Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins Star Card


Sometimes it just nice to make a gift to give someone and this workshop shows how to create a scented triangle pouch which has been added to the centre of a star card.



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Star Thank You Card


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

                            Creative Expressions Thank You Singles Stamp : UMS109

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 1 Die : WIZS4-351 & Sue Wilson Lattice Accents Die : WIZS5-106

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Dried Marigold : DPDRDMARIGOLD 

Crushed Olive : DPOLIVE

Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge :DMRUSTY  & Crushed Olive Distress Marker : DMOLIVE

Natural String / Burlap : SM10

 Creative Expressions Teresa Collins 8” x 8” Paper Pad : CRE8X8

Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Pad : TH92918

Coral Felt : FELTVINT

 Organza Rose : RR001

 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die : WIZS5-086

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT & Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE


Step by Step Instructions

1 Select a piece of Tim Holtz kraft resist paper or some of the Creative Expressions kraft 12″ x12″ paper. Also needed is some of the Teresa Collins papers along with the `Thank You` singles stamp from Creative Expressions.


2 Make the star card base up using the instructions from another workshop. Click Here for that or they can be found on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop site.


3 Using the kraft resist paper means that you`ll have one side just plain & the other patterned, later on there is a way round this if you don`t want the pattern showing.


4 When making the star card it`s much easier to make templates of the 3 shapes that will be needed to be cut out. These are just trimmed down sizes of the base shape making sure you leave a 3mm border all round. Then select the colour & pattern papers needed for the design.


5 Cut 3 of the elongated middle section pieces in an off cut of the kraft paper. Stamp the flower section of the `Thank You` stamp using the crushed olive ink pad & then go back in with the rusty hinge distress marker on just the flower area.


6 Press the cut kraft card onto the inked stamp working from edge of the paper.


7 You will create a rustic stamped image which tone in well with the kraft card.


8 Repeat the process by inking up the stamp & move the kraft paper along before pressing it onto the inked stamp.


9 The bottom piece shows how the stamped piece should look. The top image has a double stamped line which you should try to avoid as it muddles the image up. Don`t worry if you make the mistake (like I did !!) as you can cut another piece of paper & stamp it again.


10 Repeat this process until you have 3 stamped panels & then distress the edges using some crushed olive distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Attach the pieces to the plain side of the star card base using some Cosmic Shimmer glue.


11 To remove some of the patterned image, take an off cut & stick it onto the patterned triangle.


12 Turn the piece over & cut following the triangle edge & remove the excess kraft card from the card.


13 Repeat this on all 3 triangle tips of the star card base so you have a plain front to the star card. This step won`t be needed if you used a plain 12″ card / paper.


14 Continue to build the colours and patterned papers onto the base card. Using the coral & the crushed olive distress ink has helped to pull the colours of the project together. This is the outside panels that will be seen when the star shape is formed.


15 Here is the look of the inside panels of the star card.


16 Now the base card shape is covered take the inner triangle template & draw around the piece on a piece of card. Use a dotted line on the right hand edge of the triangle as this will be the fold point.


17 Flip the triangle over on the right hand side edge & draw around the triangle. Now make 2 tabs off the lines just made on the edge of the triangle. These are shown in the photo above.


18 Draw around the outside of the template onto a piece of coral felt. Mark where the dotted line will be.


19 Cut the piece out. Add some kraft card to the 2 tabs areas using Cosmic Shimmer glue. This will make the tabs easier to glue later on & make sure they are on the side with the pen line on.


19aFold the felt in position.


20 Fold the felt or you can use a cotton piece. Angle the Sue Wilson lattice accents die onto the centre of the triangle & secure with some low tack tape.


21 Open the felt piece back up and it lay flat onto the cutting plate of the Grand Calibur set. Cut the centre piece out. The felt mix will cut like butter the first time but just cut it again if you have a harder felt mix.


22 Lay the cut out piece on an angle & then cut a small piece of cotton to go underneath the cut out design.

222323 Stamp the flowers from the `Thank You` stamp used earlier. Use the same rusty hinge and crushed olive inks.


24 Glue the stamped cotton piece to the back of the aperture & then add the lattice felt piece over the top. Make sure you don`t get any of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the felt as this will shine up on the felt.

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25 Add some glue to the outsides of the stiffened tabs & the pen marks will be inside the felt piece. Add some lavender grains or other flowers to scent the pouch. Don`t make it to padded as it won`t fit inside the star card.


26 Add an organza rose to the centre of the piece for added detail.


27 Why not glue an embroidery trim to tone in with the project.


28 Take a piece of kraft card & fold it in half. Cut it so folds along the top of the card. Make a panel using the patterned flower paper. Ink up the `Thank You` stamp using the crushed olive ink pads.


29 Stamp onto a piece of white card. Cut a mount of card 3mm larger than the sentiment panel & use some dried marigold ink to colour in the border. Add to the card & use foam tape for added dimension.


30 Make a 2 felt flowers using the spiral blossom 1 die on some of the same colour coral felt & 2 using the patterned paper. Add them to the project using a bow of natural string / burlap underneath. Colour the string with a green ink to tone in with the project.

So here you have the completed card & gift star card.


31 Here is a close up of the thank you card that will accompany the gift card.

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Check out the Creative Expressions Weekly Workshop site for the complete collection of workshops. There is a reference page link below for ease of viewing.


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2 Responses to Creative Expressions ~ Teresa Collins Star Card

  1. Paperjunkie says:

    Hello Suzanne – just trying to catch up with loads of stuff from being away visiting my poorly sister. No internet at her place so feel really out of touch. May have to go again at a moments notice so if I don’t comment it’s because I’m not here! Love the flowers on this project – especially the felt one. Had to desert the craft room tidy up and now I’m back have decided I really should decorate before it all goes back – so that what I am doing today. Do hope you are feeling well – love as always X

  2. Suzanne says:

    Hi there , I hope things settle with your Sister and I know the know internet feeling well. Good luck with the decorating.
    I`m doing well , things have settled since my spinal injection wore off a few weeks ago but have managed through it and even had a short break which started at Ally Pally, It was great to attend and I`ve yet to play with my stash from it.
    You take care and all the best
    Suzanne x

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