Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How-To-Tuesday | Making Mechanical Cards

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Handmade cards are more special than store-bought ones—and these charming mechanical cards stand out among those that are hand-crafted! Mostly based on Victorian and Edwardian designs, these patterns feature exquisite paper engineering, including pull-tab butterflies, bouquets, fans, and scrolls; dissolving pictures and kaleidoscopes; and sweet Venetian blind variations. They vary from the very simple to the really intricate, but the step-by-step instructions and diagrams make even the most complicated ones very achievable.  Make a puzzle purse, a box stage with musicians playing, and adorable animals in a revolving wheel.

@Columbia College Library

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