Sunday, September 13, 2009

STAR CENTER PIECE - CREATIVE CUTS & MORE BLOG HOP- WITH TUTORIAL

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More September Blog Hop, featuring samples made with the Fall or Halloween Die cuts. I am so excited because the Design Team did such a FABULOUS job with all of their creations! It is so much fun to see the versatility you can have with Creative Cuts and More's die cuts.

If you have come here from Diana's blog then you have come from the right place, if not, you will want to start at the Creative Cuts & More Blog so you don't miss anything along the way. I loved how Diana created TWO Castle books show casing a boy version and a girl version... didn't you? I loved them both! There are so MANY FABULOUS projects...as I was getting sneak peaks, my jaw hit the floor several times! :) You will want to go all the way through the Blog Hop because at the end, Terry has an opportunity for a great prize for you! I would LOVE to win it too!!! It is one of those beautiful House/ Castle Kits that was designed by Pam. Terry is also offering a 15% discount too! All of that information is posted on the Die Cut Diva blog highlighted above!



There is even a tutorial for you at the bottom of the page! There is so much detail to this project I will share details per "scene." I had a lot of fun creating this project - I will provide links for you too!

For this project you will need to have 5 Window Card Kits and Killer Red Sticky Tape



Page One Details:
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Happy Harvest by Peachy Keen Stamps
Accessories: Gold cord, Tape, Buttons, hemp, Sponge, Paper Snips
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green - Copics
Page Two Details:


Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Variety Pack of Leaves,


Stamp Sets: A True Friend by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Rub Ons and Autumn Leaf Wheel by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Large Rounded Oval Punch, Dew Drops, Mini Glue, Sponge, Paper Snips, 5/8 Grosgrain
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green
Page Three Details:
Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Sm .Maple Leaves Die Cut in Smooth cardstock, Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I stamped the Maple leaf right onto the die cuts... Paper is Basic Grey
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Cordouroy buttons
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie


Page Four Details:


Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, other images are Rub Ons available at SU
Accessories: Round Oval Punch, Sponge, Chocolate Twill, Sponge
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red,

Page Five Details:
Die Cuts and Materials from Creative Cuts and More: Sm .Maple Leaves Die Cut in Smooth cardstock, Variety Pack of Leaves,
Stamp Sets: Autumn Blessings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, I stamped the Maple leaf right onto the die cuts... I airbrushed the one leaf with Copics
Accessories: Sponge, Cordouroy buttons, Glue Dots
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla ink, Black pen to make the swirls
Here is the Tutorial:


STAR BOOK CENTER PIECE TUTORIAL


This Center Piece is similar to the Star Book that you may have seen, but I have created more of a table center piece


Supplies:
5- Window Card Kits – these come precut and pre-scored!
Killer Red Sticky Tape
3-4 extra pieces of cardstock 4”x 5 ¾”
stamps, ink and things to embellish with
Diecuts – I used the fall leaf diecuts from Creative Cuts and More
Bone Folder
Oval Cutter
Designer Paper of your choosing cut at 8 ¾” x 5 ¾”
Cord
Step 1: Take the smaller layer from the Window Card Kit (the one with the center cut out) and stamp any images you want to decorate this layer. Using your Bone Folder, following the pre-scored lines fold the cardstock into a W shape.




Step 2: If you want to use an addition with words, I used white cardstock and added the words. Cut your cardstock to 4”x 5 ¾”. Using your bone folder, score at ¼”, 2” and 3 ¾”, proceed to fold.


Step 3: Stamp the image so it will appear in your oval. To attach the layer to your cardstock, place Killer Red Sticky Tape on each ¼” side you have scored and attach as the image shows (maybe a little straighter than mine) making sure your stamped images appear in the oval centered.

Step 4: If you want to add a Spinner or suspended Image to your card, you will need about 5 inches of cord and tape. Once you have the suspended article stamped or embellished as you want it to appear, attach with tape on the back side.


Step 5: Attach the first layer of your pre-cut Window Card Kit to the second layer, putting tape only on the sides.

Step 6: To put it all together, place Killer Red Sticky Tape along the edges. Once that is complete, CAREFULLY attach the edges of each piece to one another. When you are finished, it will look like a Star when you look down upon it. See top of post for the image!

Step 7. If you want to add another layer of Designer Paper like I did cut your paper to 8 ¾” x 5 ¾” and lay the smaller layer from the Window Card Kit (the one with the center cut out) over your designer paper centered. Taking a pencil trace the Oval out. This will give you your guide to cut the oval out. I used a Creative Memories Oval Cutter, but you could use the Coluzzle too. Once you have the oval cut out, attach the Designer Paper to your project and decorate it as you would like too.

You can see another version with a SUMMER theme of this project HERE


From here you will want to check out Ellen Sosnoski 's awesome project!
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you find this tutorial helpful.
Have a great day!


Chrissy D

16 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely gorgeous project, Chrissy!!!! I love the design with all the beautiful images and the die cut cards are just awesome!!!!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Well done Chrissie!

Angie said...

Love the autumn theme, and the colors are great too! Good job!

Sally said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait for the tutorial.

connie said...

This is so cute! Will check back late for the tutorial.

Melinda Ford said...

I love that suspended leaf...what a great decoration!

mustangkayla said...

Beautifl work!

ellen s. said...

no way! that is so so so cool!

Steph Zerbe said...

Oh la la. Very cool! The colors are perfection and the die cut leaves are adorable!! Great job!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. And what a lot of work.

Christina said...

ohhh this is so pretty. Looks like fun.

Carla said...

Chrissy, this is a truly spectacular project! It's clever and well done, and your tute is so clear and well written! Great job!

Diana said...

HOLY GUACAMOLE! This is unbelievable!!!! WOW WOW!

Milie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It was awesome! Love it!

Jeri said...

Very impressive and inspiring. I am getting so many great ideas from this wonderful blog hop. Thanks for sharing your creation.

Maxine said...

This looks like a lot of work, but it is so sweet!