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Christmas in Middle Age Style
This year's extreme Christmas card theme, the Middle Ages, proved strangely prophetic--we appear to be entering the 21st century version of the Dark Ages. The envelope is decorated with a medieval design, a custom postage stamp (starring my dog), and a "sea...
Middle Ages changing picture Christmas card, dissolving card. Pull tab card changes from one picture to another.
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3D Twisted Origami Tree
Here's a nifty papercraft, an origami Christmas tree made from a map. The base is square and the folds spiral around, tucking in at the top. I looked through the atlas to find a map with a lot of green.  You can boost the color by sponging some green ink on...
3d origami Christmas evergreen tree folded from a map. Upcycled atlas page folded into a swirled tree paper craft.
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Back to School Papercrafts
The weather at my house turned cooler yesterday, and it's back to school soon here in the northeast. Here are some school-themed papercrafting projects from the archives. Box of Crayons Pop Up Card This might be my favorite box card of all time! French Scho...
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Venice Pop Up Card
Pop up card using vintage graphics of Venice, Italy on an origamic architecture base card. Hand or machine cut. Download the graphics The graphic page is from Il Favoloso Mondo Di Carta Di Toto (now defunct).  However, its's still accessible through the Int...
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How to make a stained glass card in Inkscape to cut with cutting machines.

Companion written instructions: http://www.extremepapercrafting.com/2016/04/stained-glass-card.html
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Pi Pie Sliceform
It's Pi Day !  In honor of pi, and pie, I made a sliceform Pi Pie. Here's the PIE. Are you wondering where the PI is? See it? How about now?
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Faux Stained Glass Christmas Trees
Every year I make two sets of Christmas cards.  Set one cards, the E xtreme Cards, generally involve some sort of "in" joke, so these go relatives and close personal friends.  (My mother claims the jokes are so obscure that I am the only one who gets them...
Faux stained glass card of printable acetate and card stock. Paper craft stained glass Christmas tree card.
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Dutch Apple Sliceform
I posted a lattice version of a sliceform apple years ago, but somehow missed putting up the solid version! Recently I was messing around with map pages making paper roses, and came across the page for the Netherlands, a beautiful green.  So, with a wink, I...
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New Pop Up Instruction Book
Big news!  Duncan Birmingham, has written a new "quick start" manual to pop up design.  It's a 48 page crash course in the basics.   Buy Pop-Up Design & Paper Mechanics now for only $6.02 (a 39% discount) with free shipping from Book Depository . Or pre-ord...
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How to Create Neon Letters Effect
I made this 21st birthday mechanical card recently.   I've seen this kind of card variously referred to as a cross fade card, a Venetian blind card, a changing picture card, and a disappearing picture card. Whatever you call it, it uses a push and pull tab ...
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Stained Glass Card
Faux stained glass cards created with printable acetate and  black card stock. I made this flower card for Mother's Day. Suggested for cutting machines although technically possible to hand cut. Materials: Printable   acetate, also known as transparency fil...
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Crayon Box Pop Up Card
Crayon box cut files and printables for a cute and colorful card-in-a-box type of pop up card.  It folds flat! This papercraft 3D crayon box can be machine cut or hand cut.  Finished size approximately 5" tall. Click to download file set : Silhouette Studio...
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