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How to make an origami business card holder

How to make an origami business card holder
Here's a quick and easy origami project: a business card case or gift card holder. Use patterned gift wrap (I like heavier-weight wrapping paper for a sturdier case), graph paper, a paper bag, magazine pages, or origami paper. Decorate the case with washi tape or stamps for a cute way to present gift cards. It will look like you put a lot of thought and effort into a gift that was probably the easiest thing you could buy. Slacker. Just kidding. To make a holder for a standard 3.5 x 2" business card, start with an 8.5" square of paper. Place the paper pretty side down. Fold the left and right edges inward to meet the center fold. Open the paper again. Close the left and right flaps. Turn the paper over and fold the top down so that the exposed diagonal edges meet precisely at the fold. Fold the bottom up in the same way, tucking the bottom edge into the diagonal flaps. Insert a card to make sure it fits, then fold the case in half. To make a fabric version of this case, see this post.

project: loyalty & kindness necklace My mom found an excellent resource for families (see the end of this post for more info), and I was looking through it when something jumped out at me. It was given as a blessing for your children, but really, it's Scripture: Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! I thought there could be nothing more fitting than making a necklace as a physical reminder of tying loyalty and kindness around your neck! Here's what you need: Felt (mine is cut to about 5/8 x 4-1/2 inches) Embroidery floss Necklace chain (I used one of my color chains) Fold the strip of felt in half to figure out where you'll stitch, and where it will fold over the chain. You can use a water-soluble pen, or just free hand stitch it as I did. Fold the felt strip over the necklace chain, and stitch a few running stitches to hold it closed around the chain. Now you can tie these words around your neck as a reminder. The resource for families is called HomeFront, and is part of a curriculum called Tru.

Dolls for the Whimsical Hearts When I was little I had a box full of Barbie dolls. Something which I'm reluctant to admit as a grown up, if I may so myself. One thing I remember, though, I always had the urge to give my Barbie a "makeover" everytime I get a new one. Be it a scraggly haircut, a black marker hair dye, an unfortunate big red lip, or a disasterous pair of smokey panda eyes. Anyway, now all grown up, I get gooey eyed everytime I spot a strange and whimsical looking art doll. I love how eerily they seem to stare at us and I'll bet they look even more beautiful in person! Well, I'll leave you to more browsing. Happy Tuesday!

Wooden animals with style Today I discovered these wooden animals made by Edie's Lab - simple design, fresh colors, playful shapes. According to the seller, these are figurines, and not meant to be children's toys. All the same, I wish that more children's toys had this sense of style and simplicity to them. The orange-and-blue bison is definitely my favorite. The Little Cloud Flower I realized I haven't posted a new felt flower tutorial in a long time. I love making this type of felt flower. Some people call them pom pom flowers, and there are a few variations. They remind me of little clouds you can hold in your hand, so I named them the Little Cloud flower. Plus, I already did a tutorial for flowers I called pom-pom flowers. I used a hot glue gun, but you could also use a needle and thread. The Little Cloud flower is very similar to this fabric and felt flower, and is also similar to the yellow flower in this tutorial. All you need is 10 felt circles and a hot glue gun, It's that easy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Chronicle Books Blog » Blog Archive » Chronicle Craft: Sneak Peek Project and Book Giveaway As always we have some great craft books coming out this spring, with topics ranging from wallpaper projects, to sewing baby clothes, to more embroidery with Sublime Stitcher Jenny Hart! Also new to our list is Dorm Decor ($19.95, officially out in May and available for pre-order now). Dorm Decor offers a wide range of simple projects to spiff up drab dorm rooms. Beyond your dorm days? Leave a comment below telling us your tricks for brightening up a bland dorm room (or home). Oh Dear, Deer HeadExcerpted from Dorm Decor (available May 2009) For the animal lover, activist, or simply anyone with a sense of humor, this faux buck will make any dorm-room dweller proud. YOU’LL NEED: Deer templates 1 20″ x 30″ piece (3/16″-thick) foam core 1 6″ x 7″ piece (1/2″-thick) foam core 60″ length (30″-wide) wrapping paper 1 6″ x 7″ piece of contrasting paper Craft knife Cutting board Spray adhesive Picture-frame hanging wire Awl Make the pieces 1. Cover the pieces 2. 3. 4. Hang the deer head 5. 6. 7.

The Sketchbook Project 2013 If you have any other questions, please visit our dedicated support website at support.sketchbookproject.comWhat is The Sketchbook Project? The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced library of over 30,000 sketchbooks (and counting) submitted by people of all ages and backgrounds from more than 135 countries. Anyone can add their voice to the collection by signing up to fill a Sketchbook Project book of their own to submit. The entire project is on view to the public as a permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library, our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. What if I don’t sketch? We use ‘sketchbook’ as loose term for experimentation in creativity. What is Digitizing? Select digitizing, and your completed book will be professionally photographed and uploaded for you to The Sketchbook Project’s online Digital Library. What are themes? What do you mean by tour? Every year we take to the road with all of the new Sketchbook Project submissions. Congrats! Yes.

Folded leather basket :: a minimalistic DIY I love minimalism, as I truly believe less is more. I have always loved geometry. I love figuring out how things are built. Lately I have been drawn into building shapes, going from something flat to something three dimensional and functional with the least steps involved. The teddy bear key chain is one example. So, when I came across this fabulous basket and DIY on Pinterest, I couldn't get to my craft's table fast enough. This is an easy and fast craft, which requires minimal supplies: a (small) piece of leather, a hole punch, rivets and rivet setter, a cutting tool, and a ruler and pencil. Now if you don't have access to leather, try using heavy weight felt as in the original tutorial, or use foam sheets. Before you get started and especially when using precious materials like leather, I recommend making a paper version first, just to make sure you got the dimensions right. Instructions: 1.

Doodles Illustrations Actuellement étudiant en art, le philippin Lei Melendres propose de magnifiques dessins qu’il réalise sur ces propres carnets. Voici en exemple, ces « Doodles » avec un style maîtrisé et un encrage noir très réussi. L’ensemble est à découvrir en images sur son portfolio et dans la suite de l’article. INTERNAL ANATOMY SCULPTURES || NationalTraveller.com When fully assembled, the artist's modular sculptures appear to be like any other finely crafted structure, but it's upon dismantling the piece that one notices the insides replicating the color and texture of raw meat. Essentially, Cao gives life to a dead object with his constructed illusion, which is actually made of resin. "Self deception is of primary importance as it permits a belief in understanding the surface as well as the interior. In this way the relationship between the interior and exterior of everything seems to possess a perfect logic, and can be interpreted with established knowledge. In order to deceive others, we explain with theory after theory, but it all ends in laughter and sometimes we even amuse ourselves before god laughs."

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