Here’s a card that may blow your mind. It’s called a Hexaflexagon. And it’s made from just one 2″ x 12″ strip of paper! A little background on this type of fun fold from Wikepedia… “In geometry, flexagons are flat models, usually constructed by folding strips of paper, that can be flexed or folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the two that were originally on the back and front. Flexagons are usually square or rectangular or hexagonal. The discovery of the first flexagon, a trihexaflexagon, is credited to the British student Arthur H. Stone, who was studying at Princeton University in the United States in 1939.”
I love math! So I was very intrigued when I saw one that Joyce Batta shared in the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook. And I started investigating. I created and shared a version yesterday that I then made with the February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit. But I also wanted to put a video out there concentrating on JUST this fold alone. So I made a few other versions, and this never-ending fun fold became my project for my past Wednesday’s Facebook Live Online Paper Crafting Class.
I uploaded the recorded version of my Facebook Live video to my YouTube channel (since I know not everyone is ON Facebook). And then I was able to share it here in my blog post. Be sure to watch the video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), scroll through the close-up photos, check out the products list below, and then let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you enjoyed what I shared in this video. Below are measurements, close-up photos, and a product list for the cards I demonstrated.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.
Measurements for Lily Impressions Card…
- Lily Impressions Designer Paper
- 2” x 12”
- Scraps for layers (optional)
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Scraps for layers (optional)
Measurements for Flowering Foils Card…
- Flowering Foils Designer Paper
- 2” x 12”
These are the two stamp sets I used for my cards.
Here are close-up photos of the cards I demonstrated and/or shared in my video. The have three “sides” each. So each card is photographed three times.
Cards #4, 5 and 6
(the process for the one with color)
I’m making several of these now to send to my club members to thank them for their February orders.
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ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m back as a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members in a series of five fabulous months! Our bundle of twelve February 2020 Peaceful Poppies Tutorials are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page.
January 3 to March 31, 2020. Free products for all! Click here to learn more. (Second release products begin March 3rd!!) FYI…the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314) is sold out and no longer available.
COORDINATION PRODUCTS ARE HERE!
February 4-March 31 is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here for the visual flyer so you view the products! Click here for the coordination products list flyer. Click here to shop these products in my online store.
A PEEK AT MARCH’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
March’s seven year anniversary Paper Pumpkin kit is just around the corner and will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box with supplies to make 12 note cards (4 of 3 designs). Because Paper Pumpkin is celebrating another milestone year, this kit will contain an extra bonus stamp set, too! Coordinating colors are: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron. Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe. Then… Click here to activate your subscription by March 10th for this March kit.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.