Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Place Cards

EZ To Make New Year's Place Cards.


Sorry for the delay in this post.  New Year's Eve is tonight, but if you still need some cute place cards for a party, there is still time to print and make these two.  It's hard to see it in the photos but the colors of the card is a glittery gold, silver and black and white.

Materials needed: Color Printer, card stock, ruler, craft knife, scissors and templates.

90 Degree Place Card


The template for the card pictured above is very easy to use but it will take a little longer to make than the other ones. You can open this card to a 90 degree angle and it will stay up.

For those of you who have a Mac and use Pages, it's very easy to insert the PDF into a Pages document, (select original size),  align the PDF center and middle, and then put a text box over the name tag area and type in the guest names.  Be sure to set the document margins to 0 first. 

 There are two card sets to print on one sheet of cardstock to save you a little money.  If you make a mistake when you are writing in a guest's name, you can cut out an extra name tag and paste it over the error.  Be sure to set your printer margins to 0.  It will probably work at .05, but better safe than sorry.

The template for the card pictured above can be downloaded here:  New Year's Place Card 1 PDF

Super Easy Place Card
















This one is very simple and can be done in a few minutes.  Just cut on the blue lines, then fold the card in half, backwards.  No scoring needed.  Presto!  A tent style pop up place card.  There are four cards on the page.  Have fun!

Happy New Year's !


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Pop Up Christmas Place Cards

Christmas Popup Place Card Photo
Pop Up Christmas Place Cards 
Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings!

Hi, Everyone!

I apologize for keeping you waiting so long for the place card templates.  My day job is teaching music and art at a K-8 parochial school and the Christmas season keeps me busy. We are on break now, so get ready for a slew of new patterns and information within the next week and a half .

The pattern today is for a Christmas Place Card.  There are three versions.  Two with different Grace prayers and one without. They are even easier to make than the Thanksgiving Place Cards and I have also made some layout improvements.  It's the same basic idea, but the square in the middle is easier to cut.  I have separated the patterns so you can choose just the ones you want. There are two card kits per page so you will also save on the cost of card stock. I have also resized the template so that it doesn't require border-less printing.  The instructions are on the card, so be sure to download it along with the patterns you choose.

The Santa, Frame and Holly graphics are courtesy of  The Graphics Fairy. It is a great website!

Here are the Christmas Place Card templates.  When you print them, make sure you do not resize them and make sure the center and rotate button is NOT selected.

Click On the image for the download link.

Grace Prayer 1
Grace Prayer 2
Blank Front








CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

In addition to the templates, you will also need card stock or very heavy paper, a craftknife, (a standard razor blade will do if you don't have a craft knife,) scissors and adhesive.

Please enjoy and let me know how they turned out.


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Place Cards And Free Snowflake Card Pattern Link!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday To All!

Please check back on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 for a new template of Vintage Christmas Place Cards. There will be a variety to choose from.


I am also hoping to have a Christmas Cr
├Ęche Pop Up Card ready for you as well.  I am waiting for permission for the image owner to create it.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime enjoy this wonderful free Origamic Architecture Snowflake Card pattern created by Elod Beregszaszi.



The link is 
http://www.popupology.co.uk/galleries/15/items/96  .  He also has a video showing you how to fold it.  If you enjoy his templates and work, you may want to like his Facebook Page so you can hear all his latest news AND see the latest templates.  https://www.facebook.com/Popupology


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Pop Up Place Card

EZ3D Thanksgiving Turkey Pop Up Place Card


You have the choice of two different outer cards.  If you don't want text on the outer card, I have included a blank panel for you to decorate and cover the text.  I have included a blank name tag as well, in case you make a mistake writing the name in. The name goes in the upper blank label.  The card stands up by itself.  I have included two popular "Grace" prayers. If your guests are not familiar with them, they can read them right off their place cards.


This version has a wheat colored background color.  If you like typed names you can use a regular  label and just center it on the panel. You have a choice between a white background and a wheat colored one. The turkey graphic is courtesy of the Graphic Fairy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com  and the frame elements are from Dover Publications.

Guess what my New Year's resolution will be this year?  Yep, you got it.  To get holiday cards out a lot sooner.  But here it is and the template is so EASY you could get still quite a few done in under an hour.

