THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 4, DECEMBER 2018
Hello and welcome to the fourth issue of The Folded Corner! My name is Chrissy, I’m the person behind Paper Kawaii.
WHAT IS THE FOLDED CORNER?
The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more! – For more info on how The Folded Corner started, refer back to the first issue.
December isn’t just Christmas, it’s also the run up to New Years. Hanukkah is at the beginning of December too.
The period of October through to April is my favourite with lots of event and holidays – more excuses to fold origami and make things! 🙂
This year, I decided to try and post one video tutorial per day up until the 25th (or longer). So far so good! I didn’t tell anyone I was going to, as I don’t like to make promises I might not be able to keep! Subscribe to my youtube channel here if you want to be notified when I post a video (click the bell icon too).
💗 I have a small announcement at the end of this post, so please enjoy reading through, I hope to see you in the comments!
This month’s free printable is some festive Christmas snowflake origami paper that you can print out at home. There is also coloured lines on white.
Table Of Contents
This month we have 2 giveaways! You can enter both, there are multiple ways to earn points for more chances to win.
AMAZING ORIGAMI BOXES BY TOMOKO FUSE
“Tomoko Fuse presents 20 original designs for origami boxes — some simple, others more complex, all made from a single sheet of paper.
Includes full-color photographs that accompany step-by-step instructions and diagrams for a splendid variety of completely functional boxes. They range from conventional square and rectangular shapes to those in the form of a bird, a basket, a cat’s head, a flower, and other shapes.” Amazon
A lucky winner will be sent a copy. This giveaway is open internationally, to where Amazon ships to, including Australia & NZ. View on Amazon Books
blippo surprise kawaii stationery bag
“The bags are packed with random items and sold for a substantial discount! Blippo Surprise Kawaii Stationery Bag is packed with a random assortment of cute and practical stationery items! Each bag includes a mix of at least 15 stationery items chosen randomly from our kawaii warehouse. The retail value of the included products is approximately 35 USD! The bag is also a perfect gift for anyone who loves mystery surprises!” Blippo
A lucky winner will be sent a surprise bag. This giveaway is open internationally.
This month I’m reviewing just one origami paper pack from Tuttle.
I didn’t come across any new origami paper in my local shops.
Tuttle ‘Origami Paper in a Box – JAPANESE WASHI PATTERNS’
This is a lot of origami paper! 200 sheets in total. 15 x 15 cm / 6 x 6 inches. Also includes a little booklet with 10 simple origami models.
The photo on the left (or above on mobile) has my favourite patterns from the pack. I believe there are 12 patterns in total.
The patterns are quite vibrant, the paper is soft textured and quite thin. The paper is not shiny, it’s matte. The reverse side of the paper is a solid color in a harmonious shade. The colors on the back are mostly muted colors.
You can see the pattern slightly through the coloured side, which is not noticeable for most origami models. The box that the paper comes in is really nice and high quality, I’m planning to cover mine in some wrapping paper at some point!
(The photos are not color corrected or saturated at all.)
Monthly Origami Challenge
Each month, 3 new origami CHALLENGES will be presented, fold 1 or more of these origami models & submit Your photos!
You can post your photo(s) in a comment on this page or on facebook/instagram with the hashtag #thefoldedcorner – or join the Discord community chat and post them there. Each month, depending on how many photos are submitted, a selection will be featured in the new issue of The Folded Corner.
december 2018 challenges:
1️⃣ An Origami Star – That you love!
This origami star can be a model you enjoy folding or one you’ve recently come across.
There are lot’s of stars here.
If you have a specific origami model you’d like to see as part of The Folded Corner’s Monthly Origami Challenge, please feel free to suggest it in the comments of this post, suggest on Facbeook/Discord or send us an email.❗️NOTE: The origami models MUST list the designer of the model, the instructions/diagram/video MUST have been created by or with the original creator’s permission.
Origami Hinged Prism Box Diagram
The origami hinged prism gift box is easy to make, made with 2 sheets of rectangular paper, no glue required.
Origami Secret Stepper Box Diagram
The origami secret stepper box is easy to make, made with 4-5 sheets of paper.
LEARNIGAMI Modular origami boxes
More than 25 diagrams showing you how to make a selection of origami boxes.
Make some modular 3D origami numbers for the new year! Download and printout free templates of these origami numbers, create a fun 2019 to celebrate the new year!read more
Learn how to make the traditional origami Verdi’s Vase model. Verdi’s vase is a Chinese origami design. It’s made from 1 sheet of square paper and has an interesting folding method.read more
Make a useful origami drawer box! These origami drawers are perfect to keep your desk looking tidy and organised. No glue or cutting needed.read more
Make a cute paper bow from paper strips! Use this bow to decorate many different DIY craft or origami projects. This paper ribbon only takes a few minutes to make!read more
Learn how to make a pretty origami compass star tato! This is a variation of the traditional origami 8 point star tato. It’s made from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue required!read more
Make a pretty origami octagonal tato with an 8 point star design on the front. These origami star tatos look wonderful as hanging decorations or turn them into useful coasters.read more
info & announcement!
Over the last year, I’ve been working on a new book called ‘Kawaii Origami’ with Quarto, a publishing company based in NY. It’s finally complete and will be available in April 2019. I am super excited to have an actual book published! In the next few months I’ll be sharing photos of what’s included in the book 🙂
The book is available to pre-order online in various shops, for more info and where to pre-order, click here.
Written by Chrissy Pushkin
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