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Design a Custom Vectortuts+ Paper Toy, Round 2

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Vectortuts+ loves Illustration and discovering new talent, so today we are proud to be showcasing Round 2 of the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project. Find out how to download the template, at the jump.

Design a Custom Vectortuts+ Paper Toy, Round 2

We have selected designs from our Facebook Fan Pictures to showcase in Round 2 of the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project, thank you to everyone who contributed artwork, the photos are amazing. We have had so many great designs added to our Facebook Group, and encourage you to check it out here.

The designs are posted in no particular order, but we thought it would be fun to kick things off with a funny photo of Santa in the snow. Great work everyone, it's been fun to see what you've come up with.

Thankyou to everyone who participated, the characters show just how imaginative you all are, great work!

Submissions are open for one more week! Get your entries in before Monday 28h of November 2011 for a chance to be in Showcase 3, this will be the last project in this theme! More information on how to participate is at the end of this post.

Michal Lewczuk
"It looks like Santa Claus, biffed pretty bad! ;) I'm a graphic designer from Wroclaw... and I can't wait for Christmas so decided to made a little Christmas touch. Greetings from Poland! :D"

Stephen Whalen
"Had so much fun making the paper toys! :D There are 3 more I made at work but this was my first one. Crazy MIlk Carton, figured it worked well with the boxy shape. Thanks for the project, this is my first community upload look forward to more!"

Dennis Park
"I'm an aspiring graphic designer learning the ins and outs of vector illustration. My paper doll is a kappa: a mischievous Japanese water-sprite who loves cucumbers. Here, he is enjoying the sushi that shares his name. Enjoy!"

Val Procter
"It's a Santa and more like a gift box than a toy! This can be fun!"

Rafal Dabrowski
"I had some problem to print this toy in colors and I decided to play a little and make a 3D of it. And finally Rambo gained a parachute. ;)"

Stepanus Lin
"Hi, these are my three wise monkey... see no evil, speaks no evil, and hear no evil... but instead of covering his ears, the last monkey use headphone lol~ he's kinda naughty... Well, this is my first community project... Hope you enjoy it~

Leo Crespo
"I thought this would be fun, so I decided to make Sponge Bob. Sorry for uploading my bad phone photo :)"

Nicole Westervelt
"My robot love child."

Libertad Elizondo-Fernandez
"This is Draky."

Design a Custom Vectortuts+ Paper Toy!

I'm excited to announce that we have a brand new community project launching today. The Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project! This project aims to spark your imagination and showcase the work of our extremely talented community. Fire up your imagination and let's get started!

All you need to do for this project is download the design template and customize the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy in any style and theme that takes your fancy. Add a photo of your work to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and show us what you think a custom Vectortuts+ paper toy would look like. We will showcase a selection of the entries on our blog.

Final Deadline is the 28th of November, this will be the last project in this theme. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

How to Get Involved!

Would you like to participate in the Vectortuts+ Paper Toy Project? It's easy, all you need to do is Download the Template, join the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group and get creative! Use the following guide to create the toy once you've printed it out.

Step 1

Print the template out and find a pair of scissors and a some tape or glue.

Step 2

Cut the template out along the solid lines and fold along the dashed lines.

Step 3

Fold the side parts with the legs under the sides of the front panel and align the arm holes.

Step 4

Thread the arm section through the arm holes and fold down the back and bottom panels.

Final Step

Stick all of the panels together with the tape or glue. Take a photo of your toy - be as creative as you can with the location and scene (not like me!) and upload it to the Vectortuts+ facebook group.

How to Make a Vectortuts+ Custom Character:

  1. Download the Design Template
  2. Draw your image onto the template, you can be as creative as you like, feel free to alter any or all of the illustration. We want to see creative and fun projects so go crazy!
  3. Upload your design to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group with a short description of the design and what kind of character it is.


  • Artwork can be any style or theme as long as it's vector and 100% your own work.
  • You don't have to spend hours and hours on your piece, the project's aim is to be fun, fast and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.
  • Have Fun!
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