Origami Card Craft
30 Clever Cards and Envelopes to Fold
By Karen Elaine Thomas
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307408402, 128pp.)
Publication Date: March 17, 2009
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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 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.
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.