Monday, October 29, 2012

Pop-Up Cards - Book Review and Giveaway

***The giveaway has ended - congratulations to Linda Patti and Chelsea!***

Mari Kumada's book Pop-Up Cards - Over 50 Designs for Cards That Fold, Flap, Spin and Slide arrived in my mailbox recently.

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It's a new title in the Roost Books Make Good: Crafts + Life line... which means the pages are graced with beautiful images that capture the typically elegant Japanese aesthetic.

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The beginning pages of the paperback feature large, full-color photographs of card interiors that showcase the included 'action' paper crafting techniques, such as sliding, spinning, and pop-ups. 

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The clean and sweet designs are suitable for multiple occasions, such as holidays (Christmas, Halloween, and Easter), birthdays, weddings, and just because... each is colorful and fun. A playful element of surprise occurs when the cards are opened. For example, the springy spiral heart card that's shown on the book cover, a cute penquin sliding across an ice floe, a small girl blowing bubbles, and a hopping bunny.

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Each technique is clearly detailed by text, step-by-step photos, and/or diagrams, some of which are located in the latter part of the book. While familiarizing oneself with the pages, there is a fair amount of flipping back and forth to look at instructions, but once immersed in a project, this is not a problem.

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Also located in the back are full-size color templates that can be copied and cut out. If you prefer to use your own colored or patterned papers, trace the copied templates instead.

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Note that examples for the card fronts are not shown... you'll need to put on your creative cap and add a text greeting and/or correlated image.

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The book is geared toward adults and teens who have an interest in card making; very basic paper crafting knowledge will be helpful, such as cutting, measuring, and scoring. The card designs don't fall into the quick and easy category, but instead are satisfying little works of art that will be worth the time spent creating them for the extra special people in your life!

And now the giveaway....

Roost Books sent me a complimentary copy of Pop-Up Cards and is offering two All Things Paper readers in the U.S. or Canada the chance to win a copy. Simply leave a comment on this post to enter. The giveaway ends on Saturday, November 3rd. Winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced here and also on the All Things Paper Facebook page as soon as they have been contacted by email. Good luck!


94 comments:

  1. Wow... I love making pop-up cards!!
    Please, add me on the list...

    (I have a friend who lives in Canada an can receive the book form e)

    Xoxo

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  2. Such an awesome pop up works...And a lovely book...Do add me as i have my sister in US..and already left my address too to ur email.

    Thanks for this great giveaway and chance to win.

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  3. Looks like a fun book! Thanks for chance to win a copy Ann!

    Lisa J

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  4. These is unfair !! Such a fabulous give away and only for readers in the U.S. or Canada !Why not all the readers ? :( !!

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    1. Because of the high cost of international postage, Pooja. The rules for each giveaway are up to the discretion of the publisher.

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  5. What clever lady. I would love to have a copy of her book.

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  6. What a great giveaway! Enter my name please.

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  7. This book looks so fun, thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Would love to try my hand at pop-up cards!!

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  9. Haven't been here in awhile...good to "see" you again! This book looks awesome! I have a pop-up card pattern book I got over 20 years ago and this one is soooooo much better...way more stylish! Thanks for the chance to win one!!!!

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  10. This book looks beautifully thought out and presented. I would love to have a copy! Thanks, Roost Books!

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  11. OMG...I love, love, love these ideas. Please make it mine!

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  12. Pop up cards are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Oh I would love to win this! I love making cards, it would be nice to make some new pop-ups too! And it would be great to also have a new resource for my art lessons.

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  14. I gasped when reading this post and looking at the photos! I would love to receive this Pop-Up Cards book! So creative :)

    Tea

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  15. The photos are a wonderful preview to this book. Love it!

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  16. What an adorable book. I look forward to playing with it soon!

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  17. I used to love making pop up cards! All I could ever make was a little monster face though haha. Please count me in!

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  18. I'm always looking for new pop-up books! This looks like a good one.

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win a fun book!

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  20. I would love to win a copy of this book. I am starting a collection of pop up books to leave to my granddaughter.

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  21. Oh this looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  22. Oh how fun! I'd love to win a copy for a friend who loves making handmade cards. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  23. wow ! I would really make use of this to produce something original and wonderful ! thanks.

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  24. I love the fact that it's for people who want to dedicate a little time and effort to making some paper art. Thanks, Ann, for reviewing this. And definitely count me in for the giveaway!
    -Karren

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  25. Oh how fun, thanks for the chance to win!! :)


    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  26. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this book :-). I would love to add "pop-up cards" to my ever growing list of fav paper art projects!!!

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  27. what a wonderful book! i have been wanting to learn more about pop up cards ever since taking a class with carol barton last summer— i'd love to have this as a resource as well!

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  28. I am crazy for pop-ups! I would love a copy of the book.

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  29. The penguin and fish one is too cute! :D

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  30. I love pop-up books and card-making. I'd LOVE to have one of these books!

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  31. This looks like a wonderful book! thanks for the chance to win a copy...
    JoAnn
    info7miner@gmail.com

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  32. I have been making pop up cards for a couple of years. This book would certainly be a welcome addition to the ideas I have tried.

