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Wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy.

wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia)

Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! One year, when I was maybe 10 or 11, she sent me another card—and when I opened it up, a paper butterfly fluttered out of the card. I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly.

Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Step 5: Find the center of the shorter wire, and wrap it around the base of the paintbrush. Seven Flower Pop Up Card.

I know I say "amazing" a lot, but this really is the Amazing Seven Flower Pop Up!

Seven Flower Pop Up Card

It's not hard to make. Really, truly. But it takes some time. Impressive results! There's a video showing how to make this beast, but it's annoyingly speeded up. Download MY cut files: PDF, SVG, DXF, GSD (opens in Silhouette Studio) If you have a Cricut, you can get a free cut file (for the flowers) from ScrappedLives. You can modify files from the Silhouette Store to make a Lily version. You will need seven flowers, 8 petals each. Cut away and discard one petal section from each flower. Pop Up Card Tutorial Lesson 2. Level of Difficulty: Medium Box Variation In Lesson 1 we cut rectangular boxes on the card fold.

Pop Up Card Tutorial Lesson 2

The pop out piece created by this cut has two identical faces. Viewed from the side the pop out piece and the card form a square. Lesson 2 is a variation in which the pop out piece faces are not identical. Viewed from the side the pop out and the card form a rectangle. Some basics. Print this picture, or draw your own on graph paper. Using your finger, pop the rectangles forward as you did in lesson 1.

Welcome to! Origamic Architecture Kirigami Cards for Free ! At the beginning Origamic Architecture is a paper folding and cutting art created in the early 80's by Masahiro Chatani (a Japanese architect).

Origamic Architecture Kirigami Cards for Free !

It consists of a simple sheet of paper that the artist cuts and folds to create a pop-up shape as the card is opened. The OA cards frequently represent famous buildings or geometrical figures but there are many other possibilities. M.Chatani and Keiko Nakazawa have published many of early books on this Art. L'Architecture Origamique est un art du pliage-découpage initié au début des années 80 par Masahiro Chatani (un architecte japonais). Featured | Coup de Projecteur IDEES CADEAUXBASIC POP-UPde Jean-Charles Trebbi - aux editions Eyrolles Ce manuel d'initiation a pour but d'apprendre au lecteur "la grammaire" du pliage et de la découpe afin qu'il puisse créer soi-même ses pop-up.

Before getting started If you need help or more info, go to the Tips and Tricks section. Si vous avez besoin d'aide ou de plus d'info, allez à la section Trucs et Astuces. Origamic Architecture and Pop Up Cards. Origamic Architecture, Kirigami and Pop-Up templates and instructions for free! 8-Bit Pop Up Cards - Very cute idea for pop-up cards using the old video game 8-bit graphics. Pixelated pop-up cards of: Louie CK, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon 2, Gizmo, and Mario, to name just a few. Pop-up-cake_e_a4.pdf. DIY Instructions for Beginners. As a beginner to pop-ups, the V-fold and box fold techniques are likely to be the ones you will be using most.

DIY Instructions for Beginners

Here is a list of the most common mechanisms used in pop-up creation: - V-Folds: These can be cut and folded directly into the main piece of card, or can be created by adding an additional section of card for the pop-up shape. V-folds are very versatile and are where, simply enough, a V shape is created with the pop-up section. It's either the folds made in the base card, or the connections between the separate pop-up section and the base card, which produce the 'V' shape when the base card is open. This is the difference from box folds (see below), which are created using parallel horizontal or vertical folds rather than making use of V shaped angles. You can view an animation of a V-fold by clicking here. - Box folds (also called Interval Stands or Layers): These are created with vertical or horizontal folds and cuts in order to produce 3D box shapes.

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