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Night Before Christmas: Pop-Up by Himmapaan Night Before Christmas: Pop-Up by Himmapaan
This one is part of The Night Before Christmas. It's the original pop-up I made for the end of the book. I hadn't been able to post it before as I've only just got it back.

Here is another photograph, from a slightly less steep angle. It's probably the marginally better picture in terms of quality, but this one shows the layers better.

Made from white Canson Mi-Teintes paper. All the pieces were hand-cut with a scalpel. The base measures 472 x 236mm when open. The pop-up is roughly 155mm tall at its highest point (the church steeple).

It's endured a tiny amount of wear and dirt, having been in the hands of the paper engineers and cutters who reproduced it for the book two years ago. But my photograph is rather poor (sorry), so they are disguised.

You can see a picture of the book's version of the pop-up on Amazon, as well as other pictures kindly shared by a customer. There are also some very kind reviews there (which make my eyes red). I didn't post many pages from this book in my gallery, as the book is better seen in person. The pages contain cuts in them which reveal glimpses into the preceding and following pages.


Merry Christmas!
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MercedesAsheSorrel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is utterly amazing!!!! Clap  How did you it? :o (Eek)  I so want to learn how to do this but I can't find anything that helps! Where did you learn?
kimyesong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014

wow! awesome!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) very very beautiful !!

I want to buy a Template. Where did you purchase? Please let us know. Thank you very much. :-)

Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid you misunderstood slightly. ^_^ There is no template to purchase. I made this pop-up myself for the book which I illustrated. You can see more details about it and links in the description. :)
kimyesong Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014
wow! awesome!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (Smile)
I want to make it! :)
punjudas Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
amazing <3
CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooo neat :D
BohemianFlower Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. I SO love this it's sooo pretty
MinyMints Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! i have this book! :D :D :D ITS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! i love it! Every Christmas my family takes it out and displays this page in our living room! Thankyou for making it! XD
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very glad you like it, thank you!
ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
awesome work!
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