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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Skull Pop Up Card on: October 24, 2011 04:57:53 PM

An origamic architecture card for Halloween or Day of the Dead.  I was inspired by a crochet pattern from http://gurmanfravor.blogspot.com/2010/09/papel-picado-filet-crochet-chart.html

Cut on blue lines, mountain fold green lines, valley fold red lines.
More photos, and free cut files here:

12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Lenticular Effect Pop Up Card on: August 21, 2011 02:54:53 PM
Tilt the card one direction to see the first picture.

Tilt it the other way to see the other picture. 

You can make this by hand cutting and re-assembling the picture strips or you can cut and paste using photoshop or another photo program.

The re-assembled photo is accordion pleated and secured to a base card.  Two open boxes provide the pop up mechanism.

Full tutorial here: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2011/08/lenticular-pop-up-card-tutorial.html
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Hawaiian quilt block paper cuttings on: July 22, 2011 06:54:28 AM

I made these paper cuttings from a dingbat font from fontriver.  They're easy!

To hand cut, choose the "letter" that you like and print it (large) on the back of your paper.

Fold the design into quarters--in half one way, then the other.  Some designs are easier to fold on the diagonal, and some straight across.

Cut.  Unfold.  Don't worry if your cut lines are not exactly on the printed lines on all the layers, it won't show from the front.

You can easily machine cut these.  Just plop the "letter" into your software and cut away.

Fontriver link: http://www.fontriver.com/font/hawaiian_quilt/
Detailed tutorial: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2011/07/hawaiian-quilt-block-cards.html
14  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Woven Paper QR Code on: June 30, 2011 07:46:50 AM
In the category of "Hey, why not?" 

I was able to read it with QuickMark, http://www.quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/index.asp,  on my PC (don't have a smartphone).  Wondering if it actually works on phones!

I used this site, http://qrcode.good-survey.com/ to generate the code, then printed it out to use as a reference while I was weaving.  My weavers are 1/4" wide.

I'm planning to make a card with this as the card front.

(I am not affiliated with any of the sites mentioned)   Cheesy

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!  Scroll down to see what the code reads.

"Happy Birthday!"

15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Birthday Popper "Card" on: May 03, 2011 06:55:57 AM

I got the idea from Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day

Once the popper is popped, it is possible to take it apart and re-fill it.  Don't believe that part on the label that says "not refillable."  HEHEHE

Peel that label right off and replace it with your choice of paper.

At first I thought I was going to have to move to plan B because I could NOT get the darn popper apart.  But I did, finally.  It was a matter of pushing down on the turny part at the bottom with my thumbs, kind of like popping off a bottle cap.

I took a video of my husband opening it (in the KITCHEN so we could sweep it up LOL).

16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Angry Birds Pop Up Card (template links added) on: April 15, 2011 12:14:29 PM

The mouth is an easy double V pop up mechanism.

I've seen a chicken
and a frog
but never an Angry Bird!

Download the templates here:
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bitty Books on: March 23, 2011 04:54:47 PM
A project for crafty librarians Smiley

The larger ones were made from origami paper and the really tiny ones from sticky notes.   

Folding instructions here:
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pop Up Leprechaun House (tutorial link) on: March 12, 2011 08:39:48 PM

I cannot believe how labor intensive this card turned out to be.  I've been working on it non-stop for the last two days.

The house folds down the center front.  I cut the door free so it would swing away when the house folds--no fold down the middle of the door.

The leprechaun is bumped forward from the front of the house with a little pop up box that folds to the side when the card is shut.

The rainbow swings on a "pin" made from an unbent paper clip.  The wire pokes through the center of the ridge of the roof and is taped inside the roof fold and between the layers of the rainbow.  

I am working on a tutorial, which I'll post on my blog when I finish it.  First lesson learned--print out a leprechaun and a rainbow and save the entire day spent cutting all those tiny pieces and gluing them together.   Cheesy

Update: Tutorial is here.
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper Strip Woven Icosahedron on: January 04, 2011 04:32:14 AM

This one took me two tries!

The design is from the Orihouse site, here:

You need 6 strips of paper, 12 times as long as wide.  (I used 1" x 12").  They are precreased in a zigzag pattern.

You start with 5 strips, brought together at their mid points. This forms the top of the ball.  You sort of braid the strips twice, and then add in the 6th strip horizontally around the "equator" of the ball.  Each strip crosses its neighbor at a right angle, with the diagonal creases lining up.  Braid twice more to narrow back down to the bottom of the ball. 

The directions suggest holding everything together with clothes pins as you work.  The second time I made this I glued the strips where they crossed instead of clipping them together.  It worked much better!

At the very end of the weaving you're supposed to be able to tuck the last strip in.  Mine was too short, so I just glued it down where it ended.

If this is too hard, try the plaited cube or flat-face icosahedron here:

Here is a cube that I made:
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / NOEL! on: December 31, 2010 04:49:15 PM

The broad theme of this card is "Home is wherever you find yourself."    

The envelopes

 Each one is personalized to show a bird's eye view of the recipient's neighborhood. (YOUR home.)

(The envelope concept was inspired by Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik's Google maps envelope, http://googleenvelope.com/, but the idea doesn't work so well when you live on the east coast. Not to mention that it's only a concept, not a real app. There is a real app, http://mapenvelope.com/,  that will print an envelope from a Google map for you, but I didn't want the text box and the pin in the map.)

Card front

Our older daughter is missing from this picture.

First the card opens from right to left.

She's away at college. (HER home.)  To understand the joke you need to know that her initials are E.L.

Around the perimeter are the town names of everyone on our card list.  
(EVERYONE'S homes.) The background map depicts the area between her college and where we live.

Next the card unfolds from bottom to top.

The "NOEL NOEL" part flips to the back so you can stand it up with the tree part on the front.  (That's why the letters are wonky, so it reads the same this way, and upside down when the flap is flipped to the back.)

Our Christmas letter is on the inside of the folded up tree.  I drew out the trees in CorelDraw and cut them with my Craft Robo.  No way could I hand cut 100 trees with all those little scallops!

College daughter drew the portraits.  The samplers on the wall reiterate the theme.

The back of the card (not shown) has our contact information and a link to our year-end slideshow.

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