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Spread #53- Pop-ups In My Journal May 27, 2009

Posted by Orly in Spreads.

Spread 53- Pop-ups in my Journal

…and pop-ups on my mind, my kids’ minds, my friends’ minds and my students’ minds. You see, about 10 days ago, we met family friends Mike and Dassi, unexpectedly, at a ‘fiesta’. Mike told us about his new hobby, making custom pop-up cards for family and friends, depicting their interests, likes and such. A few days later we received a magnificent pop-up card from Mike. It had all four of us represented in a personal and whimsical manner. The opening of a card like that is sheer delight. It is a process. It’s not like a regular card that you open, you read, you close, you put down. No no..this one you receive, you feel, hmmm, it’s quite thick…you remove the envelope, and you see layers, you cannot wait, you open it, discover worlds, depths, heights, stories…you know you need to tame the excitement that comes over you, you need to have patience…to allow time for discovery…you keep coming back to it in later times…a total and comprehensive explorative travel. That’s when a pop-up frenzy was triggered in my house…I even made my students convert their 2D ‘Abstraction of Flowers’ journal pages into 3D pop-up pages. Later on I continued mine on my own for 2 days straight. Then I was showing it off shamelessly to some of my friends who responded with something like “Oh that is so awesome, I want to make one.”  A pop-up frenzy, I’m telling you. I obviously couldn’t get my 3D image into a 2D screen and therefore you find this spread where I tried to express the excitement of pop-ups! Thank you, Mike…there is nothing better than creating something out of nothing…perhaps inspiring others to create something out of nothing…which you did. 


1. Susan Tuttle - May 27, 2009

Such a cool concept — definitely a pop-up frenzy!:)

2. aimee - May 27, 2009

hi, orly! oh, what a cool blog and world you have here – great to connect w/you. can’t wait to peek at more of it – i’ll be back!! xo aimee

3. Lara - May 28, 2009

Orly, your posts always leave me hungry for more! I think I’ve contracted the pop-up frenzy just by reading. I’ve requested books on constructing pop-ups from the library a few times int he past couple of months but haven’t actually delved in yet. It looks like I’ll be checking those out again!
xo Lara

4. susanna - May 28, 2009

Awwww man! I want to make a pop up book, too!! What a fun present from your friend.

5. elizabeth bunsen - May 28, 2009

I love this spread! – the loosey goosey joy here is so compelling – I too could easily be seduced by the pop-up possibilities – what is one more thrill when you (meaning me) are straddling the map in all directions?
always anticipating your new spreads – such joyful inspiration and thanks for coming by to play at my place…

xox – eb.

6. Becky - May 28, 2009

Orly…. I just wanted to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your work!!! You are so very inspiring to me! Your blog is visual amazement on the web. Great stuff, babee!

7. Renee Khan - May 29, 2009

Orly I love this page. It is the sweetest.

Thank you for your wonderful comments. You are always so sweet to me Orly.

Love Renee xoxoxo

8. Stephanie - May 29, 2009

pop up frenzy….I even love the name! I would love to SEE some of your pop up spreads.

These pages pop with line and color!! I am inspired to go popping in the garden journal!!

happiest of weekends to you


9. Orly - May 30, 2009

This makes me so happy…Check out Stephanie’s pop-up page, created in her garden journal on her blog http://www.rodrigvitzstyle.typepad.com/ I love how she named it too, “pop goes the garden journal”. Beautiful!

Stephanie - May 30, 2009

Thanks for the shout out Orly!!!

we are crossing again in cyber space 🙂


10. rochambeau - May 30, 2009

Dear Orly,
I come by way of Steph.
Nice pop up idea!

And nice and creative blog.

11. Dina - May 31, 2009

So interesting and inspiring and just plain cool.

12. Leslie - June 1, 2009

Oh, you do inspire. Love the pop-up idea. How will I sleep?

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