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Blomman
« on: October 24, 2005 10:09:22 AM »

Hi

I wanted to introduce myself by sharing this folding card with you. I come from Sweden so the text on the card is in Swedish, I usually know how to spell Wink

Since this is a folding card it will not show so well in pictures. Just imagine that you keep opening the card from the middle to see the next picture.

I have been able to make a small video to show how it works:











This card lends it self to continous stories. This example is about the four seasons and the twelve months. As the year continues the card continues. It can be done with a beginning and an end as well. Good for children who wants to hear the same story again and again and again....

Blomman (Which means Flower in Swedish)
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005 10:11:03 AM »

That's great!  How long did it take you to do that?
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005 10:14:47 AM »

About two hours when I had decided what images to use.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 12:01:40 PM »

Cute!  I'm not sure I totally get how it works, but it's still cute!   Cheesy
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Blomman
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 02:19:05 PM »

I have a few in progress scans of another card I made that might shed some light over the process. It is the story about sleeping beauty and the text is still in Swedish.

Here is a template for the card:



The card measures 10*20 cm. You cut the card along the bold lines (the short are 5 cm and the long is 10)  and fold it along the dotted. The dotted lines that is continuing from the short bold lines are folded so the fold is on top, like a mountain (I don't have my origami vocabulary as fresh as I should Tongue), the other lines are folded like a valley with the fold down.

This is one side of the card before I folded it together and glued it so it is easier to handle:


These are the outer sides of the card when it is finished.

And here is the other side:



The white spots are where I put some glue when I finish off the card.

When I make them I first cut and fold the card and draw the pictures in the order they will show and then I assemble it with a bit of glue. Maybe it easier to understand if ypu try it yourself. Wink

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005 08:32:33 AM »

OMG YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I work part time at a place that sells ATVs and they had this forever folding card ad for some event hosted by Red Bull, and I took a whole bunch of them with the intention to take them apart and figure out how to make a Christmas card that was like that. Now I'll actually have something to work off of!! I better get crackin'. THANKS SOOOOO MUCH!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2005 08:44:17 AM »

Cool id! I still don't get it though...Maybe if I try it.... I'll try.

Where in Sweden are you?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005 09:32:31 AM »

ming: You're welcome!

ewushka: I live in Uppsala, about 8 km from Stockholm.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2005 08:24:20 AM »

That is so cute! And it's a really good idea. The foldiness looks complicated but the diagram seems simple enough... Maybe I'll try this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2005 06:33:12 PM »

That's really awesome! However, I'm a little confused on the folding part. It would super helpful if you could show pictures of the folding process (if it's not too much trouble).  Smiley
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Blomman
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2005 04:42:40 AM »

I have taken photos of the process and here they are


Take a piece of paper and cut it 10 cm wide and 20 cm long.


Put marks five cm from the short edge of the card.


Draw a five cm long line in the middle - this will be the short cut.


Mark the center of the short lines and draw a ten cm long line in between - this will be the long cut.


Put markings 7,5 cm from the short edges.


Place the ruler along the marks and make a valleyfold.


When you have done both sides it will look like this.


Now it is time to cut the lines open. I have misplaced my exactoknife so I had to use a pair of scissors but I do not recommend that. At least I could begin the cut by using the cutter on the ruler Wink


Now we can make the valley folds on the sides without folding the middle part. Line up the ruler at the end of the short cuts and fold the card.


Do the same on the other side.


Here I have folded the card at the first fold and placed the ruler along the short cut, then I fold the card.


When you look at it you have a mountain fold that is directed to the middle of the card.


Do the same on the other side.


Now we have folded the card. This is one side and if you flip the card over....


...you will see how it looks on the other side. This is actually page two in the card if you turn it around 90 degrees.


Page one, you have the short cuts at the top and the bottom of the card.


Take the edge in the middle and lift it up and around so you can see page two.


Page two.


Take the squares in the middle and lift them up and turn them to the back to see page three.


As you can see the top and bottom part of page three is in common with page two. Important for design reasons only.


Lift the edges in the middle and turn it over to the back.


Page four emerges. If yoy take the edges in the middle and turn them around the bak you'll find yourself back at page one.

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2005 06:46:57 AM »

hh s hftiga Smiley
I've gotta try this too when I get an excuse to...
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2005 06:25:24 PM »

I'm getting ready to start making one of these, and was just wondering what size paper you used? It said A3 on the first picture you posted, and I just wanted to make sure that I can get that sized paper here (I'm only familiar with A4 and 8 1/2" by 11" sized paper in the states (excluding specialty paper for origami and scrapbooking). Thanks!!  Grin
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Blomman
« Reply #13 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.

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2005 03:23:54 AM »

This is just fabulous & so nice of you to share the tute. Thanks for the step by step, I tend to need those! Thanks again... Kiss
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2005 01:38:56 PM »

Wow, I'll have to do this, it looks amazing.  Thanks for all the instructions!
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2005 12:10:09 PM »

I want to say thanks as well!  I'm going to set aside an afternoon to give this a try.  Your instructions are fantastic.

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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2005 03:21:30 PM »

Woah. That's majorly impressive. I could probably never do that right.
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Blomman
« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2006 08:50:41 AM »

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial- I shall definitely have a go soon!
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2006 03:32:03 PM »

aww - den r s jtte kul!
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2006 12:10:33 AM »

What a fabulous idea! I'm going to try one with family photos on it as a keepsake thingy.
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2009 06:15:43 PM »

Thanks for your patient sharing, I'd also want to try this one, soon.
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2009 06:50:11 PM »

OMG!!!! YOU MADE MY WEEK! I've been looking for a tutorial on how to make one of these cards and now i finally know how to do it!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Cheesy  thanks so much Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009 02:46:22 PM »

This is often called a "never ending card" or a "flippix".  (Some people call lenticular cards a flippix, so there is some confusion on that).  I've only seen it made from two separate pieces of paper.

Here's a video...
http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/02/never-ending-ca.html

Here's how to make a blank one...
http://www.timeforcrafting.co.uk/neverending%20card.html

Here's how to make one with your pictures computer printed on the pieces before assembly...
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2008/07/flippix-tutorials.html

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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2009 05:44:44 PM »

Great tutorial! Thanks for posting it.
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2011 05:49:15 PM »

I love this... I will make some for my nephews! - Thanks
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