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A+B=C — C for Complete 3-D Christmas Cards!

Remember my Christmas card project to make good use of my time? It’s done and sent!


All laid out for the glitter glue to dry. Yes, I am double-digit aged and still uses glitter.

It was very simple – each card only required a piece of 8″x8″ heavy paper, silver marker, and assorted colours of glitter glue. Here’s a closeup:


I swear I write better in cursive.

Materials: heavy paper, pencil, metal ruler, cutter

Steps:
1. Estimate the center and cut that little L shape out.
2. Leave that tab sticking out and fold the center.
3. Open up, and mark a 1cm margin on either side of the center fold.
4. Draw the levels of the Christmas tree as triangles resting on the margins, leaving around 1cm between each level.
5. Use the cutter to cut out the 2 sides of each triangle (tree levels). Be careful to not cut past the margin.
6. Push each tree level of its cut, out to the side that the center fold peaks towards. (So the tree levels fold opposite to the center fold.)

Now you can prop the Christmas tree on its little L-shaped tab stand, with the “leaves” sticking out! (I remembered taking a final product photo…) Decorate with anything you feel like, or to make this a fun interactive card, include decorations for your recipients!


With each card, I included a packet of hand-crafted stickers (from dollar stores) and mini pom-poms with double sided tape on them. I inserted instructions on how to enjoy the card, and mailed them halfway around the globe. They arrived just in time for Christmas, with a few days to spare and stand with other Christmas cards.

Merry Christmas :)

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C for Christmas Project!

A: I’ve got too much time on my hands, with my school on strike since November.
B: I have always had this hobby in making 3D cards – popup, interactive, put it together yourself.

A + B = C = Christmas cards!!
I have decided to embark myself on a Christmas card making Project. I plan to create Christmas cards for my family and hopefully they will be completed and arrive on time for Christmas. I think I am a bit late, it being mid-December already. So I guess I have only 1 week’s time to finish everything.

It’s nothing huge, but a great way to do something I love, spread some love this holiday, and make good use of my time and stay off internet junk. I will record my daily progress here, and renew my love for public blogging :)

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A+B=C : Day 1

I have already made one card a few days ago. It took me a while to research and decide on the design. I settled on making a popup Christmas tree for a friend’s parents. I went through 3 drafts/failed pieces, but I managed to finish it. It wasn’t perfect, but it inspired me to make more.

Today I did some more research, and found the perfect idea.

To include my closest family members, I plan to send cards to all my cousins. Their ages range from mid-30’s to almost 1 year old, so the older ones’ spouses and younger ones’ parents are involved. For the kids, I decided to make a Christmas tree that is DIY — Decorate-It-Yourself. I was inspired by Martha Stewart’s tree card, but that seemed too fragile. My card will only involve cutting one piece of heavy paper, and some folding. I’ll send the card flat with instructions on how to prop the card up. Then I’ll cut out decorations, put double sided tape behind them, and put it all in one envelope for the kids to decorate, or stick them on for the adults.
Tah dah! I have most of the materials, just need some more glue and glitter. I am set! Will post photos of work progress later.

Fuck, this is a clearer proposal than I could ever draft in school. Good job, Sindy. *pats self on back*

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C for Christmas Project!

A: I’ve got too much time on my hands, with my school on strike since November.
B: I have always had this hobby in making 3D cards – popup, interactive, put it together yourself.

A + B = C = Christmas cards!!
I have decided to embark myself on a Christmas card making Project. I plan to create Christmas cards for my family and hopefully they will be completed and arrive on time for Christmas. I think I am a bit late, it being mid-December already. So I guess I have only 1 week’s time to finish everything.

It’s nothing huge, but a great way to do something I love, spread some love this holiday, and make good use of my time and stay off internet junk. I will record my daily progress here, and renew my love for public blogging :)

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