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Project 3

IMG_0320I made a little accordion book with cut-out cats. While it’s not as slick as I would have liked, it was my first time making a tiny accordion cut-out like this.(Although I do remember making snowflakes in grade school!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the process:
The drawings I did to figure things out:
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The template cat:
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The paper strip folded with the cover temporarily sewn on:
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The first rough cut. (My husband calls all the little pieces of paper “snipples”.)
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We’re visiting my parents’ house, and there wasn’t a good X-Acto blade here, so I cleaned it up as best I could with scissors. Luckily, mom had some nifty scrapbooking scissors that are pretty darn sharp. (Scrapbooking scissors?! I had no idea there was such a thing.)
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The sewn-on cover. This was tougher then I originally thought because the paper kept ripping close to the edge. (How should I make this next time though? Thicker paper would help solve the ripping issue, but the paper was already a bit thick to cut the whole stack with scissors. Some of the tiny elements, like ears, are partly ripped as well.)
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The finished book with the closure at the mouth and paws. I was thinking of a cat playing with string for this.
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This project took a whole lot longer to complete than expected!

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