Materials needed:  Template PDF, cardstock (65 lb is OK), craft knife, scissors, ruler, color printer.


The PDF has three pages:  Page one is the wheat colored template, page two is the white background, and page three is the instruction page.  If you have colored cardstock you would like to use, the white version should work, just be aware that the colors may turn out differently.

How to make the card.

 The diagram on the instruction page is pretty clear but I will give a quick overview here. You have only one ridge (mountain fold, the rest of the folds are all valley folds.  To score the ridge fold you can kiss cut on the dotted lines or you can use the indentation method and score on the front and turn it over and score again on the embossed line. 

Once you have cut out the card, there are only two vertical cuts, and of course you will need to cut the turkey tail feathers free. If you are uncomfortable with using craft knives, you could start the cut with the knife and finish it with the scissors.  

To pop up the card, push the turkey tail forward, then put your fingers under the white box and pinch the ridge fold forward.  Pinch the valley folds in the middle of the card and then gently close the card and crease.  Fold the outer card in half and then use a tape runner to adhere the inner card to the outer card.  

And that's all there is to it.  Enjoy!   The next projects will center around Christmas cards.  Hopefully the first will be up the Monday after Thanksgiving.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grandma Jean

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Cool, Free Origamic Architecture Templates

Free Origamic Architecture Templates from Popupology.com




I am working on some new templates for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in the meantime I would like to introduce you to Elod Beregszaszi who is a wonderful, up and coming Origamic Architecture Artist.  He has recently added a "Learn" section to his website http://www.popupology.co.uk/ and each Friday, he shares a new free pattern and folding video.  Check out his gallery where you can gaze in awe at his fabulous works. (That's what I do when I visit it.)  You may want to drop by and LIKE his page at https://www.facebook.com/Popupology and get the latest news about his exhibits and free workshops.

Here are the available Popupology patterns :  This Friday's Pattern is Kinetic Heart #2

Previous Friday Patterns:
St. Paul's Cathedral      Simple House #1      Steps      Invasion!    Kinetic Heart #1

While you are there take look at his new line of mirrored paper Kinetic Jewelry!  Very chic!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin House Embellishments

EZ3DPopUps Halloween Pumpkin House Embellishments

Whoops, forgot to include the embellishment for the front of the Pumpkin House card.

The front of the card can be decorated in many ways.  Stamping, patterned papers, Washi tape, ribbon, fabric, layered colored cardstock etc. are all great ways to finish this card.  For those who do not have access to these items, I have included two images that are suitable for the front of the card. The graphics  I used came from The Graphics Fairy website.  Do visit her site and enjoy the huge selection of free graphics she offers there.

If you have used a corner punch on the other card parts, it's a good idea to continue with the top print embellishment.  (I used the Fiskars' medium Decorative Corner Lever shown in the first post of this series.) If you chose to use a corner punch, make sure you cut away the thin border line as you cut out the image. If you are not using the punch, you may choose to leave the border line intact.
I chose this variation because the color theme is more closely connected to the inside card colors.
The green color is prettier "in person" but because of the reason I mentioned above, I chose the other card for the front.  I included this variation just in case you would like a choice of front pieces.
The second page of the PDF template has "sidewalk strips" that can be glued over the existing sidewalk on the inner card.  One will permit you to write your own message, and two other strips have text suitable for a party invitation. 

Good luck!  To finish the card, go to the next post.   Have fun and do let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

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Pumpkin House Halloween Card Gluing Tutorial

How To Glue The Pumpkin House Card Together

You will find the Pumpkin House Halloween Card templates here.

http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com/2012/10/3rd-annual-fiskateers-orange-blog-hop.html

The folding instructions are HERE.



Score the outer card, fold and crease; open to a 90° angle.
Insert the fold of the inner card snugly against the fold of the outer card.  Use the orange sidewalk to help line it up.
Lift the grassy flaps and put a dab of adhesive underneath each flap. Let dry.
Lift the orange side walk of the inner card and add glue underneath.
Lift grassy end corners and add glue.  Let dry.

