A Star is Brightly Gleaming

Sparkles and glitter, oh my! Whoever said glitter doesn’t bring happiness? No one! I love how the aqua glitter paper really brings out the sparkles of the white glitter paper. If that were not enough, there’s the metallic star. GLAM SLAM! This glitzy Christmas card will brighten anyone’s day (no pun intended). Before you make a gazillion of these, keep one thing in mind—square envelopes require additional postage.

Supplies & Tools:


Measure & cut the pieces:

  1. Print the template and cut out.
  2. Measure and cut a 5.25″ square from aqua glitter cardstock. (Or use the square template provided.)
  3. Measure and cut a 4.5″ square from white glitter cardstock. (Or use the square template provided.)

Making the star:

  1. Stack the template and the 4.5″ white glitter square together and place on the scrap piece of cardboard.
  2. Using the pin, punch holes in the star at each dot. Set pin and template aside.
    Note: Use a couple extra pins to hold the paper in place while you punch the other holes.
  3. Cut a length of thread about an arm span long.
  4. Thread the needle, and bring the ends of thread together.
  5. Begin embroidering the star, taping the ends of the thread on the back. (There’s no need to knot the thread.)
    Note: The silver thread is a little springy, so I held the stitches as I was sewing to keep them from coming loose.
  6. As you run out of thread, tape the ends down.
  7. Repeat steps 6–9 until you finish the star.

Putting it all together:

  1. Glue the star paper in the middle of the aqua square.
  2. Glue the aqua square on the front of the blank card.
  3. Now your card is complete. I just love how sparkly this card is!

Ideas from the elves:

  • Stamp “handmade with love” on the back of the card.

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One comment on “A Star is Brightly Gleaming

  • Lydia said:

    All of these ideas are cool and I would love to do some of those with my students!

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