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« on: November 22, 2010 05:48:04 PM »



Traditionally, the legend goes that a person who folds 1,000 cranes is supposed to be granted a wish.  In reality, I think a person who folds 1,000 cranes ends up with carpal tunnel syndrome and a bunch of paper cranes.  So what do you do with them?  Answer: con someone else into taking them by making them think it's a really nifty present...  Wink

What we have here is a box full of scrap paper... I mean... wishes!  That's it, wishes!

So I decided to make them magical, wish-granting cranes!  That's right, it's a box of 1,000 wishes!  The only stipulation was that in order to get the wish, she has to let the crane go - giving it away, setting it free, whatever.  So I don't feel so bad about saddling her with a box of scrap paper. Wink

In my first 1000 cranes (http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/12500872.html), I used a paper cutter to cut the squares.  Paper cutters are nice, but I often ended up with wonky squares because the paper would slide, etc.  This time I had a brilliant idea - a square scrapbooking paper punch!  I was able to line it up and get better pictures on the back of the cranes, and not waste so many cuts (before I'd cut up a whole catalog/magazine/whatever, then sort through the squares to find the good ones).

Though, of course, I still made a few differently sized cranes out of other materials:


Baby Crane


A family of Coupon Cranes



Gum wrapper cranes

Mr. 1,000!


The whole flock!

For my next (not again!) set of cranes, I bought memo cubes, and I plan to write one thing that makes me happy on the paper, fold it into a crane, and take a picture of it with/on/near something that represents what I wrote.  I'm going to (hopefully) post them all over at Daily Crane (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1556975964&ref=profile#!/pages/Daily-Crane/177437835605465) on Facebook if anyone wants to follow the insanity...  O.o
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010 07:11:21 PM »

I dont know how you have the patience haha! But I just hopped over to facebook and 'liked' your page!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010 05:45:07 AM »

I'm amazed at your patience.  It's a lovely project.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010 06:00:23 AM »

so what you are saying is that you've done not 1000, but 2000 paper cranes?!?!?  Good on you!  And I think that gift is cute Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010 12:56:52 PM »

All of the above, and you are going to make even more paper cranes?
You sure have perseverance.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010 06:10:16 PM »

I'm not so sure it's patience, more like insanity at this point.  But I just can't stop!  I already have plans for my *fourth* 1,000, and I'm not even close to finished with my third thousand!
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