Hello and welcome to the very first issue of The Folded Corner!
My name is Chrissy, I’m the person behind Paper Kawaii.

Why The Folded Corner? Up until now, Paper Kawaii has been a paper craft and tutorial only website, with a few reviews along the way. I have always wanted to include more reviews and also giveaways. However previously, I have felt that my reviews are quite short and not worth making an entire post about! When they are collected together in an online magazine format, it makes more sense to me.

The name ‘The Folded Corner‘ was suggested by one of my readers. I liked it because ‘Folded’ = origami. ‘Corner’ because many people fold the corner of a page in a book they are reading to mark the spot (they should just make a bookmark!). Corner – also because this is a little corner of the internet! Perhaps the name meaning did not need explaining, I’m sure you get the idea!


The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more!

Want to submit an idea or suggest a specific item? Please see the bottom of the page for contact info and more information on how you can contribute to The Folded Corner.

September Freebie!

Fall is just around the corner for lot’s of you guys! Here is a free pack of 10 printable origami papers covered in little fans, leaves & sakura flowers.

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. Origami Fish and other sea creatures by Nick Robinson

Origami Fish and Other Sea Creatures Kit presents this collection of 20 fishy designs by some of the world’s most famous origami artists, including: Robert Lang, John Montroll, Marc Kirschenbaum, Steven Palmer, Rob Snyder, Viviane Berty, and more.

The book’s diagrams and instructions are accompanied by online step-by-step videos and are detailed enough to guide even origami beginners to create a virtual aquarium full of beautiful paper fish.

This origami boxed kit also contains 60 two-sided sheets of colourful patterned origami papers.

I especially enjoyed the ‘banded angel fish’ (pictured), it’s one of the more challenging origami fish included. The diagram was easy to follow, but it still took me some unfolding and re-folding to understand what I had folded in the wrong place.

The origami paper included is perfect for the fish as some of them have pretty scale patterns. All of the papers have a pattern on one side and a solid colour on the other side. They are not shiny and are 17 x 17 cm.

where to buy

Origami Fish & Other Sea Creatures by Nick Robinson is available in many book shops, or buy online.


Everyone Can Learn Origami is a wonderful reference book for origami beginners. The book contains over 80 origami models. Almost all of the origami models are traditional. The instructions are very clear, with text descriptions of each step.

The origami models are separated into four sections: basics, which covers all of the origami folding techniques and ‘base folds’, beginner, which focuses on the very simple origami models, then goes on to easy, intermediate, challenging and difficult. This makes it easy to simply start at the beginning and work your way through one by one..

I feel like this book would be especially great for people who would like to design their own models one day, as this book demonstrates various techniques for many different kinds of model which will help in the process of creating your own origami designs.

Peter Saydak is the person behind Origami.Me, which is a popular origami blog and reference website.
For a full list of models and more information from, click here.

where to buy

Everyone Can Learn Origami by Peter Saydak is only available to buy online.

3. Complete origami kit by tuttle publishing

This easy origami kit includes everything you need to create a wide assortment of origami! It contains clear and easy-to-follow instructions for creating 30 traditional origami models.

Also included are 96 sheets origami folding paper plus two sheets of gold metallic paper.

This origami kit makes a great gift for kids and those who enjoy very simple origami.

September GIVEAWAY

CuTe Blippo Giveaway has kindly created a special one off giveaway collection just for The Folded Corner readers! The collection includes:

This giveaway is open internationally!

The photos above feature the Hello Kitty pencil case and the DIY cross stitch pencil case. I have never done any cross stitch before! I think it turned out ok considering! The Hello Kitty case has 3 sections with one having a super handy multiplication table! I really could have used that when I was at school. The winner will have the choice of which origami lucky star paper they’d like, which one do you like best?

folds from around the web

Here are three recent origami projects posted in the last few months!

origami monkey head

Designer: Robin Glynn
Folder: Sara Adams

Origami Penguins

Designer: Anna Turner
Folder: Leyla Torres


Designer & Folder: David Brill
Photo: David Brill

Monthly Origami Challenge

Each month, 3 new origami models will be presented, you can fold one or more of these origami models and submit photos in the comments of this post!

Alternatively post your photo on facebook or instagram with the hashtag #thefoldedcorner or join the Discord community chat and post there.
Each month, depending on how many photos are submitted, a selection will be featured in the new issue of The Folded Corner.

