Friday, September 10, 2010

Holiday Spirit Sentiments Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the countdown!  Sometimes I think I get just as excited (maybe even more LOL) during release time.  It just makes me giddy. Thank you all for your sweet comments.  I am glad that you were pleased with yesterday's project.  I have another fun one today too including a few "how to" photos.

In keeping with yesterday's theme I created a project that can be easily reproduced by not only you but also by children!  As a teacher, I spent many years coming up with fun projects for kids...well I still do!  Last year I created a paper bag book with my son, this year we are creating decorative star ornaments (or 3-d snow stars as my son likes to call them)!  I am sure they have a technical name because I remember creating one when I was young too but since my son loves "building" I thought this would be a perfect project for him and a wonderful gift for some of the key people who work with him each month (occupational therapist, education assistant, neurodevelopmentalist, pediatrician, etc).  Having spent some time on the PTI forums I know there are quite a few teachers (let alone parents) among the regular posters so I hope this can be a fun project for the students, for the family or for the paper crafter in all of us!

Decorative Star Ornament and coordinating card.

 Close up of decorative star ornament.

 Weave pattern Enjoy the Holidays card.


Weave your 1/4 inch strips of paper.  You will need 12 all together but 6 for each star as you will be repeating these steps twice.I used glue dots to hold the strips in place. (And yes I kept the edges frayed!)

Fold 4 corners (your center strips will be used to attach the two separate stars together).  I used double sided sticky tape to adhere the corners together.

Lay both of your stars one on top of the other and then attach together using the center strips from each of the stars (you'll loop the corners together).

Cut the strip and adhere.

  1. Weave patterned paper.
  2. Attach to card base.  Round corner.
  3. Cut paper strip and scalloped edge.  Stamp sentiment.
  4. Attach snowflake die, button and thread.
  5. Adhere remaining layers.
  1. Cut 12 strips of 1/4 patterned paper.
  2. Weave 6 strips and attach with glue dots. (see photo above)
  3. Attach ends. (see photo above)
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 again so you now have two.
  5. Lay one star over the other and rotate slightly.  Attach ends.
  6. Adhere buttons with thread.
  7. Adhere die cut with sentiment to the centre.

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI available September 15th
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI, Hunter Green by Bazzill, Hawaiian Shores by PTI
Patterned Paper:  Garden Variety: Sunday Picnic by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: True Black by PTI, Pure Poppy by PTI
Accent: Linen Thread, Button by PTI
Tools: Snowflake Punch by Martha Stewart

Thanks again for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you have been here! I'll see you back for Day 3 of the previews!

I hope you have a super day!



Beth said...

Love it Queen Alli!

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, that star ornament is GORGEOUS!!! Love the card too, really awesome projects!

thejoyinlisa said...

Thank you Alli for taking the time to share not just crafting projects with us, not just sneak peeks (I'm loving the look of the new Holiday Spirit Sentiments), but also projects that we in turn can share with our own families.
Now that is one dedicated blogger/designer/superwoman!

Angy said...

Alli, I love the lattice work you did on the card. It created such a striking design. Thanks for the 3D star tutorial as well. how fun is that? Beautiful and quite doable by kiddos - can't get any better than that! Thanks.

Ann said...

Your star is wonderful Alli - I'm bookmarking this idea right now! Thank you for the tutorial - you make it look easy and achievable!

Anonymous said...

I do like the paper weaving on this card. It makes is so "special!" Gabby :)

Kelly S. said...

SO COOL, Alli! I love that star ornament! Your sentiments are beautiful!

Vicki B. said...

How adorable! Love the sentiment stamped for the center!

kinderdi said...

Very pretty star! And the card is, too! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

karahoward said...

Such a wonderful idea!! I'm so excited to see the rest of your projects. You have such great designs - I'm sure your stamp set will be amazing. Just a few more days...

Diana said...

I love your card & star! Thank you so much for making a photo tutorial; my girls and I will definitely attempt it (they're 9th graders, so hopefully they'll be able to handle it).

Your new stamp set looks lovely!

diane mcvey said...

WOW*WOW*WOW!!! Love that ornament, just gorgeous! And the card is fantastic. You are just amazing! :D

Crestajune said...

Love the "3-d snow star"! I want to make some right away! As always, your stamp set is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Awesome ornament and card! Love the weaving idea!

Lee Anne said...

Love this project and your new set looks wonderful!

Christine said...


Kim G said...

This project is a Wow! Love your new set!

Charmaine said...

Love the star ornament. I will have to share this post with my SIL who is a teacher and a mother...great craft for kids.


sandyh said...

i love the star ornament! i'll have to try it! can't be TOO hard if kids can do it, right? lol!

Anonymous said...

How long did you make your strips