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Prom?

OK, so I know this is well in advance of when it might be needed, but I have had more than one request for a Prom? template over the years.  I always intended to make a set available but never got around to it.  Then I had another email request and it prompted me to just do it.  I figure Prom?– askers might appreciate the extra time to wrap their heads around the craftiness required, make a test fold, and find the right, most significant book.

Not to appear too cynical but the book can be folded and hidden away.  And it’ll still work, even if the potential recipient changes over the course of the year.

Now, there are 7 fonts, but with the last one, I experimented with a top-to-bottom stretch to give it a bit more height.  I think it will work.  I quite like funky #5 personally.  But you should also know I have not folded any of these myself.  If you do, send me a photo. I’d love to add it to show people how they turn out! Grab the whole set in the PDF here.

I think it would be cute to present the book with a long-stem rose threaded thru the spine….just a thought…..

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FAMILY book folding templates

I may have mentioned that my most requested book folding templates are for the word FAMILY.  I’ve also said that I would be adding a set for easy download.  Here they are.  Don’t worry about the overlapping bits in some of the fonts.  This is what I usually send with my templates:

The words/images are s t r e t c h e d so they will look in proportion when folded.  

Don’t worry! Overlapping lines show on the screen but not when printed 🙂 

The lines DO NOT tell you how many pages you need for your template, they are to help with the counting. Be sure to go back to my blog post for info on how to calculate the page count.  https://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/folded-book-templates/ has links to two different posts for how to do this. Be careful to count the alternating folds correctly!

Why I won’t tell you how many pages you need can be found here https://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/book-folding-why-i-wont-count-them-out/

Here is the PDF for download.  The one inside the heart is one that had been requested.  As I had it I thought I might as well  include it.  I think it might work better as a cut & fold, but if you give it a go and it works, be sure to share a photo with me.

Hope you find it useful!

 

 


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Book folding – Mr & Mrs

This has to be the most requested, after Mum!

I have a handful of templates I have created before that I am going to add today – I’ll try to make a few more at some point, but these will help if you need one fast!

A couple of things – this is a bit that I send out with custom template orders:

The lines DO NOT tell you how many pages you need for your template, they are to help with the counting. Be sure to go back to my blog post for info on how to calculate the page count. This page has links to two different posts for how to do this. Be careful to count the alternating folds correctly!

Why I won’t tell you how many pages you need can be found here 

If the template has more than one version on the same sheet, just cut them apart and mount the cut out on a fold of paper so you can hang it over the top edge, as normal.

The .’s are not included, and the & is used, rather than  and, so Mr & Mrs not Mr. & Mrs. or Mr and Mrs.  It’s a space thing,  You wouldn’t guess it, but those .’s make a big difference.

Some are Mrs & Mrs. You can adapt them by leaving off one of the s‘s  There is one multi-line one, best for cut&folds!

 

Here is the download. Just print the page you need.

 

Have fun 🙂

 


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Some book folding templates and Artistic Flair discount for the USA folk

I was kindly given a specific code for the USA readership for shopping the Artistic Flair site.

SCRAPPYSTICKYUSA

I can only guess the original code did not work for USA customers? Drop by and see if something falls into your basket….

blogdividerWhen I get more than one request for a kind of template, I try to take notice.  Teacher templates seem to be the thing.  So I will add TEACHER, in a couple of fonts and then something else that has come up, sports icons.  teach

Download that PDF here – if you wanted, you could easily stop after TEACH as an alternative!

Funny think about the sports icons.  These come from an Olympic official pictogram set.  Note that they are very stylized, but none of them appear unisex to me.  the gymnastics one is the most “feminine” but even so..

icons

 

See at the bottom there?  I initially thought the ballroom dancing one was for wrestling.  Side by side you can see the differences but initially, you can see why I was mistaken! Except for the slight skirt on one of the figures I thought it was either judo or wrestling, till I looked closer!

Download that set here.

There is some construction going on across the street and the constant jack hammering is doing my head in.  I think I will have to leave my office and knit while I watch the rest of the OJ documentary on the BBC iPlayer.  Or maybe listen to the podcast Someone Knows Something – it’s no Serial, but interesting in its own way. The house on the other side is both farther from the jack hammer and has better, more airtight windows. Another thing to add to the long list of stuff that needs doing….


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Zodiac signs for book folding

I always wish I could track it when I get multiple requests for the same thing.  It doesn’t happen very often, outside of Can I get LOVE in time for Valentine’s day? but when it does I wonder why?

