This model was originally available on the Flying Pig website - I've updated the artwork and redone the photographs. I've made it available as a free download, there is a link that anyone can use at the end of this post.
The Snap-Up Heart folds flat and slips into a card ready to be sent to your true love. When opened the heart pops out and the flutter will spin making your love's heart flatter with delight.
Print the parts page out onto thin card. 230 gram card does the job nicely.
Score along all the dotted lines then carefully cut out the parts. Fold along all the dotted lines to make the heart flexible.
Fold the heart in half and glue down the three flaps (1-3) Make sure than no glue comes out from under the flaps!
Cut out the four small triangle on either side of the heart. These are holes for the elastic band to thread through.
Cut a long thin elastic band so that it makes a single length of elastic. Thread both ends through the holes on one side of the heart and out through the holes on the other side. Tweezers are useful here! Pull them tight enough to close the top of the heart then tie them in a double knot.
Fold the last two flaps into place and glue them down making sure that the dotted lines are valley folds. Hold the heart flat until the glue has completely dried.
Flutter! Fold the small heart in half and glue it together. Once the glue has dried carefully cut it out.
Last bit! This bit is a little tricky, think of it as a demonstration of love!
Slide the flutter between the two strands of the elastic band and carefully wind it up. If possible get your dog to check to see if your gluing is okay (!?)
That's it! Keep the heart flat and slip it inside a book or greeting card.
Rate this post:
See the Membership page for more details.
Already a Member? Log in Here
Continuing my ongoing project to bring up to date releases of more obscure models that were previously hidden away on the flying pig site I bring you... The Snap Up Squid! Now there's a hole in your life that you didn't know needed filling!
This particularly delightful model is quick and easy to make. Download the file at the bottom of the post, print out onto thin card and assemble. The elastic band powered squid folds flat and can be slipped into a book or large greetings card only to pop out when the card is opened to the delight of the recipient.
There are two versions in the file. Colour and mono. Print out your choice onto thin card. Note that the colour version is double sided. Print one side, flip the card over and return it to the printer then print the other side.
Score all the dotted lines then cut out the pieces.
Glue the lower flaps of the two body halves together.
Join the top flaps together. Fold the squid flat before the glue dries to make sure that everything is lined up correctly.
Glue on the tentacles with the suckers on the inside.
Glue the eyes into place as shown.
Cut out the small square holes for the elastic band. Cut open a long thin elastic band. Thread it into place as per the picture, a pair of tweezers is useful for this job. Tie the ends of the elastic band with a double knot so that is is tight enough to close the squid body sharply but not so tight that it crushes it!
That's it! Your squid will fold flat to fit inside a book or card and snap up when it is opened.
Just what you always needed!
Rate this post:
If you skip along to the Canon Creative Park website you can download a couple of new models by yours truly.
The Tiger and Grasshopper models are both snap-ups. They have an elastic band inside them. Fold them flat and when they are released they jump up. Fun!
You may remember that I had mentioned these models on Workshop Notes before. Canon asked me to remove the entires until the models were released. They are now available so I'm off into the archives to republish.
Rate this post: