Hello! Remember that pixel heart card I made a while back? Well it has been one of my most popular tutorials to date so I thought I would add another few designs to the collection. Like the heart card, they are really minimal (which I just love) and easy to make once you have got the hang of it. You definitely need a craft knife (and a steady hand) to make these cards this project is only really suitable for adults or teenagers. If you want to have a go at making them you will find full instructions and downloadable templates after the jump. Suitable for: Teenagers & grown upsCard size: 8.5cm x 6.5cmEnvelope size: 9cm x 7cm You will need: ♥ Paper ♥ Craft knife ♥ Ruler (preferably a metal one) ♥ Cutting mat (optional) ♥ Needle (or compass point) for scoring 1. Then cut and score along the correct lines on the template (see diagrams below for more guidance). 2. If you are having problems with this step refer to the heart popup card tutorial for a more in-depth explanation. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!
Pacman Halloween garlandBy Kate on September 23, 2011 I vividly remember playing pacman when I was younger and I used to get the heebie-jeebies just before one of those little ghosts gobbled me up. Anyhow…I still think they are a bit spooky (in a friendly kind of way) so thought they would make an excellent Halloween garland. The shapes are pretty simple, so very easy to chop out. I’ve left my feet in this picture to give you an idea of how big the cut-outs are. Want to play pacman? How-to 1) Download the template here! 2) Lay your master template onto some black card and draw around it using a pencil. 3) Chop out (whilst watching guilt-free crappy telly). 4) For the eyes: I chopped up some scrap plastic but you can use clear acetate (I hang on to loads of stuff that would normally go in the recycling bin). If you want your garland to be seen from both sides simply chop another ghost out and stick on top with some double-sided tape. See picture below to understand construction.
DIY | Watercolor 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' CardsIf you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It is even more awesome because this technique can be applied to so many elements in your wedding (hello, fabulous escort cards and favor tags!) It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Step 2: After the design is fully traced onto the card, un-tape and place on your work surface. Share:
Folded origami decoration // Accordion foldingI finally got around to finishing these origami decorations. I’m really pleased with the way they turned out. I’ve started stringing them on to some fairy lights but they would look just as great as Christmas tree decorations. They are surprisingly sturdy too! If you want to have a go then you will find the how-to after the jump. As I said in my previous post if you want to explore more of these folding techniques then you can buy a fantastic book called ‘Folding Techniques for Designers‘ by Paul Jackson. + A4 Paper + Scissors + Ruler + Needle (for scoring) + Double sided tape/glue (I used loctite all purpose glue) + Printable templates (all files are at the bottom of the post) HOW TO MAKE MODEL A (Orange & bright-blue decoration) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1. 2. 3. 4 & 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. HOW TO MAKE MODEL B (All except for the bright-blue and orange decoration) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 1. 2. 3. 4.
25 must-see inspirational workspace setupsIt’s the place where we spend most of our time. We basically leave here It’s our beloved workspace. How does your workspace look? Until our Submit my Workspace option is available take a look at these 25 inspirational workspace setups. Related posts:Christmas pixel popup cardsFirstly I just wanted to say a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. Hope you all have a wonderful time ^_^ I have had quite a few requests for Christmas pixel popup cards. I tried lots of designs out. Speaking of which I am going to hang lego trees up in our Christmas tree this year. Text based designs work really well too. My reindeer was a flop! If you fancy making some you will find templates and a tutorial after the jump… …don’t forget to make some pixel snowflake confetti to go in your card ^_^ Click on the link below for full how-to! + A craft knife + Paper + Ruler + Needle (for scoring) + Double sided tape + Cutting mat (preferable) + Printable files (all files are at the bottom of the post) 1. 2. 3. 4. You should now be able to fold your car fully in half and the design should lie flat in the middle! 5. 6. 7. If you have any problems please leave a comment and I will get back to you ASAP! – Precision and patience is definitely the key to succeeding with these popup cards.
Space Invaders Pop Up TutorialHow to make an origamic architecture pop up space invader card Download template in PDF, or DXF page 1 and DXF page 2. Cut page 1 and 2 from contrasting colors. Cut black lines. Cut and fold the single cubes at the top very gently. Once the invader is cut and folded, slide the background cut out onto it. Back with black card. Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.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. 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.
Comment faire un cache pot en papierDIY : le cache-pot ananas origami La création nous joue parfois des tours, et le hasard fait souvent bien les choses. Cette fois-ci, je te propose le fruit d’une pure coïncidence : un cache-pot en papier origami, façon petit ananas. Depuis quelques temps, je suis fortement attirée par les techniques de pliages. J’essaie d’analyser, de me perfectionner, pour te proposer des objets de déco un peu étonnants. Parmi mes découvertes se trouve une technique permettant de créer un volume cylindrique à partir d’une simple feuille de papier. En l’expérimentant, je me suis dit que cela formerait un joli cache-pot pour mes plantes un peu tristes. Une pointe de jaune plus tard, et voilà qu’est né le pot ananas, unique en son genre ! Pour le réaliser, il te faudra : - une feuille de papier épais 150g/m² sur laquelle tu auras imprimé le gabarit ci-dessous. gabarit cache-pot (Mon modèle a été créé pour un petit pot de 9 cm de haut, mais tu sauras facilement l’adapter à la taille de ton pot) - une règle