Today, I have two amazing pop-up videos and a free download of a pop-up alphabet to share with you. Plus, there's a Mother's Day card tutorial using the pop-up letters.
Watch this second video that shows the pop-up alphabet that you can Downloadfor free in action!
Now, onto my first project using the pop-up alphabet.
With Mother's Day just around the corner (May 11th), I thought I'd make my mom a card.
I had so much fun making this card. I can see a lot more pop-up word cards in my future!
How to make a pop-up I "heart" Mom card:
I downloaded the pdf of the alphabet and opened the 2 pages that had the "I" , "M' and "O" in Illustrator.
I selected each letter, copied and pasted it into a new document. I could fit 2 or 3 of each letter. I did this because I new I would need an extra "I" for the heart, and I figured in case a made a mistake I would have extra letters.
I printed the page out on a pretty light purple glitter cardstock.
I cut each of the letters out I needed and a second "I" for the heart.
The red lines are the cut lines and the dashed lines are the fold lines. (The dashed lines, I scored with a yarn needle).
In this case all the letters are symmetrical, so I could fold the letters backward so all the printed lines are on the back side. For future projects I think I will print the letters in reverse so that they will appear correct facing out with the lines on the back side. (More on that in future posts!)
For the base of the card, I took another piece of pretty cardstock and folded in half the long way.
I trimmed the bases of the letters on each side narrower to fit.
I glued all the letters onto the base of the card.
To make the heart I used a Sizzix die. I simply glued it onto the second "I' pop up letter.
For the cover of the card I used another Sizzix die that features scissors, buttons, a spool of thread and a bobbin. (And just a fun note the photo in the picture is of my Mom and Dad way back before they were married circa early 1960's).
More about the new Quarry book:
Enter the enchanting world of pop-ups and handmade paper crafts. Join author Helen Hiebert as she guides you through materials, tools and pop-up basics including parallel folds, angle folds, combinations and variations, and layered pop-ups. Enjoy creating 20 projects to play with ranging from cards and books to buildings, graphic design pieces, and more. Featuring a high-end gallery of artists, whose beautiful work will inspire you to make your own amazing paper art, Playing with Pop-Ups will teach you to create interactive pieces that everyone will enjoy.
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light to create transcendent experiences that alter viewers’ perceptions of time, space and form. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific University. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated, Playing With Paper, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!