Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Accoridon Star Tutorial

Hey, there everyone! Here's my post that just went up on the BOAF Blog today! Thanks for visiting!

Today I want to share a fun accordion star that would be great for the front of a card (Christmas, birthday... you name it!) or to add dimension to a layout or other project!  This is a Pinterest Inspired project from this blog.
First, make a template using a piece of thick cardstock or thin cardboard. Cut a strip 1 3/4" by 6". Then, draw a horizontal line 1" from the top of the strip. Then, mark at 1 3/16", 2 3/8", 3 9/16" and 4 3/4" as shown below.

Now, connect the marks as shown:

And, cut along the lines so that it looks like this:

Now, to make the star, start with a piece of patterned paper cut 1 3/4" by 12". Fold the strip in half (so that it's now 6" long. Place the template on the strip and trace. be sure that the fold of the paper is to the RIGHT side of the template. It should look like this.

Now, cut along the line and unfold your strip.

Then, using a score board and scoring tool, score at every 1/4" the entire length of the strip and accoridon fold it.

Now, adhere the ends of the strip together and punch a circle from scrap paper to use for gluing the star down.

And, now for the big moment.... gather the straight edge of the strip together and push down toward the center. Glue it down with a strong ahesive (I reccommend hot glue). Adjust quickly so that the small circle in the center of your star is even and that the points are as even as possible.

Now, simply add the star to your project!

I bet you hadn't thought of the November kit working great for Christmas cards, did you?! I love how the gold and blue of the kit extras work so beautifully together for this card! There's still a few kits and plenty of extras left! Be sure to check out the BOAF Botique to get yours today!

I hope you liked the tutorial today! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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