Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jin's Vacation Pics (2): Pop-Up Cards and Simple Shapes

We've been back from our trip to Singapore for a few days now but we're still trying to get over the jet lag. So not fun when the body can't adjust to the time difference and all you want to do is sleep.  The good news is, I made full use of the sleepless nights and so the vacation laundry is done done DONE! Yeah, baby!

So anyway, school starts in just over a week and I'm trying to help the kids get over their jet lag and get all their school supplies and stuff ready. Hopefully we'll get back to the swing of things around here soon and I can start posting more regularly on the blog again.

In the meantime, here are a few pictures (papercraft-related!) that I took while I was shopping in Singapore. The pop up cards are super cool! The cuts are so intricate and I was amazed that they fold very easily into the cards. The last 2 pictures at the end of this post were taken from a souvenir booth in Chinatown but they totally reminded me of Lettering Delights. I wonder if we could use these framed art as inspiration and do something similar with the LD Simple Shapes (Stringbeans?). Hmm..


8 comments :

  1. Jin- I am really into making Pop Up cards and Origamic Architecture. I found these 2 sites that have 100+ free templates. You will find templates for some of the cards you posted, as well as some other really impressive Pop Ups!

    http://kirigamifreepattern.blogspot.com/?view=classic

    http://kirigamiarts.blogspot.com - 100 free downloadable PDF templates with you tube tutorials.

    Let me know what you think.

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    1. I forgot to mention ...

      Make sure you scroll to end of page on the 1st site listed or you will miss a huge section.

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    2. They are lovely . wouldnt it be fantastic if they could be converted into cutting file.

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  2. Omg those cards are amazing! Live the 2 at the end for inspiration. I was just thinking about making some framed artwork for my kids' rooms and this is a great idea!
    I will be checking out KarenB's links, too!
    Welcome back to the states!

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  3. Are you going to create files so that we can cut these amazing popups for our cards. I would love to put these inside my cards...

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  4. Welcome home! And the laundry done, Oh My! These cards are amazing!

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  5. So intricately made with obviously endless patience!

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