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  33. It looks like a great book! So many cute cards to make :) sarahhershon at gmail dot com

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  34. This book looks amazing- I love the simple clean designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. It looks like there's a lot of fun ideas in this book, thanks for a chance to win!

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  36. This book looks great! So many great ideas, all in one place. I would love to have a copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I love pop up cards. Want to have a copy of this book. it's got amazing techniques. Pick me :)

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  38. The book looks great. It's been a while since I last did pop-up cards, so the book will definitely serve as an inspiration. Would love to do some of these with my nephews when they visit for the holidays. Thanks for the opportunity !
    prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

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  39. What a neat book! I've always just worked around with pieces myself to get what I wanted but, this looks genuinely helpful. So many books are so disappointing with nothing fresh -- this look original and helpful. Thank you for this helpful post. You have such a well curated site!

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  40. This book is absolutely beautiful and smart! So love your site. It has taken me to so many wonderful artists and techniques. Thank you for your posts.

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  41. I love pop-ups and all paper craft. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ksukeena at yahoo dot com

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  42. This looks like an awesome book and I would love to win ut! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  43. wonderful giveaway, pop-up is my favorite.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I really like what I see! :) Thank you for the chance to win one!

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  45. I would like to learn to make pop-up cards. This looks like a very resourceful book.
    kaysuet@hotmail.com

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  46. Hi there
    had a look at the book your offering,and would luv to be the new owner of it
    I do live in Canada
    bcfrannie

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  47. Would love this book. Would be great to make some cards. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. So amazing! I made a pop-up for my wedding invitation! I would love to get a hold of this book and renew my card making. Thank you!

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  49. OMG! That is such a cool book! I love making cards, but I don't usually make pop up cards as much...this would be a great way for me to explore that side more!

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  50. What cute cards. I love pop-ups! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. These are glorious cards! I'd love to own it. Please add me to the list.

    Kalamazookim(at)yahoo.com

    Kim

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  52. I love cards that do stuff. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. this book appears to be a good inspirational addition to anyone's person library. Thanks.
    Barb I

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  54. Looks like a very clever book, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  55. What a beautiful book, I love mechanisms that cause movement. Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  56. I love oriental design and pop-ups so this book is a perfect combination.
    Would be fantastic to have,
    Many thanks for a sweet giveaway chance.
    SuZ

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  57. Oh what a wonderful book!! It would be so thrilling to add to the crafting library. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this contest for the chance to win one.
    LindaJ

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  58. wow, pop up cards are amazing! Love to learn how to make them. Thanks for chance to win!

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  59. I am an avid paper crafter - would love to win this book and try out some of the projects!

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  60. What a great book. I would love to try out the projects in it.

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  61. Fun giveaway. Book looks great!

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  62. Kawaii!!! Would love to include these techniques in altered books as well as cards.

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  63. What a lovely book! I'd have friends over for a card-making party, and include my kid's art teachers.

    hrhdeanne at yahoo dot com

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  64. This book looks like so much fun. My sons and I would enjoy experimenting with cards and paper engineering. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, and for creating a beautiful blog highlighting paper art.

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  65. this book looks fantastic, i'd love a chance to win a copy! TIA
    Linda Patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  66. Interesting book! I'd love to try pop-up cards!

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  67. What a great blog. Enter me for the book, and I'll also follow you on FB.

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  68. I have always loved pop up books and it has joined in with pop up cards. thanks for a chance to win something I would love to have.

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  69. Just ordered the book...would love to see the cards.
    hafwhit@gmail.com

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  70. This would come in handy just in time for the holidays! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  71. I would love to make the Christmas card, and the bunny card. It would be a challenge to enjoy!
    helens14@aol.com

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  72. What a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. FINALLY! I get here to comment before the closing date for the contest. :) Would love a book if my number is the lucky one chosen. :D

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  74. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I AM a card maker and would Loooooovvvvvvvveeeeee to win this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for the chance!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  75. I love popups and would be thrilled to get a copy of this book. It looks like a lovely book to work with.

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  76. Pop pop pop! This would be fun to have in my paper craft library!

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  77. Love the book. Please enter me. leef.

    leef@theriver.com

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  78. I am a cardmaker and would LOVE this!

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  79. I love pop-up cardmaking, and this book looks like a wonderful resource. I'd be thrilled to win this giveaway.

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  80. I haven't made pop up cards before, but these look like so much fun. Would love this book.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  81. Oh I would love to win this book! Thank you so much!

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  82. Love Pop Ups, love books on creating with paper, so I would love to win a copy of this book!!! Thanks! Cheryl

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  83. These are fabulous! I"d love to win, thank you!

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  84. What a beautiful book full of fun ideas! What's not to love and want? Thanks for posting about the book.

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  85. Wonderful book! I know I would love it. :)

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  86. Wow. What a lovely book. Thanks for reviewing it and letting know what it has in it. I'll tweet this to my paper play followers.

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  87. This looks amazing. I would love to win this book.
    Laurie

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  88. This looks like the most exciting paper card book ever !
    How cool is it to be able to make such wonderful things from mere paaper - to bring things to life and give them to others !!

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  89. Oh I hope I still get the chance to enter since the book looks beautiful:)

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  90. Comments are closed. Thanks for entering!

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