Build 3D paper letters from a nifty font | How About Orange

November 17, 2011

Build 3D paper letters from a nifty font

Speaking of Fontstruct, I found something cool over there. Punched Out is a free font that allows you to type letters, print, cut, fold, and glue to make 3D forms. Created by Tobias Sommer, it's available for download at Dafont or Fontstruct. I gave it a try while watching TV. It's a little tedious, but the result is fun!

I printed the letters in gray, scored along the center of the dashed lines, and folded so that the printing ended up on the inside of each letter.

23 comments:

Bubble My Licorice said...

this seems so much fun!
this idea is great!

Jay said...

Can you say "free wall art"?

Grandma G said...

That looks like a lot of work. But it sure turned out COOL !

Mum

Sam - Fluffyland Craft & Sewing Blog said...

ooh... i bet there's a way to get the silhouette to do it!

Sandra said...

u did a good job on that

too bad i don't have enough patience for this- good for summer vacation though- when I'm bored and have time

camilla said...

I utterly love this! Thanks for sharing!

SewLindaAnn said...

I just signed up and downloaded it. Thanks for the neat share!

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

What a cool idea!

Bego said...

This is just great! Thanks for sharing :)

Linda F. said...

This. Is. So. Cool.

Can't wait to try it out!
<3 Linda

seelvana said...

awee! downloadin' =)

Kristina said...

I bet you could do something really cool with this for a wedding! But right now, I'm thinking Christmas...

Evg. Enko. said...

I love this idea and ssssso want to try it! I'm just a bit confused about what font size to be used or how to enlarge them so that they look big enough in real life.

Jessica Jones said...

Well, I'm not sure how big "big enough" is to you. The letters I made are about 4" tall. Each letter was printed separately to fill a piece of standard-size computer paper. I used Adobe Illustrator.

If you want to print them from Word:
Set your page margins to 0.5".
Type the letter you want to make.
Change the font to Punched Out and set the point size to about 800 (or whatever fits on the page).
Make the color gray if you're worried the outlines will show through the other side of your paper.
Print.
Cut on the solid lines and fold on the dashed lines.

Ren said...

The next time I see printable patterned paper on sale, I might have to get some for this purpose. Thanks for sharing! :o)

Scandinavian Christmas said...

Kul! But as you say, looks tedious, must come up with a fun SHORT word....

Rose said...

Fun!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

love this to bits!

In fact, loving and bookmarking all your font fun ... for when I have some *eek* time to play.

thank you for satisfying the font nerd in me as well as the fabric fetishist!

raddesigning said...

Love this! So much fun! You need to post more fall stuff soon... its all orange!

Lindsey said...

This is a ridiculous yet incredibly amazing font! I can't wait to try it out myself. Christmas crafts here I come!

Beth said...

Wow! So cool!

Peppermint Drop said...

love it! :-)

Samantha said...

They are AWESOME!! I am so in love with this font now!! A warning out there for all you, make them BIG!! I made the mistake of printing them relatively small (about size 150 font 0.0) and putting them together was TEDIOUS AS HECK!! But they look so cool, so worth it in my book!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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