THE FOLDED CORNER
ISSUE NO. 6, July 2019
Hello and welcome to the sixth 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!
So I didn’t manage to post last month, and instead of giving reasons I’ll just get on with what’s happening this month 🙂
My friend over at New South Books has kindly sent quite a lot of origami and papercraft books my way, those will be reviewed over the next few issues (there’s loads!).
These past few weeks I also acquired a bunch of new origami papers and a few tools too. I’ve also even gotten some new storage boxes to keep origami models safe. I had a depressing situation in which I realised that an entire packing box of my origami models was either thrown away or accidentally donated.
Those models were from years ago, and kind of special.. ah well. I have the photos of them at least. So not wanting that to ever happen again, I re-organised, downscaled, categorised every origami model that I’ve kept.
This month’s free printable is a pack of printable origami papers with gem patterns!
Table Of Contents
"Super Cute Origami" by Yuki Martin
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
Giveaway ends 18th August 2019
Subscription Box Review
DOKI DOKI box by japan crate
Japan Crate sent me their super adorable “DOKI DOKI” box to check out! It doesn’t have any stationery items included this time, but there often are apparently, and it’s Kawaii so I thought it would be interesting to see what’s in one of these subscription boxes.
Ok, so first out of the box was the shark and I have to say I melted a bit about this rainbow/pastel shark. It’s so soft and really well made actually.
A lot (if not all) of these items are a recognisable brand, some of them I’m not familiar with. After somewhat getting over the cuteness of the shark, I spotted Kirby, a Kirby lamp! I found some batteries for it straight away. It’s a very cute and useful night light.
Starting to see a pattern here, after seeing a pink towel with little characters on it and a sleeping eye mask. The last thing out was a zipper bag with My Melody to keep the items in. Can’t say I have many sleepovers anymore but if I were to, all of this would come. ?
Tuttle 'CANDY' Origami paper
The first set of origami paper I grabbed this month was candy patterns origami paper from Tuttle.
The size of the paper is 15 x 15 cm and there are 12 different patterns included. I chose the 7 designs that I liked best for the photo on the left. The colour of these papers is very very bright and saturated!
The back of the papers are various bright colours. As with most packs of origami paper, there are a few designs I don’t particularly like.
With 200 sheets included it’s very good value for money!
I chose to fold an origami box to test this paper, you can see a photo of the finished model a bit further down the page.
Daiso Disney Origami Papers
Whilst in Daiso last, I picked up these packs of Disney themed origami papers. We have Princess, Mickey Mouse and Winnie The Pooh. Again, I selected the patterns I liked the most for the photo.
Some of the paper is textured and some is thin and a little shiny. Have to say I like almost all of the designs.
My favourite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, couldn’t find a pack with the beast, though.
I folded an origami envelope with this paper, again check that out a bit further down, I absolutely love this origami paper. I wonder if it will still be in Daiso.
I could not find this paper to buy online. If you have a Daiso where you live, they might have it. I saw some on Ebay actually.
Daiso 'Animal' Origami Paper
I picked up 2 packs of this adorable origami paper. You get 60 sheets of 4 designs. There is bunnies, birds, cats and dogs. The design of the little bunnies and birds is absolutely the cutest…
These papers were amongst other cherry blossom themed items, not in the origami paper section. I’m assuming a special seasonal thing.
The paper is thin, 15 x 15 cm, and a little shiny, with color on the back.
Last time I mentioned that they needed to stock more origami paper, and they did, it’s soo much.. I maybe have about 10 more packs that I want to try out.. sigh
I could not find this paper to buy online anywhere. If you have a Daiso where you live, they might have it.
1st box is a modified masu box, second box is the stacking boxes, the envelope is included in my book Kawaii Origami, it’s based on the traditional origami envelope. Have to say my favourite paper is the Disney designs.
Lastly, I ordered a couple tool type items!
The white scoring tools, I got from here. They are a little shorter the I expected but that didn’t affect the usage of them. With all of the different sized tips, you can create precise crease lines on different weights and textures of paper.
I put a sticker on the one I found the best size for my paper. They are called an “Embossing Stylus”. The one I was previously using is the Cricut one, which was a little inaccurate.
And the second tool I wanted to order was more of the leaves.. folding leaf. It’s not made specifically as a folding tool, but it’s my favourite out of all I’ve tried. I don’t really know why but the look of it is really appealing to me. I am thinking of selling them in my shop at some point.
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Kawaii Origami book
Kawaii Origami, my first published book is now available!
20 Printable geometric paper craft templates.
LEARNIGAMI Modular origami boxes
Learn how to fold more than 25 origami boxes.
Learn how to make a mini origami pot plant with this step by step tutorial. These miniature origami houseplants make great desk decor and gifts. No glue required.
In this tutorial you can learn how to make a pretty geometric origami pot or box. This unique popup box is make from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue or scissors required.
These origami easter eggs are made using accordion folds. These origami eggs are a nice springtime ornament, hang them up as Easter decorations or make pop-up cards with these paper eggs.
Learn how to make an origami Christmas tree envelope. These origami envelopes or pockets are perfect to write Xmas messages or give little gifts such as money, gift cards or even tea! No glue required.
How to fold a pretty 3D origami Christmas tree. This little origami tree sits inside a pot, decorate with a star on top or other kinds of Xmas decorations.
Learn how to make an origami pumpkin box. This Halloween gift box is perfect to put your candy corns in! Made from just 2 sheets of square paper, no glue required.
Written by Chrissy Pushkin
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