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Origami Card Craft: 30 Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold

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In the time it takes to pick out a card at the store, you can fold a beautiful, handmade card specifically designed for your special someone.

With Origami Card Craft, you can impress your friends with origami-inspired cards, boxes, and envelopes that pop up, fan out, and even hold hidden messages. Wow your sweetie with the Fold-Out Heart card or give a thank you to be remembered with the Pinwheel card. Here you’ll also learn to make five different envelopes to store and protect ...

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Overview

In the time it takes to pick out a card at the store, you can fold a beautiful, handmade card specifically designed for your special someone.

With Origami Card Craft, you can impress your friends with origami-inspired cards, boxes, and envelopes that pop up, fan out, and even hold hidden messages. Wow your sweetie with the Fold-Out Heart card or give a thank you to be remembered with the Pinwheel card. Here you’ll also learn to make five different envelopes to store and protect your creations. With over 25 years of experience in origami and paper crafting, author Karen Elaine Thomas shows you how easy it is to create unique cards out of folded paper, and gives you the skills necessary to read any origami pattern, in any language. With a few basic techniques under your belt and the endless opportunities that paper offers, there’s no limit to the dazzling cards you can create simply and quickly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307408402
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 307,267
  • Product dimensions: 10.84 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

KAREN ELAINE THOMAS is the creative director for Yasutomo and Company. In addition to being involved in product development and education, she teaches paper crafts workshops at national trade shows and retail stores and has been a regular guest on HGTV’s Carol Duvall Show, the DIY Network, and www.crafttvweekly.com. The author of several craft books, Thomas has had her work featured in American Artist, Rubber Stamper, and Paper Crafts. Visit her at www.karenelaine.com and www.origamicardcraft.com.
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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Great Book- easy to follow instructions- good illustrations- make beautiful cards

    I've had this book for only a short time, but it's gotten so much use. I love the cards I have made from this book. They're beautiful and make great gifts for friends. There is a wonderful variety of projects to make. Some are like small books. Others are like little toys. I have not once had any difficulty following the instructions. They are clearly written and have easy to understand diagrams for the folds. The photos of finished cards provide ideas for types of paper to use, colors that work well, and the general feel of the card, i.e. happy and cheerful, elegant beauty, playful, magical, and even mysterious.
    The projects I have made from this book are more like beautiful, handmade gifts, rather than just cards.

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