Star Fold Card

by Cindy Elam

Create a folded star or snowflake card.


  • One 8 3/4" x 10" lightweight cardstock or Patterned paper

  • Ruler

  • Pen or pencil

  • Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored used here

  • Paper cutter

  • Bone folder

  • Embellishments, as desired


  1. Step 1

    Using the ruler and pen or pencil, make a mark in the middle of one 10" edge of paper (5" from each edge).

  2. Step 2

    Draw lines from the center mark down to each bottom corner.

  3. Step 3

    Align drawn line with groove of paper cutter and trim off excess. Repeat for other side.

  4. Step 4

    Align one straight edge of paper with left side of scoring tool. Score at 4 3/8" and 5 7/8".

  5. Note:
    For sharp points on the star, move paper a scant 1/16th inch away from left side of scoring tool, as shown.

    Score the other two sides as you did for the first.

  6. Step 5

    Use bone folder to crease score lines – valley fold for the center score lines, and mountain fold for the points of the star.

  7. Step 6

    Fold in one side, then the next side, and tuck the last side under the first to close. Decorate as desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Star Fold Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Love this tutorial; thanks for sharing with the rest of us crafters. Makes a beautiful Christmas ornament or card.
Brenda Gamble  |  Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Gorgeous tutorial and samples, Cindy. Thanks for sharing this with all of us here.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I've been making these for our local Jewish Federation. The social worker sends them out for special occasions. Wish we could get the size just a little smaller so it would fit into a 5"x7" envelope.
Jackierosenfeld  |  Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM
one to see...
niki1  |  Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM
This is beautiful! It got me to thinking about using some of my 6x6 DSP to make smaller ornaments for tags, so I came up with a 3.5" ornament. The paper is 6"x 5 &1/2". Score at 2&5/8" and 3&1/2".The medium snowflake from the Snow flurry die fits nicely on the front. Thank you for the inspiration. Joyce
Joyce Lowe  |  Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 1:09 PM
Easy & wonderful! Thank you Cindy!
Susanne  |  Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 6:30 AM
Absolutely inspiring(the Star Fold card)!!
LOVE the idea of using the star for a tag on a
bottle of wine by the way!-So clever!!
thank you very much!
Heather LaBudde  |  Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Simply stunning Cinday!! Beautiful tutorial and a lovely final project!
Jen Timko  |  Sat Dec 1, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Thank you Cindy for introducing me to a new obsession! LOL. I love these stars. And your video and picture tutorial are wonderful. Went nuts with them on a recent Hanukkah Blog Hop. Created a smaller one myself. Finished dimension - 2-3/4" Rectangle to start is 4" x 4-1/2" and score points are 2" & 2-5/8"

Thanks again for sharing such a fun addiction.
Jean Fitch  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 6:25 AM
What a great idea, the type I like, simple but so impresive. Will give it a go. Thanks for sharing. Jill
Jill Digwood  |  Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM
I love these stars, thank You so much for sharing them.

With your measurements I made one with MTC for my Gazelle, Now I can make them any size I want. Just in time for my all occasion card set.
PAMELA LEHTO  |  Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 9:39 AM
This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!! Making these as tags on my boys gifts to their teachers and bus driver.
T  |  Wed Nov 9, 2016 at 6:25 AM
So cute! What a great idea to use the stars as tags. Also, thanks to those who posted measurements for additional sizes!
Laura  |  Wed Nov 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM
What a wonderful tutorial! Your written and video insteuctions are so clear. Thanks to the SCS team for resurrecting this tutorial just in time for holiday fun. I want to have a Christmas craft ready to go for my Thanksgiving guests, and this is perfect. The small sizes are just what I've been searching for to make photo ornaments to commemorate the wedding of my niece last month! I'm going to make the larger size as a card and the smaller as a matching photo ornament! So many ways to use these stars & snowflakes!
bzzzeee  |  Mon Nov 12, 2018 at 6:58 AM

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