Quilted STARS Tutorial by Valerie: Feb. 2012, Life’s A Game Step by Step How To
We all need new IDEAS now and then. You already know that there will pictures of monthly DT members projects on the LBD Kit Club Facebook page each month. And you obviously already check out the blog, but did you know that we’ll also be offering a monthly step by step tutorial and regular additions to our video tutorial library on YouTube?
Here’s this month’s step by step scrapbook tutorial presented by one of the LBD Kit Club Design Teamers: Valerie O’Neall.
These stars were inspired by this photo I found on pinterest (http://number-nineteen.blogspot.com/2011/01/black-and-white-contrast.html):
My first thought when I saw the photo was, “I’ve got to do that with paper!” It was so unbelievably simple to create a cutting file for it. It’s a fantastic use for paper scraps.
These are the supplies that I used: Silhouette SD, double sided patterned paper, glossy accents (as my glue), & scrap paper cut to small squares
Assembling the star is so easy. Simply fold the diamonds in half—the perforation makes this so easy. Add some glossy accents to your scrap paper square and place them down, one by one. You’ll need twelve folded diamonds for each one.
Aren’t they fun!? I want to glue them to everything.
Download Cutting file by clicking HERE (please put the link in the word HERE.
How to use the cutting file
1. To transfer the file to your Silhouette library go to “file” and then click “import to library”
2. Find the diamond shape & double click to place the shape on your cutting board
3. Ungroup the shape (cmd + u on a mac)
4. Change the center line to a perforated line by opening the “cut style” window. Click on center line of the diamond, then click on the “perforate” icon.
5. Now you’re ready to regroup, resize, and duplicate to your specific needs. It takes 12 diamonds per star.
I have no idea if you can use this file with any other cutting machine. I just know enough about cutting files to be able to create my own shapes in Illustrator and transfer them to my Silhouette library.
** The cutting file is for personal use only. Enjoy!
That’s the February LBD Kit Club Tutorial by Valerie O’Neall.
Watch for more projects coming soon…