Comment to Win: 'The Pocket Paper Engineer'

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

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*Update* Congratulations to the giveaway winner, Funky Find!

Whether you’re eight years old or in your 80s, whether you’re a novice or a career designer, you can make pop-ups! "The Pocket Paper Engineer: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step" from Popular Kinetics shows you how. Carol Barton, an award-winning book artist, curator and teacher has written this elegant, accessible guide to steer you through the process of designing and constructing pop-ups, no matter what your age and skill level. Suitable for both home and classroom use, "The Pocket Paper Engineer" is a creative tool for pop-up fun. 

Filled with 16 do-it-yourself models, helpful illustrations and simple, clear instructions, "The Pocket Paper Engineer" provides playful cards for each featured structure. The book’s innovative design allows each card to be detached, cut and assembled, then stored in its own pocket within the book. If you love to play, create and stretch your inventive skills, this book is a must!

Comment to Win!

To enter this giveaway courtesy of Popular Kinetics, just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, August 28 at 11:59pm EST. We'd love to hear what your favorite form of paper crafting is!

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  • by lemonjitters
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    'Engineer' make this sound difficult but I bet it is really fun! That rocket pop-up looks great!

  • by andrew dewar
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    Although my "paper engineering" veers pretty far to the engineering side these days (high-performance paper airplanes, astronomical instruments, planetarium projectors and so on), I do enjoy making pop-ups. You can see a few in one of my photo galleries here. I tend to draw in more detail and do less in the way of making mechanisms. Something I want to look into more is working origami pieces into cards as pop-ups.
    I was fascinated by the interview you did here a while ago, and was really inspired by the pieces you introduced in it. I'm sure this book will be inspiring too!

  • by scrapgirl1467
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    I love art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and many other paper craft and I would LOVE to learn how to make Pop ups! Thank you so much for the chance to win this book!

  • by cnuland
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    I love making cards for friends and family.

  • by funky finds
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    funky finds

    This book looks so cool! I'd love to learn how to make pop ups!

  • by cal
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    I just recently got into paper crafting, with simple shapes, but this book seems awesome for what I can make and to further my skills.