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Printable notecards

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Print yourself a set of these these sweet little notecards, courtesy of Schlosser Designs.

Affirmation Set

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Kind over matter is spoiling us with this super-cute free download for your very own affirmation gift set. Keep it as a gift for yourself or give away…

Dinner menu

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Potter Craft is sharing a project from Karen Bartolomei’s new book Paperie for Inspired Living: Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasions. Find out how to make these smart dinner menus at Craftster.

Tutorial Review: Lotus Blossom Card

Not sure which tutorial to try out next? The Folding Trees Tutorial Reviews are here to make your decision easier. For each review, we make a project based an online tutorial and report back on the difficulty, costs and time involved, plus any handy hints we developed along the way. 

The template for the lovely lotus blossom pop-up card that we featured on Folding Trees last year went MIA, but I e-mailed the designer and now it’s back! I decided to celebrate by attempting one of these cards myself. Here’s my review of the process:

In progress

Cutting the template pieces:

Finished piece

 The finished card, open:

And from the side:

Notes on this tutorial

The template comes on 2 pages. Unfortunately it’s designed for 11.7″ long paper, so for folks with letter-sized or A4 paper, the template is slightly too long and a couple of edges will be cut off. I didn’t realise this, so I had too draw the missing bits back onto my printouts by eye before cutting them out. You can avoid this by making sure “Shrink to Printable Area” is selected in Adobe Reader when you go to print.

I found it slightly annoying to have to cut everything out twice (once on printer paper to make the templates after printing, and then again on the coloured cardstock after tracing the templates), but you could save and reuse the printed paper templates, so you only have to do that step once. You could print directly onto your cardstock, but as each piece is cut from a  different colour, you’d waste a lot of cardstock that way.
 
The card came together easily enough – the directions are very simple. The stamens were a bit fiddly to cut and to attach; I’d advise that you treat them gently so you don’t bend them.
 
The finished card is stunning and the pop-up effect works well. You could modify the idea with different coloured cardstock, or, if you’re feeling very creative, change the shape of the petals to make a different type of flower. If you haven’t checked out the tutorial yet, I recommend you take a look!

Level of difficulty

intermediate

Time

moderate

Cost

low (recycle away)
 

Link

The original tutorial is available here.

Origami Sunflower Card

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Check out this new blog Peacefully Folding by Sisi, this week she has a tutorial on how to make this pretty origami sunflower card.

Postcard journals

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I am a huge fan of Design*Sponge; Derek & Lauren always come up with creative and very stylish ideas and tutorials. Here is another one; postcard journals. Very nice!

Summer bird notecard set

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Take a look at this free printable summery bird and flower notecard and envelope set at Modish, created by Dear Sweetheart Studio.

Flip flop notepaper

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Our friend Lynn at Jinjerup has released this oh-so-summery flip flop notepaper template, perfect for making your holiday lists. Get organised for summer with this fun printable!

Twirly Butterfly card

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Here’s a pretty springtime tutorial to make a twirly butterfly card, from Kayte Terry at CraftStylish.

Guest Feature: Say Yes to Trees notecards

Today we’re happy to present another Folding Trees tutorial from a contributor! (If you would like to write for Folding Trees, see our Submissions page for details.)

Jinjerup has created a new freebie for us: a cute notecard and matching envelope that unfolds into a tree shape!  Her inspiration for this design was Earth Day, and Prof Nalini Nadkarni’s message of how we should help maintain or even increase our ‘61 trees per person’ ratio.

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Left: the closed envelope; Right: the opened tree envelope

Not only is it perfect for writing notes & greetings for your loved ones, it comes with a little message of encouragement to say Yes to trees. You’ll be sending out these messages of love in no time at all!

Find out how to make this project with our tutorial:

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