May 162021
Elephant Bookmark

I have previously made a butterfly bookmark designed by Grzegorz Bubniak. And today, I tried out his elephant bookmark, which clearly shows an elephant’s head. It is quite easy to make out the ears, trunk and tusks. I like the colour change in the tusks. The bookmark works best with duo coloured paper – grey and ivory would be the most ideal colour choice, in which case the elephant would be in grey and the tusks [Continued..]

Leaf Card

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Apr 242021
Leaf Card

  This origami leaf card is folded from an A4 or A5 paper. The leaf design is formed by pleating the paper. Paper with print on one side and solid colour on the other works well for design. The only issue was that, I would have loved it if the leaf could have been made from the same print, rather than the solid colour. But if I interchanged the colours, the inside of the paper [Continued..]

Feb 062021
Love Letter

Francis Ow, the specialist in origami hearts, is the designer of this origami letter. The letter is pretty easy to fold and makes a great gift for Valentine’s day, though I don’t know how easy it will be to fold it back to the original shape, once unfolded! Will require some practise I think. The heart doesn’t really show till it is locked into place, by inserting it under the triangular tab at the top [Continued..]

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6-Sided Letter Holder

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Oct 052019
6-Sided Letter Holder

The last of the letter holders that I tried is a 6-sided one. I really like this shape. Reassembling this letter holder would be challenging to the person who receives it – it does requires some effort. So be sure to explain how to refold it, to avoid a lot of frustration! I gave it to my sister-in-law and she had a fine time trying to refold it, till I helped her out! Model Details: Model: 6-Sided [Continued..]

Sep 292019
Penguin Bookmark

This little penguin is a teaching model designed by Valerie Vann (She is best known for her magic rose cube).  And it does teach quite a few folds – crimps and sinks and double rabbit ear and close sinks. It looks simple but it does involve some effort. Best to try out on a larger square before trying out on a smaller on. The penguin can stand by itself, just spread the base and it [Continued..]