Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Seven Truths and Five Lies

First Time Visitor?

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.

Dec 15, 2017

Seven Truths and Five Lies

Ah, truth.  There's been so little of it.

The envelope.

The front of the card

The alternate title of this card is "Cross My Heart."
(Notice the cross stitch hearts and x's on the front of the card.)

This card has twelve statements written on twelve rectangles.  Flip the front down to read six.  Flip the front up to read the other six.  Seven are true, and five are lies. The letter inside tells the true story.

Now that's it's done, I have a bad feeling that's it's "too long, didn't read."  Whelp, it's too late, can't change it.

The movable part of the card is cut from a single sheet of paper.  It's cut and rolled to create a Jacob's ladder mechanism.  A very tricky mechanical card!

Here is the video showing the card in action.

Here is the video showing the card construction.  Notice that after the card is rolled and adhered there are three empty text rectangles.  Because they actually come from the BACK of the printed page, I decided it would be easier to print them separately and glue them on after folding.

I made 81 of these!

My other card this year was the sliceform tree with angled slices.

See all of my family cards going back to 1989.


diane forgione said...

I have always loved your Christmas cards. Everything you have ever done amazes me!

claude said...

beautiful cards, thank you for the explanations

Mo's Stash said...

Thank you, one day I will have time to do some but this one is really great.