Monday, December 10, 2012

Star Fold with a Flip card...It's for Chris-Mukkah!!!

So, I had a request for a "Chris-Mukkah" card (for a family that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah) and I saw a flip card and was INSPIRED.  One side had a star fold (made from one sheet of paper).
And the other side has a nice Christmas scene, and TOGETHER...they are "Chris-Mukkah!"
Here's how I did the flip card part. First, start with a paper that is 5" X 7" and score at 2-3/4" and 4-1/4" for 1" on the top and bottom of the card.
 Then, cut at 1-1/2" starting at 1" and ending at 4" on BOTH sides.
Lastly, turn the card 90 degrees and cut from the cuts you made in step 2 to the score lines on all 4 sides. Then, fold on set one way and the other ones in the opposite way.
 Here's how I did the star. Cut a paper 6" by 51/2" and mark it at 3" on the top.
 Then, cut down from your mark to each corner on the bottom.  What you want is an equilateral triangle (yes, I'm a geometry geek).  You do need to adjust it a little to make sure each edge is 6 inches.  It is off by a smidge.
 Then, score on all 3 sides at 2-5/8" and then at 3-1/2".
 Fold the first (inside) line IN, then fold the second (outside) line OUT on all 3 sides.
 Fold each side in, one at a time and then tuck in the last one into the last one into the first flap, kind of like when you close a moving box, but with only 3 sides.
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