Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Jun 21, 2009

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How to Make Pop Up Cards

to review the basic techniques of pop up making.

File Formats

for tips on using my files with cutting machines.

Jun 21, 2009

Lauraine Graham's "Assumes Zero Knowledge" Tutorial Book

A few days ago Lauraine Graham offered to send me a copy of her Book No. 1, which features the "CurlieWurlie". "FanFlower" and "NestedArch" designs. We were both shocked that it took only two days to travel from the UK to the USA by regular mail.
You can purchase the book from the shopping link, or directly from the publisher as an e-book, or from Amazon.

As an experienced papercrafter, I was most interested in the third section, which reads like the "Lost Instruction Manual" for those translated-from-Japanese origamic architecture books.
I am eager to try the FanFlower, too, which I have seen but never made. The variety of shaped petal templates provided in the book is outstanding.
Beginners will find the section of general paper crafting tips and particularly the "jargon buster" list to be most illuminating.
Lauraine is a creative and innovative paper crafter. Her website is here. Be sure to browse through her gallery.
Now, if only she had a tutorial for those Christmas Ornament pop up cards!
Thank you Lauraine!