Birthday Wishes Pop Up Book

This little pop up book was actually the birthday “card” I made for my beloved hubby’s birthday. It’s already a month old, but I’ve been a bit busy lately and didn’t get the chance to share this project with you. So – here it is!

As always, making a card for a man is not an easy task. Trying to give it a masculine feel (and avoid cuteness;)), I kept the colors muted and used a lot of neutral Craft Paper. I chose only two patterned papers for decoration and added a touch of gold with beautiful Washi tape.

I wanted every single page to be surprising, but still keeping the whole thing working as one, so there’s a simple structure to it all: every spread has a secret pop-up illustration on the right side, and a hearty wish-on-a-tag in the left side pocket. Each spread has a theme and the illustration and wishes to match.

I placed the wish-book in a little paper box (a tutorial for that is coming up soon!).

In the first spread I made an accordion of cut-outs, representing some of Ari’s dreams, wishes and hopes (just a few, those I could actually illustrate…).

The computer pop up represents the professional side of my husband’s success in life, the wishes I wrote on the tag spoke of other aspects of success as well ๐Ÿ™‚

This pop up is a fun tecnique I’ve used here for the first time. When you pull the ribbon, the 2D monochromatic illustration becomes a 3D one, and below a colorful reflection is revealed. The scene is inspired by a photo of Ari, standing proud on a snowy ridge during our hiking trip in New Zealand. On the tag I wished him lots of travelling, new adventures and exciting events.

When you open the pop up tab on the right, a birthday cake pops right up! I love this pop up, sweet in character and masculine in color. As for the wishes, I think I’ve got the love department covered…

The back of the book is simple and clean. Just a little touch of gold.

Happy birthday Ari my love! You’re the best!



34 Responses to “Birthday Wishes Pop Up Book”

  1. 1 January 22, 2012 at 22:00

    ืื ื™ ื™ื•ืฉื‘ืช ื›ื‘ืจ ื›ืžื” ื“ืงื•ืช, ืขื•ื‘ืจืช ืฉื•ื‘ ื•ืฉื•ื‘ ืขืœ ื”ืคื•ืกื˜ ื”ื–ื” ื•ืœื ื™ื•ื“ืขืช ืžื” ืœื•ืžืจ….
    ื–ื” ืžื”ืžื, ืžืฉื’ืข, ืžื•ืฉืœื, ืžืœื ื›ืฉืจื•ืŸ, ืžืœื ืื”ื‘ื”, ืžืœื ืžืžืš! ื•ื•ืื•ื•….
    ืื•ื”ื‘ืช ืื•ืชืš ืžื•ื›ืฉืจืช ืื—ืชโ™ฅ

  2. 2 ID January 22, 2012 at 22:07

    Shiraaaaaaaaaa – I am speachless!!!!

  3. 3 ื—ื’ื™ืช January 22, 2012 at 22:09

    Fantastic, Shira! I love seeing your work, and am always amazed at how intricate your cards are! Also, I think the box you made is the same one I use for my dominos. If so, here’s a tip for getting smooth crease-free tops – don’t fold the first X – just mark it down with a pen/cil. Does that make sense? drop me a line if you want more explanations ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 6 Smadar - LoolaB January 22, 2012 at 23:49

    ืฉื™ืจื” ืืช ื›”ื› ืžื•ื›ืฉืจืช…
    ื‘ื—ื™ื™ ืฉืื™ืŸ ืœื™ ื›ื‘ืจ ืžื” ืœื›ืชื•ื‘ ืœืš ืžืจื•ื‘ ื”ืชืคืขืœื•ืช !
    ื›ืœ ืคืขื ืืช ืžื“ื”ื™ืž ืื•ืชื™ ืžื—ื“ืฉ, ื–ื” ืžื•ืฉืœื !

    • 7 ShirA January 23, 2012 at 08:23

      ืชื•ื“ื”… ๐Ÿ™‚ ืืช ื’ื•ืจืžืช ืœื™ ืœื”ืกืžื™ืง ืขืœ ืืžืช!

  5. 8 Little Wheel January 23, 2012 at 08:38

    WOW! This is amazing! Your hubby is so lucky ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 9 ื“ืคื ืœื•ืœื” January 23, 2012 at 08:46

    Amazing! as usual.
    Could you link to a tutorial of the “reflection” pop you made? I’m really interested how it works.

    • 10 ShirA January 23, 2012 at 09:07

      Unfortunatly I can’t link to the exact thing because I’ve planned it myself. This is the video I came across that gave me the idea:

      It’s the same mechanism, only I changed the dimentions and added layers.

  7. 11 ืกื™ื’ืœ January 23, 2012 at 09:09


  8. 12 nitzan January 23, 2012 at 11:04

    ืื™ื–ื” ื™ื•ืคื™ ื•ืื™ื–ื” ื›ื™ืฉืจื•ืŸ !!
    ืขืœ ื”ื™ืฆื™ืจืชื™ื•ืช ื‘ืจืขื™ื•ื ื•ืช – ื›ืœ ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“
    ืฉืœื ืœื“ื‘ืจ ืขืœ ื”ื‘ื™ืฆื•ืข
    ื ื™ืฆืŸ

  9. 13 ืงื•ืืœื”22 January 23, 2012 at 11:14

    ื•ื•ืื•! ื–ื” ืื—ื“ ื”ื“ื‘ืจื™ื ื”ืžื•ืฉืœืžื™ื…
    ื›ืœ ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืœืš ืขืœ ื”ื”ืฉืงืขื”! ื•ืื™ื–ื” ื›ื™ืฃ ืœืืจื™!

