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pop UP

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #74, this week is UP!  I believe this was the first 3D movie we took all 3 of the kids.  Liam is pretty young, so I wasn’t sure how he was going to react with the bad glasses & things coming at ya, but he did well & loved “Doug” & the idea that you could get a house to fly if you attached enough Helium balloons.

We have some boy birthday parties coming up so I think this will go to Edward or Nathan probably.  Fairly plain on the outside:

I haven’t messed around with Pop Up cards in years, but thought this would be a good excuse to go at them again, since it reminded me of Liam’s first experience with 3D.

It’s a pretty simple Pop Up.  If you goole Pop Up you’ll find amazing and intricate examples from people like Robert Sabuda, PubliQue Living and Kirigami … love that stuff.  I think I want to try Robert’s Birthday Cake Pop Up next.  Here’s my simple Pop Up:

This little Stampin Up Stamp Set, All God’s Children, reminded me of Russell & Doug.

The b/ground sky blue is a felt/velour paper that I bought at Heathers Stamping Haven.  The little balloons is from a Small Marvy Uchida Punch I’ve had for years.  I have a thing for punches, since I am challenged with scissors.  A little white gel pen & upholstery thread for depth & bob’s yur uncle:

Pop Up cards can be very simple to make, just cutting straight lines, fun fractal example here, & scoring so that the folds are straight.  Then just stick on some details.

Of course, if you get side tracked by some incredible origami folks & their work like this dinosaur Pterodactyl. (Pattern) You might, like me try to make Kevin & then realize that it’s not working & abandon it, but if anyone wants to give it a go, I’d love to see it.  Here was my abandoned attempt.  I couldn’t get him to fold down, without a hugely bulky card.  I think it was Kevin’s googley eyes.

Bow for Liam

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Paper Craft Planet’s 12 Days Contest is on & today is Day 5, where Kim Burmeister  has an awesome tutorial for these cute little bows.  I’ve wanted to make these paper bows before, but when I saw how quick & easy it was I thought let’s give it a go.  Tomorrow we’re celebrating Liam’s 4th Birthday with family & although we haven’t wrapped his pressie yet, this cute little bow will adorn the top.

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Be sure to check out Kim’s Video:

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Oh yes, Liam’s pressie may not be wrapped, but Dinosaur Hill is ready.  Cookies:  Sugar.  Cake:  Mum’s Light & Fluffy Chocolate, with her Fudge Icing recipe.  Diabetics beware, even standing close to the cake is dangerous.

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