad you posted these directions … and so detailed. i think i can do this. absolutely adorable book, have wanted to make it since the day i saw it. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  2. sooooooooo glad you posted these directions … and so detailed. i think i can do this. absolutely adorable book, have wanted to make it since the day i saw it. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  3. How cool is this. I loved the book, now I am so making one. Thanks for making it look easy. Hugs,

  4. Mary: What an amazing gesture that Karren is welling to share her instructions on making the Star Book. Her step-by-step instructions are truly AMAZING. I’m sure that took a TON of time and would like to let Karren know how much I appreciate all the hard work that went into this fabulous act. LOVED the Star Book that she made for you.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing…I have just the special occasion to create one for.

  6. Fabulous! Thanks for posting the instructions!!

  7. What a fabulous tutorial! Thanks Karen for all your efforts … and thanks to Mary for sharing these details so we can all have a go! Love all the details! Hugs, Andrea xxx

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