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I've been paper crafting for about 20 years. In October 2007 I joined Stampin' Up! as an independent demonstrator. I have found that I truly love stamping, more than any other craft I've tried...and I've tried them all. I'm a SAHM of 4 and I also direct a parents' day out program. Both of these "jobs" give me plenty of opportunities to pull out my stamps and inks and have a ball! I've been married to my wonderful hubby for 21 years. He gets gold stars for supporting paper crafting/stamping addictions. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Way Cool Idea ~ Just had to share!

Tag Punch Star
by Donna Moore

Make a stellar focal point for any paper project with a few tools.


Large Tag Punch
Small Tag Punch
2-way Glue Pen
Cardstock for frame
Mulberry, Vellum or other light-weight paper for inner parts of the starburst
Detail Scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Punch 16 small tags out of cardstock, leaving about 1/4" between each one. Using the large tag punch, go back over the holes made by the small punch. Line up the punch so that you can see an evenly spaced frame around each hole. Punch out 16 frames.

Step 2
Each layer of the star will consist of 4 frames. Apply two-way glue evenly over the back of a few frames at a time. Put the sheet of lighter weight paper face-side up and carefully apply your frames in a cross-shaped pattern.

Step 3
Follow the same process for attaching the next layer of 4 frames to the base layer. The second layer is attached to fill in the empty areas of the first cross-shaped layer.

Step 4
The points of the star will be visible when the second layer is attached. Use scissors to trim away excess.

Step 5
Repeat Steps 2-5 to make another star. Use dimensionals to adhere the two stars.

Step 6
Finish your project.
Hope you enjoy! See you next time....where the ink dries...

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