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Feb 6, 2015

Paper Globe of Slide Together Hearts

I ran across an intriguing globe made of slotted triangles on CutOutFoldUp, a sort of ditrigonal icosidodecahedron.  I thought it would be interesting to see what it would look like with heart shapes rather than triangles.  This is what I came up with. 

The perfect polyhedron valentine "card" for a math lover?


3d polyhedron



If you use 5 different colors it is possible to construct a model in which no two hearts of the same color connect to each other.

 


Can be hand or machine cut.

Download file set: PDF, DXF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space), Silhouette Studio

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.



How to construct the slotted heart globe

Cut a total of 20 hearts.  I used 4 each of 5 different colors.

Lay the hearts out on the table.  Check that they are all right side up--that the slots are all in the same orientation. 
paper globe heart slots


Slot together 5 hearts, one of each color.  I slotted the tops of the hearts together on this round.  (Slot 1 slides into slot 2.)



heart slot position


It should look like a star.

start assembling polyhedron star of hearts


The colors are, clockwise, in this order: green, orange, pink, purple, blue.

For the second round, I slotted the next row to the first row, point-to-point.

Working around clockwise, slot a blue heart onto the pink heart, add a green heart to the purple, an orange heart to the blue, a pink heart to the green, a purple heart to the orange. 


second round of paper globe






Third Round.  I attached these top-of-heart to top-of heart.  In the photo below the hearts are laid out between the hearts they will attach to.


third round of hearts assembly

Green attaches to purple and blue of the second round, orange hooks to blue and green, pink goes on green and orange, purple goes on orange and pink,  blue goes on pink and purple. 

When you have finished adding this row the model is starting to look like a ball.

another view of assembly paper globe of hearts


Last round, point-to-point again.

Add the pink to the point of the green heart from the third round, purple to orange, blue to pink, green to purple, orange to blue.

Join the tops of the hearts of the last row, in the same way the first row was joined, forming a star.

The model is now a ball.

Neaten everything up by pushing together any slots that are loose, and you are done!


Assembly video from dutchpapergirl!






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Oct 19, 2013

Top 10 Halloween Papercrafts

Some of my favorite Halloween projects from Extreme Cards and Papercrafting.

Bat, Cat, and Hat Snowflake

This bat, cat, and hat, Halloween themed snowflake (also good as a wreath or doily) is made from dingbats from Halloweenies and Bats-Symbols.

halloween_snowflake

Haunted House Pop Up Card

Modified from the haunted house printable from PaperToys.




Origamic Architecture Skull

The mouth is a little tricky on this skull card, but the rest is easy.

Día de los Muertos pop up card


Pumpkin Wreath


A paper chain joined to make a wreath.

pumpkin paper chain wreath


Pumpkin Cube Pop Up Card

Printable pumpkin cube from Paper Box World easily modified to make a pop up card.

pumpkin cube pop up





Pumpkin Sliceform

The solid version of the pumpkin sliceform. There's also a lattice (open) pumpkin sliceform.

sliceform pumpkin

Spider Treat Pocket

The triangle pocket is ingeniously woven through the black paper to create a two-sided pattern.

spider treat pocket


Halloween Spinner

The original, the free pumpkin spinner cutting file! (After I posted this pattern a "for sale" version appeared on a well known cutting file site.)

pumpkin spinner


Mummy Card

Actually a sympathy card for someone with a concussion, but it could work as a mummy.

mummy card

Halloween Foldover Card

More fun with dingbats. This is made with two colors of card stock, alternately folded across in layers from the right and left.

Halloween layer card




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Nov 22, 2011

Snowflake Braided Cube

plaited cube
A braided (or plaited) cube with any three different seasonal papers makes an attractive ornament. For a silhouette effect use any punches you have or use my cutting file to make a snowflake design. I like how each face of the cube shows a different color combination.
Review the instructions here. I suggest making a plain paper version first to practice the plaiting sequence.
How to make a plaited or braided cube from three papers
Cut 3 strips of paper: 2 strips that are 6 squares long and 1 strip that is 5 squares long. If you are using 12" square scrapbook paper you would have 2" squares.
Or download cutting file PDF or DXF or SVG.
braided cube
Score between the squares and crease.
Punch the strips as shown, if desired, on the 2nd and 4th square from one end.
snowflake ornament
Place one 6-square strip vertically on your work surface. Be sure the end with two unpunched squares is at the top. Spread glue on the two unpunched squares.

