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Paper trails to hearts and minds skulls

18th January 2008 by Denise

There’s always something nice about a handmade gift. And if you can’t make a gift yourself, well, the next best thing is the wrapping. The link I lost the other day has been found – it’s this beautiful paper-heart box. Perfect for a little Valentine gift – your last Rolo, a diamond ring, or a little magnet decorated with a MOO Sticker.

Darren Scott, an Australian based origami artist has made the template available for download as a PDF. If you’d like to make one yourself, you can find it here.

But if that’s just too hearty for you, and your Valentine has slightly alternative tastes, then this could do the trick:

It’s a folded paper skull – with an articulated jaw! Simply pop the gift inside the jaws of doom, and away you go. Really – what’s not to like?

The template is provided via the blog ‘Skull-a-Day’. Skulls by name, and skulls by nature, I loved this recent post featuring a skull shaped arrangement of comic books:

Maybe it’s the fact it’s in an unusual location, but it reminded me just a little bit of epmd’s project, of leaving MiniCards around DC, and photographing them. I like the idea of racing into a shop, re-arranging everything like this and racing out again, leaving just a MiniCard behind… Although I have a feeling this was a precision job, and very little racing was involved! If you’re in the DC area, keep an eye out for epmd’s cards, I’d love to know if they’re being found, and where they’re ending up.

Read comments (4)

  1. Caterina:

    Why don’t Moo people think about printing wrapping paper? Big sheets with either our or others’ photos? Or with the designers’ images? These would be great, and in MOO-style.

  2. eric petersen / epmd:

    Hey, thanks for mentioning my project again. It’s been too much fun. less than 30 left.

    as for someone finding one …

    I left one at the 24Hrs of Flickr Book Release. And this guy I was talking with later in the night starts talking about moo cards. cuz he picked up one of the hundreds of moo cards at the event . Turns out he picked up the one I left. he had no idea though. he didn’t read the back. But when he showed me the one he picked up I told him what I was doing and let him know he picked one of them up. So I guess I’ve met the only person that I know has found one.

  3. Kim:

    Hi I was wondering if you had a copy of the heartbox template? Thanks! (his website is “permanently down” since he switched hosts)

  4. Denise:

    Hi Kim – I didn’t realise the site was down, that’s a shame. Just had a quick google, and actually this looks like it could be similar, so worth a try:
    http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=299965
    Let me know how you get on!

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