June 25, 2013

Paper Pups: The Ultimate Craft Book for Dog Lovers {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

Do you craft with your Corgi...
Bead with your Bulldog...
Sew with your Scottie...
Decoupage with your Doxie? 

As for me, I do a lot of mixed media with my mutts.  Whether you're a fan of the big breeds or the teacup tinies, if you're a creative person with an affinity for canine companionship, I have a book for you:  Paper Pups  by Hiroshi Hayakawa (Lark Crafts, May 2013). 
Paper Pups has 35 fun paper projects for making three-dimensional paper dogs using a combination of origami and kirigami techniques.  The best part about this book (besides all the irresistible canines) is that the projects don't require a lot of special equipment or supplies.  The templates that you need are included in the book and are already to scale.  All you do is photocopy the desired template on to a piece of paper.  Then, use your scissors, a craft knife, and a bone folder (or straight edge) to bring your pup to life!  No glue or tape required!
The projects range from very easy to advanced.  My 9-year-old daughter and I chose the Dashchund, which is rated "EASY" (2nd level in a four level rating system).  The step-by-step instructions were well-written and easy-to-follow.  My daughter got a little frustrated when it came to some of the rounded folds, but all in all she was able to do about 80% of the project all by herself.  Not bad at all!  
We were so pleased with the results and will definitely be making more.  

My friends at Lark Crafts are giving one lucky Rook No. 17 reader their very own copy of Paper Pups!  Enter below, and good luck!

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Disclosure:  I received a complimentary review copy of the book from Lark Crafts.
I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are 100% my own. 

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  1. we LOVE our Weimeranar, but we also love our muttlys too:)such a cute book,Stella would FLIP for this

  2. I have a sweet little Schnauzer who sits on my lap as of just yesterday, while I make things!

  3. I love big fuzzy mixed breeds. I have two loveable mutts.

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  5. I like them all but since we have a golden retriever, that's my fav!

  6. I love all dogs great and small but the Great Pyrenees is one of my favourites.

  7. Love my mini dox PennyLane. She is the sweetest and loving friend.

  8. Love this book, thanks! I'm going to order a copy for our library.

  9. i always wanted one of those big old sheep dogs.....all furry and sweet. never got one, but if anything ever happens to my husband, i'm getting one.

  10. Hi Jenn,
    We have the cutest Scottie on the planet! His name is Coconut and is so sweet. I do sew with my Scottie!

  11. Chinook! That's what our sweet DeeDee is! Think yellow Alaskan sled dog. My Grandkids would have a ball with book! They have many dogs between them all! Thanks for the chance!

  12. Westies are our favorite!

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  13. My favorite breed is...RESCUE! That being said, I have four dachshunds- all rescues. They told me that they would LOVE this book!!

  14. I love labrador retrievers. And paper pups


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