Posts Tagged With: paper

Eeyore – Could be worse

eeyore could be worse

eeyore could be worse

My mother-in-law’s spirit animal is Eeyore.  She found a picture like this with the text in standard Meme writing that she wanted for her desk, but I thought I’d try to do something a little nicer.  So I had to paint Eeyore out of the background, isolate him separately, and then cut and assemble.  Hopefully she will like it.

painting out eeyore

painting out eeyore

eeyore cuts

eeyore cuts

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Some Random Stuffins

thankful done

thankful done

Thought I’d post some pics of a few things I’ve finished lately or had cluttering my desk.

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Weekend Projects

fidget widget

fidget widget

This weekend, I worked on quite a few different little projects, most of which, still need a little work.  Above is what I call my “fidget widget” because I toss it around in the office to keep my hands busy.  This one is a 4″x4″x4″ but I made the original as a 4″x4″x6″.

Here’s some pumpkins I cut for the wife out of 1/2″ MDF, and a little twine “thankful” banner I’m making for above the table.

punkins

punkins

thankful banner

thankful banner

thankful cut

thankful cut

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Tod and Copper Paper

tod and copper paper

tod and copper paper

My wife is finally getting home tomorrow from a week long trip to visit some friends, and I decided to use some of the time to make her a surprise.  When I posted my Tod and Copper doodle a few weeks ago, my wife said that was one of her favorite Disney movies ever.  I thought recreating the doodle in paper form for her would look cute.

The least fun part today was trying to get it in the frame.  This particular floating frame has two pieces of glass and a tolerance for about i photographs worth of paper between them.  This thing at it’s thickest is probably five-six layers of cardstock, so I had to grind out the channel for the glass a smidge to get it to squeeze in.

tod and copper detail

tod and copper detail

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Happy Valentines Day

Valentines 2014

Valentines 2014

Just a little paper something I made for my amazing wife.  Thanks for putting up with me  for another year!

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Paper Nightlight Shade

paper nightlight shade

paper nightlight shade

A few weeks ago I had to help my oldest make a geodesic dome project for school.  The directions had a bunch of loose references about cutting circles out around some size, and trying you best to make an equilateral triangle in the middle.  That just would not cut it for this math nerd with a paper cutter.  The real beauty is that with cardstock, I can use my silhouette cameo to cut one pass with a shallow blade for the fold lines (setting 1), and another pass to cut out the individual shapes (setting 3).  Assembly directions can be found here, but I choose to tuck the round edges inside.

But that got me to thinking about what else I could use that form for.  I decided to try cutting ornamentation into the sides and using it as a shade for a nightlight.  A friend suggested next time tucking colored contact paper inside too!  Anyway, it was really fun to make and I like how the results came out.

battery tea light

battery tea light

Here’s my pattern with 11 shapes.  You need 20 to make a ball, but I made one alternate/stronger shape for the bottom piece the bulb goes through.

geo lightshade

geo lightshade

Here’s the files I made for the cutter.  They should be sized to 8.5″ x 11″.  They are really .dxf files, but wordpress won’t let me upload that, so just dump the .docx extension after you download them.

geo_shade_fold.dxf  (use blade setting 1 on cardstock, should not cut through)

geo_shade_cut.dxf  (use blade setting 3 on cardstock, will cut through)

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Farmhouse Cutout

farmhouse cutout

farmhouse cutout

I did this farmhouse sometime back for something, and used it again for another gift we are giving.  This particular frame limited the amount of paper layers I could use, so I decided to etch some sun rays into the glass behind to house.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture though.

farm parts

farm parts

During the cutting my Cameo’s “print and cut” registration seems to have gotten a little off, which is very unsettling.  I will have to dink around with it to see what I can do to fix it.

registration off

registration off

 

 

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Paper Robot Penguin

Paper Robot Penguin

Paper Robot Penguin

I was asked to help with this special Christmas gift for a friend’s wife.  He wanted a robot penguin keepsake, so this is the papercut design I just finished.  There are some process shots below and a few screenshots of building it all in inkscape.

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Happy Mother’s Day

mothers day

mothers day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you crazy, fearless, tireless, wise, loving, thoughtful, giving moms out there.  Where would we all be without you?

This was a little design i did up for our mother’s day card to my wife.  I cut it out of a card in-lay to show the paper behind it.  On the front I drew out the cut-out below.  It showed through to the back of the in-lay paper.

card front

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More Cutter Work

Retirement Gift

More Craft stuff from this past weekend.  We have  a great family friend that just retired from 24 years in the Air Force, so we sent him this paper sign (his name was above the dates).

Wonder Under

I’ve been wanting to try cutting fabric for some time now, so we bought some Wonder Under and made a shirt for our friend’s daughter who loves dragons, and my sister who’s all about her rabbits.  Hopefully they will last for lots and lots of washings without separating.

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