Electronic die-cutters make fast work of printed paper projects for your children. See three ideas from the Get It Scrapped creative team.
Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “These little bird houses are small boxes, big enough for a couple of chocolates or candies. I found the pattern on Sunghee’s Creativity in Progress blog. Sunghee has more fun templates for projects like this ones. One tip I learned while creating my bird houses was to practice first on copy paper. Sometimes the printing of the template doesn’t fit correctly on the page so you can adjust before using your cute pattern paper. When you do it one practice time, you will also find problems that you can rule out on the second try.”
an historical replica
Michelle Houghton says, “The pattern is from PaperToys.com. One of my daughters is studying Macbeth at school, and the teacher asked if anyone wanted to attempt to put together a paper model of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. My daughter said she would take a look and quickly realized this might be a job for her crafty Mom. I reprinted the pattern onto card stock to give it a little strength then cut out the pieces, scored along fold lines and glued it together slowly.”
fencing and trees for your “little people” toys
Amy Kingsford says, “I love using my Silhouette to make cute little papercrafts as gifts or as toys for my boys. I made this spring fence and tree for my youngest son to use with his little people and animals. Both cut files can be found in the Silhouette Store, the 3D Fence Basket is by Jennifer Wambach and the 3D Tree is by Lori Whitlock.”
“I cut the fence and accompanying grass pieces out of 8.5 x 11″ white coverstock using my Silhouette Cameo and simply folded along the perforations and used glue to secure the edges. I painted the grass with gelatos and added a square of leftover cork inside the basket to mimic dirt. I cut the pieces of the tree from 6 x 6″ patterned papers by American Craft.”