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Topic: Forever Folding Card (finally a tutorial with pictures)  (Read 29408 times)
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« on: October 24, 2005 10:09:22 AM »


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....

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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.
« 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
« 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.
« 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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