Recently you will have noticed that I’ve been really lax with my card making.  To “gee” myself up and try to encourage some enthusiasm I decided to make a new version of an old favourite of mine, a “mini star book”.  I love cute little books of all kinds.  See HERE and HERE for my posts of my last previous star books.

This is a different version so I hope you enjoy –

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Here is a tutorial for you –

1.  Cut 2 pieces of card 3 x 3 cm, 2 pieces of gold paper 5 x 5 cm and 2 smaller pieces 3 x 3 cm, 6 pieces of shimmery cream paper 6 x 6 cm.

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2.  Fold the 6 cream pieces of paper in half vertically and horizontally.  Then turn the paper over and fold diagonally from corner to corner.

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3.  I have punched each cream sheet 4 times with an “incentive stationery” punch.  You could just as easily just punch the corners or sides or even stamp.

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4.  Now fold the 6 cream sheets – they should look similar to the photos below.

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5.  Cover the card covers with the gold paper.  Cut the corners from the gold paper and glue to cover.  Then glue the 3 x 3 gold paper over the back of the cover.

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6.  Glue the 6 folded cream sheets together. Just make sure the folded corners are kept together.

7.  Attach the covers.

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8.  Drill or punch a hole in the corner which is diagonally opposite to the folded corners, and thread a cord through.

9.  If you like glitter add some wet glitter to the edges of the pages.

This is how it should turn out.

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Hope you enjoy this version.  I think it might be a nice addition to a Christmas tree.

I hope you will contact me if you have any questions (or if I have missed any steps in the tutorials :oops:)

Bye for now,

lorraine

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