New Echeveria Kit in Development

ec01_color_113016Experimenting with color for a new echeveria kit for the shop. This is two shades of green and an orange on white stock.


Shaping with a fine point stylus.


Trying out construction techniques and build sequences. This succulent is wonderfully small, just a half-inch (13 mm) in diameter.


The first issue of my newsletter, Cut, Fold + Make, goes out tonight! Look for it in your inbox on the first of each month. Included is a free pattern to make these iconic, and very versatile little paper houses.


And possibly most exciting of all the things: this just arrived. Let’s get started.



7 thoughts on “New Echeveria Kit in Development

  1. Jodi Hippler says:

    Nice machine! You are in for a fun adventure! I just cut my first project from chipboard – it went so well, and changing out to the deep cutting blade was so easy! Have fun!!!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Hah, Jodi, I was just reading your blog! You got lovely results! I’m very excited to be able to design leaf variations for the succulents… However I don’t know how easy it’s going to be to peel hundreds of little shapes from the cutting mat. I guess I’ll find out :)

      • Jodi Hippler says:

        Yes! There is definitely an art to removing things from and cleaning the mat. I had the machine for about three days before my basic tool set arrived. I highly recommend the kit, but have also employed the back side of my exacto knife for more delicate work. It really is fun, though! I made two sets of shelves with trim and brackets today! This is a great alternative to wood, as I am trying to keep the weight down on this surprise gift for my daughter!

  2. Barbara W. says:

    Yay! I received my copy of your first newsletter. Wonderful stuff! The little houses are lovely — I think I need a small glittery village for Christmas this year. I may make some little houses at my desk later today if my boss doesn’t agree that it’s my constitutional right to nap.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Hip hip yay! So very glad you found it of interest! Also, hmmmm, now that I’ve got the cutter, perhaps a new wave of houses for me too! With pretty windows!
      *chants in a Beastie Boys voice* “You’ve gotta fight for your right to NAP!”

  3. Christina says:

    I love the newsletter– thank you! Tiny houses, yes please.
    Castle in the Air is exactly what I’ve always wanted to find but never have. I got totally, happily lost in their paper models this morning. Absolutely brilliant.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Christina, your comment made my day :) And yes, *sigh * Castle in the Air is a wonderful place. Did you see the book dioramas using the paper models? So much wonder!

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