Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Hanging Star

Here's my project from last night's craft session with the girls.  After our tea and home made apple and hazelnut biscuits, we made hanging star Christmas decorations.  We saw something similar at a Docrafts demo with Geraldine Carruthers recently and all decided to have a go.  I went with a homespun vintage look for mine, using brown Core'dinations and double sided scrapbooking paper to make a large wall hanging star.  The triangles were all cut with Xcut nesting bunting dies, layered up to create the star shape, with the small triangles being folded at the wide edges.  I made the central rosette from more brown Core'dinations, which I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and scored on my Hougie board, adding a scalloped circle to the middle, topped with a wooden leaping dear.  I stuck Boofle buttons, all slightly different to each other, to the points to add to the folksy look and finished off with a ribbon hanging loop and bow.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Pile It On - #43 -  any holiday, I went for Christmas
Quirky Crafts - #22 - anything but a card using autumn colours
Stampalot - use a punch, I used a border punch on the rosette
Totally Papercrafts - #139  - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - anything but a card


  1. I like that very much, quite a project for an evening. xx Flora

  2. absolutely fabulous project wendy - you've got me all inspired now! Hugs rachel xx

  3. Gorgeous project Wendy...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. This is gorgeous Wendy, I love the design and beautiful papers


  5. Wonderful project Wendy. Love the detail and design.
    Thank you for joining us this week at TPC.

  6. Looks good.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Stampin' Up Ind Demo

  7. This star is really decorative and will look great in a home for Christmas!

  8. Lovely idea, it looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  9. This is fabulous Wendy, love the design and papers you used..gorgeous project.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Great decoration Wendy, love the colours, kate x

  11. This is great Wendy, fab idea xx

  12. Wonderful creation ,this will look fab at crimbo time x

  13. What a great decoration Wendy, it's so nice to see something a little bit different and I like the deep plum colours.

    Thanks so much for joining our Punch Away theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  14. wow this is gorgeous wendy.love the colour :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Holiday and Holiday Challenge” with us! Just loved your star, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  16. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  18. Beautiful, it will look stunning decorating your home :D

    Ger x

  19. That star is soo beautiful! Thank you so much for joining in with our latest challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  20. Beautiful star! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts, a new Challenge starts Sunday Evening! Hope to see you there!


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