September 2018 challenge models:

1️⃣ Simple Flower (Joost Langeveld)
Difficulty: Simple
Photo Instructions:

2️⃣ Fancy Origami Chinese Dish (Traditional)
Difficulty: Intermediate

3️⃣ ORIGAMI PHOENIX (Jo Nakashima)
Difficulty: Advanced

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 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 creators permission. NO origami book scans please. 🙂 

shop / diagrams

All diagrams in the shop are $1. More coming soon!

origami prism box diagram

origami stepper box diagram

origami diamond diagram

origami flip top box diagram

recent tutorials

Origami Pop-Up Picture Frame Boxes Tutorial

Learn how to make an origami photo frame that pops up to become a box! These origami picture frame boxes make a great gift. Display artwork or photos inside. Two different versions are demonstrated in this tutorial.

read more

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coupons & offers

Tuttle Paper @ New South Books Australia


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

Use Code KAWAII20

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

subscriber discount

When you subscribe to the Paper Kawaii newsletter, you will receive some coupons for the shop.

Learnigami – 50% off
All Origami Paper Pack – 50% off
Printable Paper Gems – 20% off


Written by Chrissy Pk

We hope you enjoyed the first 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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  1. Amna

    Your art and creations are the best! I just love it!

  2. Kelly Lam

    I love the sakura petal and fan paper they’re so cute

  3. Rebecca Mullin

    I love your tutorials. They’re so easy to follow x

  4. Veronica

    Thank you for sharing methods of doing hard origami in an easy step by step way!😄 You do very beautiful and unique origami. In the future, it would be nice if you could do some origami of clothes please. I love your videos, keep it up!

  5. Hemal

    Your all work, models and tutorials are so impressive.
    You help Origami – Paper folding art to spread throughout unknown world to this art.

    Many people around the globe, have started to fold and take interest in this art form ,because of you.

    Keep doing such great task.

  6. Natalie

    I love your work so much I love that some of the diagrams are free

  7. Parth brahmbhatt

    This gift was a very nice and I think i will gift my smol sister in her birthday 👍💗✌️

  8. Madison

    For most if not all of my life, I have always loved crafting, and origami has been one of my personal favorites for years.

  9. Norhana Md Isa

    Thanks for the chance. May luck be with me.

  10. Misbah sahar

    I love your tutorials❤❤❤

  11. Paula Mariano

    Love your tutorials! 💕

  12. Journey

    Love all and Follow along with all your videos💖💖💕💕
    #QueenOfOrigami 👑👑💎💎
    Love you so much💓💓

  13. avan


  14. Jaya M.

    I really love following these tutorials,I’ve given my friends and family many cute presents all thanks to this site! ♡

  15. Cristina B.

    Thanks to you I learned so much about origami 💜💜💜

  16. Elisa Fumis

    Your origami are kawaii! <3 And the stuff from Blippo is kawaii too.

  17. Shelley


  18. Ana Lydia Reis de Castro e Silva

    Thanks for the opportunity!! Love every thing around here!!

  19. Julia

    The stationaries are so cute and your creations are always so fun to make !

  20. Smriti

    its all about staying cute!

  21. amanda gannon

    Love your creations’

  22. Shauna C Chan

    I love your instructional!! your site is my go to for all information for origami!

  23. Laura Leech

    Thanks for everything that you do! <3

  24. Shelby

    Thank you for all the great content!

  25. Natália Sánchez

    I just discovered your webpage and I am amazed by all the great content you have. I was a lover of origami years ago, and now I am trying to get on the hobby again.

  26. Enna

    I love your tutorials and your origami they are amazing.

  27. Kitty

    Can you include origami instruction books please

  28. Juliana

    Congrats on the great work! I used your models to fold little gifts for our friends and family when my two sons were born. Worked out brilliant! Thanks a lot! I also really enjoyed “the folded corner”.

  29. Erika

    Love everything about Paper Kawaii, tutorial, freebies, etc!

  30. Denise Miller

    I have returned to Origami after several years of hiatus. Know I am going to have lots of new fum.

  31. Matias

    I really like your website and tutorials, they are very helpful and makes it easy to learn origami.

