Posts Tagged ‘ruler’

Easy Math for Artsies!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

For anyone who likes creating things with paper, this is one of the best measurement shortcuts I’ve ever seen. I learned it in a bookbinding workshop led by Cherryl Moote. If you need to divide a rectangular sheet of paper into equal pieces, lay a ruler with the zero on one edge of the page. Slide the ruler down until a number divisible by the number of sections you need appears on the other edge of the paper. For example, I want to divide my 8.5 x 11″ sheet into 5 equal sections. I slide the ruler down until the 10 meets the opposite edge, 10 divided by 5 = 2. Mark off 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ points. You can then use a set square to mark the divisions, or repeat the steps from any point on the side you started on. This creates two points you can line your ruler up to for scoring, marking or cutting.

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For some great bookbinding projects check out Cherryl’s books here at The Paper Place, or visit her website www.mootepoints.com.

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Creative Place Cards

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Do you need Place Cards for your wedding, party or special event? Here are some easy and effective ways to create your own using products we carry in store!

Various Place Card design ideas

Various Place Card design ideas

 To create these various place cards, depending on the design, you will need:

  • - #10 Flat Card (3 7/8 x 9 1/4″) in your desired colour (two place cards per flat card)
  • - Printable label for Guest’s name (Oval label, or address label)
  • - Craft Knife
  • - Metal cork back ruler
  • - Bone folder

Extra tools depending on place card design

  • - Place card #1: Flower embellishment
  • - Place card #2: Strip of chiyogami (717c)
  • - Place card #3: Rubber stamp, Eggplant ink pad, Diamond Stickles
Place Card #1

Place Card #1

Place Card #2

Place Card #2

Place Card #3

Place Card #3

 Steps to creating a basic place card:

  • - Take your #10 flat card and cut it in half using your craft knife and metal cork back ruler.
  • - Take each half of the #10 card and score them in half using your bone folder and ruler.
  • - Now fold the card along the score line to create a tent card.
  • - You now have two place cards to apply labels to with your guest’s name.
  • - You can now decorate your place cards whether you use stamps, paper or embellishments!

A neat idea we received from a customer, is using our Animal Paper Clips to determine the food your guest will be receiving. Below is an example of this fun idea, showing the difference between; Meat-Cow paper clip, Seafood-Whale paper clip, and Vegetarian-Bunny paper clip.

Use Animal Paper Clips to determine your guest's food choice

Use Animal Paper Clips to determine your guest's food choice

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