The Folded Corner Issue No.4 - December 2018 via @paper_kawaii

THE FOLDED CORNER

ISSUE NO. 4, DECEMBER 2018

Welcome

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.

THIS MONTH

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!

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december Freebie!

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

book Reviews

In each issue of The Folded Corner, there will be up to 5 book reviews, any book recommendations are welcome, please see the bottom of the page to leave a comment or send a message. All books are either sent by companies or authors for free or these books are part of my collection.

1. Akira Yoshizawa – Japan’s greatest origami master

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where to buy

Akira Yoshizawa – Japan’s Greatest Origami Master is available in many book shops, or buy online – also available as a kindle ebook.

Akira Yoshizawa – Japan’s Greatest Origami Master is a wonderful and must have addition to your origami book collection.

This book was sent to me by Tuttle last year, however I’ve only just found it after packing it away when I moved house! I decided to fold a Christmas themed ‘Santa hat’, which the ape on the cover is wearing festively. 

There are some amazing origami models included in this book, the diagrams are admittedly sometimes challenging to understand in some cases. But with diagrams such as these, you are tempted to try alternative methods, which is only a good thing in my opinion.

Master origami artist Akira Yoshizawa was a true innovator who played a seminal role in the rebirth of origami in the modern world. He served as a bridge between past and present—between the ancient traditional craft and the development of origami as a modern practice—in terms of inventing new techniques and in preserving the traditional Japanese forms.

In fact, the notational system of diagrams widely used today to indicate how models are folded was largely invented by him. Above all, Yoshizawa was responsible for elevating origami to the status of an art form.” – Tuttle/Amazon

2. Origami butterflies Kit by Michael G. LaFosse

Origami Butterflies Kit by Michael G. LaFosse includes 41 different origami butterfly models. This origami booklet and paper kit is perfect for youngsters or those just starting out with origami. Having some nice glossy paper with bright colors and patterns makes it easy to just start folding right away.

I decided to fold the ‘Origamido Butterfly’, it was easy and fun to fold. The diagrams are clear and easy to understand, although some steps have more than one task, so you have to study them a bit more than usual but that’s fine.

The lightweight and small booklets are also perfect for making origami ‘on the road’ or while traveling, as they take up no space in a bag. 

Each of the papers has a high sheen, and is coloured differently on both sides.

This kit includes:

• 41 origami butterfly projects 
• Two 32-page illustrated booklets with easy-to-follow instructions
• 98 sheets of 6 x 6 inch folding paper

Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades, and is internationally regarded as a leading authority and master of the art.

    where to buy

    Origami Butterflies Kit by Michael G. LaFosse is available to buy online.

    BLIPPO mini STATIONERY HAUL

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    Blippo.com were kind enough to send me some items from their shop to review! (Not sponsored) 

    Included are: a cute pikachu coin purse, a pack of unicorn highlighters, a week planner sticky notes, a pom pom pen, a Japanese rabbit card and DIY sakura garland. 

    My favourite item is probably the bunny rabbit card. I ended up framing it with an origami frame (tutorial here). It looks like a hand painted card, I’m not sure if it is or not. 

    The highlighters are very cute, they look like pencils, but they open up like a lipstick almost. My daughter has now stollen these.

    The pikachu purse is very soft and nice quality. I was going to use it to keep camera cards in, but yes.. that has also been swiped.

    I also really like the weekly planner sticky notes, they have unicorns on them and a whimsical note that says ‘If you were a unicorn you must be lucky!‘. I’m writing plans for blog posts and videos on these. They will be especially useful when I can find a good 2019 diary/planner.

    The pen is also really cute, it writes nicely but I’m not sure how long it would last if you write a lot! 

    Everything from Blippo is very affordable. They make really nice gifts for kids, teen and adult kawaii fans! 

     

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      DECEMBER GIVEAWAY!

      This month we have 2 giveaways! You can enter both, there are multiple ways to earn points for more chances to win.

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      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

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      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.

      ORIGAMI PAPER SPOTLIGHT

      Some new origami paper I picked up this month!

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      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:

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      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.

