Cool Folds and Pop-up Cards for Promos
by Fred Showker
Each year I like to add some new-found goodies to our ever growing collection of cool ideas for promotions. This year YouTube has exploded with all kinds of very cool videos showing the results people can get from paper folding. Let's take a little tour ...
The Amazing ABC3D
Before the tour, I wanted to share this book with you, and the best way to do it is by showing you the video. Check out this very cool book:
This book by Marion Bataille has gotten all kinds of rave reviews!
Publishers Weekly said: "One of the most delightful and innovative pop-up books I have ever seen."- -Robert Sabuda
The Washington Post says: "...does for paper what Claymation did for mud. It's a three-dimensional, interactive, cinematic treat for the littlest fingers right up to the oldest eyes, easily the most innovative alphabet book of the year, if not the decade. It's virtually impossible not to find something to manipulate, admire, chuckle over or just plain play with between the holographic covers of this visual feast.
... Beyond clever, it's a whole new way for young learners to see both connections and differences as well as for adults to rediscover the magic that lurks below the everyday."
See: The Amazing ABC3D book!
Pop Up Cards!
For a twist on your cardmaking, why not try making a pop up card?! These fun and effective cards are simple to make and can be as classy or as whimsical as you like! For more inspiration visit www.docrafts.co.uk YT
Pop Up Cards!
Missing you pop-up card
My 1st Pop-Up Book
The Fellowship of Pop-Up Books
Small and Mighty ' Pop Up Book'
If you enjoy arts and crafts, pop-up, scrapbooking and origami, you will enjoy these craft projects too. Like Origami, Jianzhi and Kirigami are the craft of paper, with the added technique of paper cutting. (You can look but to play you have to purchase! Shucks!) See: http://www.easycutpopup.com YT
Amazing Turning Globe
Amazing Paper Sculptures
More eye-candy and idea-starters
Fantastic! This only scratches the surface. Do a quick search on YouTube for "Pop-Up Cards" and enter a wonderland of creative ideas.
But be careful! You could get drawn in to those videos every easily. Let's continue with my favorite collection of great idea-starter books, that are very inexpensive, but will teach you a lot!...
All time favorite suggested reading for Folding Fiends
Let's hear from YOU!
Don't forget: when you've got a tough project, give us a call! If you've produced something special (even without our help) please send it along for review. You could be a winner.