In my interactive systems class, we recently had an assignment to make something with either a laser cutter or a 3D printer. I ended up making a fairly simple pad out of wood on the laser cutter:
The design only took five minutes or so in Illustrator, and I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. (I do think having an engraved area in the middle for the index cards to sit in would help, though.)
Made in Illustrator. Textured in Photoshop.
From bottom to top, the triangles represent the pre-mortal existence, mortality (body + spirit), the spirit world, and the next life (resurrected body and spirit).