Fresh Ideas

First Time Visitor?

Be sure to visit Pop Up Lessons/How To Books

to review the basic techniques of pop up making.

Book Depository Give Away

Jul 3, 2009

Scherenschnitte Thank You Card

scherenschnitte thank you card

A thank you card for a teacher.

scherenschnitte thank you card

I downloaded the pattern from Paper Cutters. (Back Street Designs pattern books/ 34 fantasy collection).

Replaced the sun with the school initial. Flipped the image horizontally. Traced the outline using CorelTrace. Saved as a DXF. Opened and cut in RoboMaster. It only took me the entire morning to do.

I made the letters by creating a contour outline around each letter. (I used Corel, but you can do it in RoboMaster if you have 5.1). After cutting I discarded the letters and kept the outlines. I glued tiny bits of green paper to the backs of the letters to show through to the front. Yes, this took forever too. I should have just cut another set of contours from the green paper and used those. Too bad I didn't think of that until just this moment. Doh.