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DIY Pop Up Cards

DIY Pop Up Cards
Today’s column is by Oh Happy Day contributor Michaela of Bliss! I’ve been seeing a lot of pop-up cards around the web lately, all using very intricate, sometimes complicated folding and glueing techniques. Since I’m really more of the simple-diy-lover, I’ve put together a quick and versatile pop-up card tutorial. The idea is that you can use one basic technique for an endless amount of different pop-up cards. Start with a simple card and fold it in half. Now start crafting the bits and pieces to display in your card. Stick some more balloons, or whatever it is you’re crafting, onto the flaps and voilà – you’re done. In the same way you can also create text cards (Happy Birthday), fields of flowers or rows of trees. All photos by Michaela for Oh Happy Day. Related:  Livres POP UP

Principes de base As a beginner to pop-ups, the V-fold and box fold techniques are likely to be the ones you will be using most. Here is a list of the most common mechanisms used in pop-up creation: - V-Folds: These can be cut and folded directly into the main piece of card, or can be created by adding an additional section of card for the pop-up shape. V-folds are very versatile and are where, simply enough, a V shape is created with the pop-up section. It’s either the folds made in the base card, or the connections between the separate pop-up section and the base card, which produce the ‘V’ shape when the base card is open. - Box folds (also called Interval Stands or Layers): These are created with vertical or horizontal folds and cuts in order to produce 3D box shapes. - Mouth folds: Mostly used to create the effect of an opening and closing mouth. - Tabs and Slots: This is a slightly more complicated mechanism which you can add onto a card to produce a sliding movement.

Mother’s Day Breakfast + Free Printable May 3 Mother’s Day is on Sunday (so soon!) here is a sweet little way to personalize the breakfast in bed ritual. Materials: Printable PDF, toothpicks, glue and tape. Step One: Print out pdf and cut out the shapes. Step Two: Fill out the blank tags and glue or tape them to toothpicks to make little flags and signs. Step Three: Surprise Mom with Breakfast in Bed! Just right click on the image below to download. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Coquette: DIY Paper Hermes Kelly Bag Hermès has jumped on the DIY wagon with it's free downloadable paper Hermès Kelly bag that you can decorate yourself or choose from a variety of designed prints. (To get there, go to the Hermès homepage and click on the thumbnail in the middle that says "i want it, i'll have it!" along with the image of a blank white bag.) If you are particularly crafty, you could use the template to make your own version of the bag in fabric. Update 11/01/10: The templates are no longer available on the Hermes site. Related Coquette Posts:Fendi Paint-Your-Own Baugette Tote Source

{go make me} sweet cotton panties / diy project - Go Make Me If you're like me, there's a mountain of cotton fabric scraps littering the spare bedroom that are a bit too small to sew anything significant. Here's a underwear! If you put your mind to it, you'll have a drawer full by the end of the day. (Good thought for Valentine's Day coming up soon) I've drafted a pattern for you to use (please, for personal use only!) No excuses. Download Front.pdfDownload Back.pdf Here's how You will need approximately 40cm (16") fabric, soft underwear elastic, pins, scissors, sewing machine, lace and ribbon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. * 10mm (1/2") seams have been allowed. Don't miss any Go Make Me projects, follow on Bloglovin'

Make Your Own Pop-Up Book Email Book publishers have recently been embracing the somewhat forgotten genre of children’s pop-up books. This renewed interest seems to have started with David Carter’s ‘One Red Dot,’ and has grown to include last year’s wonderful ‘AB3D‘, a Marvel series (which my son is intent on collecting all of) and various classic (‘Alice in Wonderland‘), educational (Dinosaurs) and fantasy (Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy) titles. But don’t be intimidated by the two paper masters who are mostly responsible for this resurgence, Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhartse. There are very simple steps that you can take in creating your own one-of-a-kind pop-up book. Some of which are illustrated here using images from Sabuda’s website. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The MAKEzine video (below) offers a few minutes of inspiration as designers Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhartse review a few of their upcoming creations. Inside the Pop-Up Studio from paul b on Vimeo.

Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book This easy to make accordion book is a personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards. Also a fun craft idea for a gift - fill with photos, tickets, and other keepsakes and share with a special friend. Materials: Chartreuse A2 Envelopes Glue Stick Bone folder Labels Gel Pens Step-by-Step Choose your envelopes. See our How-to Video to learn about a similar accordion project.

Paper Calla Lilies DIY by Chiara Alberetti Milott Usually when I think of calla lilies, I think of plain old white ones. But there is a whole world of colored calla lilies out there. Gorgeous pinks, corals, mangos, yellows, and deep purple, even. Colors that make me want to go find gelato or sorbet right this instant. Materials needed: various colored paper, tape, stapler, hole punch, yellow crepe paper streamer, scissors. Step 1: Begin by cutting a square of paper in the shape of the top left image shown above. Step 2: Cut a 5 inch piece of crepe paper, fold it in thirds width wise, then in half length wise (I made a bunch of these all at once, production line-style). Step 3: Repeat, and staple this flower to your first flower. Step 4: Punch a hole through the leaf and flowers, for your ribbon, twine or string to go through. Step 5: Wrap your gift and tightly tie your flowers on top. You can put as many flowers on each gift as you like – check out the photos below where I went kind of nutso with the flowers!

