Thursday, June 16, 2011

Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits Bookmark

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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Geek Glee 6/14/11

Ok, not so much "geek," but this video has a double dose of glee:

Koala: [flap flap flap]
Me: [collapsing from cute]

(Thanks to Becky C. for the link!)

Hold on to your sonic screwdrivers, Doctor Who fans, 'cuz Baby Davros will EXTERMINATE your resistance to snuggling:

Or how about this stone-cold cutie?

Just remember: cute is only skin-deep.Heh. Aheh. Heh.

(Seriously. Even her brain has a bow! YOU GUYS. Her brain...has a bow. Love it!)

These are the works of artist Jacqui Ronan, who has even more Doctor Who cuteness here, so be sure to check 'em out.

Next, Natalie T. sent me a link to these brilliant "sculpted ribbon clips":

By baby bug wear (links to a FB page)
Aren't they amazing? I think I like Tiana and Ariel the best. You can see more ribbon clip creations here, including Queen Amidala and Oscar the Grouch. I'm also loving the Strawberry Shortcake in her Etsy store:

And only $8! Not bad!

And finally, a little more randomness:

I found this during an image search for something completely unrelated, and it made me laugh:

My grandmother has that exact same Santa statue. Ha!

It also reminded me of this:

Sauron: The High School Years.
via SuperPunch & Reddit

I laughed for like 10 seconds straight.

So tell me, guys: what's bringing you glee today?