Star Effect Card Tutorial

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Sometimes it’s fun to have a different look to a card.  It’s easy to change the paper and embellishments of a regular card size, but sometimes it’s even more fun to change the shape of it.  This Star Effect Card is a fun idea for one of those times.

Begin with a piece of 6” x 5” cardstock that has been scored in half to create the base.


Line the top of the score line and the left corner up in your paper trimmer and cut it straight down.  Repeat this with the right corner so that you will end up with a triangle as shown.  Be sure to keep the pieces that you cut off because they are part of the card, too.


Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 2 7/8” x 4 7/8” diagnolly. Repeat this step with a second piece of paper, but this time line the it up using the left top corner so that you will get the correct angle for the second triangle.

You will now have 5 pieces that will look like this.

Use a tape runner to attach the patterned paper triangles to the cardstock triangles.   Lay these piece aside.

Fold the base piece on the score line.

On the long side, measure 2” up from the edge and make a small mark.

Now use your ruler to make a ¾”.  The line will be at a downward angle.

Cut on the line and then cut a small section out next to the line you just cut.  You will be a narrow cutting a “V” shape when doing this.

You can add a decorative stip to the base to decorate it.  The strips can be cut from patterned paper or use a sticker such as this one from the Hello Spring line by Echo Park.  Trim the piece to fit the shape of the base.

Lay the triangles on top of one another making sure that they are at an angle so that the corners on the left and right sides will sit in the “V” cut into the base.  Adjust it as needed and then use a tape runner to adhere the pieces together.

The base is now complete and it’s time to do some fun decorating!

The way you decorate it is up to you and the theme or occasion you are making the card for, but here is one fun idea for it.

Die cut two circles using a circle die and die cutting machine and layer them on top of one another.  Place the sentiment sticker from the Hello Spring line and the butterfly onto the circles.  Adhere this piece in the center of the triangles.

Add some more fun to your card making by adding this Star Effect Card to your technique list.  It’s easy to make even for those last minute cards you may need.  It’s the pefect choice for a 3-d card design for any occasion or theme.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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