Friday, January 9, 2015

DIY Pop-up Birthday Card + Free Patterns

A new video is up today, showing how to create a pop-up birthday card. Here it is:

If you are here for the templates, here they are.

For most of these patterns you only need to trace and cut one. This excludes the candle pattern - you'll need 4 of these - and the sign pattern - you'll need 13 of those. I've written how many you'll need of each on the pattern also.

To print this, hover over it and click the right icon at the top
(that says "Pop-out" when you hover on it). Next, click on the printer icon at the top. If your browser is Chrome, make sure the paper size on the lower left is set to either Letter or A4, and uncheck fit to page. 

If this is printing off the page, you can try clicking scale/shrink to page or fit to page. Just make sure you print both pages this way. 

(Note: If you do not have a Google account you unfortunately may not be able to access this file due to the way Google Drive (where this file is stored) works. If you have a Google account, open another window and log into it, then reload this page. If you don't have a google account, you can make one here)

*Note: if you are having issues getting this to print right, please comment below or email me at to let me know.

For this project, you'll need:

- The patterns above

- Cardstock, Scrapbook paper, art paper, construction paper - 
any paper that is a little heavier than printer paper should work 


-Glue (A glue stick or glue gun is best)

-Sharpie or other marker



The simplest way to make this card would be to trace the cake and candle patterns onto white paper, then color them in. I used multiple papers to create the cake, candles, flames, etc. This is quite a bit more work, and you'll need to add little tabs to everything so you can attach it all together.

Also, if you want to make this card a little sturdier and more permanent, add tabs to cake pattern #2 and glue everything on, instead of using tape.

If you create this card, I'd love to see it - tag me on instagram: @essyjae

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DIY Simple Pop-Up Birthday Card

DIY Wax Resist Watercolor Birthday Card

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Josephine Knot Tutorial

Here is the first Pugdemonium video of 2015, a tutorial on the Josephine Knot. In this video, I go over 4 different versions of this knot.

This knot goes by many different names, but is commonly called the Josephine Knot or Double Coin Knot when used in a decorative way.

This is a great knot to use in bracelets and jewelry.