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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72 comments:

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    1. The patterns are up but now I have to do the tutorial sheet. That should be up for sure tomorrow. Maybe even tonight.

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  2. Please fix the link to Emily's blog. It's taking me to last spring's Blog Hop instead of the current one. Thanks!

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    1. Hmmm ... I copied and pasted from the list I was given but I will go to her site and try to get the right one. Thanks for letting me know. I appreciate it.

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  3. the fingertip knife is my favorite tool especially when doing fussy cutting!

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    1. I love it too. I rarely use the other kind now.

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  4. Oh Jean...Things happen some times...I will be back later on today to check out your photos. I know it will be wonderful. You are so creative.

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    1. YAY!!! your up and running....Very neat Jean...I knew it would be. You did wonderful. I love how you so this..

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    2. Thanks, Amy. Your post made me feel better. The tutorial sheet should be up for sure tomorrow but hopefully tonight.

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  5. I'll be back to see the photo of your project

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  6. Sounds exciting. Looking forward to it.
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  7. I have the swivel fingertip knife and love it! It is perfect for those details...Can't wait to see what you have for us! Michelle #7586

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    1. Hi, Michelle. I have the swivel one too but I wonder if there is something wrong with it. It doesn't just swivel – it bends back and forth. Am I doing something wrong?

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  8. Sorry about the snags.. Can't wait to see your projects!

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  9. We all have "those" days! I hope yours gets better. I will be back and look forward to seeing your project. I KNOW you are one talented Fiskateer/lady!

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    1. Thanks for your support and encouragement, Kelly. That makes me feel better. :)

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  10. I am seeing an amazing pop up Pumpkin card - I will check back later though.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! You can download the card templates now. The tutorial for sure tomorrow but maybe tonight!

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  11. This is adorable Jean. I absolutely love it. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  12. This is amazing. I love the whole scene you've created.

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda! I bought the images from Dover Pictura. I don't usually do Halloween, so I didn't have too appropriate images in my collection. Next year, I'll do a really scary one.

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  13. Cute pumpkin! Glad you got past the technical difficulties!

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    1. Thanks. I have one more technical one to do. I hope it works.

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  14. P.S. The link for the outer card template is not working.

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    1. It should be working now. Google docs wasn't liking that particular PDF. I had to redo it over a dozen times and then suddenly it took it.

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    2. Thanks for the heads up, by the way. It was a great help!

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  15. WOW!! That is a cool card. Thanks for the download.

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    1. Thanks Teresa! The tutorial sheet should be available tomorrow. With luck, late this evening.

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  16. You are amazing and thanks for the downloads!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. Don't forget to come back for the tutorial sheet tomorrow. I also have some templates for the front of the card as well.

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. Hopefully I will have the rest of it up tonight or tomorrow.

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  18. What a great 3d card...love it.

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  19. Commenting on my own post. Get your act together, Girl! Sure your daughter and her family moved out of your house last week and you've been transporting their stuff and watching your granddaughter and doing chores and you had to redo your templates a gazillion times and then google docs wouldn't load them properly and you had to get more ink for your printer and ran out of your best card stock and ... well there's more but is THAT ANY EXCUSE? LOL.

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  20. Hi Jean, You never cease to amaze me with your projects. This one is wonderful too! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    1. You are very welcome, Pamela! Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.

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  21. Wow Jean! I knew you would have an awesome pop up card and this one is fantastic! Thank you for the templates and underneath and back pictures so I can practice. I'm a little behind on your tutorials, but I'll catch up soon. Sandy #1781

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  22. Thanks, Sandy. :) Take your time. I have to put up a tutorial sheet, an embellishment sheet and a few more pictures. I hope to have it all up by late afternoon, tomorrow. On the other hand, if you can figure it out, go for it. Just remember there are 3 score lines that have to fold forward (mountain/ridge fold) and the rest all go backwards (valley fold.)

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  23. What a fabulous card Jean!!!
    So much detailed cutting and clever folding - I LOVE your pop-up cards and hope to try making some :)
    PS - your underside photos really help me understand the detail of the levels in your card - thank you!!!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! If you need any help with the template, please let me know.

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  24. Wow---that is all I can say---wow--you take paper crafting to a whole new level!

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  25. Oh wow, what a great 3d project. Thanks for sharing.
    sandy 4165

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  26. WOW that is an amazing three d card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  27. This was certainly worth the wait. How wildly cool is this!

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  28. You aren't just a papercrafter. You are a paper engineer! Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Suzi! That's what I want to be when a grow up - a paper engineer!

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  29. You are a crafter extraordinaire.I an definitely following you-I really want to learn how to do this.

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  30. Wow --this is awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. That's pretty awesome! :)

    Tanya #5407

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  32. Your work always amazes me! It is incredible how you figure out how to make all of the shapes and come out with such beautiful work!

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