Friday, November 21, 2014

Star Framelits Ornaments Tutorial

I'm so excited to share my latest creation with you: Star Framelits Ornaments. I have had a blast making various stars over the last few days using vellum, designer series paper, glimmer paper, foil paper and card stock. The main ingredient in these FABulous ornaments are stars cut with the stars framelits AND I'm sharing a video tutorial on how to make them below.

Making these stars is not difficult, but I show the assembly process from start to finish in the video tutorial ABOVE, so that even beginners can make one of these beautiful ornaments.

Materials Guide

Card Stock, Brushed Silver and similar weight

  • Score Star Points (see photo above)
  • Adhesive: Tombow

    Designer Series Paper, Vellum, and Foil Paper

  • Fold Star Points
  • Adhesive: Tombow

    Glimmer paper

  • Fold star Points
  • Adhesive: Use Glue dots or sticky strip. The shiny backing on the glimmer paper makes using Tombow nearly impossible.

    Size and Cutting Guide
    TIP: To making cutting faster, cut two sheets of card stock at one time.

    The largest star
  • makes a 7” orb
  • Need 3 sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 5-½” pieces, Cut 2 stars out of each piece.

    The 4th largest star
  • makes a 6” orb
  • Need 2 sheets of card stock, cut into 11” x 4-¼” pieces. Cut 3 stars out of each piece.

    The middle star
  • makes a 4-½” orb
  • Need 1 -1/3” sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 3-¼” pieces, Cut 6 stars out of each piece.

    The 2nd smallest star
  • makes a 3” orb
  • Need ¾ sheets of card stock, cut into 8-½” x 2-3/8” pieces, Cut 4 stars out of each piece.
  • I recommend punching the hole for this star after you have connected the first two pieces. Later it becomes almost impossible and you have to resort to using a piercer.

    The smallest star

  • I don’t recommend making a star ornament out of the smallest star, unless you have some Christmas elves with tiny fingers helping you. The smallest star makes an excellent window when paired with the 4th largest star.

    Flameless Candle Holder

    Flameless Candle Holder Need SIX of the 4th largest stars. Use the smallest star to make windows in FIVE of the stars. The one without the window becomes the base.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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    Bee Stamping with Qbee


    1. YOU are STELLAR!!!! Where are you constantly, I might add, coming up with your ideas?! I know there is inspiration all around us but, you really are incredible and create beautiful (and EASY TO FOLLOW) projects! Just beautiful! TFS! :)

    2. What a fantastic tutorial! You are so generous! Can't wait to try this. The vellum and tea lights - awesome! Thanks so much. Happy Thanksgiving!

    3. Your amazing with all your ideas. Love it!!!!

    4. Made these with circles- never thought of stars- but they are so much nicer. Tried one immediately, worked out fabulously. Will now start to "mass-produce". lol
      Thanks for the inspiration and the detailed video.
      Greetings from Scotland,

    5. Brenda, I love these stars! Thank you for the detailed and precise video. I can't imagine trying to follow written directions.

    6. Thank you for the great tutorial.
      Greetings from Germany

    7. You are amazing girl. Thanks for sharing.