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Librarian by day, paper crafter by night!
Librarian by day, paper crafter by night!

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Valentine Matchbox Pop Up
Such a clever candy box card.   I saw a pop up card similar to this, created from a pre-made box.  I made my own box from some cardboard I had lying about.  There were several advantages to making my own box: I sized it to fit the Valentine candy that was t...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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