If you are participating in the CardSwap Summer’s End Card Crop, you need these instructions to participate in the Saturday, August 13, 2011, challenge by me. Here is how to make a Spiraling Star using teabag folding.
You will need five 1-7/8″ or 1-1/4″ squares of paper. Start with the back side up and fold in half horizontally and unfold, then fold in half vertically and unfold. Now, fold in half diagonally and unfold, then fold along the other diagonal and unfold.
Turn your square over so the patterned side is up. You will gently push in on each vertical side and fold together so you have a triangle shaped piece.
Each side point will have two layers. You want to take the top layer on the right side and bring it to the center. Then you need to insert something inside that upward piece to separate the sides (I used the point of a mechanical pencil) and squash it down so the fold goes straight down the center.
Now you will take the point that still remains on the right and fold it down along the edge of the fold you just made.
Do the same with the rest of your squares. To attach them, you will put some adhesive along the left piece that was not folded and line up the right side of another piece with the folded piece on the left side. If you use liquid adhesive, use very little as it will squish out all over. You may want to do this on top of a craft sheet or scrap piece of paper.
Adhere all of your pieces together in this way to wind up with your spiraling star.
The picture on the left was made using the 1-1/4″ squares. The picture on the right was made using 1-7/8″ squares.
Thanks for spending a bit of time with me today. Have fun making spiraling stars and show me what you did with them at the Summer’s End Card Crop.