Place the 5-square strip horizontally at the top of the 6-square strip and glue them together. Glue the second 6-square strip below the 5-square strip.
plaited cube ornament
Start plaiting the cube. As you braid, the punched squares will always be on top of the unpunched squares.
braided polyhedron
snowflake cutout ornament
snowflake cube
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Oct 24, 2011

Pumpkin Cube Pop Up

pumpkin cube pop up

Just reminding you that Paper Box World has a bunch of cute Halloween designs.

Some of the designs can be transformed into a pop up card.

How to create a pop up card from the pumpkin cube

Download and print the pumpkin cube from Paper Box World.

Create a prop from the bottom square of the pumpkin as shown on the modification diagram (below). Score on dotted lines and cut out.

pumpkin cube pop up

pumpkin cube pop up

Score dotted lines on the pumpkin, both the ones on the original pattern and the ones added by me on the modification diagram.

Cut out pumpkin.

Cut off the top two squares, cutting on the black horizontal lines shown on the diagram.

pumpkin cube pop up

Create two pumpkin leaves using the pattern on the diagram. Score on dotted lines and cut out.

Fold prop in half. Fold flaps at the top and bottom down and to the outside. Glue the center section of the prop together. Do NOT glue down the flaps.

pumpkin cube pop up

Fold the loose square with the light orange center in half along the score line. Spread glue on flaps of one end of the prop. Fan the flaps out and glue the prop into the crease of the square. The fold lines of the flaps should be lined up with the crease in the square. Allow to dry.

pumpkin cube pop up

Glue square with light orange center to the top of the left square, matching the pattern. (You will need to rotate the loose piece 90° anti-clockwise.)

pumpkin cube pop up

Fold the pumpkin in half along its face.

Flip it so you are seeing the back of the square you just glued. Fold down this square (the one with the light orange center) along the fold line and glue it to the top of the square where they meet.

pumpkin cube pop up

Fold the second loose square along the fold line.

Match pattern, then glue to the back of the pumpkin on each side.

pumpkin cube pop up

pumpkin cube pop up

Glue half-circle end of each leaf to the inside of the cube sides. The leaves need not be exactly centered on the cube sides; you can just eyeball it.

pumpkin cube pop up

Grab the prop and collapse the pumpkin. It should fold in half down the face, with the top of the pumpkin folded to the inside.

Select a base card and fold it in half.

Lay pumpkin on base card with prop feet folded back and the prop fold pushed into the card fold. Fold back the leaf. Spread glue on the leaf and prop foot. Push prop firmly into crease. Close card and flip it over. Partially open the card and glue the other prop foot and the other leaf.

pumpkin cube pop up

Close the card, making sure the prop feet are pressed firmly into the crease of the base card. Put a weight on it and let it dry.

pumpkin cube pop up

Score and cut out stem. Fold up the ends on the scored lines. Glue the stem together, leaving folded up ends unglued.

Spread the bottom pieces out and glue the stem into crease on the top of the pumpkin. You will have to turn it 90° from the way it was intended to be attached, aligning the fold of the pumpkin with the folds of the stem.

pumpkin cube pop up

I added additional leaves as decoration.

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Jul 12, 2011

Cube Lizard Pop Up Card

lizard cube pop up card
Make a quick lizard pop up card with a printable from Paper Box World and the pop up mechanism from my closed top box tutorial.
Download the lizard printable from Paper Box World.
lizard cube pop up card
Cut out the lizard. Cut off and discard the glue tabs and the bottom square (the one with the logo on it). Score and crease all fold lines.
Score and crease a vertical center line down the face of the lizard.
Fold feet up.
pop up cube lizard
Download, cut out (black lines), and score (red lines) the prop.
lizard cube pop up card
Fold it in half the long way and glue the center together leaving the four end tabs unglued.
lizard cube pop up card
Fold down the top tabs of the prop, one on either side.
Flip the lizard to the wrong side.
Glue one tab of the prop to the lizard, aligning the fold of the prop tab with the fold of the head spike piece.
lizard cube pop up card
Spread glue on the head spikes and the other prop tab. Match up the head spikes and glue together. Let dry.
lizard cube pop up card
Flatten lizard with the head piece folded into the inside of the cube.
lizard cube pop up card
The prop should be sticking out of the bottom of the flattened lizard.
lizard cube pop up card
lizard cube pop up card
Glue together spikes at back side of lizard.
lizard cube pop up card
lizard cube pop up card
lizard cube pop up card
Fold the bottom tabs of the prop up. Lay flattened lizard on base card and slide the crease of the bottom tabs into the center fold of the card.
lizard cube pop up card
Spread glue on the tab and two feet that you can see. Close card, flip it over and glue the other tab and two feet. Put a weight on the card and allow to dry.
lizard cube pop up card
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