3 3D Papercraft Toy Designs for Gamers & Kids

Hi everyone! Here’s a non-scrapbook post about finding new ways to use your papercrafting supplies. I know during my son’s younger days we used to find books about papercrafting, origami, and some great printables for him to craft with. Now you can find so much variety online.

Papercrafting has certainly come a long way. Now, even the most intricate and colorful 3D designs are made more simple with the help of a computer and printer. What hasn’t changed, though, is the fun and creativity that these designs inspire. Here are a few papercrafting designs and ideas for that one segment of the industry that really loves 3D papercrafts: gamers and kids! I think these are some fun ways to use your papercrafting supplies for parties.

Tetris Four-Line Clear Papertoy – Almost everybody is at least familiar with the block stacking game Tetris. One of the many iterations of the classic game, 2010’s Tetris Party Deluxe from Nintendo, was supposed to be marketed using a papercraft Tetris toy. It was never used but the designer, Bryan of the Paper Foldables Blog, has since made the design available for download. Best of all, you can slide that long line down for a magnificent four-line clear!

Slot Machine Papertoy — This anthropomorphic casino slot machine design by French papertoy maker Tougui is a few years old but it still looks cute today. It’s in French, but it should be easy enough to assemble. Just remember: “cuoper” is “cut”, while “coller” is “paste”. The classic UK fruit machine is getting a lot of love these days thanks to pocket fruity reinventing the old pub standard on mobile, so feel free to edit and replace the playing card suits with fruit symbols for a less Vegas and more UK pub fruit machine vibe.

Casino Slot Machine Papercrafting
Angry Birds Playable Papertoy – There are a lot of Angry Birds papercraft deisgns out there, thanks in no small part to the mobile game’s massive popularity. This design by the OKI Print Lovers Fan Club, however, is one of the most notable due to the fact that it actually lets you fire the eponymous birds into the air! The steps mention using an OKI printer, but you can use any brand to print it out really.

Angry Birds Print Papercrafting
Enjoy making these 3D papertoys – maybe they’ll inspire you to create your own 3D innovative and fun designs!


Create Scrapbooks Haul Video: Michael’s NEW 2014 Becky Higgins Project Life 6×8″ Albums & Planner Pages

Hi Everyone!

I picked up a few NEW 2014 Becky Higgins Project Life 6×8″ Albums & Planner Pages this weekend at a local Michael’s store. Yay! I wanted to show you the contents of the Becky Higgins Project Life Planner Pages and the binder album as I opened them and put together the planner (see the video below). Hope this helps you decide whether or not to purchase this based on your personality, purpose, and expectations.

I use both my iPhone and a paper based physical planner every year and think this will work fine for my needs. The planner pages inside the album does fill the album, so there is really not much room for pocket pages and inserts, but as the year goes on and you remove pages it would free up space. My album’s binder rings (as shown in the video) did not line up correctly and my pages are snagging (even though they have the phrase “snag-free” on the actual binder inside). I am sure this is just an isolated incident and am not sure if I will end up returning it, but overall I am happy with the quality of the binder for my planner purposes.

http://youtu.be/E75u4XK6WwU Create Scrapbooks YouTube Scrapbooking Haul Videos Becky Higgins Project Life 6x8" Binder and Planner Pages 2014
The planner pages and binder retail both at $14.99 each. I used a coupon on both items, and picked up some clearance Simple Stories Sn@p pocket page protectors (the 6×8″ page protector line fits perfectly and is the same style as the Becky Higgins protectors, but they are currently on clearance so I picked those up instead to save some money). The Becky Higgins protectors retail at $4.99 for a pack. So, definitely browse the Sn@p section at your Michaels and score the other items that fit these size of binders on clearance while you are picking yours up!)

Watch the video directly on YouTube at this link: http://youtu.be/E75u4XK6WwU

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Note: Make sure you print out the Pocket Page Protector Organization sheets I have available: Create Scrapbooks – Get It Organized – Print this FREE organization file and use them along with all of the free Create Scrapbooks Organizational systems to get your pocket and page protectors organized!

1 – 8.5×11″ printable that coordinates with the Project Life & Simple Stories 6×8″ style of pocket and page protectors (5 styles). Cut them apart or leave them as a whole sheet to help you get organized. There are 3 more sheets of free printables (larger sizes) in our shop – make sure to add them all to your cart and use them in coordination with this new sheet I created.

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