3D Chess Set

3D Chess Set

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun project for a chess fan in your life.  I am super excited to show you this as this was one of my projects that was presented and featured in the Core’dinations booth at CHA!  I would have loved to have been there in person.  Maybe some day… 🙂

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and here is a closer look at the detail on some of the game pieces.

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3D Chess Set Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1
Cut out all your pieces from the template found here in Black and White cardstock (I actually cut the pieces twice).  Also, I am only showing a few of the pieces to make it a little easier to view.

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Step 2
Double all the pieces which makes them that much more sturdy and will last the test of time.

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Step 3
Assemble the pieces by taking the 2 pieces that form the chess piece and fitting them through the slotted holes in the round base folding over the tabs.  Glue the tabs and finish with a solid circle on the bottom.

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Step 4

The base is also a storage box for the chess pieces.  It measures 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.  You can use this template for the base and this template for the top if you wish and cut both out a piece of Neutral colored card stock.  To make the box stronger, you can add a layer of Chipboard under the base of the box and on the inside of the cover which I did.  Next, cover the top of the box in a 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ piece of White Cardstock and finish by covering the top with squares cut out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  The squares each measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.  You will need 32 of each color for the board.  Finally add any additional embellishments that you desire and then LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Oh wow that would have been neat if you could have seen it displayed there, hope they took pictures for you, hope you will be able to go one day!

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  2. OMG! I love it! Congratulations for being featured in the Core’dinations booth at CHA! You are so talented and creative. Hope you can attend your next one. Thank you for the inspiration! I love all your creations!

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  3. That is such a cool piece! Such a shame that you could not attend.

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  4. OMGosh–this is awesome! Thanks so much for the tutorial and templates.

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