Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!

corigami-love-pop-greeting-cardsI’m fascinated with paper art, especially the amazing things that can now be done with laser cutting and 3D design. And I’ve always get excited by stationery stores and pop-up books.

So I was enchanted by the CNN video below about LovePop Cards, a company said to be revolutionizing the greeting card business with its intricate pop-up card designs.

The founders, Wombi Rose and John Wise, are two naval architects who discovered the art of kirigami on a trip to Vietnam. Like its cousin origami, kirigami is a paper art, but uses cut instead of folded figures. Lovepop’s team of engineers and designers uses advanced ship design software to create the designs, and each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable finish craftsmanship.

They describe the experience of opening one of these cards as “magical,” and indeed it is. They aren’t cheap (each is in the $10-15 range), but given how expensive greeting cards are now, they’re worth a splurge for a special occasion.

And they have a couple of cat designs, including this cat tower card:


The front of each card bears a whimsical graphic that hints at what’s inside.


There are two retail locations in Massachusetts: one in Boston the other in Natick. But most customers order online. Custom orders are available. 

It’s a delight looking through their product catalog… especially their treescapes and ships. Look!

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Mousebreath Magazine is an award-winning online magazine that celebrates cats and the cat-centric lifestyle. Editor Karen Nichols is a popular conference speaker and writer, whose current project is The Cat Scout Handbook. She is also the denmaster at

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  1. WOW, what an interesting site. I really enjoyed visiting it and thank you for featuring it. i never would have found it on my own.

  2. These cards are wonderful, and of course, we love the ships and the cats!

    • Mousebreath Magazine says:

      I thought of you when I saw the ships….the ships are absolutely amazing in their intricasy. Same with the trees!


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