Here is a technique I used to simulate a 3D Photo folding technique idea that I saw on dribbble:
The code for the technique is fairly simple, using the following html
<ul> <li></li> <li></li> <li></li> </ul> <section> <a href="#"><i class="icon-lock"></i></a> <a href="#"><i class="icon-upload-alt"></i></a> <a href="#"><i class="icon-trash"></i></a> </section> </div>
The icons used in the code example are from font-awesome, but you could simplify the html a bit by using an icon font's unicode character in the content property of a pseudo element.
Currently, this only works in Chrome & Safari because of the use of 3D transforms, but it's a fun experiment nonetheless :)