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Nov 13, 2014

Vintage Dollhouse Paper Houses Part 2


Here is a second dollhouse replica, scaled to shelf village size. It is a Keystone dollhouse from My Vintage Dollhouses (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page). 

See previous dollhouse (green Tudor) on this post.



Pink roof Cape Cod doll house paper house

This Cape Cod is approximately 4.75" wide, 3" deep, and 5" tall. 

Download printable PDF file for Cape Cod

Files download for free; pay what you wish. Suggested contribution for this file is $1.99.


Print the Cape Cod house pieces on white card stock and cut out.

Print the (brown tiled) roof on pink card stock.  I have also given you a full-color printable if you don't have pink card.  Cut the chimney from dark gray cardstock, or print full-color template.

Crease the tabs on the house.  Assemble the house by adhering the side tabs. 

Crease the roof.  Adhere to house using top tabs.

Assemble chimney.  Glue to center of roof with tabs. 

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Nov 11, 2014

Vintage Dollhouse Paper Houses Part 1

The other day, somehow, I got to browsing through pictures of vintage dollhouses.  Naturally, I thought I would try replicating a couple in paper, scaled down to shelf village size.

First I tried out this green Tudor, from a picture of a Rich dollhouse on Dollhouse Shenanigans.  (Scroll down to the second one up from the bottom of the page.) 

This house is approximately 4.75" wide and tall, and 3" deep



shelf village green Tudor doll house
 
 
Download printable PDF file for Tudor

Files download for free; pay what you wish. Suggested contribution for this file is $1.99.


Print the Tudor house pieces on white card stock and cut out; cut the roof from directly from brown cardstock.

Crease the tabs on the house.  Assemble the house by adhering the side tabs. 

Crease the roof.  Adhere to house using top tabs. Note that the roof is asymmetrical.  Be sure to match the longer side of the roof to the longer side of the house.

Next post is this pink roofed Cape Cod which is from a picture of a Keystone dollhouse on My Vintage Dollhouses (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page). 



Pink roof Cape Cod doll house paper house
 
 

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Nov 7, 2014

Wedding in a Barn Pop Up Card

I made this custom card to match the wedding venue.  The best photo I could find of the barn was not that great, and I didn't want to ask the couple for one.

Word was the bride was planning to wear cowboy boots and a denim jacket over her dress, so I added those details to the silhouette.


origamic architecture barn pop up card


What a challenging design.  The porch roof, gah!  It took me one entire Saturday to engineer that.

As always, I struggled with what to put on the front of the card.  It's not my strong point.

bow front card



The construction of the pop up card is interesting.  The card is folded into thirds, rather than in half.  The porch is cut on the top panel.  This top panel folds down behind the middle panel (the part with the barn).  The bottom third of the card is the floor, where the "best wishes" sentiment is.


barn origamic architecture card


There is a long horizontal slit in the middle panel allowing the entire porch to slide through from the back.  The roof is doubled, with a fold line at the front edge.

With the porch in place, the pillars are then affixed through slits in the floor.

The rest is a standard origamic architecture folded design.

I am not offering this template for two reasons: mostly, because I would like it to be unique for the couple who received it, but also because the thought of cleaning up the template and writing coherent instructions makes me want to just go lie down for awhile.

Here are some illustrations, however, to give you an idea how the construction works. 

This is my initial draft from the photo I found.  First I had to draw a straight-on view from an angled photo. 


beginning to work on pop up card



Here I have done some work on the porch.  I was trying to get the placement right and working on the colors.


barn pop up wedding card template




Final pattern.  You can see I made the pillars much fatter because in my first prototype the skinny pillars crumpled when the card was closed.

barn pop up template







Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Oct 17, 2014

Bonus Haunted House Cards

I have added a set of traditional flat cards to the Halloween haunted house accordion card files.  Re-download the file set to get the bonus files!

5 card set of Halloween cards


I made the templates very tiny to fit them on one page.  Be sure to enlarge before cutting.  


Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Oct 13, 2014

Haunted Houses Accordion Card

This accordion of Halloween haunted houses can be a card, or a shelf village.  Mine perches quite well on the top edge of a big mirror.

The houses are approximately 5" tall and 3.5" wide. 




How to make an accordion of haunted houses

Download files set: PDF, SVG (how to use my files in Cricut Design Studio), DXF, Silhouette Studio.



Files download for free; contribute what you wish. Suggested amount for this file is $2.99.



Cut the files.  The "Happy Halloween" greeting is a separate layer that may be removed or changed.
Score on score lines between the houses.

Adhere the piece with two houses to the right edge of the piece with three houses, using the side tabs.

Fold as you prefer, with both sides folding back from the center house (as shown), or zigzag.
 
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Oct 7, 2014

Pumpkins and Cat Tea Light Lantern

I pulled up some other Halloween silhouette cards and have started making them into battery tea light votive lanterns.  (See the ghost votive in the last post.)

This one I had designed as a flat front or window pop up card. The pumpkins and cat are dingbats from the font ILL oCtoBer. 
 
pumpkins and cat tea light lantern front




How to make a pumpkins and cat silhouette tea light lantern

Download lantern cutting files: SVG (how to use my files in Cricut Design Space), DXF, PDF, Silhouette Studio.




Files download for free; contribute what you wish. Suggested amount for this file is $1.00.



Cut the pumpkin and cat piece from cardstock.  Cut the long rectangle from vellum.

Assemble following the instructions from the daisy tealight lantern.




 
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.

Oct 4, 2014

Ghost Tea Light Lantern

Here's another project, a battery tea light votive lantern, using the ghost silhouettes from the window pop up card in the last post.

 

light up Halloween ghost lantern


How to make a ghost silhouette tea light lantern

Download lantern cutting files: SVG (how to use my files in Cricut Design Space), DXF, PDF, Silhouette Studio.

template for ghost lantern


Files download for free; pay what you wish. Suggested contribution for this file is $1.00.



Cut the ghost piece from cardstock.  Cut the long rectangle from vellum.

Assemble following the instructions from this daisy tealight lantern.

votice tea light ghost lantern

votive candle ghost lantern
 
Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: pop up cards, movable and mechanical cards, digital crafts and unusual papercrafts.