I suppose that I could have followed the link and just used the tutorial Christina shared. But I'm stubborn. And I just have to reinvent the wheel sometimes. As a result, these stars took me hours and hours and hours to make. Here was my process:
I wanted to make an SVG file so that I wouldn't have to cut the pieces by hand. I definitely made mistakes -- flaps too large, angles not right, perforations that didn't work, no way to close the star, etc. But I persevered. When I finally got it close enough (done is better than perfect), I carved a stamp to use for the patterning. I then stamped all the pieces...
So then I decided to skip the stamping and create a lacy cut file based on the stamp I carved. This one was a bear to fold. And it was too naked. After some experimenting, I ended up covering half of the inside with red paper.
If you're smarter than I am and have no interest in re-inventing the wheel (good for you!) here are links to several different star tutorials/downloads:
- FREE Printable download from Maarit Hänninen
- $3.00 SVG file (with cutouts) from SVG Paper Design on Etsy
- FREE Step-by-Step tutorial with downloadable template from The Spruce
If I ever perfect my SVG file, I'll put it in the member classroom for Maker & Super Learner Members. I don't like to share files that aren't 100% perfect. Perhaps I'll work on that for New Year's Eve decorations!
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