Sunday, April 5, 2009

Make a Spring Star Book!

Hello Folks! Today I want to share with you how easy it is to make a lovely spring decoration for your home using little more than some die-cut cards, stamps, cardstock, silk flowers and your sewing machine. If you ever wanted to make a star book before but were intimidated by the cutting and measuring, now is your chance because it is easy.

You will need 5 window card kits (green and blue parts) from Creative Cuts and More (Why not get 10 and make one for a friend too, you get a discount when you buy 10!), 5-8 1/2" x 5 1/2" sheets if cardstock (the red sheets), stamps small enough to fit inside the window card opening(About Art Accents), Killer Red tacky tape and stuff to embellish and hang your creation. I used ribbon yarn so I could add a lot of texture at a low price!

First center the window part of the card over the cut cardstock and stamp an image in the window (I embossed it with white EP) then place the back part of the card behind it making a sandwich with the center piece. Add a small piece of killer red tape to the middle edge of each layer of the sandwich and stitch around as shown. Avoid putting tape where the stitching will be. Make 5 of these signatures (Fancy word meaning a group of pages in a book).

Attach each signature together at the outer sides with killer red tacky tape. Punch holes on the inside layer fold and tie long ribbon yarn to hang it with. Use hot glue to add flowers and buttons to your creation.
Add more ribbon if you like.

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