THANK YOU Sliceform Pop Up Card
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1M ago
Discussion on the Cardmaking group on Facebook -- about how to replicate a commercially available card design -- led me to create my own version of a sliceform pop up card with the words "Thank You."Materials--Cardstock for card base: cut to  8.5" x 5.5"  (blue)--Cardstock for pop up sliceform: you'll need another half sheet of 8.5" x 11" (purple)--A third paper is optional, to cut decorative ..read more
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The Wheel
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by Carol P
1M ago
Extreme Christmas Card 2022 The choices for the closet of anxiety were many, this year. The envelope hints at the theme. The front of the card.  Read this out loud in an excited! announcer! voice. The inside.  Read this with enthusiasm, too ..read more
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2003 Extreme Christmas Card
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
2M ago
The theme of this Extreme Christmas Card is Turn, Turn, Turn.The mechanical card features a volvelle, also known as a changing picture card.  The mechanism is adapted from a design in Joan Irvine's book, How to Make Pop Ups.Click for complete information about this card, including a tutorial.The start position is mostly gold.  Rotating the side tabs changes the picture.The end position shows the ..read more
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Paper Pieced Quilt Card
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by Carol P
10M ago
Pretty card resembles a quilt block or stained glass window.The easiest way to make this card is to cut the file multiple times, in its entirety, from several different papers.  Mix and match until you like what you see.I ran the frame part through my Xyron to apply adhesive to the back.   Adhere to a base card. It seemed easier to use regular glue on the smaller parts.I created  a cut file for ..read more
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2004 Extreme Christmas Card
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1y ago
 2004 Sweets and NutsThe design was inspired by a collapsing wallet my grandmother gave me when I was little, and by my mother's and my favorite Fanny Farmer candy selection called "Nuts, Crisp, and Chewy."The card, folded.  This is modeled on a collapsing wallet.  It is a self-locking twist fold .   The card, unfolded   The envelope is supposed to look like a candy box. Included was a 5.5 ..read more
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Halfway Normal Holidays
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by Carol P
1y ago
We really thought it would all be over by now, didn't we?In the closed position you see a computer monitor with a webcam at the top, and a photo of two people who are completely over Zoom calling.Everything is still a little bit Abby Normal in 2021.  The open position amends the greeting to "Happy halfway normal Holidays."The foot at the bottom swings out so the card can stand.  It is hooked ..read more
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Baby It's Covid Outside
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1y ago
In 2020 we were home for Christmas.  Not still in lockdown, but not going out. The theme of the Extreme Christmas Card is Baby It's Covid Outside.In the closed position you are looking in the window from the outside. In the open position you are looking out the window at the snowy and Covid-y outside. The "snowflakes" are viruses. The curtains are made from adhesive velvet paper--the kind that is ..read more
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2005 Extreme Christmas Card
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1y ago
2005: Global Greetings!Begin with the envelope. It's supposed to look like a trunk that has a collection of stickers from its world travels.  I printed these on kraft envelopes.The snow globe rotates as you open and close the card. This card design is called a center flip card or a flip flop card.My daughter put together the snow globe picture in Photoshop.  She was way better at layers than ..read more
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How to Make Pop Up Cards - V Folds with Tabs and Slots {Throwback Thursday}
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1y ago
POP UP V-FOLD TABS AND SLOTSWelcome to Throwback Thursday week 6, with a refreshed post from the very beginning of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. How to Make Pop Up Cards Tutorial This is of Lesson 6 in a series of step by step tutorials on How to Make Pop Ups.  Tabs and slots work the same way on a v-fold mechanism as they do on a box (see lesson 5). You can glue the tabs so they are ..read more
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Pop Ups: Tutorials for Basic Forms
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting
by Carol P
1y ago
--How to Make Pop Ups for Cards or Books-- A series of tutorials with free templates to help you learn the techniques of pop up card and pop up book construction. Whether simple or complex, pop ups are built from a few basic mechanisms.  Scroll down to see suggested books on how to make pop up cards, mechanical cards, sliceforms, and origamic architecture.   ..read more
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