A few hours after I ordered a box of half-wide playing cards I realized I had the tools and materials to make my own.
I bought this 6-Inch Photo Bypass Trimmer ($12) last year to make trick cards, and it was perfect for my needs. I used a pad of Post-It Notes as a stop so I could quickly cut the cards in half.
The Kadomaru Pro Corner Cutter ($12) makes it very easy to cut corner radii in the cards. (See my review of this cutter in today's Cool Tools.)
Once I was done trimming and cornering the cards, I had magically transformed one deck into two.
The face-down face is especially pretty.
Of course, I needed a box to hold the cards. But I could only make one half-sized box from the original box. The other deck will have to survive unprotected.
Verso is a lovely documentary about embroidery artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously), who creates beautiful portraits via embroidery.
Yorkshire artist James Brunt uses rocks and all sorts of other natural objects like sticks, leaves and nuts to create lovely symmetrical mandalas for strangers to find while out and about.
There should be a rule with amazing trick shot videos like these that the number of takes for each shot be placed in the annotations.
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