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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Forever Folding Card (finally a tutorial with pictures) on: May 14, 2006 08:41:10 AM
Photobucket has added the option to show videos so I have added a video in the first message.

Hope this is helpful for anyone who'd like to try one of these cards.

Blomman
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A deck of cards on: December 14, 2005 12:45:43 AM
It is OK. The plastic is very slippery so the don't get stuck but I don't want to test them too much in case they start to break. I don't have anymore of the plastic right now so I can't make replacements until after Christmas.

Blomman
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A deck of cards on: December 13, 2005 12:40:09 PM
How I came up with the idea?
I looked at the featured projects and got impressed by all the ideas of how to reuse deck of cards and just took it a step further and did my own. It will probably not last so very long but it will be fun for a while. I am thinking of leaving a note that says he can choose who he wants to be on his cards for another time if he likes it.

The colour markers on my printer did not move so I guess not too much. I printed out 8 pages for the cards and then on the backside of the same eight papers so in total 16 pages. I don't have a real layout program so I am using powerpoint and that doesn't give me the possibility to use the whole page.

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / A deck of cards on: December 13, 2005 12:22:55 PM
I am giving this to my brother for Christmas. He's been bitten by the pokerbug so I thought he would enjoy a deck of cards with family and friends as King, Queen and Knights.


the deck of cards


an example of the dressed cards. I used our cat Tiger as the Joker because "Joker is wild"


a little box to keep the deck of cards in


The whole gift complete with deck of cards coaster and deck of cards box to keep it all in.

I did the lay out for the cards on my computor. Got my parents involved to get access to photoes of the victims to put into the dressed cards positions. When it was done I printed it out with the numbers on one side and the blue background on the other side. It went well without any mistakes which I am happy for since I only had two extra papers. The paper is a thick paper or thin card, used in Swedish schools to draw on. Then I put selfadhesive plastic on both sides of the paper before I cut the cards out. Now I am contemplating whether to round the corners or not.

I made a dealer button using the same blue as the back of the cards, one side says dealer and the other says Mattias as the cards. The coasters and box I made after looking at the featured projects thinking that would make the gift more complete. My other brother is giving him a pokertable so now he will be all set for a game of poker with his friends. (He already bought the chips himself.)

Blomman
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: yule help on: December 04, 2005 03:46:04 PM
A girl on a Swedish board made these candles with decoupage:



It's a candle but I thought you might not have tried this technique before. You look for a nice picture on a papernapkin. Cut out the picture - just the top layer is needed - and then you heat a spoon and rub the image onto the candle. The heat will melt the wax so the paper will merge with the candle. Easy and cheap but it looks good.

Blomman
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Idea for wrapping gift cards on: December 04, 2005 03:17:02 PM
When I give a gift-card or a lotteryticket or something like that and I will be present at the opening I have put a note in a small box that gives directions for where to find the present. Like the third book on the second shelf in the bookcase in the livingroom. Then I have made another box a bit bigger and put the first one in that and another, and another, and another...

My father once had to open eighteen small boxes and he got more and more curious about what the gift could be because the boxes just got smaller.

It is not so practical if you will not be there because then you can't hide the gift.

Blomman
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Gingerbreadhouse-villages Many pictures on: December 04, 2005 02:48:01 PM
This is this years gingerbreadhouses. I've put some comments under each picture so you'll know what is happening. It is difficult to capture the little details though. The houses are about 4cm wide 5cm long and 4cm high. The little santas are between 0.5cm and about 1cm.


This picture shows all seven little "villages". There are two houses and an outhouse on a piece of bread.


Dancing around the tree


Overcrowded daycare center. Children are climbing on the walls and the staff is overworked. Note the hearts on the roofs. It is so the parents will think "Oh, what a lovely place to put my children while I'm at work."


In this scene we have a stroller with a baby, a man skiing and a "peeping Tom" looking at a kissing couple. Can you find them?


Santa is delivering all the presents. The children are looking up with interest. You may notice that they have hidden Santas reindeers. Is that naughty or nice?


A smoking santa by the corner of the house. Another santa is working hard carrying firewood.


Snowlanterns and at the top you can see part of a group out caroling.


Fun in the snow. The little snowman is so cute, too bad it was difficult to take detailed photos

Blomman
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Gingerbread house pattern on: November 23, 2005 07:52:04 AM
The museum for architecture in Stockholm has a competition every year for gingerbread houses. The page is in Swedish but you can see small pictures of last years winners. There is also this:
Pattern for a Paper Gingerbread house , it is a PDF-file

For those who can't make a genuine gingerbread house for some reason or just want to use the pattern.

Blomman
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Forever Folding Card (finally a tutorial with pictures) on: November 18, 2005 01:21:02 AM
Did I say A3?. I must have slipped and hit the wrong key. I  can make two of these card in an A4. It is 10 cm wide and 20 cm long. An A3 is like two A4 laying side by side, it is numered after how many times you have divided an A1 sheet of paper. I'm not so familiar with other sizes - yet. If you want a larger card you can double all the measurements but then you need a larger piece of paper.

Blomman
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Gingerbread house pattern on: November 14, 2005 06:30:49 AM
I wanted to share some photos from last years gingerbread houses and this seems to be a good thread to do it in. I made mini villages and monted them on a round cake of hard bread. It is small enough to fit in round tin that cookies sometimes come in. That is good because we sold them at a christmas bazaar to make money for my cousins schooltrip. We had much fun doing all the little details. This village has a little santa fetching wood for the fire and a whole bunch dancing around the christmas tree. Another village had a santa who had had too much mulled vine and a third had two small santas smoking behind a corner.

I used roasted almonds, candy sprinklers, licqorice sprinklers, powdered sugar and frosting to decorate. The santas are made in marsipan.



The wood shed in this village was a outdoor facility in the other ones, complete with a needy santa using it and a line outside.  Wink
Blomman
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