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Old idea revisited

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A while back I was looking thru some of my saved links for iPhone stands – DH gave away the one from his desk and needed a new one. I was looking at this post but it was the overall photo that caught my eye more than the stands. It looked like wall art to me, so I made it as such. Original links is gone, but this idea is similar enough.

I used some 12 x 12 scrapbooking papers and some 6 x 6 pieces.  I started with double-sided sheets because I wanted to use the tutorial for making a two-colour/pattern unit, but in the end I liked them better one pattern.  But using the double-sided papers helps make the scoring and folding clearer.

1. Score in half (whatever the size of your paper) – so

at 6 inches on a 12 x 12 sheet
at 3 inches for a 6 x 6 sheet.

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Fold and crease.  open up.

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2. Flip over and score in fourths.

12 x 12 – at 3 inches, at 6 inches, and at 9 inches
6 x 6 – at 1 1/2 inches, at 3 inches, and at 4 1/2 inches

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The pattern on the finished piece will follow these score lines – so the leaves on the paper will be seen up and down on the finished piece.

Fold  the sides in to meet in the middle.

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3. Reinforce the middle fold, keeping the opening on the outside.

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4. Fold the two sides in, on the diagonal, first one way

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then the other, creating an X

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5. This part is hard to show in still photos.  Basically you are going to rotate the piece so it is lengthwise.

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and fold the V so the sides are together at the back.  Opening up the top layer on one side, push the other three layers inside.

11foldedpaperartDo the same on the other end. Not proper origami technique, but feel free to add a bit of adhesive inside to keep it all stuck together.

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I think there is a video linked in the original post.  That might be more clear if you need to see the action. The point is, you will end up with the above, and when you flip it, this!

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Now, I laid it all out on a spare piece of mat board, and once I liked the arrangement, I stuck the units down by running a bead of hot glue along the centre bar in the back and putting a blob in the tip and the tail.

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Bet you are dying to know what it looks like….

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The crisper your folds the sharper it will look! I put it in the frame, left off the glass, and it’s already hanging over the mantle.  Matched the new curtains and rug perfectly.

Off to the PO today, finally, to mail off some more baby beanies and my ATCs. Had to stay in awaiting deliveries for DH, so didn’t manage it yesterday like I hoped.  DS and his GF are due on Sunday and I STILL haven’t finished my WOYWW visits.  I suck, I know.  But I will get to them.  Promise!

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6 thoughts on “Old idea revisited

  1. How cool is this!

  2. I’m new at this stuff and the scoring board? looks really cool. What’s it actually called and where can I get one?
    Thanks!

    • Mine is by Martha Stewart and I got it in the StAtes at Micheals. There are other brands, and everyone has an opinion on the best one 🙂 I like the MS one cause it has an envelope maker and a thinner score tool. Just google score board and scrapbooking (to weed out sports scoreboards!) and you should find a selection. Hth

      MA

  3. Nice idea ! 👍 👏👏

  4. Lovely colors you picked…great idea to change something just useful in something just beautiful…
    Hugs from Germany,
    Tina

  5. Looks great! Love the colors!

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