Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout

A special thanks to HP Sprout for sponsoring today’s paper crafting project. #GoMakeThings #SproutByHP

 

I’m excited to share a special techy/crafty combo project with you today! If you are a tech lover, hang on, because you are going to love the all new HP Sprout, an all in one desktop computer with a 3D scanner. It’s awesome because I can take any tangible object, scan it, and then make fun DIY projects with whatever I want! While you can use the HP Sprout ad scanner with fancy graphic design programs, you don’t have to have these to use the HP Sprout and 3D scanner. My daughter is loving the new desktop computer, and she decided that she wanted her “Thank You” cards to match one of her favorite aspects of her party decor– the crinkle paper!

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

First, I had to get her off the computer. The HP Sprout desktop and 3D scanner is amazingly kid friendly. She is amazed by the touch screen and 2 screen capability. I interrupted her dress up game and coloring to scan the crinkle paper for the cards.

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

We grabbed a handful of leftover pink crinkle paper.

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

And then we scanned it into the computer. Words cannot express how incredibly cool the 3D scanner capabilities are. Instead of trying to describe it, I’ve created a quick video for you to see how it works!

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

I saved the 3D scan to my computer as a .png image and printed it out on white card stock using my home printer.

 

The crafting part comes next!

 

Grab the following supplies:

  • Paper cutter
  • Gold glitter tape
  • Glue
  • Leftover crinkle paper
  • Pink card stock cut into the shape of a triangle
  • Mounting tape
  • Scissors
  • Plain white card stock folded card
  • Crinkle paper .png file printout

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

I had printed out multiple .png images on the same card stock piece. So, for me, the first step was to trim the paper down. I separated one of the images from the rest of the paper, and I trimmed it down to match the width of the card.

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Glue the piece on to the center of the card.

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Adhere a piece of gold glitter tape through the middle of the paper.

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Apply mounting tape to the pink triangle. Glue small pieces of the crinkle paper to the top of the triangle. Press the triangle to the middle of the card.

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Her vision: My daughter wanted her cards to reflect her birthday party. The triangle in the middle is supposed to recall thoughts of a birthday hat, and the crinkle paper reflected the party table decor. The pink and gold are trendy, like she is!

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Alternate Project: Simple Single Side Card

I printed off multiple images on one piece of paper so that I could show you a secondary project that you can do with this same .png file! Print off the image, leaving a section of white underneath. Trim the paper down to a post card size and run a piece of glitter tape underneath the image. Use as a single sided card or place over top of coordinating crinkle paper before shipping a package.

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Creating Custom Cards with HP Sprout | AD #GoMakeThings | A fun paper crafting project using the HP Sprout Desktop and 3D Scanner

 

Thanks for joining me in today’s project. I like that the HP Sprout all in one desktop provides a 3D scanner that can allow me to easily customize projects at home. Kids grow fond of specific objects, and it’s nice to know that I can make projects that incorporate their favorite things! If you are looking to invest in a HP Sprout from a Sprout retailer, visit the Sprout Creator Gallery.

 

All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to HP for sponsoring today’s project. 

 

Comments

  1. says

    This is so cool! I’ve never seen this before, but it looks really fun for crafts and cards. I bet the kids love helping with it too. I’ll have to look into this for my mom. I bet she’s really enjoy this with the grandkids. Love it!

  2. says

    WOW!!!!!! I’m completely AMAZED by the technology in this sprout!!! I’ll be looking for it – myself and my son who loves graphic art will love using this!

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