I’ve had both comments and emails recently asking about star signs.  I have to admit other than knowing my sign (cause who doesn’t at least know THAT?) I am pretty clueless about horoscope and star signs.  When I got the first request, I thought they were asking about the more pictographic images.

which I thought was probably a bit ambitious unless done as a cut&fold. Maybe even ambitious in that form!

But I had another look and found the simple star signs, so I made a set of those:

zodiac

 

There are alternating folds for virtually all of them, but nothing that would be overwhelming.  Folding them, then adding a ribbon to hold the book at the right degree of open-ness, and maybe adding the star sign name in cut letters might make a nice gift.  Something a bit like the way I did the photos on this:

4cutnfoldnicer

That is a cut&fold, obviously, but the idea is the same.

The PDF is 12 pages and has all the star signs. You can download it here.  Just select the page to print.

I have a cut&fold I am dying to make for a friend – can you tell who it is?

bernie


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Question Marks for book folding

<sigh>  I feel terrible.  A commenter, Alister, asked before Christmas, for question marks.  I was super busy that week and was so sure I had added these that I told him there were ??s in the top menu.

DOH! That was it a alternate fact.

I am adding them now, and updating the top menu.  I’ve done a number of interesting ?s that I think will work out Two to a page so the counting lines won’t be helpful, but they are not going to be hard (most won’t anyway) to count even so.

samples

 

Not sure about the last one.  I think I might cut it, then lop off the top of the paper, so it looks upright.   It’s the font, as it comes.  What do you think?

You can download the PDF here


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Hearts, hearts, and more hearts!

In antici………PATION of Valentines Day, I am adding a handful of hearts.  Well, nearly.  Four. Three are slightly more stylish than the plain one, but all should be pretty easy to fold.

hearts

All but the plain heart have alternating folds, but not tricky ones, so a good first fold, I think, if you are feeling confident.

As ever, if you do fold them I would love to see them, and if the photo is clear, possibly share them so others can see what a finished fold looks like.

So grab the PDFs that appeal:

Odd heart

Heart Balloon

Heartbeat

Plain, simple Heart

All of these should be foldable in a day.  I wonder if any would fit in a copy of The Notebook, or any of the other top 10 romantic novels?


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Birthday Book foldings

I am always trying to think of way that people can do their own folds.  While many people ask about the program I use, not many of them will follow thru and buy it (Intaglio – cheap, a bit on the bug-y side, and Mac only, with no PC equivalent that I know of, if you want to have a look.) So, I try to create things that can be used in may different ways.

I had a recent request by a commenter, Sandra, who wanted some generic birthday images.  While looking for appropriate ones, I had the idea to make numbers (with a candle atop) that could be used for different birthday years. So I did.

There is a set of 0-9 numbers, in a nice but fairly simple font

numbers

as well as the ordinals

ordinals

and a few birthday images

birthday_foldings

I think a number (maybe 2, depending on the size of the book) could fit beside the balloons

balloons

You could even use the number and omit the candle-top for anniversary folds or retirement folds.

PLEASE be sure to download the pdf HERE and don’t just try to use the .jpg images.

Have fun!

 


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Updated – a request for LOVE

I had a request for a LOVE template so I took the opportunity to update the original – I am going back to stretch the words so they produce a fuller fold.  You can see the original post and download the PDF here (or in the Book Folding menu item at the top) but here is the preview:

love_new

I also have a couple of calendar requests to deal with.  Watch this space….


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Book folding – single letters

NOTE:  Scroll down to the comments to see another single letter option created by request. Read her comments on how the letterman font worked (or didn’t) for her!

 

I had a commenter ask for a Letterman-style single letter template.  I immediately thought, what a great idea! and the more I thought about it the better it became.

The basic Letterman style letter is a bold, angular letter, outlines in white, with a thin-ish border.

Like so:

 

a

You could opt to do the entire letter, with outline:

untitled

or maybe just ignore the border folds and do just the inner bit

anone

I suppose you could do just the border part and omit the middle, although I am not sure how that would look.  I can’t quite envision it, but it could end up looking pretty cool.  OR you could ignore the middle bit and fold just the outer lines  – if you doubt your ability to focus on just the outermost lines you might need to connect the lines across the white space.

outline

The only issue with doing the full outlined letter is the size of the book needed!  The A, with border, after a quick and dirty (and probably not 100% accurate, but if anything fewer pages than actually needed) count, is 600 lines – so at least a 1200 page book! I’m thinking a big old school textbook or maybe a dictionary….

Anyway, if you are game, go ahead and download the 26 page set here. Just print the letters you need then settle in with a strong cup of coffee and start counting…..

Last chance to get any requests in – I wont be able to make templates after the 12th, due to some family commitments and the holidays.