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Flying High

Designer: Tracey Daykin Jones
crafts, paper, papercrafts, plane,
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Go up, up and away with a back to school treat for teachers or students by Tracey Daykin-Jones

What you need...
  • Papers, Doodlebug, Back To School, 12” x 12”
  • Stickers, Doodlebug, Back To School
  • Embellishments: ribbon, grosgrain, red; twine, light pink
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Die, circle, 8cm diameter
  • Punch, corner rounder
  • Adhesives
  1. Paper Plane - 1 Take a double-sided sheet of patterned paper and trim to A4 size. Next, follow the step-by-step instructions on our pattern pages for Plane 1 and fold where indicated using a bone folder. You may want to practise on a piece of scrap paper first.

    2 Once finished, glue the middle together and hold the two sections in place using clothes pegs, then leave to dry. The plane will flatten down sideaways.

  2. Mini Card - 1 Create a white top-folding A7 blank and cover the front with green patterned paper. Trim a slightly smaller panel from star paper, round the corners and stick to the centre of the card. On the reverse, score and fold a horizontal line 1.5cm down from the top. Add double-sided tape to the smaller section along the top to ensure that the card stands well.

    2 Fix red grosgrain ribbon horizontally across the top-front, securing the ends to the back using double-sided tape. Tuck a second length of red underneath the horizontal piece, then tie and trim the ends at an angle. Using a circle
    die, trim a ‘First day’ motif and layer it onto a slightly larger blue circle. Stick to the card and add an apple to the bottom-right using foam pads. This card can be slotted into the plane you’ve just made.

  3. Apple Air - 1 To make a smaller plane, follow the Plane 2 instructions using the same techniques as the previous one. This plane is shorter, however it still requires a sheet of A4 to create.

    2 Cut an apple motif from a sheet of patterned paper using a circle die. Layer onto blue paper and stick to the left panel of the plane only. Layer an ‘A+’ sticker onto a small white circle and mount onto red paper, then stick to the right wing below the apple using foam pads.

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