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Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits Bookmark

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'm currently mired in so many long-term projects that I went looking for an instant-gratification craft fix the other night. So, in about twenty minutes, I had this:

Pretty cool, right? Ah, but here's where the "magic" happens:

Is this bookmark actually stretching? Or is it your imagination?


I've had this papercraft bookmark in my "to-do" folder for ages, and it's definitely the easiest papercraft project I've ever done. Just print, cut, a few folds, a little glue, and voilá! I even had the tassel left over from who-knows-what, which really adds that perfect finishing touch.

Plus, if batty ballerina isn't your style, you can simply flip the inner card over for this dynamite option:

And here he is in his corruptible, mortal state:

The front reads, "I'm dying to read this book," by the way. (Sorry it's not very clear.)

These would be fun to make with your little geeklings, or be the perfect quick-and-easy gift to tuck in with a birthday card. Just be sure to use heavy card stock, and set your printer for high-quality. (And if you really wanted to go all out, you could use packing tape or clear laminate to make it more durable.)

Now, what are you waiting for? Go download the template! (It's free from Disney's website.) And if you know of any other great bookmark templates or projects, please share 'em in the comments!

Posted by Jen at 11:30 PM Labels: ,

29 comments:

  1. ACK!! I'm in love with this one!!

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  2. I am terrible at keeping bookmarks. I bet I would keep one of those!

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  3. I'm still up!

    Very cool, I will have to make some for birthday gifts. And one for myself of course. My daughter is always stealing my bookmarks - while they are saving my page of course :(

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  4. Love love love. Always been one of my favorite rides and definitely one of my favorite portions of the ride. Love the transforming portraits too. If I could get prints of those, I'd have wall art :D

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  5. That is so cute!
    I love the folding idea. Gotta try this some time.

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  6. Brilliant! I love it so much!

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  7. That is pretty darn cool! I think I'll post a link to this on my blog, missy!

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  8. This will be a great craft to keep me busy when my lupus has me stuck in the house during the summer sun. I need to find more things like this!

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  9. That's really neat.

    The batty ballerina one, I was watching Hollywood Auctions (or whatever it's called) one night and they auctioning off that original painting from the Haunted Mansion.

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  10. Wow, they look fun. I'm going to have to make some up myself- perhaps see what crafty supplies I have kicking around to arty them up a bit more after. Where's my gold pen...

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  11. Love it. I made three of them already. I have also determined that hole punches hate me. lol

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  12. AACK! I'm in love with it and know exactly who to give one to, but I can't get the template to stay on screen for more than a second. Then white screen. I would love to do this though if I can figure out how to fix that little glitch. :(

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  13. http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2009/02/origami-heart-bookmarks.html

    How About Orange has a bunch of bookmark printables and instructions. Here's one for an origami heart bookmark. If you search for bookmark, you get printable foxes, flowers and birds, plus another origami corner-marker, and a bunch of ideas using fabric.

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  14. That's great! I'm am going to make several of these this weekend!

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  15. I also know a person that would LOVE this! Definitely going to have to make it soon!

    Are those random pennies or did I miss a steampunk/crafty post somewhere? :)

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  16. Thank you !! I printed three, so each of the girls will have one of their own and leave mine ALONE !!. DD#2 is 8 and the Haunted Mansion is her favorite ride :o)
    Lynne

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  17. Before I clicked to zoom in on the pic, I would've sworn that the caption on the bookmark said, "I'm dying in Boston this week." And I thought, "That doesn't make sense!" So I clicked it, and now it makes sense. Cool bookmarks!

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  18. Oooh! These are perfect for the Disney trip this October! I even have tassles sitting in my Christmast ribbon box....

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  19. I love the Haunted Mansion and, of course, the Stretching Room. :) I'll have to make a few of these. I didn't know that Disney had crafts like that...I found one of the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Woo!

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  20. I couldn't wait to make it, so I made it at work. What!?! It's Friday!!

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  21. An original painting of the woman with the alligator from the first go around of the Haunted Mansion was sold at Hollywood Treasures on SciFi. If you don't want that show already, DO IT. It's on Wed nights after Ghost Hunters and Haunted Collector. The stuff on there is AMAZING!

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  22. Love it! My first thought was Haunted Mansion and then I saw where you got the template. I will definitely have to try this!:-)

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  23. I made one! I wish it was a little bit bigger though, as some of the little folds were a bit tricky. And I may or may not have made a huge mess with a bottle of glue...perhaps I should stick to glue sticks. :D

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  24. Disney has some of the BEST free crafts! I have this one "saved" for later. I'm currently making the paper lanterns from Tangled! >_<
    Hopefully I'll have my own tutorial for it up on my blog soon.
    Also attempting a Tangled themed cake.

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  25. So cute! After seeing that I wanted to share these framedStretching Room portraits that I will be hanging in my Disney/steampunk dining room once I get the chance.

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  26. I don't know if you ever feature non 'creative' websites. However, I would like to tell you of Celia Betz.

    Beautiful Celia has Batten disease. Batten is an extremely rare disease that takes the sight, movement and mind of a child. It is also fatal.

    Celia's family is trying to raise awareness of this disease.

    You can read about them at http://www.betzfamilycolumbus.blogspot.com/

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  27. My friend is painting her sewing room to look like the Haunted Mansion.. I think I need to make this happen...

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