Use double sided paper that has a vibrant reverse side. When you fold these back you won't believe how beautiful they become. When you mount this to a card front or quilt them together to make a scrapebook page and it makes a bold refreshing statement. It makes an easy fast card for me. Use this as a card base over white or ivory, add your greeting matted in contrast colors on the top and you are done. The card looks really super great and yet it was so fast and simple. A ribbon can be woven in the design or just a bow and you are done.. Fancy, cute and colorful.
My first attempt following the included directions was kind of wrinkly, because I had to re-fold many times, in order to get it right... but still a good prototype. I had needed to un-tape several times, which weakened the result a bit, too. You should have strong and very thin double-sided tape, and you need #16 rubber bands, which you can get at office supply stores, or dollar stores, if you know what size they are (An online video giving instructions says they are 2 1/2 inches, laid flat but not stretched.) The included instructions say to cut the die three times, but you can also just cut the few extra pieces you need, using smaller pieces of paper if you want to save card stock. The online videos also tell you when to stop building the ball and to decorate the sides, which is right before the rubber bands are attached. I like the simple mechanics of this and think the ones I send it to are really going to enjoy it.
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