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Questions tagged [cardboard]

For questions about the selection, use and characteristics of cardboard in arts and crafts.

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How can I cut a (reverse) waterdrop shape out of a cardstock perfectly?

I have printed the waterdrop shape on the cardstock. I want it to have sharp and smooth edges. I'm not an artisan at crafts, however, scissors and utility knife leave a lot of roughness.
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Prevent repositional glue from sticking?

I have a card box in which I have a card with repositionable glue on it - however the card gets stuck inside of the box, and is then fairly difficult to get out. I wondered if anyone knew if there ...
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What tool is available for protecting the box cutter and the surface of the table while using box cutter?

Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease? The tool you are looking for is called a box cutter which is just a razor blade in a handle. Make sure to put something uncuttable ...
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Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease?

I have a big scissor but cutting very thick cardboards like tv case in different shapes like butterfly wings consume too much effort. What kind of tool will make my life easy w.r.t very thick ...
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Thin, Flat, Rigid Sheets? (cheap)

I'm looking for something I can put behind ink-jet printed pictures to keep them from bending, but I don't want to increase the thickness of the final product any more than necessary. The thinnest ...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

I am interested in making books myself for my child and for holiday gifts. ; I want to do it all myself and avoid going through a commercial printer. What sort of printer would I need to accomplish ...
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Effective adhesive material to splice cardboard shipping boxes? [closed]

I want to splice two cardboard shipping boxes to make a bigger shipping box. Is using hot-melt glue a fast, strong-holding, and cheap way? Which type should I use? The pre-applied adhesive under the ...
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Materials for pictures that change with the direction of sunlight

What materials can be used to make pictures / paintings, where the colors change as the direction of the sun and hence the angle of incidence of the sun rays hitting the art structure changes? I'm ...
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Is it possible to make a scissor-like hinge out of cardboard?

I came up with an idea for a tool to measure how many heads tall a figure is. Problem is, I don't know how to make the hinges work. What I mean by 'scissor hinge' (I don't know if that's the correct ...
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What is the best way of sticking card to a book front?

I need to stick a piece of card 5" x 4" to the front of a smooth surfaced cardboard guest book. The card will need to be a permanent fit. What is the best glue to use and how can the job be done? I ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

I want to make super thick invitation cards. When I use white glue, it looks great for a day but then it starts curling. Any idea what I can use ?
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Making foil numbered digipak CD cases at home

What I want to do is have each CD digipak (basically a cardboard CD case) foil stamped and slightly sunken (embossed? reverse-embossed??) into the cover. I'm looking for suggestions on how to do ...
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How to support heavy weights when constructing chairs with cardboard?

I am trying to design a real cardboard chair for a project I have in my engineering modeling course. The chair should be able to support a weight of 250 pounds. I think we are free to use any type of ...
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Covering business cards?

I have a number of misprinted business cards and I plan on using them to test a card game. I will be gluing prints(Normal low grade printer paper) to the cards, but I am worried the business cards ...
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Decorate the inside of a tube?

We tend to save the cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels for crafts, like play binoculars and telescopes. The outsides are easy to decorate, the insides not so much. Painting is maybe ...
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What is an easy way to waterproof large pieces of cardboard?

I am building sets and props for an outdoor performance. We must use recycled materials as much as possible, and will thus use cardboard a lot since it is readily available. We plan on painting or ...