Monday, March 25

Make Something Monday: Jacob's Ladder Letter

This is a very basic project, in that it does not take a lot of time, but it has whimsy and a lot of potential for creative interpretation.  Just change up the materials and you could make it funky, out of recyclables, or masculine.

I cut some cardstock in the same size, which you do not have to do.  Consider making the width the same and varying length.

I do recommend you line up the punch holes.  I have made these before and if your punch holes are all off, the project gets a little too funky.  The best way to line these up is to do the top card or two and use it as a guide for the rest.

Then pick a ribbon, yarn, or jute and lace.  I secured mine at the top with a fiskers tape roller.  You can use glue dots, regular tape, and and other roller tape that has good stick.  I recommend securing about an inch of ribbon to the back of the top.   MAKE sure you LEAVE 1/4 inch (1-2 cm) for FOLDING.
After I laced it through several cards and repeated the inch secured to the back of the lowest card, I started embellishing with a quote from a calendar.
This spans 5 cards which does make the letter a bit bulky.  I you do not want to pay more to send, just use 3 card lengths.  Unfortunately I did not think to get a picture of the project folded down to a single layer, but done properly these will collapse zig zag down! 
Imagine  your recipient opening the envelope to find this unique folding letter! 

Keep creating!

-b

4 comments:

  1. Looks great, and even better in person!

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  2. So cool! I want to try this...

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    1. You might wait about a week and you'll get to see this up close and personnal ; )

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  3. very cool! i was just contemplating a jacobs ladder with washi tape!!

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