how to make a kirigami pop up flower card paper instruction tutorial

How to make a Kirigami Pop Up Flower Card

how to make a kirigami pop up flower card paper instruction tutorial

Ever wondered how to make one of those nice pop-up cards? This model is simple enough the video below is quite easy to follow. You can also try with different patterned paper, or trying to add different shades to the flower.

Material

  • 7 pink A4 sheets for the flowers
  • 1 green A4 sheet for the card
  • Optional: A 7.5 square for the origami leaf

Video Tutorial

Kusudama Bascetta Star – Diagram

I first folded this model in 2011, and at that time I thougth it was called Tornillo. I’d got the diagram from somewhere on the web, and it remains one of my favorite models. The modules are easy and fast to fold, and the final result is steady and elegant.

This kusudama was created by Paolo Bascetta, an Italian mathematician and origamist from Italy, For the kusudamas below, I used 30 modules of 7cm double-colored paper. You can check the modules’ diagram below, and if you give it a try, I’d love to see your version!

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Diagram / Instructions:

kusudama tornillo star origami modular papiroflexia blue diagram instructions kawaii karen tiemy

Fabric Origami Ideas – Wallet, card holder, bookmarker and more

What is Fabric Origami?

Fabric origami, sometimes also called Orinuno, it’s just like origami, but instead of using paper, you can create animals, shapes and accessories using fabric. One of the advantages is that it’s durable, and you can even make it waterproof with Mod Podge if you want to. There are many possibilities to create.

Many people have already seen fabric origami using napkins, in hotels, fancy events or wedding parties. What I like to do is a bit different, you need to starch the fabric beforehand. 100% cotton fabric is ideal, and it’s a good idea to keep an iron at arms’ lenght 🙂 A bone folder can also be very useful.

For some time I played, created and adapted different accessories, such as origami wallets, coin purses, bookmarks and card holders. I released a DVD in Brazil (sorry, Portuguese version only), but I hope the pics below can inspire you all.

 

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Modular Origami – Kusudama – Curler

This model was created by Herman Van Goubergen and you can find the instructions and his own tips here. The pictures below were first posted on my old blog and Deviantart account.

Tips:

  • The models below were folded on 5×5 cm origami paper. I recommend thick paper, like copy paper, for example. Thin ones do not work that well.
  • These models were made using 12 modules, but you can also try and make it with 30 modules as well.
  • You can use white glue or clear nail polish to work as varnish and make the models more stable and durable.

 

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kususama curler curly origami karen tiemy modular folding papiroflexia dobradura mobile cute japanese (3).jpgkususama curler curly origami karen tiemy modular folding papiroflexia dobradura mobile cute japanese (3).jpg

Modular Origami – Kusudama – Arabesque

This kusudama was invented by Mio Tsugawa, and it’s one of my favorite models. I like the way it’s curly and see-through at the same time. It was made using 30 modules, but you can do it with 12 as well.

These projects were originally published at https://karencraft.blogspot.com  and https://karenkaren.deviantart.com .

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You can buy this patterned paper at Gana Presentes.

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