What a word! I had to look up how to say it and describe it for you.
dodecahedron noun do·deca·he·dron \(ˌ)dō-ˌde-kə-ˈhē-drən\ a geometric shape having 12 sides.
I was browsing around on the internet and came across a site called "A Piece of Rainbow". This really cool site posts do it yourself craft projects among other things and often produce free templates as well. I found the Dodecahedron 2017 Calendar project and downloaded it.
They created a file that could be used in the Silhouette so I started with their file and made the calendar.
It is really cool. It measures approximately 5" in diameter.
Well, that was fun but I am never content to leave something alone so I decided this would make a really cool picture cube for my grandsons to have. There were a couple of tweeks I had to do to the file to make it more user friendly too.
The basic shape was great but there were no score lines that the Silhouette would make so I ungrouped the image, deleted the calendars so the sides would be blank. Then I took one of the polygons traced it, and then used that to create score lines on the images. This took some time but it was worth it to me to have it done this way and then I saved that to my library for future use. Once the design was re-worked I enlarged it to fit a 12 x 12 piece of card stock so there would be larger sides for the photos.
Here are the layouts:
Instructions for assembly are on the A Piece of Rainbow website just click on the link I added earlier. I marked the last two pieces that would be glued A and B since the calendar isn't there to use as the viewpoint. A and B are the last two sides you will glue, otherwise assembly will be nearly impossible. It is tricky anyway but just takes some patience and it comes together beautifully.
Here are some pictures of my assembly: I've made them small to keep this blog from going on forever but you can enlarge them simply by clicking on the image.
I used discontinued textured Coordinates card stock from Stampin' Up! to make this and it is sturdy enough. Cutting this out on 12 x 12 I was able to size it to 11.004 x 11.520 which makes the finished size approximately 7" diameter. Now it was just a matter of finding, printing and attaching the photos.
This is easier than you think. See the screen shot below. I traced one of the polygon shapes. Then with Business Edition software you can open your pictures files and drag and drop your picture into the shape and it fills it to fit automatically.
I used the registration marks feature so I could cut the pictures out on the Cameo and I printed on photo paper so the images would be a higher quality.
And there you have it. It would be fun to add pictures of your garden, or special occasion or whatever. It's fun to turn it around and see what is on each side.
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