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Friday, May 28, 2010

June Workshop--House of Cards

The house we will build is considerably sturdier than the usual house of cards (or the economy for that matter). We will use a double wall construction technique for this workshop but there are many variations possible depending on the size of cards and the stability requirements. The larger the construction the more foundation is required so we will start small with a finished house that measures ~ 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 4" all made from one piece of 12 x 12" stiff paper (double sided scrapbooking paper works well) or 25 standard size business cards.

What to bring:
-One piece of 12" square stiff paper cut into   
  twenty-four 2 x 3" pieces or 24 standard-
  size business cards (bring more if you sense   
  potential trouble)
-Bone folder
-Craft knife
-Cutting pad
-Double stick tape
-Ruler or other straight edge
-Agile fingers

Handy but not a total necessity:
-Scoring tool (the official kind or a paper clip or knitting needle will do just fine)
-Small spatula type tool for jamming flaps into small inconvenient slots
If you have questions, contact Vicki V. Her contact details are in the newsletter, as well as in every newsletter on the page 2 sidebar.

Book Exchange Reminder: The theme for the book exchange at our next meeting is "materials from the hardware store." Keep in mind, plenty more comes from hardware stores than just hammers and nails. They are satisfying places to browse for ideas. This should be a lot of fun. 

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