paper craft

Origami dog – Jack Russell Terrier

August 22, 2016
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by Kim
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I tried to make origami of my dog Jackie, this is what I have came out with. It was folded from 2 pieces of square papers. Still need some work on the body but I’m quite happy with the head. The next thing i want to do it to refine it and figure out the color placement on the paper for her face and ears. 🐶

Origami Jackie

 

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Make a snowman without snow – Paper snowman!

December 17, 2014
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by Kim
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Here’s a fun and quick project to make an indoors paper snowman using  2 inflatable origami water balloon (instruction). I like everything miniature, so i made mine super tiny with 2 pieces of square paper, 3″ x 3″ for the head and 4″ x 4″ for the body. Glue them together and use ribbon to make the scarf. Make a little cone with orange paper for the nose, if you don’t have orange paper, just paint it with color pencil or orange sharpie. I use glue stick to glue the nose. Then draw the eyes.

Isn’t the snowman cute? Hope you have fun making it. :)

paper snowman

Wishing on a star…

 

paper snowman 2

A bit windy here! 

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Handmade touches make this thank you cards extra special

July 13, 2014
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by Kim
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Sometimes a simple handmade thank you card is a perfect way to say thank you. Not only they are unique and personal, you can save tons of money by creating your own!

Here’s a simple thank you card i made using this interlocking flower petals template i created.

 

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The double sided chiyogami paper is the best paper for this project because the flower shows both front and back of the paper when folded. I like to duplicate the die and scale it to different sizes to fill the paper, that way I can get as many flowers out from one sheet of paper and not wasting it.  I like to save the extra flowers for other projects.

 

Interlocking flower petals template printed on paper

 

The image above is to show you how i tried to fit the dies into a 6″ x 6″ chiyogami paper.
Tips: Always score the fold line first for a clean fold, you can score using the back of the blade, but be gentle, even with the back of the blade, if you put too much pressure, it will cut through the paper.

 

Interlocking flower petals trim

 

interlocking flower petals instruction

 

Folded up all the flowers as many as you like and glue them on a blank card. I decorated it with some little paper punch flowers. I love craft punches, I got this flower punch at hobbycraft, it was only £1, they are great tools to own.

 

interlocking paper flowers

 

OK here’s the best part, you can add a secret note, a heart shape, confetti or any small things that’s flat enough inside the flowers to give a little surprise!

 

interlocking paper flower 1

interlocking paper flower 3interlocking paper flower 2

 

Now I’m ready to send this out to my friend. I hope this inspires you to try making your own handmade greeting cards!

Kim x

 

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Printable Paper Firework Rocket Pencil Toppers

July 1, 2014
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by Kim
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I’m very excited to share my very first printable project to celebrate this coming 4th of July. All you need to do is to download the file, print it out, and ready to work with your hands. :) Here’s what you need: Printable Firework Rocket Pencil Topper PDF (download) Glue stick Cutting mat Craft knife paper-rocket-what-you-need   Cut out the pieces along the color shape and put glue where it indicates “glue”.   paper-rocket-instruction   If you don’t feel like cutting out the star trails, you can replace it with a small piece of tissue paper. Glue all the pieces together and now you have a cute little rocket pencil topper!   paper-rocket-pencil-toppers   Hope you enjoy the post and Happy 4th of July to my American friends. x   paper-rockets

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