Pop-Up Paper Structures Class Plan

by Heidi Pridemore

NOTES TO SHOP OWNERS AND TEACHERS:
I'm excited to offer you five different ways to bring a little 3-D fun to your customers' card making, scrapbooking, and altered book making in the form of five easy classes:

  1. Pop-Up Concepts 101: Simple 90° Pop-Up Sampler Book
  2. Pop-Up Concepts 201: Intermediate 90° Pop-Up Sampler Book
  3. Pop-Up Concepts 301: Beginner 180° Pop-Up Sampler Book
  4. From Rubber Stamps to Custom-Pop-Up Cards
  5. "Surprise" Gift Tags: Hand-Made 3-D Gift Tags for All Occasions

The Pop-Up Concepts classes start with the simplest pop-up skills and move to more advanced techniques. You can offer them as a series or as standalone classes, and customize each class for whatever theme or holiday you're currently featuring in your store.

SELL ADD-ON PRODUCTS
Pop-up classes are a great way to sell products from every part of your store. You can make a kit of class supplies for students to buy when they sign up for the class, or offer an assortment for them to choose from at class time:

  • Embellishments
  • Trims
  • Stickers
  • Rubber stamps
  • Adhesives
  • Tools

Let's all have some 3-D fun!


Pop-Up Concepts 101: Simple 90° Pop-Up Sampler Book

CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this introductory class, you'll have fun learning the basic pop-up techniques you can use to add a third dimension to your card making, scrap booking and altered books. You will also learn how to make single sheet and multi sheet pop-ups. You'll leave class with a sample book of the six simplest pop-up techniques and the skills to make pop-ups on your own.

STUDENT SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

APPROXIMATE CLASS TIME
2 hours

PROJECT SUPPLIES

TEACHER'S ADVANCE PREPARATIONS

  • Read Chapters One and Two of Pop-Up Paper Structures to understand the basics: papers, tools and key to understanding the illustrations. Also review Chapter 3 to decide how you want to teach the techniques.
  • Make a finished sample book and any step-by-step examples you will want to show when teaching the technique.
  • Optional: Make pre-printed labels for each technique name that the students can use to label their sample book.

DURING THE CLASS
Following the instructions in Pop-Up Paper Structures:

  1. Make one 90° Equal Parallel Pop-Up single sheet project starting on page 15.
  2. Make one 90° Equal Parallel Pop-Up multi sheet project starting on page 17.
  3. Make one 90° Unequal Parallel Pop-Up single sheet starting on page 18.
  4. Make one 90° Unequal Parallel Pop-Up multi sheet starting on page 19.
  5. Make one 90° Equal & Unequal Parallel Pop-Up single sheet starting on page 18.
  6. Make one 90° Equal & Unequal Parallel Pop-Up multi sheet starting on page 22.
  7. Glue each example onto one page spread of the 6" blank book in the order created and label each pop-up accordingly.
  8. Refer to page 59 to have the students create a paper cover for their book.

Pop-Up Concepts 201: Intermediate 90° Pop-Up Sampler Book

CLASS DESCRIPTION
In this second pop-up class, you'll learn intermediate 90° pop-up techniques you can use to bring an exciting third dimension to your card making, scrap booking and altered books. You will make a sample book of the six intermediate pop-up techniques, and learn how to make pop-ups with single and multiple sheets. You'll take home a completed sample book of the six techniques learned during class, plus the skills to make pop-up structures on your own.

STUDENT SKILL LEVEL
Advanced beginner.

APPROXIMATE CLASS TIME
2 hours

PROJECT SUPPLIES

TEACHER'S ADVANCE PREPARATIONS

  • Read Chapters One and Two of Pop-Up Paper Structures to understand the basics: papers, tools and key to understanding the illustrations. Also review Chapter 4 for individual techniques to be covered.
  • Make a finished sample book and any step-by-step examples you find helpful for teaching the technique.
  • Optional: Make pre-printed labels for each technique name that the students can use to label their sample book.

DURING THE CLASS
Following the instructions in Pop-Up Paper Structures:

  1. Make one 90° Equal Angle Pop-Up single sheet project starting on page 24.
  2. Make one 90° Equal Parallel Pop-Up multi sheet project starting on page 24.
  3. Make one 90° Equal Generations Pop-Up single sheet starting on page 26.
  4. Make one 90° Equal Generations Pop-Up multi sheet starting on page 28.
  5. Make one 90° Unequal Generations Pop-Up single sheet starting on page 30.
  6. Make one 90° Unequal Generations Pop-Up multi sheet starting on page 32.
  7. Glue each example onto one page spread of the 6" blank book in the order created and label each pop-up accordingly.
  8. Refer to page 59 to have the students create paper covers for their books.

Pop-Up Concepts 301: Beginner 180° Pop-Up Sampler Book

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Have fun learning six 180° pop-up techniques you can use to add 3-D features to your card making, scrapbooking and altered books. You'll leave the class with a sample book of the six pop-up techniques and the skills to make your own fabulous pop-up projects!

STUDENT SKILL LEVEL
Advanced beginner. This class can be taught alone or as the third in a series after Pop-Up Concepts 101, and 201.

APPROXIMATE CLASS TIME
One session, 2 hours

WHAT EACH STUDENT WILL GET
Each student will make a sample book of six techniques of actual pop-up samples to have for future reference to accompany Pop-Up Paper Structures.