  10. 14 ืžื•ืฉื™ืช10 January 23, 2012 at 12:47

    ืขื‘ื•ื“ื” ืžื•ืฉืœืžืช! ืื™ืŸ ืžื™ืœื™ื ืœืชืืจ ืืช ื”ืžืงื•ืจื™ื•ืช, ื”ื™ืฆื™ืจืชื™ื•ืช ื•ื”ื›ืฉืจื•ืŸ, ืฉืžืงื‘ืœื™ื ื‘ื™ื˜ื•ื™ ื”ื•ืœื ื‘ื›ืœ ื™ืฆื™ืจื” ื•ื™ืฆื™ืจื” ืฉืœืš.

  11. 15 SHOULYH January 23, 2012 at 16:11

    ืชื’ื™ื“ื™ ืœื™ ืืช ืืžื™ืชื™ืช??!! ื–ื” ื ืจืื” ื›ืื™ืœื• ืžื›ื•ื ื” ื”ื›ื™ื ื” ืืช ื”ื“ื‘ืจ ื”ืžื•ืฉืœื ื”ื–ื”!!! ื•ื•ื•ืื•ื• ื›ืžื” ืฉื–ื” ืžืจืฉื™ื ื•ื™ืคื™ืคื” – ืื”ื‘ืชื™ ืžืื•ื“ื“ื“ื“ ื‘ืขื™ืงืจ ืืช ื”ื“ืฃ ืฉืœ ื”ื”ืจืคืชืงืื” – ืžื•ืฉืœื!!!

  12. 16 ืจื™ืงื™ ืืจื‘ืจืžืŸ January 24, 2012 at 08:55

    ืชืฉืžืขื™… ืืช ืžื“ื”ื™ืžื”!
    ื›ืœ ื›ืš ืžื™ื•ื—ื“ ื•ื”ื‘ื™ืฆื•ืข ืžื•ืฉืœื!!!

  13. 17 katieshafer January 25, 2012 at 15:39

    What a fantastic project! Love the designs and the paper art of course! I will definitely be stealing your ideas! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. 19 ืžื™ืงื” January 28, 2012 at 16:55

    ื™ื ืืœืœื”

  15. 20 ืœื™ืื•ืจ January 29, 2012 at 23:07

    ื›ืœ ืคืขื ืžื—ื“ืฉ ืื ื™ ืจื•ืฆื” ืœื”ื’ื™ื‘ ืœืคื•ืกื˜ื™ื ื•ืœืขื‘ื•ื“ื•ืช ื”ืžื”ืžืžื•ืช ืฉืœืš, ืื‘ืœ ื™ืฉ ืœื™ ืจืง ืžื™ืœื” ืื—ืช

    ืžื” – ื›ืœ ืคืขื ืื ื™ ืื›ืชื•ื‘ WOW?!?!?

    ื›ื ืจืื” ืฉื›ืŸ… ื›ื™ ื‘ืืžืช ืฉื›ืœ ืžื™ืœื” ืื—ืจืช – ืžื™ื•ืชืจืช.

  16. 22 Anonymous March 5, 2012 at 02:46

    just amazing!!!
    are you doing a tutorial soon?

  17. 23 Anonymous March 5, 2012 at 02:46

    just amazing!!!
    are you making a tutorial about this soon?

  18. 25 twistedsistersdesign March 24, 2012 at 11:48

    This is the coolest gift EVER!! Beautiful work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 26 Michal Shoval February 15, 2014 at 14:35

    ืžืœื ืžื—ืฉื‘ื” ื•ื™ืฆื™ืจืชื™ื•ืช… ืคืฉื•ื˜ ืžืงืกื™ื
    ื ืฉื™ืงื•ืช

  20. 27 claudine February 25, 2014 at 08:27

    j’adore les pop up pouvez vous me faire parvenir le tuto SVP
    encore merci claudine

  21. 28 Valerie November 16, 2015 at 06:18

    Bonjour, pourriez vous me faire parvenir le tuto de cette rรฉalisation. Trop super!!! Vraiment!!!!
    Merci d’avance

  22. 29 sanjna November 29, 2015 at 09:53

    Hi..its so much amazing and beautiful…but i think u should describe it in details so we can know each and every step of the project.but its so loving.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 30 Eleanor April 8, 2016 at 02:02

    That is superb! Mazel tov on a job well done! (No Hebrew keyboard on phone so English will have to suffice) But I do stand in awe.

  24. 31 shanalou18 May 20, 2016 at 20:00

    This should be in some sort of paper art museum. Amazing!!! You are so talented. thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of art!

  25. 32 craftkatie August 2, 2016 at 01:29

    Fantastic design, splendid execution! Well done!
    ~ Katja

  26. 33 Anonymous November 2, 2016 at 04:53

    How to do it so amazing

  27. 34 Paheli October 13, 2017 at 13:20

    You are Unbelievable Shira!! this piece is beyond words!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

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