Friday, 19 October 2007

STAR BOOK ~ Class Instructions ~

As usual I am more than happy for anyone to use the following instructions for their personal use but please do not copy them (either to teach your own classes or to post elsewhere online) without permission.
Thank you :)


Cut cardstock as follows:

Cover (red cardstock): 5 1/8” x 12”

Innermost pages (green cardstock): 5” x 11 ½” (x 5 pages)

Outer pages (red cardstock): 5” x 10 ½” (x 5 pages)

Score cover (texture side down) 5 ¾” from each edge to form a spine ½” wide

Score all other pages in half (ie at 5 ¾” on the green cardstock and 5 ¼” on the red cardstock) – textured side up.


Adhere double sided tape to one of the short edges of each piece of green cardstock

Join pages together to form a VVVVV shape as shown.

Adhere double sided tape to each of the short edges of the red cardstock.

Ink all edges


It is easier to decorate the pages before attaching them to the book.

Cut 2 pieces of circles paper 4 ½” x 3 ½”

Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 3” square.

Round corners, ink edges and attach to page.


Cut two pieces of red patterned paper to 5” x 4 ½”

Score at ½” from each side.

Cut two pieces of circle paper 4” x 4 ½”

Emboss two 1 ½” x 4 ½” strips of red cardstock using cuttlebug snowflake embossing die.

Attach red patterned paper to page to form a flap and cover join with circle paper.

Punch two holes on each page as shown and thread fibre/ribbon through.


Cut 2 pieces of striped paper 3” x 4 ½”

Cut 2 pieces green paper 2” x 4 ½”

Cut 2 squares 2” x 2” from red cardstock and emboss with Christmas design.

Attach to page as shown (I only attached the two outer edges of the red cardstock so a photo can be slipped underneath later if required)


Cut 1 piece of striped paper 4½” x 4½”

Cut 2 pieces circle paper – one 4½” x 4½” and one 2½”x 4½”

Attach to page to form pocket

Cut tag 3”x 4½” from red patterned paper.

Punch hole and add fibre/ribbon.


Cut two 4½ ” x 4½” squares from red patterned cardstock.

Place patterned paper to patterned paper and cut zig-zag or wavy line.

Attach one patterned piece and one plain piece to each page


Attach each red cardstock page to the green cardstock pages – the page will only be attached at the outermost edge and will NOT lie flat

Attach lengths of ribbon to the outside pages (green cardstock) using double sided tape.

Decorate cover with 2” x 5 ¾” embossed strip of green cardstock and die cut stars.

Stamp Merry Christmas on small piece of blue card and attach over embossed strip

Attach stars with foam pads to give dimension.

Attach cover to green cardstock with double sided tape on short edges only.


Dawn said...

Oh My gorgeous Star book & exploding box Maggie.
Love the colours used.

Scrapdolly said...

Love these instructions. I have never yet been able to make a star book