Vintage Pop-Up Cards: Making Your Own Timeless Treasures

Vintage Pop-Up Cards: Making Your Own Timeless Treasures

by Taylor Hagerty
     
 
Holiday cards, sweetheart cards, humorous cards: they’re all “popping up” in this charming vintage collection. Warmly colored, and richly adorned with lace, beads, satin, and feathers, there’s nothing like them in the stores! These elaborate pre-1923 classics are not only beautiful in and of themselves; when disassembled, they also form the

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Holiday cards, sweetheart cards, humorous cards: they’re all “popping up” in this charming vintage collection. Warmly colored, and richly adorned with lace, beads, satin, and feathers, there’s nothing like them in the stores! These elaborate pre-1923 classics are not only beautiful in and of themselves; when disassembled, they also form the basis for 25 brand-new projects. After learning in detail exactly how these dimensional treasures are put together—the tools and techniques, the basics of construction, and the most authentic embellishments—you’re armed with the inspiration to create your own. Each project includes a photo of the card in its original form, images of every element in the card to photocopy or cut out, and instructions for rebuilding and redecorating your masterpiece.

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Library Journal

These books provide two entirely different approaches to crafting greeting cards. Browning (Paper Mosaics in an Afternoon) offers step-by-step projects incorporating techniques from other crafts such as mola cutting, fancy folding similar to origami, and many of her materials are the same ones used in scrapbooking. Her finished cards are little works of art. Hagerty's (Girlfriends: Handmade Gifts from the Heart) projects are for pre-1923, three-dimensional, vintage pop-up cards, mostly valentines. Each project has a photo of the card in its original form and includes a page depicting the disassembled parts to be enlarged on a color photocopier. The parts are cut out, decorated with glitter and other embellishments, and reassembled to form a new incarnation of an old card. The finished products are quite lovely and well worth the effort. Both books are good selections for public libraries needing more papercraft material.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600590313
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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