Pop-Up Cards (Paperback)

Step-by-step instructions for creating 30 handmade cards in stunning 3-D designs

By Emily Gregory

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633220591, 144pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2016

List Price: 19.95*
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With over 30 inspirational projects detailing a range of 3-D papercraft card designs for any occasion, Pop-Up Cards has something for everyone.

From whimsical animal shapes to more sophisticated and intricate flower designs, pop-ups can add a sense of fun and elegance to any occasion. At the heart of pop-ups lie a few simple mechanisms, and no matter how complex the design, the "pop" can be achieved using one of a few basic techniques. Pop-Up Cards covers these techniques, including essential folds, creating slots and tabs, and adding rotating discs and springs. Simple step-by-step instructions will make even a beginning papercrafter into an advanced paper engineer. Each technique is followed by a selection of projects that demonstrate its use, so you can build up skills and become confident enough to begin making their own pop-up designs. Templates for each project at the back of the book help you get started. Whether you love crafting or want to make something special for any occasion, Pop-Up Cards has something for everyone. The 30 inspirational projects included offer a range of card designs for birthdays, weddings, and celebrations, as well as ornamental projects to display or to give as gifts.

About the Author

Emily Gregory studied design in Sydney, Australia. She has worked in publication design for a number of years and has a strong interest in typography, paper craft, and illustration. As well as running her own book design studio, she also teaches visual communications at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is the author of The Little Book of Lettering and writes about all things paper-based and design-related on her blog, The Daily Smudge.