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      2️⃣ Origami Reindeer (Paper Kawaii)
      Difficulty: Intermediate
      VIDEO TUTORIAL

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      3️⃣ Origami Squirrel (Oriol Esteve)
      Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
      VIDEO TUTORIAL 

      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. 

      shop / diagrams

      Origami Hinged Prism Box Diagram

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      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 Folded Corner Issue No.4 - December 2018 via @paper_kawaiiThe origami secret stepper box is easy to make, made with 4-5 sheets of paper.

      LEARNIGAMI Modular origami boxes

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      More than 25 diagrams showing you how to make a selection of origami boxes. 

      recent tutorials

      Origami Verdi’s Vase Tutorial

      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

      Origami Drawer Box Tutorial

      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

      Easy Paper Bow Tutorial

      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

      Origami 8 Point Star Tato Tutorial

      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

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      coupons & offers

      Tuttle @ New South Books Australia

       
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      Get 20% off Tuttle origami paper at New South Books. Valid within Australia & New Zealand only. 

      Use Code KAWAII20

      BLIPPO.com

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      Get 10% off your order by using the code KAWAIILOVE at checkout.

      subscriber discount

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      When you subscribe to the Paper Kawaii newsletter, you’ll receive coupons:
      Learnigami – 50% off
      All Origami Paper Pack – 50% off
      Printable Paper Gems – 20% off

      info & announcement!

      The Folded Corner Issue No.4 - December 2018 via @paper_kawaiiBook 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

      We hope you enjoyed the fourth instalment of The Folded Corner! We are always very happy to receive any feedback, suggestions or corrections. Please leave a comment below, or use the email form next to this text to send a message to us. We are looking for occasional guest posters for The Folded Corner, so if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well.

      If you would like your origami, paper craft or related product presented or reviewed, please contact us.

      Disclaimer: This article was not sponsored. Some of the links included on this page are affiliate links.

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      V!R
      V!R

      How many cute goodies!!! πŸ˜€

      Herb Coleman
      Herb Coleman

      The folded corner is fantastic. For so many of us, origami is one way. We read, watch, or find diagrams. Being able to discuss and share will be great.

      Keren
      Keren

      I love how simple and beautiful your models are. Thanks for all you do

      Claudia
      Claudia

      Great book!

      Abby
      Abby

      I love your tutorials and usually try them whenever I have free time. Love the cactus the most, as well as every very small things you can make!

      Melissa Prieto
      Melissa Prieto

      The book has some cool and cute origami boxes! Even if I don’t win, I would still want to check out the book myself. In terms of the what could be better for this website I can’t really say since this is my first time here! However, I’m a subscriber of the YouTube channel. I found it from looking for how to make lucky paper stars. The tutorial was easy to follow! I’m going to see more of your content from past videos and I’m looking forward to new ones!

      Salma
      Salma

      Love the tutorials! Really helpfull to satisy and impress my friends πŸ™‚

      leggomymeggo
      leggomymeggo

      I have only minimally dabbled in origami, but I love the stuff on this site. I think it would be cute to send to my penpal.

      Hohx
      Hohx

      love love love

      Hohx
      Hohx

      I LOve the secret drawer box the most, it was very interesting

      Keira
      Keira

      I’m new to this website I only found it a couple of weeks ago but since then I’ve had so much fun making different things thank you for making this website and I wait every week to get an email from you xx πŸ’•πŸ€©

      Newbielol
      Newbielol

      i absolutely love PaperKawaii’s origami tutorials. I wait every week for that email to show up, to see the next model to make. Keep up the good work!!

      Christina
      Christina

      I absolutely love the secret drawer boxes! πŸ™‚

      Christina
      Christina

      I always love Tomoko Fuse’s boxes! πŸ™‚

      Jackie Powell
      Jackie Powell

      Wow, what a gift.

      Jesse
      Jesse

      Love u crissy ur origami is my fav

      MPaula
      MPaula

      I have been looking for a pattern to hold salt, pepper, etc. for homeless people. I have heard that they are much desired. Small reusable packets would be great as they would be able to refill them. I have not found anything that is secure enough. Maybe you could design one?

      Klary
      Klary

      I don’t know what I love more: all the beautiful origami papers or the things you can made of it. Thanks for the tutorials Chrissy!

      Rosemary
      Rosemary

      Love Origami, especially those designs that can be adapted to fabric.

      Rosemary
      Rosemary

      Love Origami, especially those that can be adapted to fabric.

