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Our Favorite Pop-Up and Folding Books

by Fred Showker

The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-up Celebration

The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-up Celebration by Robert Sabuda
A true holiday classic literally comes to life in this stunning pop-up edition of a seasonal favorite. With a partridge popping, snow scattering, and lords a-leaping off the page, this lavish book is a gift for readers of all ages. For this special anniversary edition legendary paper engineer Robert Sabuda encloses his own gifts to the reader: extra pages with a pop-up Christmas tree with real lights aglow, and a beautiful pop-up ornament of two turtledoves.
The 12 Days of Christmas Anniversary Edition: A Pop-up Celebration

Pop-Up Cards: and Other Greetings that Slide, Dangle & Move

Pop-Up Cards: and Other Greetings that Slide, Dangle & Move by with Sandi Genovese
Pop-up cards, with their wonderful interactive, dimensional nature, are all the rage these days. And now crafters can duplicate the amazing techniques at home! Renowned artist Sandi Genovese shows you how with 25 wonderful projects that make cards pop. A birthday greeting becomes even happier with a multi-tiered chocolate cake design, topped with candles. The accordion-folded "Hand in Hand" card displays a variety of hand shapes that seem to applaud enthusiastically when it's opened and closed.
Pop-Up Cards: and Other Greetings that Slide, Dangle & Move

3D Pop Up Greeting Cards

3D Pop Up Greeting Cards by Keiko Nakazawa
Flowers. . .gardens. . . seasonal motifs such as snowflakes and angels. . . traditional Japanese designs like Kabuki masks and geisha. . . animals. . . scenes. . .all these and many others become delightful greeting cards that are even more special because they're hand-made. Here are easy-to-follow directions-as well as cut-out templates-for creating 60 different, intricate-looking designs. Twenty-four color illustrations of the finished projects are followed by step-by-step instructions and diagrams.Readers will find inspiration and hours of enjoyment in this beautiful and practical book 3D Pop Up Greeting Cards

Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide

Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide by Michael Jacobs
This creative guide will teach readers how to craft one-of-a-kind cards with moving parts such as pop-ups, sliders, and flaps. Using step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow templates, readers will learn how to: * Put together clever and dynamic interactive cards using simple tools that are easy to find in craft stores * Use a variety of papers, from handmade and printed to recycled, for unique graphic looks * Create their own envelopes for a stunning total package
Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide

Pop-Up Cards: 19 Spectacular 3D Greeting Cards

Pop-Up Cards: 19 Spectacular 3D Greeting Cards by Jo F. Mathieson
Pop-Up Cards contains a lively collection of easy-to-make and entertaining novelty pop-up cards. Whether you want to say, "Happy Birthday," "Merry Christmas," "Get Well Soon," or "Congrats" to a friend or loved one, there's sure to be a fun way to express yourself in this book. A highly practical instruction book, the various construction methods for the cards are ingenious yet uncomplicated, and there are clear, concise instructions that allow anyone in your family to construct them quickly and easily Pop-Up Cards: 19 Spectacular 3D Greeting Cards

Vintage Pop-Up Cards: Making Your Own Timeless Treasures

Vintage Pop-Up Cards: Making Your Own Timeless Treasures by Taylor Hagerty
Holiday cards, sweetheart cards, humorous cards: they're all "popping up" in this charming vintage collection. Warmly colored, and richly adorned with lace, beads, satin, and feathers, there's nothing like them in the stores! These elaborate pre-1923 classics are not only beautiful in and of themselves; when disassembled, they also form the basis for 25 brand-new projects. After learning in detail exactly how these dimensional treasures are put together -- the tools and techniques, the basics of construction, and the most authentic embellishments -- you're armed with the inspiration to create your own. Vintage Pop-Up Cards: Making Your Own Timeless Treasures

The Pop-Up Book: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Over 100 Original Paper Projects

The Pop-Up Book: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating Over 100 Original Paper Projects by Paul Jackson
Pop-ups are three-dimensional cut-and-folded paper constructions that are widely used for children's books and greeting cards. They have a magical appeal as they mysteriously fold and unfold. Expanding on pop-up material covered in his earlier The Encyclopedia of Origami & Papercraft (LJ 3/1/92), Jackson offers an instructional guide leading the craftsperson through an introductory section of basics to sections covering techniques and original design. The step-by-step projects are exercises in technique only, with complex constructions shown as examples. The Pop-Up Book: Step-by-Step Instructions

Paper Engineering for Pop-Up Books and Cards

Paper Engineering for Pop-Up Books and Cards by Mark Hiner
Book illustrates 10 mechanisms used with pop-up books and offers many possibilities for each working model, plus "technical considerations" that illustrate important features of the mechanism. Also suggests how it might be used for original designs. These mechanisms are the basic ground-rules for paper engineering. * Multiple & * Floating Layers * V-Fold * Magic Box * Moving Arm * Rotating Disc * Sliding & Pivoting Motions * Pull-Up Planes * Dissolving Scenes -- Paper Engineering for Pop-Up Books and Cards

 

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