I’m so happy to share photos of my second Desert Bus donation - a set of Paper Mario Sprite Figures with matching stands! Everything came out so bright and colorful, perfectly capturing the style and the spirit of the games. I even made it so they can be flipped, just like the in-game sprites. Plus, everyone is to scale so Bowser a truly impressive foot tall, towering over the others that range from 5” (Mario) to 7” (Yoshi).
It ended up being a great deal of work (well over 200 pieces all together), especially since I designed the stands myself and I don’t usually create 3D patterns on my own. But I hope I’ll make some Paper Mario fan incredibly happy in the end.
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I now have a Twitter account. Which will mainly be mirroring the same things I post here but, you know, on Twitter.
Last year, I kept my Desert Bus Craft-Along items tightly under wraps but this year… well, I’m so proud of this that I couldn’t wait to share it.
This is my framed floating cut paper art of Princess Peach’s stained glass window. It’s over 100 pieces of pearl cardstock and vellum with just a few gems for extra sparkle. I really enjoyed doing my own interpretation and including a bunch of fun elements. Making the best use of both sides of the glass was the challenge but I found that the flowers from her Peach Blossom Final Smash added a nice touch.
While this piece is destined for Desert Bus for Hope 8, you can see more of my cut paper art here on my blog.
While I don’t usually post about new products in the crafting world, I have to say that Silhouette’s new PixScan technology looks to be really innovative and I can’t wait to see how people use it. If you’re curious, check out the overview page at Silhouette America.
I have a bunch more of the designs I brought with me to Dashcon up at my Etsy store! What’s more, I’m offering 15% off your total purchase until the end of the month! If you all saw a box you wanted at Dashcon but didn’t get a chance to pick it up, it could be yours!
The end of the month is coming fast and my budget’s gotten pretty tight. I don’t have a sob story or anything to tell—I’m just godawful terrible at managing my money sometimes, and this month has been one of those times. If you were considering buying from me, please check me out!
I would really appreciate it. My bills this month would really appreciate it.
My sale only runs until the end of July! To get 15% off your entire order, just put in BALLPIT in the coupon code at checkout. And BAM! 15%! Just like that!
Happy Hatpire Designs
Thank you all so much!
Friend of the blog hatpire is having a nice promotion right now so I figured I would share it with my paper-loving followers as well.
(And I will get to posting some new stuff soon, I have just been preoccupied lately.)
holy crap i thought that was ‘shopped on your head for a second. mad skills, Schala. MAD SKILLS!
Thank you! There are actually a lot of guides out there for making 3D Sims plumbobs, but I still had to go through and make up my own version to use with my Silhouette Cameo. The dark headband I used also helped to make the illusion a bit more convincing.
I’m so happy to share photos from a recent custom party set! I was asked to create decorations for a Sims-themed birthday party and while it was a challenge at times since I don’t usually work with 3D papercraft, everything turned out really nice in the end.
So here you have a custom banner, cupcake toppers, hanging decorations, and yes, even a plumbob headband. (Oh yes and a photo of me. So if you’ve ever wanted to know what I look like, there you go.)
Interested in your own custom party decorations? Contact me on Etsy!
The last of my gifts for Orin, a Paper Mario-style Flyguy!
Orin and I are both really fond of Shyguys and I’ve been itching to make a Paper Mario-esque hanging decoration, so this was my proof on concept. Like in Paper Mario, he is the same design flipped for the “opposite” side which is actually pretty easy to pull off. I really hope to make more of these soon!
Part the second of the gifts, a vinyl decorated water bottle!
I recently started experimenting with vinyl and decided to send Orin a water bottle decorated with a modified “Black Tiger”/H-01 symbol. I’m actually super happy with how this turned out and may do a few more experiments with it.
Oh lawd!! I can’t believe I forgot to share this! I won runner-up in schalakitty's giveaway a little while ago and she sent me this REALLY CUTE drawing of my toon-style Cecil and Carlos!
I also won this killer bookmark ;] Go check out her store, it’s awesome and full of papercrafty game goodness!
Thank you for sharing this and the bit of promotion, zenami! I appreciate it.
Also toon/chibi style is the only style I can do. *laughs*