Posts Tagged 'Pop-up Book'

Dare To Dream

This little pop-up book was made for my friend Nitzan, in occasion of both her birthday and the birth of her little baby girl. It depicts the story of a girl who had a dream and made it happen. It’s the story of crafting your own future, literally (she is a craft-loving girl, after all).

I love the end result! Watch the video to see how it unfolds.












Have a lovely week!


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 🙂

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!


Sharon & Tal’s Pop-Up Wedding Invitation

Hi you!

I’m more than happy to share this exciting project with you. My close and dear friend Sharon got married this summer to her handsome husband, Tal. For their unconventional (FUN!) wedding-party, we decided to make an out of the ordinary invitation.
This little pop up book tells the story of how they came to have an awesome party at a club for their wedding. We filmed the book (much like the video I attached below), then Sharon and Tal sent an e-mail inviting everyone to celebrate with them.

Note – best seen in 480 DPI quality. You can select that option at the bottom right of the video window.

Have a great weekend!


Some days are special

Remember the terrible pop-up chaos on my desk? Well, I’m happy to share the result of many planning and working hours – a small pop up greeting-book (I think I just made up a new term… it’s a greeting card presented as a book).
I used several pop up techniques and mechanisms, some for the first time. In order to make it all work together, I kept the color scheme and styling pretty homogeneous throughout the book. I used greenish-blue, gray and white card stock and some gray printed “washi” tape. I first drew all the silhouettes on paper and then carefully cut them out with an exacto knife.

I made this book for my mother’s birthday. It tells the story of a girl, who chases stars, just so she can make a shiny garland out of them and give it to her mom.

There’s even a video:

Love you mom! 🙂


Sharon’s tale

This little pop-up book was a birthday “card” for my close friend Sharon. We are four childhood friends, who always make sure to celebrate each other’s birthdays in some intimate, special way. Ruth, the talented writer of the quartet, wrote a funny story, for which I created these pop-up illustrations. The story tells of the birthday girl, Sharon, traveling away from her life in the city, searching for a new place to live in.

I chose to use a monochromatic scheme throughout the book: washed-out turquoise, sandy-beige, chocolate brown and white. I scanned a french Elle magazine from the 50’s (which I happily bought in Paris :)), and used the printed text as an extra “color”. Some of the pop-ups are based on Robert Sabuda‘s tamplates. I love the way it came out.

I warmly recommend watching the video at the end in high quality – just choose 720p on the movie quality selector at the bottom of the video window.
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Shana Tova to you all!

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