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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Incire Christmas Tree on: December 13, 2010 06:09:18 PM
Easy!  Cut along black lines and fold down the V shaped cuts.  I used double sided (dark and light green) paper and then backed it with red card.


Download free PDF, SVG, DXF from:
22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Heart in Hand Snowflake on: November 16, 2010 05:07:38 AM

Heart is hand is a traditional Shaker motif.

I machine cut mine with my Craft Robo.  Here is the template if anyone wants to give a try at hand cutting it.

(You will want to start with your paper folded into a 12-fold snowflake "blank", like the one shown on this site:
23  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Woven Paper Cone on: October 12, 2010 04:37:52 AM

I saw something like this in a catalog (Papercuttings by Allison).  Had to figure out how to make it myself, as a web search came up empty!

The designs I saw were for Christmas, but I thought it would be fun to try one with a bat for Halloween. 

The black part is cut flat.  The orange part is two triangles glued into a cone.  You weave the cone down through the slats of the black part, under-over, under-over.   

Squeezing from the sides opens the cone.

Full tutorial with downloadable templates in SVG, DXF, PDF.
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Magazine Cover Bracelet, Gum Wrapper Chain-ish on: September 29, 2010 05:47:39 AM

A gum wrapper-ish bracelet with a twist pattern!

I saw this design on a site called Inna's Creations
but when I tried to follow the directions they seemed sort of backwards.  Like you had to UN-weave the last piece to put the next piece in.

So I made one and took it apart, and figured out a way to weave it the other directions so the "next" piece just goes on top of the "last" piece.

Also different from Inna's directions, I folded my strips in to the center twice, like a gum wrapper chain, to hide the raw edges.

I used magazine covers. You want to use coated covers, but not the really really thick ones.  (Martha Stewart Living is too thick).  

I cut my strips 4.5" by 2".  I used 22 strips, but my hands are quite small.  

Full tutorial is here:
25  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pumpkin Paper Chain Wreath on: September 17, 2010 07:42:00 AM

I feel so clever figuring out how to join the ends of this no-glue paper chain into a wreath. 

You have to cut a slit across the "loop" of the top layer of the first pumpkin, slide it under the fold of the last pumpkin, then tape it shut.

Basic instructions for these paper chains can be found lots of places.  Here is one:

I cut the pumpkin shapes with a Craft Robo cutter. 
Free SVG, PDF and DXF cutting files here: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-wreath.html
along with detailed instructions.

26  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Origami Folded Photo Cube on: August 30, 2010 10:40:55 AM

Select a landscape photo with the visual interest going right across the middle third.  Look at the two photos below.  See how the "viewing window" of the top photo is better than the one on the bottom photo?

Open in a photo editing program and resize/crop.  The height to width proportion is 3:4. 

Print and cut out, leaving enough paper on the sides to cut tabs.

Flip over.  Mark off and score the back, 3 blocks high and 4 blocks across.  (Mine are 2.5 inches square). Score the top and bottom row blocks on the diagonal.  Crease all score lines.

Cut slits on the tabs to form a slot on one side and "ears" on the other and slot together.

Fold the top and bottom of the cube like an origami Fujimoto cube.  Diagram here:

More detailed instructions here: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-cube.html
27  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Space Invader Pop Up Card on: August 14, 2010 05:23:19 PM

After seeing a Pacman guy from Cut Score Fold and Glue, I had to try a Space Invader guy.  It was a real challenge to figure out how to do those top single blocks on the antennae, not to mention the side legs, floating out there in the middle of the air as they are.

Pacman guy here: http://cutscorefoldandglue.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-release-pacman-pop-up.html

I'm working on the tutorial.  Templates are done, pictures are taken, now for the writing....
28  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Pyramid "Globe"--Rubber Band Pop Up on: July 11, 2010 06:24:30 AM
If I think too much about a globe on a pyramid it kind of makes my head hurt.  Wink

This has a rubber band inside it so it can fold flat and then pop up.

Score on dotted lines.

Cut out along the outside edge but DO NOT cut around the hooks.

Fold over the rectangle A behind each hook and glue.  Let dry completely.

Cut out around the hooks.  Cut in the slit toward the centers of the hooks and cut out the tiny triangles.

Glue B1 to B2 and C1 to C2.

Attach a loop of elastic thread or a small rubber band to the two hooks.

I got the map from here:  http://www.progonos.com/furuti/index.html
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Pop Up Wedding Cake Card on: July 03, 2010 06:59:30 AM
I made two versions of this origamic architecture cake, one with straight sides and one with wavy sides.  I like the wavy one better because it looks more like icing.

Here's a picture of the template.

Free PDF downloadable from here:

Assemble by cutting black lines and folding red lines.  If you are unfamiliar with O.A., take a look at the basic instructions at Baud et Bui first. 

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
30  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Fourth of July Stars on: July 01, 2010 03:14:02 PM
These are usually snowflakes, but I like them as stars for the fourth of July!


Directions for these are all over.  I used the instructions from wikishow (link below), but cut only two slits instead of three and used glue instead of staples to hold everything together.

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