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Why did I never do this before? Mom/Mum and Dad book folding

I had a request for a Mum and a Dad book folding template.  I have done Mum before but not a set.  And not sure I have done Dad (or indeed my preferred Mom) either! So I have done them as sets of four.

Mum has its own issues – the M and the u and the m all have straight upright letters in some fonts.  In order to make them readable without lots of inserted folded back pages (something I also get asked about a lot and recently replied to a comment regarding it with some untested but logical ideas) the font choice has to have serifs or be scripty.  These are four that I think will work:

Download MUM here

MOM is less an issue unless the O is squarish:

That lets me use a plainer font- the right top one would never work for MUM as it would all blend into a solid block without folded back pages! Download MOM here

Dad was easy and I think all of these (one which matches at least one the Moms or the Mums) will work:

Download DAD here

Hopefully that will give you something to do until I feel up to posting more often then once a month LOL!

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A break from sending templates, printable Hipster card toppers, and the most bizarre tech tip

First, I am taking a break from sending out templates over Christmas.  I will sort out the few I have in my comments today and respond to any that come in until DECEMBER 19TH.  After that, you can click on the Book Folding categories or tags or menu item at the top and feel free to download any of the templates I have shared.  While you won’t find specific images or words or names, there is probably going to be SOMETHING you can use to make a last-minute gift!

Here are a couple of printables.  This PDF will print two images has six of the images which print at about 3.5 inches square

This PDF has 12 images at just shy of 2.5 inches square, perfect for tags.

Lastly, I just have to share this bizarre tip I found.  I had a moment of absolute panic when my trusty Canon Pixma stopped working, throwing out a B200 error and telling me I needed to take it in for a service.  Cue copious cursing and a pretty weak tantrum, but only because of my myositis LOL!  Trust me, inside, I was RAGING.  I dropped a Slack to dear hubby, who is my tech hero, as well as having a very calm head in the face of things I totally lose my sh*t over, who suggested checking online for an error reset hack.  I found a few that involved things that did NOT work (like pushing a series of buttons, holding them down on a coordinated and times fashion, or uninstalling the print head, which didn’t work for MY Pixma model and turned out to create another problem) then I stumbled on the genius, simple, but frankly totally BIZARRE solution that worked first time!! The steps are simple:

1. Turn OFF the printer
2. Open the flap as if to change inks cartridges
3. Turn the power back ON
4. Wait for print carriage to start moving to the left and let it go past half way

This was where I was thinking in my head There is NO WAY this is going to work! HA!

5. Before print carriage reaches left hand side (but after going halfway across) shut the cover.

Again, I am thinking I will miss the exact point I need to close the cover and should be spending my time figuring out how to convince DH to stop and buy me any printer he can, then bring it home and install it this afternoon. But the closing of the lid at the right moment was either luck or the window of opportunity it quite a wide one or it doesn’t matter at what point you close it

6. Leave the Printer on
7. Good to go.

I printed a test sheet, did all the cleaning functions offered in the print utility and printed a perfect sheet.  My green ON light is steady and as the instructions said, GOOD TO GO!

So it PRINTS, and the B200 error has been cleared, except now, the previous attempt and removing the cartridges and removing the print head must have misaligned it somehow, so in the end I am not good to go.  I am back to raging.  Oh well….

 


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Pixel Calendar for 2018 and Sisters book folds

We had some mail issues in November, I won’t bore you with the technicalities, but it meant that I got mail sometimes, on some devices, but not on others.  So when it got fixed I got a lot of mail in a flood.  I seem to have missed a couple of template requests, so if you asked for one and have NOT gotten it, and you have already checked to make sure it didn’t get put in your SPAM folder, then come back to me.

I had a request for a favourite calendar, for 2018.  Download that here

And also a request for a book folding template that is probably useful for many, SISTERS. Here it is for download, a few options:


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A few Christmas folds

Here are a few Christmas book folding templates I have been playing around with.  The trees are simple, and could be tarted up with decorations – oooh, I wonder if you could add those tiny battery-operated LED lights to the fold somehow?  Hummmm…

The reindeer are maybe a little more tricky, maybe better for cut&folds.  But either way, if you do make one, send along a photo so I can see and if the photo is clear and in focus I might share it here. I never have time to fold all the designs so it is nice for people to see they work and what the end result looks like!

Grab that PDF here.

And just a reminder of a more challenging one:

and the design folded by Melanie.

You can find some other Christmas folds, including Rudolph, here.


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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