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How to Make a Christmas Star Card
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How to Make a Christmas Star Card

Difficulty Advanced
Budget £30+
Time 1/2 day +

Create something truly one-of-a-kind by transforming five card blanks into a beautiful star-shaped card that is sure to become a charming Christmas decoration. Personalise the design by incorporating photos, making it a thoughtful gift for your loved ones.

This versatile handmade card design is easy to adapt for any occasion including birthdays, wedding anniversaries and even as a little thank you.

Get creative and bring those blank sheets of paper to life!

Project and instructions by Gill Fraser.

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How to make

Step 1

Fold five A6 card blanks. Apply double-sided tape to all edges on the front of four card blanks – being careful not to get tape on score line.

Step 2

 Attach cards together to form the star card as follows.

 Stick the front of 1st card to back of 5th card (5th card has no tape on it).

Continue to stick cards together – i.e., stick front of 2nd card to back of 1st card and so on.

DO NOT stick final front and back together.

You now have five cards stuck together that open to be a star and close to a book.

Step 3 

To make a fastening for the card use double-sided tape to stick a piece of ribbon to front, around folded spine and along card back, leaving long enough tails at both ends to allow the card to be tied. (The ribbon will be hidden at a later stage).

Step 4

To decorate each page cut 12 silver rectangles, each measuring 10 x 14.2 cm and 12 rectangles from patterned paper, each measuring 9.5 x 13.7 cm. Use double-sided tape to stick a piece of patterned paper to each silver rectangle.

Step 5

With double-sided tape attach a rectangle to the front and back of card (this will hide the ribbon and hold it in place). Continue to stick rectangles to each inside page.

Step 6 

Use patterned papers, toppers, stickers and more to decorate and personalise each page.

Top Tip 

Why not use the card as a photo memory book and fill in any blank spaces with photos of of special memories or ephemera. 

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