Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Trick: Fun with paper

Last week I learned a new card making trick, a fancy kind of pop-out card in a box.
Paper cutter, scoring board, scissors, super sticky  tape.

My directions called for a piece of card stock, 9" by 5".  Maybe I am just not big on following directions, but that seemed a.) wasteful of paper and b.)involving too much math and measurements using fractions.

I used a piece of card stock that was 8.5 inches by 5 inches.

I scored at 2", 4", 6" and 8"--much less margin for error.  Then score a lengthwise perpendicular line at 2.5".  I did not score through the last line but it does not matter if you do.

Cut off half of the 1/2" section, then cut on just the top halves of the vertical lines.  Fold and crease the in tact scores.   Attach the 1/2" tab to the inside of the
right hand section with double sided sticky tape.  You end up with an open box:


Cut a 2.5" square of card stock.  Score a .25" line on either side, then cut in half on the horizontal.

 These two pieces will go inside the box like this:


If your paper is plain, as shown here, you can cut decorative pieces.
 I used a light and a darker lavender.  Ten of 1.75"x2.25" pieces in the darker and ten of 1.5"x2" of the lighter, textured paper.  I also cut a 4.75" by 1.75" and a 4.5" by 1.5" for the back panel.
In the process of being taped on.

This time, I used purchased embellishments and 49 strand jewelry wire to make the pop out decorations.



No, I could not stop at just one.

I made the paper flowers to embellish this one.

The inside, too.

Will you try it?

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are very clever and quite beautiful. Very cool.

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  2. Oh my gosh, that's the sweetest card I've ever seen! So talented!

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  3. They are adorable and you are so clever. I have trouble folding a napkin.

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  4. Love them! I don't think my hands work well enough to try them, but I love looking at them. This would have been the kind of project I used to love to do.

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  5. How delightful! A fabulous project! I'm a bit busy this week.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  6. Aren't you clever? Wow. I'm impressed. I'm like Arkansas Patti. I have trouble with folding a napkin.

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  7. You are so darned talented!! I am not....

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  8. Oh my goodness! Sooo pretty! You are very talented.

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  9. I could not even make decent mud pies as a child but I am going to try this. Those are the cutest ever!!

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  10. Well - I know my grandkids would love to make them. So pretty!

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  11. Wow, that is so incredible, Olga. Fascinating! Sounds too complicated for me to replicate, though.

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  12. I am having trouble finding the time to breathe these days, but maybe this fall, because these look like fun!

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  13. Oh, what beautiful, precise work you do. Just lovely!

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  14. Good grief! You are so very creative and artistic. These are absolutely gorgeous! Wow!

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