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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Flower Wreath on: February 21, 2014 07:38:49 AM


Colors are a little over-saturated, here.  See flowers below.


My first crocheted project!

I was inspired by Attic24.
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2012/12/christmas-wreath-ta-dah.html.

I used flowers, buttons, and satin ribbon.



The yarn is Lion bonbons brights. I used only 1 package of this yarn!  The wreath form is a 12" wire form.  I knitted a cover from some scrap yarn I already had.



Carol
Mostly a papercrafter at
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting


2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Conversation Heart Circle Card on: February 09, 2014 05:31:43 PM

This Valentine card collapses flat.  When the card is open the ribbons tie together to form the circle of hearts.






Free files to print and cut--hand cut or machine cut--PDF, DXF, Silhouette Studio. Full tutorial at:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2014/01/conversation-heart-circle-card.html
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Apple Box with Lid on: September 19, 2013 04:45:37 AM


Eight sided box with lid.  Each piece is pleated from one piece of (circular) paper.

Free templates to download.  Cut by machine or hand.

http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2013/09/pleated-apple-or-pumpkin-box-tutorial.html


Carol

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Junk Mail Stellated Icosahedron on: July 03, 2012 05:13:22 PM


I was casting about for a patriotic project and somehow came up with this red, white and blue item.  It's based on a design made out of drinking straws, but I made my own paper tubes from junk mail. Everything is tied together with embroidery floss.

The red tubes are 3" and the blue ones are 4".
The finished size is about 10" in diameter.



I used instructions from a couple places including an old LIFE magazine (scroll down to page 85):
http://books.google.com/books?id=_koEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA85&ots=3lfe_iNqqS&dq=Christmas%20Stars%20from%20Soda%20Straws%20life&pg=PA86#v=onepage&q=Christmas%20Stars%20from%20Soda%20Straws%20life&f=false

and here:
http://www.whitneyhs.org/ourpages/auto/2008/12/1/41963999/Directions%20for%20the%20Icosahedron%20Star%20Project.pdf

Here are some pictures I took while I was assembling the inner icosahedron.





How to roll the paper tubes, and more information on assembling the star here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2012/07/junk-mail-stellated-icosahedron.html

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Lamb and Bunny Pop Up Card on: March 20, 2012 01:48:58 PM



I started with a free cutting file from MTCSCAL efiles and turned it into a window style pop up card for Easter.

Here's the source file:
http://scale-files.blogspot.com/2010/03/easterwhat-does-it-really-mean.html

Free svg, pdf, dxf cutting files here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2012/03/lamb-and-bunny-window-pop-up-card.html

Cut the file.  Crease the small horizontal folds (on the sides) first.  Valley fold the top long horizontal crease, mountain fold the next one down, valley fold the bottom one.  Trim and glue into a base card.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Quickest Shamrock Pop Up Card Ever on: March 04, 2012 06:07:09 AM


A few folds and cuts to make the shamrocks, and then refold the paper into a (standard origami fold) square fold.  A spot of glue and you're done!  I ran around the edges of mine with a glue pen and sprinkled on some glitter.

I used a 4" square for the shamrock. 

The completed card is only 2.25" square, so it's a nice surprise when the shamrock pops out to full size.





Full tutorial here:  http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2012/03/quickest-shamrock-pop-up-card-ever.html

Carol
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper Cut Lantern Happy Birthday on: January 27, 2012 11:10:55 AM
Tealight lantern for machine cutting.  Easy to assemble (after cutting).  It's just tabbed and slotted together and the top tied with a ribbon.  The bottom is mostly open to make it easy to take the tealight in and out.



Credit for the window shape and birds goes to Cindy, from http://papercutting.blogspot.com/2010/11/template-tuesday-hanukkah.html.  
I found the flower motif at https://picasaweb.google.com/108292124932450556338/Wycinanki#.



You can swap out the "Happy Birthday" panel with another flowered panel if you don't want to use it for a birthday card.

Free cutting files and tutorial here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-birthday-paper-cut-lantern_21.html

8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Space Invader Spider Woven Card on: December 21, 2011 05:37:19 AM




This is a Froebel weaving of a Space Invader design I saw at http://boredgamergirl.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/video-game-christmas-cards/.

You cut the slit pattern into a base card and weave colored strips through the slits to create the pattern.  If you ever made woven placemats in kindergarten it's the same concept  Wink  !



Downloadable pattern and full instructions here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2011/12/space-invader-spider-woven-card.html

Carol
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Plaited Cube with Cutouts on: November 29, 2011 06:00:57 PM



I got the idea for this cube from this site: 
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PlaitedPolyhedron.html
but changed it a bit so I could use three different papers.

Use any punch you have to cut the designs.  I like that each cut-out face shows a different color combination.

You will need two 6-block long strips and one 5-block long strip.

The strips are glued together and then and then plaited (braided) to form the cube.





Full tutorial here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowflake-braided-cube.html
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Where's Waldo? Origami Star on: November 12, 2011 01:47:02 PM


I was discarding a destroyed Where's Waldo book and it occurred to me that it would be fun to make some of the pages into five pointed origami stars like these:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308114.0

The trick was to twist and turn the template so that Waldo would show in the finished star.



I ended up making a plain paper star and scribbling all over the visible parts.  I unfolded it and laid it on the Waldo page, making sure Waldo was underneath a scribbled section. 

Very important! Turn the right side (the side with Waldo) FACE DOWN before you begin folding!

More here, and link to full tutorial:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2011/11/wheres-waldo-origami-star.html
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