Rotate card, lift inner card and sparingly apply glue to gray lines.
Rotate card and close.
Press and smooth over the glued area.
Lift edge of card.
Apply glue to gray lines as before.
Close card.
Press and smooth over glued area.
Overhead view of card.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin House Folding Tutorial

Halloween Pumpkin House Folding Tutorial by EZ3D PopUps 



Here is the "picture" version of the Halloween Pumpkin House folding tutorial.  Please see the previous post for the template.

Start at the bottom of the card. 


1. Valley Fold the wall forward.  You can use a ruler to help you.
2. Mountain fold  the top of the wall (backwards.)
3. Rotate the card and set it down on the sky part of the card. Valley fold the white strips forward.
4. Valley fold the orange strips forward.
Close the card.
Smooth the creases.
5. Lift the witch and pumpkins so they stick up away from the grass
and bend the dotted line slightly.
6. Put  your fingers behind the welcome mat, push it to a 90° angle.
7. Lift the little pumpkin up slightly then grasp the pumpkin house with fingers and thumbs and pull it toward you until the roof and little pumpkin lies flat.
8. Rotate the card, slip your fingers behind the witches and pumpkins, and thumbs under the grassy area, squeeze together, moving to the center of orange sidewalk.
9. Rotate again. Bend the wall/grass forward to crease the line.
10. Pinch to crease the line of the grass and bottom of pumpkin on each side.
11. Close card by the edges. The little roof pumpkin will pop up as you pull the card edge down. Pull the pumpkin house forward again and press the back of the sidewalk tab down. 
12. Hold down and smooth all the folds.
13. Turn over and smooth again
14. Put your thumb on the sidewalk and your forefinger on the orange sidewalk
and open the card to 90°.
You are now ready to attach it to the outer card. For gluing instructions, go to  http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com/2012/10/pumpkin-house-halloween-card-gluing.html

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Friday, October 26, 2012

3rd Annual Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Third Annual Fiskateers ORANGE Blog Hop!  Update: 10/30/2012.

If you're hopping along, you should have come from Sue in CT #6150 http://www.sueinct.blogspot.com .   
(If you are joining us in the middle, go to http://www.fiskateers.com to start from the beginning.)  

Today we are celebrating Fiskars' signature color, ORANGE.  Almost everyone is familiar with Fiskars' famous orange-handled scissors, but Fiskars makes so many other wonderful products for crafting, sewing, gardening, and more.  Each stop along our Hop will feature different Fiskars' products with a big helping of ORANGE!  




For more information about Fiskars and the Fiskateer program, you can go to http://www.fiskateers.com/join/ .   Now, hop along to the next stop – Emily K #7021   http://emily.kincke.com


Today's project is an 

Origamic Architecture style  pop-up Halloween card.

The card is my original design but I did use graphics from other sources.
The cats, pumpkins, little witches and children are from http://www.doverpictura.com/ .  
The Halloween poster on the pumpkin door and the witch/moon is from http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com

Materials needed: Templates, card stock, craft knife, ruler, corner punch, adhesive.

Download the inner card template PDF.                       Download the outer card template PDF.

Download scoring and cutting instructions PDF.       Download folding instructions PDF.

Downloading instructions: Save the template to your computer and then print. (Google Docs does not always print PDFs correctly.)  If you see parts of the image missing, it may be that you are using a browser that needs updating. Don't worry, just download them and they should be OK.

Printing tips.   If you use Adobe PDF Reader, use these settings: Page Scaling None, make sure the Auto Rotate and center is NOT selected,  Click on Advanced and select: Print As Image.  If you have a Mac and use Preview, it should print out OK.

For the illustrated folding tutorial, go to
 http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-pumpkin-house-folding-tutorial.html

©2012, Jean Bullock, Ez3DPopUps.blogspot.com 
Bottom view of lower inside card.  You can see the little witches and the fold of the wall, step and top of the pumpkin house.
Top half of the bottom of lower inside card.  Here you can see the side walls , the step, and the pumpkin.
©2012, Jean Bullock, EZ3DPopUps.blogspot.com   This is an overhead view of the card.  The sidewalk in front of the house can be customized.

The Fiskars tools I am using are the Fingertip Control Precision Knife and the new Decorative Corner Lever Punch/Medium Cutting Radius.  Both tools are awesome!


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