launched MakePopUpCards.com in 2012 with the goal of sharing knowledge and affordable pop-up cards worldwide. She started out with her own downloadable designs and a pop-up paper house kit produced thanks to a successful Kickstarter Campaign, but her ultimate goal was always to collaborate with other artists and paper engineers.
She is a paper engineer, designer, writer, gardener, maker and amateur chemist. She has worked for secretive Swiss banks and the equally secretive filmmaker Woody Allen. Once upon a time she forged her own tools, made art films with time lapse photography of rotting fruit, and blew glass bubbles. She edited wedding videos, worked for non-profits, and designed and built professional sound studios. She started out this varied career in high school in a frilly white blouse, waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant in Geneva, Switzerland.
Besides pop-up cards, Katherine Belsey designs and builds furniture, clothes, or even a stunning swimming pool (featured on the cover of Interior Design magazine), lipstick, all-purpose cleaner for her kitchen counter, hand cream, eczema remedies or Easter eggs. She hates following recipes so she makes them up instead, then writes about it. She’s collecting these for a book called Make Anything: a handbook for saving money, living green and having fun with trash but many are already published in ebooks edited by instructables.com.
Her designs have been featured in the September 2013 issue of Interior Design Magazine, in Green Lighting, published by McGraw-Hill in 2010, and PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods) published by Storey Publishing in 2012.
In 2018 Her pop-up letter X was selected for the 25th Anniversary Box Set published by the Movable Book Society, A to Z, Marvels in Paper Engineering, a collection of 26 individual pop-up cards designed by 26 paper engineers from around the globe.
Her pop-up letter X was selected for the 25th Anniversary Box Set published by the Movable Book Societyin 2018, A to Z, Marvels in Paper Engineering, a collection of 26 individual pop-up cards designed by 26 paper engineers from around the globe.
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