Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hershey’s 5-Point Star Tutorial

Here are some red, white and blue stars just in time for the 4th of July. Thanks to everyone who requested an Independence Day Hershey’s design. My design was inspired by the little, one-line stars, I used to draw as a child. You know the ones where the star is created by drawing one continuous line. I think this star would also make a cute ornament for Christmas or could be used for other special occasions. And don’t worry if you had your heart set on a 6-point star, I will have a tutorial for a 6-point star in the coming weeks.

If you would like to make your own Hershey’s Star, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below. Please Note: I recommend Stampin’ Up! card stock for all my tutorials. Stampin’ Up! card has the proper weight to hold my designs together. A complete supply list and link to my Stampin’ Store can be found at the end of this tutorial.

Hershey’s Star Tutorial (5 point)


Step One

1. For the first piece of the star, start with a 7-¾” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the 3/8”, 3-½” and 5-5/8” marks.


Step Two

2. Leave your strip on the Simply Scored and make ½” long score marks at the following measurements: 1-3/8”, 2- ½”, 4- ½” and 6-¾”. At the 5-5/8” score mark, make a ½” pencil line (see blue line). You already scored this mark in step one, but you will need to make a slot here also.


Step Three

3. Cut along both sides of these ½” marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strip that remains. Also, place a piece of sticky strip on the 3/8” tab.


Step Four

4. Fold the strip along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring the ends together to form a triangle. Set aside.


Step Five

5. For the second piece of the star, Start with a 9” x 1” strip of Real Red Card Stock. On the long side, score at the 3/8”, 1-3/8”, 4-½”, 7-5/8” and 8-5/8” marks.


Step Six

6. Leave your strip on the Simply Scored and make ½” long marks at the following measurements: 2-3/8”, 3-½”, 5-½” and 6-5/8” marks. At the 3/8” and 8-5/8” score marks, make a ½” pencil line (see blue line). You already scored these marks in step five, but you will need to make slots here also.


Step Seven

7. Cut along both sides of these ½” marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strip that remains.


Step Eight

8. Fold the strip along the score lines as shown. Please note: For this step I have not folded the entire strip yet.


Step Nine

9. Place the triangle from step 4 exactly as it was shown in that photo. Now take the folded strip from step 8 and interlock the slots as shown.


Step Ten

10. Fold the remaining right leg of the strip and interlock it with the bottom slot on the triangle. Next fold the tab end of the left leg of the strip as shown. Finally bend the left leg so that interlocks with the slot on the bottom of the triangle. Set aside.


Step Eleven

11. For the point filler strips, cut a 5” x 3” piece of Real Red card stock. On the 3” side, score at the 1” and 2” marks.


Step Twelve

12. On the 5” side, cut into one inch strips.


Step Thirteen

13. Fold these strips into triangles.


Step Fourteen

14. Fit the triangles into the points of the star.


Step Fifteen

15. Pop five Hershey’s kisses into the points of the star. If you don’t mind the hole in the middle, you could stop at this step and leave the star as is.


Step Sixteen

16. For the first middle piece, cut an 11” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. Score at 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks.


Step Seventeen

17. Fold the strip along the score lines and loosely roll the rest of the strip around the middle of your stylus tool.


Step Eighteen

18. Bring the strip together to form a pentagon with the rolled end on the inside. Insert this strip in the pentagon center of the star. The rolled up end of the strip will need to uncurl a bit more than shown in the photo.


Step Nineteen

19. For the second middle piece, cut an 11” x 1” strip of card stock. Score at the 1”, 2”, 3” and 4” marks.


Step Twenty

20. Fold the strip along the score lines. Place a kiss in the center of the triangle you have created with the folds. Roll the rest of the strip around the triangle.


Step Twenty-one

21. Insert the kiss wrapped strip into the center of the pentagon.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card Stock: Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Night of Navy (100867)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses

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  • 17 comments:

    1. Thank you so much for the stars. It is perfect for the 4th of July. I can't wait to get started. You amaze me with your wonderful creations and talent. We are so lucky that you share with us.

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    2. Oh my stars! There you go again, you are our star Brenda, stars , cars what will you think of next?

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    3. Your stars are so pretty! They would be great as a gift to recognise a special someone (You're a Star!), send someone a wish (Wish Upon a Star), or hang from your Christmas tree. I love the swirly paper in the middle. Thank you again :)

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    4. The great stars !!
      Thank you!

      LG
      Christine

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    5. You are just amazing. I don't know how you come up with these things, but I'm so happy that you do. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    6. Brenda, this is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. God Bless you.

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    7. Excellent tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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    8. Another great tutorial!! Thank you for sharing this, and all the other projects, with us. Awesome!
      Leila

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    9. Another wonderful creation. Has Hershey's started sending your checks yet?

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    10. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful talents. I love getting to try all your great tutorials. Things I could never come up with myself in a million years. You're SUPER!!!

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    11. Thanks, Brenda, for your kindness in fulfilling our requests and sharing your tutorials. You're the best. Don't ever stop creating.....terrific talent you are blessed with.
      Donna

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    12. You need to make a book of all your hershey kisses designs!!!

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    13. What a talented and creative person you are! You are so generous to share your wonderful ideas & tutorials. Good things come to those who create & share.

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    14. Thanks so much. So nice to see tutorials with so much detail. And all the nice pictures. Helps me to understand, thanks, thanks again.

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      1. Thanks for your sweet comments, JoLene!! :)

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      1. De nada!! I'm so glad you liked it, Guadalupe!! :)

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