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Apr 23, 2010

Pop Up Village (Tutorial Part 1)

Making your pop up village is going to take a few days, so let's start with the houses.

Construct six houses as shown in this post about gingerbread houses.

The fastest way is to use patterned or plain card stock. Print the template on the back of the paper and cut it out. Glue the house together and attach the roof, then stop. (Do not glue the house to a base. You will be gluing all six houses to one big circular base.)

Of course, I can't do things the fast and easy way, right? I used various graphics and dropped them onto the template using CorelDraw. (If you want a vector version of the template email me and I'll send it along. I can save in a variety of formats compatible with most graphics programs.)

For example, these seed packet graphics came from Dover Books.

Here are some free graphics sites to get you started.

Cathe Holden

Dover Books

Shabby Princess

Suzee Que

Travel Posters

The Graphics Fairy

Okay, got your six houses? Great! Next we'll make the base.

Pop Up Village Tutorial Part 2

Pop Up Village Tutorial Part 3

7 comments:

Jan scrap said...

I like this very much, it looks great. I'd like to try it with a 'hut' theme, either by the seaside or like an iron age village.

cpeep said...

Ooooo, yeah, huts would be great! Or little thatched cottages.

Then there were those cute little Halloween houses on Craftster in the fall....

Carol

Work'nPlay said...

Thanks so much for posting a link to my travel posters hub!

I'm glad I discovered your blog. You do amazing work. I'm definitely going to spend some time looking through your old posts. :-)

Dr Sonia said...

I love this!
your pop up cottage has always been my favourite and i have used it for many cards for my family.This is awesome
Dr Sonia
Visit my site which is inspired by you : http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Ahhh - you are speakin' my language! I love anything pop-up, but especially little houses. I saw a guest on Carol Duvall one year who showed a pop-up gingerbread house her son had made for her using a rubber band to make the house pop up when the card was opened, but they didn't give the directions for how to do it, and it has stayed with me (haunted) ever since. Thanks for all the great stuff you do. There is one additional thing I'd like to ask - do you have an .svg file for the snowflake box that you could send me? I tried using the adobe file in Inkscape, but it's too light to trace. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Laura
http://cricutcard-iologist.blogspot.com
email: ladams1221@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

........... (If you want a vector version of the template email me and I'll send it along. I can save in a variety of formats compatible with most graphics programs.)

For example, these seed packet graphics came from Dover Books...............

please i want the vector version...

cpeep said...

Anonymous, click on "view my complete profile" in the right-hand column and email me. Tell me what format you'd like (DXF, AI, CDR etc)