  32. Michelle Zhong

    I always love the prints of the free origami paper that you have up, finding your website was honestly a godsend for me! I love the new newsletter and can’t wait for more Chrissy!!! (*^▽^*)

  33. Fran Kobus

    I love Origami!!!!!

  34. Sri

    Simple fun and children loves them most

  35. John Smith

    “Which one of these origami papers is your favorite?” I like all of the papers for different reasons, including the plain ones! “Origami Fish” has some beautiful papers!

  36. melody paulino

    i love the origami!

  37. LovingOrigami

    Congratulation! I love you so much! You worked so hard for this and I can’t believe all the success you made

  38. joy

    Congratulations on your Newsletter, Chrissy!!! :))) I think the name is absolutely genius!!! :)))

    Thanks so much for the chance to win something!!! :)))

    God bless you, Hon!!! :)))



  39. Maliha

    that’s a pretty good idea…….new things, new life….

  40. Rylie W

    Always a pleasure to come back and see what is new 🙂 All the items you make are super lovely!

  41. Amy

    Love the different designs and the tutorials are very helpful

  42. Nashy

    Congratulations on the launch of the Folded Corner! This first issue and the giveaway look amazing.

  43. Alejandra

    me encantó tu idea y agradezco los regalitos!!! hermosos papeles!! thanks and best wishes!!

  44. Carla vdM

    I too enjoyed reading the 1st Folded Corner and the new look of your site.
    Really like your tutorials and clear diagrams and have folded a lot of them.
    Thank you for all you do to keep Origami alive.

  45. Calvin

    Very nice site, I like your tutorials on origami. Cute featured plushs from kawaii too

  46. Carina Harumi

    Ooh I want that fish origami book now *-*

  47. Skye

    I love the silver paper with the multi-coloured hearts. So cute!

  48. Kerry James

    Love the folded corner Great work Thank you

  49. HeatherM

    Yay!!! Loving this and so excited for more newsletters to come. We’re starting our unit on Japan in my classroom and I always incorporate origami and your fabulous information and directions. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 that I win the contest; my students would be beyond thrilled.

  50. shi

    thank you so much for all your tutorials i love them. because i am deaf i am not a big fan of youtube i just love to see the written word. i love the flowers


    I subscribed but never got the free origami paper. Were I went wrong?

  52. Vanditha

    I love all of the origami crafts you make and I have even tried making some of them. I have improved a lot in crafting because of your videos on Youtube. I just want to say a really big thanks for all the hard work you put into helping lots of people learn origami. 🙂

  53. Érika García

    Awesome! ♥
    By the way, I love the Origami Fish book!

  54. mary

    I <3 the origami papers!

  55. Tess Dillenberger

    Super job on the new site…love The Folded Corner!

  56. Tess Dillenberger

    I love the new look! The Folded Corner is very well presented! Keep up the good work, happy folding! Chocolate brown lucky star paper for me! Thanks!

  57. Richard Dominguez

    What a great addition to your YouTube channel Chrissy. I like the layout, neat, easy reading and colorful without being noisy. I believe I’m going to enjoy “The Folded Corner” as much as I enjoy your channel.

  58. Brandy Schaefer

    I am so happy I have found this web page. I lam looking forward to the eBook!
    Thank you.

  59. Renate

    This new magazine looks like a really good idea – I also like to show my grandchildren some origami and here I can get some good ideas!

  60. Dorothy Yuki

    This is great! Been teaching my grandchildren what I know about origami. This would be a great source.

  61. Claudia Panozo

    Loooove the products, thanks for the oportunity to win them! All the Paper designs are Nice, but if i had to pick, I’d choose the blue+hearts strips.

  62. Roberta

    Hope to win! 🙂

  63. Merri A Layton

    This is super cute! Love it!

  64. Amy

    Sooooo cuute!

  65. Winter Lily

    I’m super excited 😮

  66. Cheryl

    Thank you so much for your tutorials, I tried many of your origami on my own and it’s awesome! Will try out more when I have my free time! Best regards from a Malaysian fan! ❤

  67. HayleyT

    Congratulations on your first newsletter Chrissy! It was a great read. I love the Origami Fish book – the designs are awesome. Thanks for hosting the giveaway too! If I won, I would choose the silver paper strips with the cute little hearts on 😍

  68. Noemi

    The origami popsicle is so cute!

  69. Roberta

    Love, love, love.

  70. Nancy Akerly

    Delightful designs!


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