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Book folding – single letters

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.

 


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CD calendar resized for 2017 and a Christmas surprise!

I had a request for one of my oldest calendars to be updated.  The commenter particularly wanted the three sizes, as before. This was great, because I had been thinking that I had lost a function when I upgraded my Mac OS but it turns out they just moved it!  I hate that.  When we lived in the city, every freakin’ day M&S seemed to move stuff to a new place.  I’d dash in, with a kid or two in tow, rush right to where the milk was the day before and it would be…bacon, or cheese, or fruit.  You just never knew.

But I digress….turns out the ability to automatically resize things by “printing” then saving as a PDF is still there, just not where it used to be.

So full-size for a CD case 2017cdframe_fullsize

 

Smaller, 4 to a sheet

2017cdframe_smaller

Smaller still, 8 to a sheet2017cdframe_smallest

And now, I thought you might like to see what one commenter, Melanie, made!  So cute – this is the one I really wanted to do myself but haven’t had the time!

rudolphfold

 

I can see what I planned, putting a red pompom in the nose area, will work perfectly.  If I could figure out how to add a bulb, maybe a battery operated one, I would love that!

Here is the template again for anyone who wants to give it a go.  And this is what it looks like:

rudolph


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a few Christmas folds

I have been playing around with these.  Not folded any of them, so caveat emptor. Download the actual PDF, don’t use the .jpg display images you see on the screen!

These are likely to work as straight folds.

 

simpletree

Simple tree

present

A Present – this one might be a little more challenging with the alternating folds, but I think it will come up nice.

These might be best as Cut & Folds

 

rudolph

Rudolph this is the one I would fold first, just cause it is so darn cute.

swirlytree

Simple Swirl

ornatetree

Ornate tree – pretty complex, this one. Not for beginners but if you do it I would love to see it!

and finally, one to make my crop-mates smile.

balls

Balls – I think the counting lines hide the fact there are at least two straight lines from bow to ball.  I might just add two more and increase the count by two.

I repeat, I have not folded or cut&folded any of these.  They should work in theory, but no way to be sure until you fold them.  And if you do, SHARE with me so I can share with the rest.