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Our Xmas Tree 2011 by Skele-kitty Our Xmas Tree 2011 by Skele-kitty
Some very kind anon provided this large Invincibility Star for Christmas on a papercraft image board, and it inspired me to make some Nintendo-related baubles for our tree. This is by no means an original idea, but it is one that I've been wanting to do for about three years now. So now that I have a bit of free time, I thought that I would indulge my children, who had a blast decorating our tree.

All of the blocks are scavenged from the internet - from the Cubeecraft website and also from here at DeviantART - with the exception of some of the mushrooms (which I quickly recoloured in Photoshop). I think there are about 30 cubees hanging here, and all of them are Nintendo (mostly Mario-related) except the two companion cubees.
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:iconjashin325:
Jashin325 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:D I have that Kirby :D
its the only paper craft i could make right
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha! You're funny!
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Fakeromons Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
sereously
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes!
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Fakeromons Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
now wath, a papertree
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
naw, but the cubees sure beat boring old baubles ;)
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PrincessStacie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Just too amazing! I put two Eevee papercrafts in my tree last year, but this takes it to a whole new level xD Totally doing this next year! What did you use (and how did you attach it) as a hanger for the crafts?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
- I cut thin strips (4mm x 30mm)
- I folded the strips in half and placed an elastic rubber band in the fold, then glued the strip together.
I constructed the cubees (omiting the insert tabs and edited the fold tabs), gluing it together except for the top-side.
- I then cut a single 5mm vertical slit in the center of top of the cubees.
- I slid the end-side of the folded strip (containing the band) into the printed side of the slit and pulled it through, until the rubber band meets the surface of the cubee, then glued the ends to the inside of the surface before I closed the cubee up.
Does that make sense?
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PrincessStacie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
that makes perfect sense :D ty :hug:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome :D
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:iconjyxxie:
Jyxxie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
That's awesome. XD I see pokemon cubes.
I vote you add some minecraft blocks next.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :huggle:
I did contemplate minecraft blocks, but they'd only give me motion-sickness! So I'll leave that to your tree! ;)
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Jyxxie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Our tree is packed-full with regular ornaments.. and I have so many christmas presents to make, I haven't the time for papercraft! D:
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tell me about it! There is no time for anything any more.
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Jarred789 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
XD Awesome!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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LuisFerrari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
They look awesome :D Really cool touch on it. Is that a Pokeball (cube on this case) I see? I like Mario, but some pokes would give a nice touch to the tree :D
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that's a Pokčcube, lol!
To be honest with you, there isn't any cubee Pokčmon out there, other than Jigglypuff.
If I had the time, I think I would consider looking at designing some unofficial Pokč-cubeecrafts - I think they'd be popular on DA - but I have NO time! There's a small holiday project for someone who might, lol!
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dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:O
They aren't very good, are they?!
But thank you :)
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:icondodoman75:
dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I know I know, but it's better than nothing, right!? :P
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm, that's debatable =p
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dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
lol
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LuisFerrari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Now I can see Jigglypuff XD I know what you mean by no time. I had tons of models I wanted to build during the year but I had NO time at all, now with vacation I have this precious time XD Would be nice to see some pokemon cubecrafts, I have a special feeling for them, because before I built the regular ones I build a lot of cubeecrafts, about 50 I guess.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To tell you the truth, I'm not that keen on the cubeecraft models - the tabs make me angry! I know it's suposed to be a "glue-free" model, but it doesn't make for good models. So I edit the tabs as I go, cutting off the inserts and rearanging the stickdown tabs, so that I can glue them together. I think they look better for it.
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LuisFerrari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I did the same XD The look of them ain't the best, but I wanted to start with easier "models", so I used cubeecraft, after I got good with them I went to papercraft. This helped me a lot :D
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My first papercraft was Goomba - if you Google "Goomba Papercraft" it's the first image. I guess you can say that I jumped into the deep-end head first!
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aardonix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
One word!!

Amazing!!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
awesome! especially the big star on top!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks mate. I do like the star a lot, too!
The PDO isn't great - loads of wastage - but I was able to salvage the model (more or less), rearrange the design, and print a blank version on to yellow card, which saved me a tonne of yellow ink!
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dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
you're welcome!

Hmmmm I thought I already :+fav:d it...
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol! You are not obliged to :+fav: everything I do, you know!
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dodoman75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I know :P
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crashnspin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*Nerdgasm*
Why have I never thought of this before...?!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's funny, but they were my thoughts exactly, when I saw this done a few years back.
There's always next year ;)
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