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Today I finished making the name in 3D of my son Arthur.

I posted on the page and everyone loved it, where I promised to provide the step by step.

Well… I can already say that it’s a lot of work, see? You won’t think you will find it easy, you won’t… lol

Even more than I did with printed plasticized cardboard, it is not as malleable as the fabric … so I had difficulty in some folds … but nothing that could not be resolved.

The secret is to wrap the letters as if you were making a gift wrap!

I didn’t know this card and by chance, I was in a stationery shop and I came across it and the perfect print, according to the theme of the party, that’s when I had the idea to put this beautiful decoration into practice for my son’s birthday.

Ah… for your knowledge, here where I live, RJ, I paid R $ 1.30 each sheet… I spent a sheet for each letter… because each letter was the size of an A4 sheet … but if you make a smaller letter, you will spend less on cardboard … so it really counts …

I didn’t want to do it with fabric, because my intention was to spend little.

I liked the result …

Ah… I was inspired by step by step that has here on the blog, and belongs to blog Sposata, however, it teaches fabric, where it looks beautiful too (because you have more options in prints with fabrics than with cardboard) and here I will teach you how to do with plasticized cardboard (more economical).

If you have any questions in my walkthrough, check out Sposata’s walkthrough, clicking here.

3D LETTERS WITH FABRIC, CLICK HERE
MATERIALS
  • Cardboard box
  • White glue (takes longer to dry) or craft glue (dries instantly)
  • Durex is optional
  • Stiletto
  • Scale
  • Plasticized cardboard with your favorite print
  • Print the letters on the WORD, in this case I used the ARIAL FONT and the font size was at the limit of one A4 sheet (THERE ARE 2 TEMPLATES FOR EVERY LETTER)
STEP BY STEP

Well… I didn’t go through all the lyrics step by step, because otherwise this tutorial would be huge. So I used the letter A and explored the letter R, which for me was the most complicated.

First of all the secret of using laminated cardboard is that you wrap the letters as if you were wrapping a gift.

1. Print the letters on the WORD, in this case I used the ARIAL FONT and the font size was on the limit of an A4 sheet, I don’t remember exactly the size. Well… the letters are big, if you want to be smaller, just print in the appropriate size for you. (THERE ARE 2 MOLDS FOR EVERY LETTER)

In my case I cut the “A” 2 times, the “R” 2 times and successively.

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2. Glue the entire sheet to a piece of cardboard and with the help of the ruler and stylus cut the letter.

As the cardboard is thick, I preferred to use a ruler and stylus to make the cut more precise, but if you want to use the scissors, however, you will make more strength and your fingers will hurt… lol… cut as you see fit ok?

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3. And so was the A and all the letters after they were cut.

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4. Make 16 cm strips to make the squares.

Note: these squares will determine the width of your letter. If you want thinner, cut 12 cm or 8 cm strips

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5. Using the ruler, make the mark on each side of the square. In my case, as it was a 16 cm strip, I marked the numbers 4, 8 and 12 with the ruler to close the four sides of the same size.

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6. And so the squares were.

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7. Now paste the squares in the letter. They give the 3D effect;

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8. Now paste the other side of the letter.

Realize that the sides were open … you have to close the sides with pieces of cardboard too.

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9. See how the “R” looks with the sides closed. Do this for all letters.

Obs. If you don’t have the patience to use the glue to close the sides with the cardboard, you can apply a little glue on the edges, put the cardboard cutout and then fix it with durex.

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10. In the photos below, see how the letters were cut and pasted only on the cardboard. At this point, only “A” had closed, and the other letters on the sides were still open.

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11. Now we are going to wrap it with cardboard. Stick the letter on the card.

I said and I repeat: the secret is to wrap the cardboard as if it were wrapping a gift. With this idea, it makes finishing easier. But do each one in your own way ok?

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12. Wrap with cardboard to glue the other side.

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13. The letter is hidden after pasted. That part that was left open, you can leave it for now. It will be pasted last.

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14. Gluing the sides. The photos are very self explanatory.

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15. Make the side look nicer to finish the finish.

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16. The letter “R” as the “U” had a certain difficulty because of the little turns. Because if you paste everything at once, you will have waves.

So I was cutting pieces into pieces and pasting them so I wouldn’t have waves.

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17. Did you get the idea?

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18. After pasting all the sides, let’s go to the middle. Make a little hole and then cut into pieces and glue them inside.

Forgive me wholeheartedly, but I didn’t take a picture of the ending (I think I was excited to be done and forgot … lol …).

But in order not to keep showing these strips all glued in, cut a piece of cardboard in the width and measure inside this little hole, and glue it on top to hide and make a more beautiful finish.

To clarify doubts, see the letter “R” ready to see how it looks.

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19. And now see them ready!

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Good people!

I hope you enjoyed!

As I said I based on the tutorial on the blog Sposata (here), the difference is that she taught with fabric, and I’m teaching with plasticized cardboard.

The advantage is that it is more economical.

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