Step 4: Cutting and Stacking

[This is post #12 in a mini-blog-post series for NaBloPoMo 2015. Jump to the first, previous, or next post.]

Straight to work today! Make sure you have printed the template at Actual Size or 100%; don’t let your printer scale it down.


Find your scissors, because it’s time to start cutting! I find it easiest to start by cutting the rectangles around each piece:


Next, form two stacks of 5, and make sure they’re lined up well. Secure with binder clips (left) or a few staples (right). Be careful to avoid the ovals when stapling!


Now we can trim the stacks to final shape.


Don’t undo the stacks quite yet! They’ll be handy when punching holes and folding creases tomorrow.

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