With Mother's Day fast approaching, I thought I'd spread the love with this bird card pattern from the fabu book Paper Engineering.
Click on the pop up bird card pattern to enlarge and make one yourself.
To see a cute mini journal project, click on the "Paper Engineering" link below!
Paper Engineering explores graphic design that extends beyond 2D. From a simple fold in a letterhead to the structural intricacies of a pop-up book, the construction of a 3D paper object requires as much input as its surface decoration.
This stylish and inspirational book unfolds the conceptual complexities of paper engineering, studying the techniques of eminent international designers. Case studies are illustrated with photographs of finished work, as well as detailed diagrams and commentary. Now available in a fully revised and extended edition, Paper Engineering also explores the functions of paper architecture in graphic design, ranging from greeting cards to invitations and from point-of-sale to packaging.
Natalie Avella is a design writer living and working in London.
Pop on over to Amazon for more inside peeks into Paper Engineering.
And if you are looking for a gift for mom, pop on over to The Card Album blog. If your mom is like mine and saves her Mother's Day cards, why not get her a great place to store and savor all her greeting cards all organized in a handy dandy album specifically designed to bind them without damaging them in any way!