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Showing posts with label snowflakes. Show all posts
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Jan 11, 2016

Skaters and Houses Shadow Box Card

This papercraft project is sort of a shadow box, sort of a pop up card. It doesn't exactly pop up, although it is possible to ship it flat.

Front of shadow box



It reminds me of a painting of people skating on the canals in the Netherlands.

This is what it looks like when back lit.

back lit shadow box of skaters




The skaters and houses are slotted through the floor of the shadow box.  The backing is snowflake printed vellum paper.


How to make a skater shadow box card

Jan 6, 2015

Lovebirds Snowflake

Another paper craft snowflake design, best for machine cutting.  This one has birds, hearts and vines.

hearts and birds snowflake




Download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, SVG, DXF.

You may also like these snowflakes.

Snowman Snowflake


cutting file for snowman snowflake

Heart in Hand Snowflake

Shaker snowflake hearts and hands


Chihuahua Snowflake


chihuahua snowlfake with christmas trees and hearts


Seashell Snowflake

scallops seaweed and starfish snowflake



Files download for free; pay what you wish to support this site. Suggested contribution for each of these projects is $1.00.
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Jan 1, 2015

Snowman Snowflake

This snowman paper craft snowflake is designed for machine cutting because it is not symmetrical on the vertical axis through the head of the snowman.






Download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, SVG, DXF.

You may also like these snowflakes.

Heart in Hand Snowflake



Chihuahua Snowflake

 
 
 
Seashell Snowflake




Files download for free; pay what you wish  to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Dec 5, 2013

Perfect Pleated Snowflake

How to make a quick and easy pleated or accordion snowflake

pleated snowflake 

















Download cutting files (PDF, DXF, SVG, Silhouette Studio) and cut.


Crease the center fold and uncrease.
pleated snowflake

Accordion pleat the vertical folds.
pleated snowflake


















Spread glue on one side tab.

pleated snowflake














Fold the tab down, then pinch the snowflake side closed to adhere the tab.
pleated snowflake














Glue the other side tab.
pleated snowflake

pleated snowflake



























Affix the center fold with a dab of glue.
pleated snowflake

pleated snowflake



























Flip the snowflake over and adhere the other center fold.
pleated snowflake
pleated snowflake




























Change out the cut design...pretty it up with some glitter....

























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

Nov 16, 2013

Quick Christmas and Winter Projects

Quick Christmas and winter cards and paper projects for machine cutting, that is. Some are fast and easy for hand cutting, too!

Ornament Window Card

Window style pop up card made from dingbat font shapes.

ornament pop up card

Five Pointed Origami Star

This origami star is one of my most popular projects ever. It's lovely made from sheet music or book pages. Very little cutting required.

origami star

Pop Up Snowflake Cards

Four different snowflake cards cut on one page and have only a couple creases each.

snowflake pop up card

Twist Top Snowflake or Holly Box

Two fun little boxes for packaging a little treat.

snowflake box

holly box


Gingerbread Man Pop Up Card

Cute and a bit retro 8-bit gingerbread man card.

gingerbread man pop up card

Star Box

Depending how fast you can do print-and-cut you may choose to hand cut this star-shaped box.
star box


Incire Christmas Tree
Simple and stunning paper tree that's probably easier to hand cut than machine cut, if you're using thin origami paper.

incire tree


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

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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Oct 10, 2012

Bat, Cat, and Hat Snowflake



I designed this bat, cat, and hat, Halloween themed snowflake (also good as a wreath or doily) using dingbats from Halloweenies and Bats-Symbols.
Best for machine cutting. My try at hand cutting went into the trash, but you may have better cutting skills.
Download full pattern for machine cutting: DXF or PDF or SVG or Silhouette studio

Files download for free; contribute what you wish.  Suggested amount for this design: $1.99.




Download section pattern for hand cutting: PDF
I also made a version in which the whiskers are left attached at the noses. Cute having them pop up from the faces! Download attached whisker file DXF or PDF or SVG.

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

Jan 7, 2012

Easy Pop Up Snowflake Cards

pop up snowflake card
I made four of these window type snowflake pop up cards from Willem Boning's patterns.

Unfortunately, he has taken the file off his site. (Although you can still get them from the Internet Archive if you know where to look hehehe.)

And fortunately, it's pretty easy to make similar cards!

I used letters from WWFlakes, a dingbat font, and added a few tweaks here and there.

font snowflakes

You can download my template here: PDF or DXF.

Cut on the black lines. Extend the horizontal and vertical (center) cut lines to cut the four cards apart.

Crease on the red lines.

More information about his kind of card here.

snowflake pop up card

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