      Katherine Hawkes
      Katherine Hawkes

      I have several origami books and find the instructions somewhat difficult to follow. I love your YouTube videos, which make the process much simpler. I usually watch the video all the way through once, and then give it a try, pausing the video as needed to catch up. This latest on the stackable boxes is wonderful!!!

      Jackie Rayner
      Jackie Rayner

      Wow have only recently found your site and am now completely hooked!!

      Katia Johansen
      Katia Johansen

      lovely post, again, thanks! Would love to earn the giveaway book of Tomoko Fuse’s brillant boxes!

      Carina Harumi
      Carina Harumi

      Every time I read your blog my wallet itches ~.~ I already have TONS of origami paper but I always want the ones you advertise!!!

      Shirley Schneider
      Shirley Schneider

      I love all the free instructions.

      Gail Hintze
      Gail Hintze

      I have made the adorable cat bookmark with children at the library where I work. Thank you very much for this great model!

      Dai
      Dai

      the origami present boxes are so cute!! thanks for the tutorial, love your videos πŸ˜€

      Bethery
      Bethery

      I run a very small origami group on a small island in Washington State. I have used several of your models for the once monthly group. They love the video instruction.

      minty
      minty

      thank you so much for the tutorials!! My favorite so far is the calendar boxes, which I made for my friend’s birthday.

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      Hana Ma
      Hana Ma

      lovethis

      Sabrina
      Sabrina

      I think that my favorite origami was the tower of drawers, you can put so much stuff in it!

      Richard Dominguez
      Richard Dominguez

      Hello Chrissy, thanks for all the great info in the newsletter

      Hayley
      Hayley

      Thanks for another great issue Chrissy. I’m looking for a Die Hard unicorn origami but the ones I’ve found on YouTube are a bit wishy washy. Do you have a good one? 😁

      Richard Dominguez
      Richard Dominguez

      She posted a cute one just the other day, which I will be added to my Merry-go-round

      Nancy Trottier
      Nancy Trottier

      Really love your newsletter! Thanks for all the work you put into all of this.

      Edna
      Edna

      I love your unique creations and the videos tutorials. I love to has a chance to win the giveaway. Thank you.

      Winnie
      Winnie

      Love Paper Kawaii! I love the way it is right now, although I do like it if there were more photo tutorials.

      barbara
      barbara

      Love your site and tutorials!

      Jennifer Bell
      Jennifer Bell

      I’d love to download some of your free papers but I can’t get it to work with Cloud. Is it possible to send them pdf as well? Otherwise I’m new to Origami and am loving it. Just b ought Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Boxes nd am having wonderful fun making gift boxes for Christmas. I would love to win the next publication offered here.

      Angela Albers
      Angela Albers

      Love your giveaways! I’d most like to win the Tomoko Fuse book. I enjoy The Folded Corner very much.

      Natalie Chua
      Natalie Chua

      I love your website so much! This helped me a lot when I got back into origami along with a few other YouTube channels. Your website suits its name so well

      Tess
      Tess

      Congratulations on your new book! Thanks for all the new origami ideas!

      Beth S.
      Beth S.

      Always love seeing notifs for your stuff in my email inbox! This issue of The Folded Corner is no different. Thanks for all that you do!

      Natalie Chua
      Natalie Chua

      Same! I get so excited when I see a new notification for PaperKawaii

      Claudia P.
      Claudia P.

      I loved this issue, especialmente the book review and the news about your Kawaii Origami book, congrats! I also enjoy seeing the community’s photos, so thanks for sharing them! Finally, thanks for all the inspiring work you do. Greatings from Chile.

      Dina
      Dina

      I really enjoyed reading this month’s issue of The Folded Corner! Can’t wait for the next post πŸ˜€

      Dawn
      Dawn

      Congratulations on your book! And thank you for all the origami fun you share!

      Roberta
      Roberta

      I love giveaways. πŸ™‚

      Thomas Cowan
      Thomas Cowan

      Looks good

      Flopsy
      Flopsy

      I like the festive models for the holidays. Haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but hopefully soon. The reindeer looks cute!

      Susan
      Susan

      I enjoy reading the Folded Corner issues. I enjoy your blog too.

      Alex Alvarado
      Alex Alvarado

      I love these issues! They are so fun to read and have some great resources. I love how you also include photos from the community! It’s really sweet. Awesome work and I can’t wait until your book comes out!

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