PROJECT SUPPLIES

TEACHER'S ADVANCE PREPRARATIONS

  • Read Chapters 1-2 of Pop-Up Paper Structures to understand the basics: papers, tools and key to understanding the illustrations. Review Chapter 5 for the individual techniques to be covered.
  • Make a finished sample book and any step-by-step examples you will want to show when you teach the technique.
  • Optional: Make pre-printed labels for each technique name that the students can use to label their sample books.

DURING THE CLASS
Following the instructions in Pop-Up Paper Structures:

  1. Make one 180° Box project, starting on page 34.
  2. Make one 180° Angled Box project, starting on page 36.
  3. Make one 180° Cube Pop-Up, starting on page 38.
  4. Make one 180° Coil Pop-Up, starting on page 40.
  5. Make one 180° Equal Angle Pop-Up, starting on page 41.
  6. Make one 180° Armature Pop-Up, starting on page 42.
  7. Glue each example onto one page spread of the 6" blank book in the order created and label each pop-up accordingly.
  8. Refer to page 59 to have the students create a paper cover for their book.

From Rubber Stamps To Custom Pop-Up Cards

CLASS DESCRIPTION
If you love rubber stamps, this class is for you! Learn how to turn your favorite stamped images into 3-D pop-ups for card making, scrapbooking and altered books Ð the uses are limited only by your imagination. During the class you'll make a variety of pop-up cards with rubber stamps.

APPROXIMATE CLASS TIME
1-2 hours

WHAT EACH STUDENT WILL GET
You'll leave class with at least 3 rubber-stamped cards and skills to make 3-D effects with your favorite rubber stamps.

PROJECT SUPPLIES

  • Required text: Pop-Up Paper Structures, by Heidi Pridemore
  • Cardstock: light colored to compliment the rubber stamps and inks used for each card.
  • 12" metal ruler or metal T-square
  • Scissors
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Craft knife with #11 blades
  • Cutting mat or piece of cardboard to cut on
  • Bone folder or stylus
  • Bottle of paper glue
  • Assorted rubber stamps: one 3" image and one or two 1" complement images.
  • Stamping ink
  • Markers or color pencils to finish the rubber-stamped images.
  • Optional embellishments

ADVANCE PREPARATIONS

  • Make up a couple of note cards following the instructions on page 44 of Pop-Up Paper Structures.
  • Review chapters 1 & 2 for the basics of making pop-up structures. I recommend also reviewing chapter 3 because these pop-up techniques are the simplest and work the best with the rubber stamp note card project.

DURING THE CLASS
Following the instructions in Pop-Up Paper Structures:

  1. Make one note card following the instructions starting on page 44, using one 3" stamp image for the center pop-up.
  2. Embellish and finish the rest of the card around this center pop-up.
  3. Make a second note card using the same technique (page 44), but this time have students make the center image on a separate piece of paper. Refer to Multi-Sheet unequal pop-up on page 19.
  4. Embellish and finish the rest of the card around this center pop-up.
  5. Make a third note card (single sheet or multi sheet, your choice) using the same technique (page 44). This time, make one pop-up in the center of the larger stamp and one pop-up on each side of the smaller stamp. Refer to the instructions for making equal and unequal parallel pop-ups starting on page 20.
  6. Embellish and finish the rest of the card around this center pop-up.

"Surprise" Gift Tags: Hand-Made 3-D Gift Tags for All Occasions

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Add that extra-special touch to your next gift with these simple, inexpensive and adorable pop-up gift tags. Easy and fast to make, they'll bring a 3-D flair to your gift giving. During class you'll make an assortment of gift tags.

APPROXIMATE CLASS TIME
1-2 hours

PROJECT SUPPLIES

  • Required Text: Pop-Up Paper Structures, by Heidi Pridemore
  • Cardstock: assorted colors depending on the holiday being showcased
  • 12" metal ruler or metal T-square
  • Scissors
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Craft knife with #11 blades
  • Cutting mat or piece of cardboard to cut on
  • Bone folder or stylus
  • Bottle of paper glue
  • Assorted mini fasteners round and square
  • Assorted star fasteners
  • Small hole punch or awl
  • Trims and embellishments

ADVANCE PREPARATION

  • Review the basics of making pop-up structures in Chapters 1 & 2 of Pop-Up Paper Structures.
  • Make a few sample gift tags following the instructions starting on page 51 of Pop-Up Paper Structures. The gift tags can be made from any pop-up techniques in the book. The gift tags pictured in the book are made from the simplest pop-up techniques covered in Chapter 3.
  • Pick an assortment of paper colors and embellishments to represent the holiday you are featuring. For example, you can change and customize the tree gift tag by creating any other shape and gluing it to the pop-up armature made following the directions. Suggestions: use hearts for Valentine's Day or Wedding, or a cake for a wedding or birthday.
  • Optional: add rubber stamped images to the gift cards, following the instructions starting on page 44.

DURING THE CLASS
Following the instructions in Pop-Up Paper Structures:

  1. Make one of each gift tag starting on page 52.
  2. Embellish and finish the rest of the card around this center pop-up.
  3. Encourage the students to make a rubber-stamp gift tag following the instructions starting on page 44.
  4. Have students try making a 180° pop-up gift tag.
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