So yesterday I showed you how to make an accordion album. Today is the finishing touch: an envelope in which to keep it or give it. I’ve done all the hard work (made a PDF), so it really couldn’t be easier.
What you’ll need:
some heavy weight card stock or poster board (leftovers from yesterday)
small hole punch (the same one you used yesterday)
two brads (like the one you used yesterday)
a bit of sturdy string (waxed jute might work better, now that I think about it)
These exquisite flowers come to us by way of Folding Trees. In this tutorial, we’re introduced the art of Japanese kusudama, which, traditionally, are used to make balls into which are deposited incense or potpourri. I actually prefer the look of the individual flowers, but if you’re interested in assembling them into a ball, Folding Trees provides that tutorial as well.
To make 12 flowers, you’ll need:
60 pieces of paper cut into squares. FT suggests each piece should be 7 x 7 cm or 3″ square
These snowflake designs are quite remarkable. If you examine them closely, you’ll see pictures in them. Easy to make out are the seahorses and fish pictured above. Also easy to spot are these hearts, but note the ‘love border’.
A little trickier yet is ‘Joy’ spelled out in the one below. The maker has included not only the folding and cutting methods but examples of the patterns he used as well. Again, remarkable. For the entire tutorial, head on over to Instructables. Continue Reading
Gift cards have become MORE than acceptable presents for friends and family during the holidays. At their best, they say, “I know what you’re into, and I want to be sure that you get exactly what you love the most.”
Skip the meat and pass the paper! This Papercraft Turkey dinner pattern is available in a PDF. A color printer is a necessity for ‘authenticity’s’ sake. Go here for the assembly instructions and to view the original source, check this out. Via.
In honour of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, (which b.t.w is awesome and adorable) here’s an uber-cute and COMPLETELY simple way to wrap mix-tapes (sigh… remember tapes?) for your best girl (or guy).
A square bit of paper, 12″x12″ (or 30cm) I’ve used velum scrapbook pages, ’cause they were exactly the right size and purdy.
A protractor. Like in school!
some scissors and a pencil
a carefully thought out mix cd with which to woo your sweetie.