Phoenician Ship

Phoenician shipThe Phoenicians created the first phonetic alphabet and they also made purple dies by grinding up snails — then they sailed all around the Mediterranean sea to trade, using ships with a characteristic square sail. I know all of this because I designed this pop-up Phoenician ship for my son’s social studies presentation. It is easy and quick to make, and like all pop-ups it won’t fail to impress even the most jaded middle school teacher. He got an A for impressing his teacher, and I’ve felt guilty ever since…

This template is FREE, but if you’d like to support my work please feel free to name your price! If you do, I will…

Thank You
…with a template for this pop-up thank you card.

I Love You!

This pop-up card will speak volumes about your love. When your beloved opens up the letter your heart will pop out of the page. The exclamation mark turns into an arrow, pointing straight at the object of your affection. Pierced heart guaranteed!*

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* Legal disclaimer: actually, no hearts will be pierced, literally or figuratively with this card. The paper arrow should not cause any harm, and sadly I cannot actually guarantee your affection will be returned — however I am quite certain the card’s recipient will be impressed, which is a good first step.

Stay tuned… a video tutorial is coming shortly!

 

House and Tree

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The house and tree pop up in beautiful 3D, yet this card is surprisingly easy to make — but best of all the whole scene jumps out of a single sheet of paper! The template is formatted on letter sized paper, but it can also be printed on A4.

Eight

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Customize this card to tell your loved one how much you appreci8 them, how you think they’re gr8 or use this template to cre8 your own special message.

This template is FREE, but if you’d like to support my work please feel free to name your price! If you do, I will…

Thank You
…with a template for this pop-up thank you card.

Please note: template includes instructions and cut and fold lines for the number eight only — it does not include any text (such as “you’ve been a gr8 teacher”) or any decoration.

Camel

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Hump day, in case you’ve missed the Geigo commercial, is Wednesday, the half point of the regular Mon-Fri work week. But you can customize the text on this card, turn it into a get-well card (Congratulations, you made it over the hump!) or dream up any other clever slogan. You could even use this as a Christmas card!

If you know how to cut with a scalpel knife this card is very easy and quick to make.

Menorkey

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Menorah + Turkey = Menorkey! Those of you who are American and Jewish will know that 2013 was a very special year: Thanksgiving and Hannukkah overlapped for the first time since 1888. We’ll have to wait much longer for the next occurrence: Thanksgivukkah won’t happen again for another seventy nine thousand and forty three years… so I couldn’t resist, I had to combine a pop-up turkey with a Menorah to celebrate this once in many many lifetimes event. Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This template is FREE, but if you’d like to support my work please feel free to name your price! If you do, I will…

Thank You
…with a template for this pop-up thank you card.

Please note: the template you are downloading will be blank — this is a do it yourself, decorate it yourself project! I decorated the card photographed above, and I hope you will share your work here too!

All my downloads include a template for you to print and instructions. Following are a few photos which should help you fold the card:

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Blank pop-up house

Do you want to hang paintings by Rembrandt or Picasso on your walls, color your sofa purple or own a priceless antique oriental carpet? This template can make all those dreams come true — it’s up to you, since you’re the decorator.

The blank pop-up house includes PDF files for eight rooms and for the foam core house structure which will hold them all together. Each pop-up card, which creates the floor, one wall and all the furniture, is made of a single sheet of paper which you can print on standard letter sized paper. Cut on the lines, fold along the dots and dashes, then unleash your creativity.

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These rooms fit into the same house structure as the pop-up house kit and download, so you can swap rooms around if you tire of a particular decorating scheme.

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Kitchen

blank pop up house bathroom

Bathroom

When you’re all done, don’t forget to take pictures and share your work with the world!

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Dining room

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Living room

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Bedroom

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Downstairs hall

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Upstairs hall

blank pop-up house kids room

Kid’s room with bunk bed