Low Poly Papercraft (2 PDF patterns), cat papercraft - DIY this cute couple of 3D paper sculptures as first anniversary gift for cat lovers

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$17.20


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Digital download (3 ZIP, 2 other files)

Materials

DIGITAL ITEM emailed to you within seconds, PRINTABLE 12 page pattern for standing cat, PRINTABLE 7 page pattern for the other cat, ILLUSTRATED STEP BY STEP instructions, GETTING STARTED tips and tricks, plus a FREE bonus model to train yourself, MOBILE USERS, please open the product description below

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EASIER TO MAKE THAN THEY LOOK
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Hello cat lover! This listing is a set of 2 digital templates you can download, print, cut, and put together using scissors (or craft knife) and white glue.

After several hours... Tadaaaaaaaaa! You get a cute pair of cats you will be so proud of!

These two files are bundled up to make you save 33% on the regular price if you purchased the two cats separately.

Here is Gus, the standing cat: https://www.etsy.com/listing/478105146

Here is Genevieve, the one climbing down the wall: https://www.etsy.com/listing/477374714


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Gus and Gevenieve are siblings that used to squabble all the time over their mother's attention. Now look at them, they are inseparable. Seems like squabbles make bonds stronger.


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TECHNICALITIES

Total Height: 82cm/32in
Total Width: 10cm/4in
Total Depth: 38cm/15in

Total number of parts: 37 + 54 = 91 parts.

Bicolored models as usual, so each file is divided into 2 to make it easier for you to print: for each cat, one file for the body, and one file for eyes and ears.


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LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
3/5 (due to tiny parts)

The templates are pretty intuitive but if you have never made a paper sculpture before, each step of the illustrated instructions will suggest you where to start gluing the next part.

Plus the enclosed tips and tricks will help you make flawless sculptures easily.


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ESTIMATED TIME

Allow one afternoon for the half cat to complete.

The standing cat may take up to a day, depending on your glue, number of breaks you need and how much of a perfectionist you are.


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ABOUT GUS, THE STANDING CAT

Gus has a hole in his right front paw so you can pin it to the wall.

He won't collapse if you use a 180-200 gsm paper (65 lb COVER).
Caution: Much thicker paper will make the tiny parts much difficult to fold.

This file has been updated to make it easier to assemble.


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ABOUT GENEVIEVE, THE CAT CLIMBING DOWN

Hang it on the wall like a picture frame thanks to the triangular hole at the back.
160 gsm paper (65 lbs) is enough, but you can chose a heavier card stock.

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HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP?

Feel free to get in touch whenever you need support, right here:

- - - Private Facebook group (through a clickable link in the instructions)
- - - Etsy convo (click the "Ask a question" button on top of this page)
- - - Email: stephane[at]oxygami.com
- - - Website: oxygami.com (coming 2019)

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This is an excellent exercice in patience, focus and mindfulness to free yourself from daily stress. But you already know that, right?

Download the templates of these cats and get in the zone!
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PS:
By purchasing and downloading this template, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions of use:

- - - Due to the digital nature of the item, I can offer refund only when none of the files have been downloaded. If you encounter any issue, please reach out and I will help you sort things through.
- - - The only file format I provide is (zipped) PDF. I don't provide PDO, SVG or DXF files as I believe cutting by hand is part of the relaxing process. Moreover, cutting by hand takes as much time, if not less, as cutting with a machine.
- - - The files are meant for personal use only, which prohibits any form of profit making activity.
- - - The design, templates, instructions, text, imagery and videos are protected by copyright. Copyright is OXYGAMI's property and is not transferable.
- - - The files and their derivatives (other digital formats and paper kits) can not be shared, transferred, published, swapped, copied, modified, sold or distributed.
Every illegal use of my work makes a dent in my faith in mankind. Please support the human being that designed this model for your personal pleasure! ❤️

Delivery & returns

Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. 

Meet OXYGAMI

Stephane Chesneau

Stephane Chesneau

Paris, France

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

Surprisingly, yes. If patience is one of your skills, then go for it!

Those sculptures may look impressive, but they are designed with *motivated* beginners in mind and have been tested by true beginners. The process of assembly has been made intuitive to relax your brain so that you won't have to figure out what step you should be taking next.

The enclosed illustrated instructions make things even easier as they suggest where to start to glue each piece.

That said, I wouldn't recommend the shark or the wings as a debut model.
I would rather say adults and teens above 13, just to be safe.
■ Printer or your local print shop
■ A4 Paper (160-220 gsm) or US Letter (65 lb cover or 110 lb index like this one for example: https://www.amazon.com/Neenah-Astrobrights-Premium-Assortment-Inches/dp/B003A2I6T2)
■ Cutting tool
■ Scoring tool (the dull side of a craft knife, dried out ball pen, etc.)
■ Ruler
■ White glue
■ Pin or nail
■ And obviously, a wall.
■■■ PAPER
Coloured or patterned A4 (160-220 g/m²) or US Letter (65 lb cover)

American friends, this kind of cardstock is fine (this is *not* an affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/Neenah-Astrobrights-Premium-Assortment-Inches/dp/B003A2I6T2

■■■ GLUE
Quick drying white glue! (mundane quick drying wood glue, or Aileen's, or Elmer's, or Mod Podge, an so on).
I wouldn't recommend: glue sticks nor transparent liquid glues.

Don't worry, all these recommendations are reminded in the instructions along with extra advice on how to glue properly.
Go to your local copy store with a thumb drive. They usually have a wide range of paper colours, and if you are lucky, various weights. They will print your template for you for next to nothing.

Ask 180 gsm (65 lb cover) in priority, then 160 gsm (110 lb index) if they don't have 180. (The tutorial is to be printed on regular office paper, or not to be printed at all)
I do, as long as *none* of the files have been downloaded.
The smiling foxes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/559469025 or
The bunny in a suit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/521588445
You don't have to buy the file several times, you can make several sculptures from the same file.

I'm just asking you not to share or publish the files though, and not to use them for profit of any kind, as my work is copyright protected.
The templates and instructions are for personal use only. However, you can sell your creations under strict conditions. Your first step is to ask for my permission and tell me where you intend to sell them.

Unauthorised commercial use of my work will be reported.

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