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A cute presentation idea - just the right size for a gift card or a small surprise. The design has a pillow basket base and it fits onto one sheet of A4 copier card.
There's a 3D flower on the basket tab and another on the gift tag.

The basket is pretty and pink - sorry about the photo!

Here's your free print-and-cut-design: 

GinghamBasket.pdf

GinghamBasket.svg

To make:
1 Print the design.

2 Score the fold lines. Crease the fold lines, paying special attention to the curved base. You must also fold the bases of all the flower petals.

3 To fold the flowers, fold petals consecutively, tucking the last petal under the first.

4 You can glue a dot on flower centre to secure it.

Enjoy papercrafting your spring basket!
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Here's a Fabergé Egg-inspired sliceform that can be posted as a greeting and used as a decoration. It slots together - big fun to assemble - and folds flat for posting. (It fits neatly into a C6 envelope.)

Here's your free sliceform egg:

SliceformEgg.pdf

Assembly tips:

Print onto photocopier card. You must have two copies each of the largest eggs -
two with slots on top, two with slots on the bottom. Glue like large eggs together (a glue stick does the job best). 

Important: you must cut slots - not slits - for the egg to collapse down smoothly and stand up straight. 

First join the large eggs at centre slots, the progress to the medium and small eggs. 

For a more detailed explainer, check out my Sliceform Snowlfake Card.

Happy papercrafting!
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Contemporary Paper Techniques for Captivating Quilled Designs
By Erin Perkins Curet
Quarry Books 2019
Paperback £19.99 UK/ $24.99 US/$24.99 CAN

ISBN 978-1-63159-603-2

Here’s a fab new quilling book from an imaginative and resourceful self-taught quiller. Erin Perkins Curet shares her clever techniques, which include making your own quilling tools (a Stacked Quilling Form Tower) and using cookie cutters as moulds for quilled shapes.

Erin’s projects are colourful and often – useful (in addition to being decorative, as you would expect from a quilled project). There’s a lovely Arching Candle Holder – a quilled construction filled with bubble-like quilled coils, an ornate Mandala Wall Clock, and some Quick Roll Coasters.

Quilling techniques taught include How to Cut Your Own Quilling Paper Strips (more design versatility), Quilling Using Circular Forms, and how to make sphere-shaped beads by joining two domed shapes made using a mould. There’s perhaps a bit less on making basic quilling shapes – but the book provides the know-how to get you started.

If you like your quilling contemporary rather than trad, this new title is for you.



Note:  I was supplied with a review copy of this title.

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Apparently mini handbags are a mega fashion trend. With that in mind, here's a gift card holder shaped like a handbag. Fun gift presentation. 

Here's your free design:

Mini-BagGiftCardHolder.pdf

Mini-BagGiftCardHolder.svg

To make: print, cut, score, fold, glue or tape on the handles as indicated.
Tuck the gift card inside and seal the flap.

Happy gifting!
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Here's a fun last-minute Valentine printable: a tag to adorn your Valentine's cuppa. 

ValentineMugTag.pdf

ValentineMugTag.svg

Don't forget the biscuits!
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No sweetheart candy shortage on the papercraft front! Here's a fun candy print gift box. The handle hearts slot into the side panels to open or close the box. Gift tag, too.

Here's your free Valentine printable:

SweetheartGiftBox.pdf

SweetheartGiftBox.svg

Take care cutting the slots, score and fold carefully - and you are good to go. (There's only the side tab to glue.)

Happy Valentine's Day!  
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I'm told that there are no sweetheart candies this year Stateside - the company has gone bust. What a shame. Oh well, here is a gift bag with a sweetheart sweet-inspired print. 

ValentineGiftBag.pdf

ValentineGiftBag.svg

The bag is a demi-pillow box. Pillow box base, tab on top. Easy!

Happy Valentine's Day.
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An interactive Valentine with a co-ordinating envelope for you. Pull the hearts outward for the reveal. It is bigger on the inside!

Bigger-on-the-Inside_Valentine.pdf



Easy to make - just take care scoring and folding the card as indicated. The position of the mountain and valley folds enables the folding mechanism.

Happy crafting.
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Here's a friendly all-occasion sliceform card. It is suitable for Valentine's Day, birthdays, get well, thanks - or simply "hi". It is easy to make for a sliceform - it's all about the slots. Folds flat for posting (fits into a C6 envelope).

Here's your free Flowering Succulent Sliceform:
Flowering_Succulent_Sliceform.pdf


Strictly speaking, a Schlumbergera is a Christmas cactus - but those cactus flowers are so pretty - why not year-round?

For how-tos, check out this link to a previous post.

Some of us have green fingers, others are papercrafters. Enjoy. :D


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This Russian Doll-inspired sliceform card can be used as a Valentine - or as a birthday or anytime card. It is fun to make and has wow-factor.

Here's your free print-and-cut sliceform:

Russian_Doll_Sliceform_Card.pdf




The card is a simplified sliceform - so not too tricky to make. It's all about the slots! Important to remember: glue front and back of like dolls together with edges matching, cut out the slots - they have width (don't just cut slits). For more detailed how-tos, check out this earlier sliceform project.

Enjoy making your Russian Doll Sliceform Card.
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