Paper Craft Tutorial

Step 1:

Open each file and print it out on Letter Size Card Stock using an inkjet printer.

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Step 2:

Each printed file needs to be scored before cutting with Cameo. Scoring allows for smooth folding while assembling. There are two types of lines a mountain fold and a valley fold. A mountain fold is dashed (- – – -) lines and a valley fold is dash dot lines (- . – . – . -).

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I like to use two different colored pens so the lines are not mixed up. Take a ruler and press firmly while tracing the lines.

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Step 3:

Now that all the printed files are scored it’s time to let the cutter do the hard part. line the paper up on your Silhouette Cutting Mat and feed it into the cutter making sure it is set to Load Cutting Mat.

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For the cutter settings the blade is set to 5, speed is set to 4 and thickness is set to 26. You may need to adjust these based on the weight and condition of your blade. Also make sure that only the black line color is selected before cutting so you don’t cut your fold lines.

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Step 4:

Now that you have cut your page you can peel out the parts.

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Step 5:

Each part should be pre folding be fore assembling to make the assembling process faster.

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Step 6:

Assembling is like a big puzzle. You match the flap and ID number with the same smooth edge and ID number dabbing a little hot glue and sticking them together.

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Step 7:

After gluing all your pieces together there are several ways to finish your project.

One way is the Fiber Glass method a tutorial for that is found here:

Another way is the bondo method, a tutorial for that can be found here:

Or you can just paint the outside if it’s just a one time use project. If you have any questions please email us.