July 11, 2016

Pop-up Book and Graphic 45!



So my latest project has me going in a new direction.  Bookmaking, mini albums and pop-up books! I was searching for alternative methods for journal making and stumbled across the world of mini albums. I have never been a scrapbooker so this is all new to me. And let me tell you there is some creative stuff happening in this whole scrapbooking/mini album/paper crafting world!

What first pulled me in was this creation from Anne Rostad of Anne's Paper Creations. I was amazed and captivated. And I made a book using her technique - including a simple pop-up. Then I moved on to other videos by Anne. I made a card and tried another album format. There are a ton of videos. She is so generous with all of her tutorials.

But Anne also introduced me to a paper company called Graphic 45. Now you may be well aware of this company, but this was my first time. Never have I seen paper designs like this. I saw the "Beneath the Sea" paper and I was smitten!

Then the Graphic 45 blog led me to this tutorial by Einat Kessler for a small pop-up book. And it was at that point that I knew what I wanted to do with this mermaid-inspired paper line! Thank you Einat.


So I started working on the book you see in these photos. Three pages. I added some of my own embellishments including some hand painted flowers.


This is such fun paper with the steampunk/mermaid theme. I am still putting the finishing touches on the book.

The Cover

But being inspired again by another tutorial by Anne.  I am also in the midst of making a little chipboard house (box) to hold the book.


Still a good bit to do on the house. The roof comes off to allow access to the book. I'm using some of my hand painted/gelli printed papers for the windows.

Are you familiar with Graphic 45 and mini albums? Or is this all new to you too?

I hope you are having a creative week! I'd love to see what you have been up to.

-Laney

Linking up with Paint Party Friday.


15 comments

  1. What a wonderful idea! I just love your pop-up books.

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  2. All I can say is WOW! This is a wonderful project

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  3. Oh my goodness! This is amazing and beautiful, it definitely is new to me.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. It definitely captivated me!

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  4. Not new to me but I never totally got into it. However, I can see and feel your passion for this in your post and beautiful art-well done! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yeah - this really pulled me in.

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  5. Looks like so much fun!happy ppf! Isn't great to find a new art idea to explore!

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    1. Thanks Fallingladies! Yes this was so much fun to explore.

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  6. Absolutely enchanting journey to the wonderful paperdesigne world.
    Love your beautiful bookcover and the whole project. Want to see more...
    Have a happy weekend xx

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  7. Wow an incredible project! I hear your passion for this project!! Always fun to find new paths!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Amazing! Love your pop up book. I love Graphic 45 papers and just purchased about 10 sheets for a project. Now I think I should have purchased the tablet of it. Their designs are so unique compared to most scrapbook papers. I've always wanted to create a pop up book so maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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