DIY Dinosaur Tutorial Meet Julie the Dinosaur. I asked my husband what we should name her, and he said Julie... so Julie she is! Julie Measures 18" long from nose to tail & 10" from toes to spikes. After printing & cutting out your pattern pieces, you need to assemble them as illustrated above. Cut out fabric with a 1" hem allowance. I didn't add all the spike rings or the patch heart to the pattern because I didn't follow a pattern for them (I just cut the tie part of a fluffy robe & sewed them into 16 rings.) For the "Body" 1. You do this by placing your body piece with the front facing you, and then put your "underneath body piece" on top so that it's front is facing the front of the body piece. 2. 3. 4. For the "spikes, heart & eyes" 1. 2. Who's cuter? "Mommy, stop taking pictures of the dinosaur and pay attention to the real cutie here!" " She said what?!" A little tired of all these pictures..... Thanks for stopping by! The End. :)

How to Make a Pop up Book: 12 Steps Steps Part 1 Planning the Book Out <img alt="Image titled Make a Pop up Book Step 3 preview" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn"> a Pop up Book Step 3 Version 2.360p.mp43Plan the story out. Part 2 Constructing the Book Part 3 Making It Pop Community Q&A Add New Question What kind of glue should I use to make my pop up book? Unanswered Questions How can you prevent the pop up from becoming bent and ruined? Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Tips Loading...

How to Make a Golden Alligator Pinata Sep 9 I have a really fun pinata tutorial to share today. This is the second in the Oh Happy Day pinata series (the first is right here.) Materials: Metallic Gold Crepe paper in folds. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3: To decorate your alligator make one sided fringey garlands (which means you follow these directions but only shred one side of the strip instead of both. ) Then starting at the bottom of the alligator lay down a line of glue. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Des pyramides et des bonbons Vous aviez été nombreux à nous les réclamer, les instructions pour réaliser les superbes ballotins en papier du mariage d’Adeline et Cédric. Ils ont eu la gentillesse de prendre le temps de nous expliquer tout cela. Voici donc tout d’abord, la liste de ce qu’il vous faut prévoir pour les réaliser (ne vous en faites pas, c’est bien moins compliqué qu’il n’y paraît) : - Des carrés de papier origami choisi dans différentes teintes assorties - Un peu de colle ou d’adhésif double face - Des gommettes rondes de plusieurs couleurs (n’hésitez pas à ajouter une pointe de fluo) - Un sac de dragées blanches – Un assortiment de bonbons « à l’ancienne » - Un peu de bonbons « mimosa » - Plusieurs petits sachets en plastique On commence par la création de la pyramide, qui n’est autre qu’un pliage origami consolidé par quelques points de colle ou de ruban double-face. Votre pyramide est prête (et bien solide). Cette fois, votre première pyramide est bel et bien terminée.

Ghost treat boxes By Kate on September 28, 2012 Just a bit of housekeeping before I begin. I have been making a few changes to the layout of the site so, if this page looks odd, right-click and select reload. I saw these ghost milk bottles and thought they were very cute and easy…however I couldn’t get hold of little milk bottles so made some milk cartons instead which I’m going to stuff with Halloween goodies for the kids (& my hubby!). There are seven simple designs in all (including a few pac-man inspired ones) so you can print out your favourite one/s. You will need: // White paper or thin card // Glue stick or double sided tape // Scissors // Something to score your paper with. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. - Cut along solid lines - Score and fold along dotted lines Hope you all have a fab weekend ^_^

make a RAD pop-up card! - Oh Joy! One of my favorite things as a kid were pop-up books and pop-up cards. There's something about seeing something flat become dimensional that is so fun. Even now as an adult, I still love getting pop-up cards from people. So, today, we're showing you how to make this RAD pop-up card for anyone you think fits the description (maybe even mom for upcoming Mother's Day!). Simply watch the video, download the template below to make one, then decorate it to your heart's content! // CREDITS //Brought to you by Oh Joy + TargetArt Direction & Pop-Up Design by Oh JoyVideo by Jenner BrownStill photos by Casey BrodleyProduction and Craft Assistant: Julia WesterTitle Animation by Anthony MaiuriMusic is "Only One" by Johnny StimsonMy dress by Sonnet James

DIY Easy Crepe Paper Garland This post was brought to you by T-Mobile. America’s Largest 4G Network — Now faster than ever. Click here for more details. Today I’m doing a project on how to make party decorations on a budget. Materials Needed: Crepe Paper, Thin Gauge Wire, Scissors, Wire Cutter, and String Step 1: Cut out the petals and the leaves. Step 2: Make the Flower. Step 3: Attach the flower to the string. All photos by Oh Happy Day. A special thanks to Katy Culver for assisting me today!