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This week’s Paper Craft Planet 3D challenge, 3D122 is something you can use for decorating for a summer birthday party. It’s ice cream cones
I’ve seen a few different takes on this, including this one for a baby shower from Martha Stewart’s craft crew.
No high tech gadgets here, just paper & balloons. You’ll need to make a cone shape, so may I suggest a homemade compass:
Draw a rounded shape with your ribbon/pencil compass.
Make a criss cross design. This is the most time consuming of the project, IMO.
Use Super Sticky Tape.
Match the top & secure the side:
Take a quick break to use up scraps & help make “King Hawk Boy & puppet subjects” …
Okay, back at it & make 4 more cones …
Pop over to the store & pick up some helium balloons. If you want them to last longer, as the store to put “filler” in them & they will last up to a week, rather than 6-8 hours. I think it was an extra 50 cents per balloon for my store to do them. Remember … if it’s stinkin’ hot out, like a humid Ottawa summer day, put the AC on in the car & THEN bring the balloons in. (Yes, I burst one, finding that out).
Poke the ribbon through the cone. I used a chop stick.
Pull the ribbon through & tie.
Wanna know why I learned? Stampin’ Up Card stock is awesome & HEAVY! I noticed the ice cream cones would float enough to stand up on a table; however, not to float up to the ceiling … hmmm. I wanted them to float up … what to do?
Salvage! I cut down the cones a bit, rather than redo them with lighter stock paper.
Cone, half as high, but now they will float.
Not bad, but I think next time I will use a lighter CS & have a bigger cone.
Now, go surprise the birthday girl at camp! Happy 12th, Emma-Sian!
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #74, this week is UP! I believe this was the first 3D movie we took all 3 of the kids. Liam is pretty young, so I wasn’t sure how he was going to react with the bad glasses & things coming at ya, but he did well & loved “Doug” & the idea that you could get a house to fly if you attached enough Helium balloons.
We have some boy birthday parties coming up so I think this will go to Edward or Nathan probably. Fairly plain on the outside:
I haven’t messed around with Pop Up cards in years, but thought this would be a good excuse to go at them again, since it reminded me of Liam’s first experience with 3D.
It’s a pretty simple Pop Up. If you goole Pop Up you’ll find amazing and intricate examples from people like Robert Sabuda, PubliQue Living and Kirigami … love that stuff. I think I want to try Robert’s Birthday Cake Pop Up next. Here’s my simple Pop Up:
This little Stampin Up Stamp Set, All God’s Children, reminded me of Russell & Doug.
The b/ground sky blue is a felt/velour paper that I bought at Heathers Stamping Haven. The little balloons is from a Small Marvy Uchida Punch I’ve had for years. I have a thing for punches, since I am challenged with scissors. A little white gel pen & upholstery thread for depth & bob’s yur uncle:
Pop Up cards can be very simple to make, just cutting straight lines, fun fractal example here, & scoring so that the folds are straight. Then just stick on some details.
Of course, if you get side tracked by some incredible origami folks & their work like this dinosaur Pterodactyl. (Pattern) You might, like me try to make Kevin & then realize that it’s not working & abandon it, but if anyone wants to give it a go, I’d love to see it. Here was my abandoned attempt. I couldn’t get him to fold down, without a hugely bulky card. I think it was Kevin’s googley eyes.
Time for a Fabric Challenge From Embellish Magazine.
Here’s my fabric card. I have since switched the positioning of the buttons at the bottom, because my youngest said “THE PATTERN DOESN’T MATCH, MUM” Honestly, I guess in JK class they were learning about patterns, & he is really stuck on the order of things lately. It’s not worth arguing over, I’ll switch it.
The fabric is just some inexpensive cream muslin that I had kicking around. I used my old Sizzix Balloon Die cut & brayered it with SU! Wild Wasabi Ink, Pacific Blue Ink, & Ridinghood Red Ink. The Sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms “The Rummage Bin, Sew Special” Stamp Set. CS: SU Kraft, Ink: Versamark & Red Marker, Clear Embossing Powder.
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