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THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

Welcome

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!

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!

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.

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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

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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.

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where to buy

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

2. EVERYONE CAN LEARN ORIGAMI BY PETER SAYDAK

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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 origami.me, click here.

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where to buy

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

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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

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CuTe Blippo Giveaway

Blippo.com kindly created a special one off giveaway collection just for The Folded Corner readers! The collection included:

The giveaway has now ended and the winner has been contacted 🙂

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

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Designer: Robin Glynn
Folder: Sara Adams

Origami Penguins

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Designer: Anna Turner
Folder: Leyla Torres

I-squash-ahedron

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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:

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1️⃣ Simple Flower (Joost Langeveld)
Difficulty: Simple
Photo Instructions: https://goo.gl/Vk894m
Video: https://goo.gl/SXoJ6N

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2️⃣ Fancy Origami Chinese Dish (Traditional)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Diagram: https://goo.gl/oTtMBf
Video: https://goo.gl/th9jW2

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3️⃣ ORIGAMI PHOENIX (Jo Nakashima)
Difficulty: Advanced
Video: https://goo.gl/M52uot

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

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origami stepper box diagram

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origami diamond diagram

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origami flip top box diagram

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recent tutorials

Origami Easter Egg Gift Box Tutorial

Learn how to fold a pretty origami box in the shape of an egg. This openable origami egg makes a perfect gift box at Easter. It can also be a dragon egg, or other oval container.

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Origami Egg Tutorial for Easter

Learn how to make a pretty origami egg decoration for Easter. This origami egg is made with just one sheet of square paper, no glue or cuts required.

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Origami Long Tray Tutorial

A long origami tray to keep pens, pencils or other items. This long origami box has handles on either side, easy to make, no glue required.

read more

Origami Pokeball Box Tutorial

Learn how to fold an origami box that looks like a pokeball on top! This octagonal origami gift box and lid is perfect for Pokemon and Pokemon Go fans.

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coupons & offers

Tuttle Paper @ 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

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

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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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Nancy Akerly
Nancy Akerly

Delightful designs!

Roberta
Roberta

Love, love, love.

Noemi
Noemi

The origami popsicle is so cute!

HayleyT
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 😍

Cheryl
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! ❤

Winter Lily
Winter Lily

I’m super excited 😮

Amy
Amy

Sooooo cuute!

Merri A Layton
Merri A Layton

This is super cute! Love it!

Roberta
Roberta

Hope to win! 🙂

Claudia Panozo
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.

Dorothy Yuki
Dorothy Yuki

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

Renate
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!

Brandy Schaefer
Brandy Schaefer

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

Richard Dominguez
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.

Tess Dillenberger
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!

Tess Dillenberger
Tess Dillenberger

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

mary
mary

I <3 the origami papers!

Érika García
Érika García

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

Vanditha
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. 🙂

SANDRA TAYLOR
SANDRA TAYLOR

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

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