Original Origami Cards

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 12:51:29 PM

Boy Scout Origami Card - Michelle McClure

We absolutely love these origami cards that design team member Michelle McClure created! What an original way to send a greeting or wish someone a happy birthday! Michelle created these adorable boy scout uniforms by folding some shirts out of our My Lil' Scout papers following a tutorial on the Origami Resource Center. She tied ribbons around the collars to create the cute little neckercheifs, and added black acrylic paint from a squeeze bottle to create the buttons.

Michelle also created a feminine origami card that makes a perfect birthday greeting for a sweet little girl! Here she created origami dresses hung from a string across the front of the card, and even bent her own hangers out of paper clips. You can fold up some dresses too by following the instructions she found here, and make sure to stop by Michelle's blog too to find out all the details she added!

Girl Origami Card - Michelle McClure

Michelle has some great tips if you're thinking about creating your own origami cards at home! She says:

• Practice first on some scratch paper before using the patterned papers. I did that and it saved me from wasting some patterned papers.
• The shirt is easier to fold than the dress. I'd start with the shirt first.
• Use a bone folder to give you sharp creases. This really gives you crisp folds and makes it less bulky.
• The mini clothes hanger is made from a regular size paper clip. Start by bending it slightly apart. Wrap the shorter end around the longer end and crimp it closed. Then curl the top of the hanger into a hook shape. Cut off the excess wire.

For more crafty inspiration, make sure to browse through the rest of the projects on our blog, and don't forget to visit our Facebook page and take a peek at our project galleries!

Origami Cards - Michelle McClure

Posted in Card Making By Shaena Twitty

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