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« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2011 03:05:22 AM »

Yes, I have a bunch of the lucky stars too - I made them from thicker paper too, more like cardstock.
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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2011 06:17:25 AM »

Eh, f it. I'm joining Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2011 07:21:23 AM »

I never said I was going to use those for a swap. If I can't get those down, then I will have trouble doing other kinds, so I was asking for help.
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« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2011 07:42:35 AM »

When I made the little origami ones from the strips of paper, I used more of a vellum-type paper, so it was a bit thicker and stronger than regular paper.  Maybe thicker paper is key?
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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2011 07:56:08 AM »

Yes - the thicker paper holds the shape better - also then if you want to string them together to make a garland, or hang some, it is easier to pierce through with needle and thread because they hold their shape better.
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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2011 08:10:22 AM »

Thank you Smiley I will look into it.
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« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2011 08:16:45 AM »

I am on the fence about joining. I bought a kit with the tiny strips of paper and have made 5 stars so far. Only one puffs out as it should. The rest cave in a little. Any tips? I don't want to k=join if I can't get this figured out :\ Thanks in advance.

I had that same problem when I first learned how to make them. I discovered it is the paper that makes it easier to puff up. I discovered the harder the paper it is, is harder to make it puff. I do variety of paper that will help, I like the card stock kinds and the 12 x 12 scrap paper that isn't very stiff. It takes several tries, tests before you successfully got it! Good Luck!
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« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2011 08:25:33 AM »

I have found it's easiest to make them with scrapbook paper. I personally wouldn't mind receiving a few lucky stars I have a nice big vase that I'm trying to fill with them and can only make so many before my thumb starts to hurt. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2011 09:50:48 AM »

I've never tried to make those stars out of thicker paper.  I should try that someday too. I wasn't trying to tell you what you can/can't swap, it's just some people have seemed to think that is the only choice.
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2011 10:27:15 AM »

Has anyone been looking at the Jar of Hearts gallery?  Lots of different materials so far.  I have received some of mine and posted them this morning - one of my senders, Titaniumhip, made one of my hearts with leftover material from her wedding dress - that is so cool!

I may use some paper in mine, but so far in my list of maybe stars to make, I have quite the range of materials.  Dog fur is likely included, but not by choice, just by chance Smiley
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