DIY Ohio Star Quilt Card – Tutorial

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Scrapbooking and making cards is so much like quilting.  You cut paper (instead of fabric) into shapes with a paper cutter (instead of rotary blade), then glue instead of sew them back together.

This “Ohio Star” quilt card is made from three coordinating papers, plus a left-over fabric yo-yo from another project.

Start by cutting the background main card (brown) 5-1/2″ x 8″ & score to fold in half (5-1/2 x 4″).

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Cut a background (print paper) 4 x 4″ square.

Out of a coordinating (but contrasting) paper, cut four 1″ squares (I used my 1″ square paper punch), then cut each in half from corner to corner–making 8 triangles.

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Using a 1″ ruler, mark a square 1″ from the outside border of your background (see photo above–this marking will be 3″ square) & begin pasting your triangles as shown, lining the long edge with the 1″ bottom, and the points at the outer edge of the print paper and center of each line.

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Continue all the way around, eye-balling to do the best job you can at matching up the points.

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Then cut (from another coordinating paper) a 1-3/8″ square (I used my paper punch), and paste it in the center, on point.  Locate the center of the on-point square & make a tiny hole (if you plan to use a brad later).

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For added “quilted-like” texture, run it through a Cuddlebug embossing folder–I used a swirl pattern.

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I felt it still needed something extra in the center of the star…so I just happened to find some yo-yo’s that I had left over from another project and decided to attach one to the card with a coordinating brad.

Instead, you might want to add a button with a ribbon bow, or a pre-made flower, …the possibilities are endless…

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Finally add a strip of coordinating paper to either side of the 4″ square, and attach it to your base card with double-sided tape or your choice of glue.

Easy and fun to make, and to receive!   🙂

Happy Quilting–card quilting included too!  Enjoy!

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