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Wed 18th Feb 2015

Here's another delightful creation from our friend Mr Cool! This time, featuring two of Ginger the paper cat models from here

Nice one!


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Mon 16th Feb 2015

Website subscriber Helena Hansen's family always make a ginger bread project for Christmas. Previously they have made, among other things, a pirate ship and a roller coaster. This past Christmas they chose a dinosaur theme.

Time was short so Helena decided that they could adapt the poseable T-Rex model from this site and remake it from ginger bread with candy decoration.

Here's the result, doesn't it look fantastic! Thanks very much Helena and family or sending in the pictures, the Ginger Rex looks fantastic, delicious and terrifying in equal measure!

 


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Sat 14th Feb 2015

Website subscriber Matt Racquier took the pendulum powered Butterfly project and set about converting it as a Valentine's day gift for his wife.

Rather than a fluttering butterfly he has created this captivating fluttering heart.

Thanks for sending the pictures Matt, it looks great, I hope your wife loved it!



 


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Projects for Valentine's Day

Only three days left until Valentine's day! Don't panic though, I've gathered together this collection of special Valentine's paper projects for you to download and make. Click on the pictures to download the parts files.

All the models are free for members to download from the website - thanks for signing up!

Love Boat Heart Pattern Heart Box Elephant
Heart Flower Butterfly Pop Up Heart Hot Choc Sprinkle

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It is always a delight to receive emails from subscribers who have taken one of my designs as a starting point and made it into their own creation. So I was delighted to hear from Oliver Hallifax who sent not only an email but also pictures and a link to his YouTube video.

Oliver has taken the Mesh Gear and made it into this charming Ballerina Box.

The ballerina herself is held into position with a small magnet allowing her to fold down when the box is closed.

Oliver used the free version of Adobe Illustrator CS2 for the design and created the rather splendid wood effect in Photoshop.

Thanks for sharing Oliver, I love it!

 


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Two delightful videos featuring the poseable paper dog have been posted to the website on the same day!

First, our friend Mr Cool has taken the spotty dog design and added it to the double crank mechanism making this rather splendid walking dog.

Next, perpetual friend of the website, Michael42er posted this stop motion video of the posable dog in action.

Thank you both for your rather splendid videos!


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Shark Attack!

A pop up shark card for you to download and make! Members can download the parts from the link for free, thanks for signing up!

Follow the instructions below and soon you'll have your very own pop up Shark Attack card!

Print out the two parts sheets onto thin card. (230 gsm /67lb) Notice that the second sheet is printed on the front and back. Print out the front, flip the card and return it to the printer then print out the back. Once the ink is completely dry score along all the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.


Fold up and glue the head upper piece.


Glue the teeth to the inside of the mouth.


Glue the teeth to the inside of the lower jaw.


Glue the tongue to the grey area on the back board.


Glue the head and lower jaw into place. Close the card before the glue is fully dry to make sure that all the parts are lined up.


Glue the two fins to grey areas next to the head. Give them a slight curl to lift them from the backboard.


Finish the card by gluing the two eyes into position.


Open the card to reveal the terrifying shark within!


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Fri 6th Feb 2015

Shark Attack!

Pop up Shark card in animated action! (coming soon)


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Add to Cart to download this kit for free !
Download Polka Dot

I had an idea that the Poseable Dog might make a rather nice Dalmation Dog. I could have redesigned the original file adding spots in appropriate places on the parts sheets but instead decided to create a sheet of spotty paper and print the dog parts onto it. To that end I created a four page pdf each page with a different size of regularly spaced black dots.

You can download the black and white polka dot file at the link for free if you would like to join in the fun.

I printed out two pages of the largest spot size then printed the mono version of the poseable dog over the top and made up the model.

I think it has come out rather well. You could try the same with the polka dot file or perhaps with the love heart pattern sheets in time to make a love heart dog for your #trulove


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A Poseable Dog to download, print-out ad make. This delightful canine has movable legs, head and tail, the perfect desktop companion who never needs you to take him for a walk!

The parts file is available for members to download for free at the link. Non-members can join in the fun for £2.50.

Print out the parts sheet onto thin card (230gsm / 67lb). Score along the dotted and dashed lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.

 

 


The tail, legs and paws are all made from double thickness card. Fold over the pieces and glue them down. Make sure that the small tabs on the legs are lifted up and not glued.

 


Once the glue is dry carefully cut out the pieces.

 


Thread the tabbed tail piece through the hole in the tail and fold the tabs flat on the other side.

Glue the cover to the tabs on the other side of the tail. Make sure you don't get any glue on the tail itself, these circular pieces must be free to turn inside the tail hole.

 


Glue the second tail cover into place on the back of the tail then glue the two creased pieces to the two covers so that they are lined up with each other.

 


Assemble the body as shown.

 


Thread the tail out of the body from the inside then glue the two semi-circular tabs to the inside of the body so that the top of the circle lines up with the crease line in the body.

 


Glue the wide paws to the front legs...

 


...and the narrow paws to the rear legs.

 


Glue the neck into place in the body, use the grey areas for alignment.

 


Thread the leg tabs into place through the holes in the body and fix them into place with a couple of small dots of glue on the tabs glued to the 'L' cover circles. The legs should be free to move.

 


Fit the rest of the legs in the same way.

 


Fit the head covers into place as shown.

 


Glue the body front into position.

 


Assemble the head.

 


Glue the head to the head cover circles. The head should be free to nod up and down once the glue is dry.

 


Glue on the eyes.

 


Laminate the two layers of the ears together curving them into shape before the glue dries.

Once the glue is dry cut out the ears.

 


Glue the two ears to the head as shown.

 


Once the glue is dry your new best friend is complete! Woof!


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