Folded :: The Origami Collection :: The Final Products

and here are the final products… (see “in the making” post here!)

The pop up card — the moment of the truth….

yay! The flower blooms! :)

I love the surprise when you open the card — there are spaces for your personal message, too :)

and the paper flowers — the cotton papers gives really nice texture and quality. I love how it came out!

I’m thinking of attaching either magnet or push pin… or double-side tape for present wrapping…

and this is the bigger flowers — perfect for a special present wrapping :)

It was so fun creating! Thank you so much, Jack + Jenn and Jody from Brin & Nohl!! Make sure to check out their final products, too!!

p.s Jack + Jenn and Jody, you guys will receive different flowers — it’ll be a surprise! :)

Folded :: The Origami Collection :: In the Making

The project Folded :: The Origami Collection with Jack + Jenn and Jody from Brin & Nohl came to the end! It was so fun creating something different inspired by folded origami, I hope they enjoyed creating as much as I did… :)

Since my last inspiration post, I had to try lot of different things, lot of them didn’t work well because I usually work with 110lb+ papers and they do not like to be folded… (maybe once, but no more than twice)

oh, and I had 2 ideas going on, one was the pop up cards and one was the paper flowers out of recycled papers. Well, I couldn’t decide in one direction so I tried both ideas! Here, I will share some images from the “making of” and then, later this morning, I will have the final product post so stay tuned…

After trying and failing, I decided to just use the thin papers so they fold nicely. I wanted to make an original pattern by printing with wood type… and picked a word “HELLO” — greeting word!

Wood type set on Vandercook press:

First run:

and then, I went through the paper one more time in different direction to make some overlapping and pattern…

OK, now the folding part…

Cutting and shaping…

so it makes flower like this. I love the pattern!

Keep creating the same flowers…

Now, start placing each flower onto the card…

Total of 9 flower papers…. Do you know what it’s going to be?! To be continued… :)


Here are “in the making of” my second idea — paper flowers! I have so many misprints that I really wanted to recycle somehow and this was a perfect opportunity. Here is a Live What You Love misprint…

On the back of the print, I drew 3 6-petal-flowers.

Cut them out… (and erase the pencil mark on the back)

and start forming each layer… lots of folding over petals and gluing them together…

I took my Iris letterpress misprints and tried it, too… this time, one flower layer from one whole print…

and oh my god, I LOVE these flowers! The final post will follow…!!

Folded :: The Origami Collection :: Inspiration 2

This project Folded :: The Origami Collection with Jack + Jenn and Jody from Brin & Nohl has been a bit put aside because of my move… but now we are all ready to finish creating and I just wanted to share my inspiration #2 before I share what I’ve been working and my final product.

From the first inspirational images we all gathered (see Jack + Jenn and Brin & Nohl inspirational images, too), I thought about creating a pop up card — I never seen a letterpressed pop up card and I thought it’d be fun to make and it’d be nice to see in 3D format. I also love the surprise / when the paper comes to life moment when you open the card, too…

so I went over to upon a fold (one of my favorite paper shops!) to get some more inspirations around the pop up cards….

Bloom Card:

This is so very cute! I love that it’s so small first and it opens like the flower’s blooming and the flower itself is a card with a message.

This is so awesome, I would hang it in my room forever!

Retro Balloon Card:

These are a bit more straightforward and simple (not simple to make, but it feels simple), but how pretty are they?

Popcard — Butterflies:

Popcard — Birdcage:

These are not pop up cards, but I love the idea of making pretty flowers out of re-used envelopes, books, lottery tickets, diaries, buttons and more… I do have lots of misprinted letterpress prints that I’ve been wanted to turn into something pretty rather than just throwing them away…

Handmade Flowers:

These come with double-sided tape on the back so you can attach to gifts… so cute.

(all the images are from upon a fold)

So fun!

Folded :: The Origami Collection :: Inspiration

I mentioned a little bit about this before, but Jack + Jenn, Jody from Brin & Nohl and I are starting a project together! It all started over at Twitter ever since we found this Origami Jewelry… and now, we are each creating something with our own medium and exchange it at the end of the project. Today is the starting point of “Folded :: The Origami Collection” — sharing our inspirations.

We decided to go with the flower theme. Perfect for upcoming spring!

Here are my inspirations…

via Abby Lanes

via sofigiraldo

via anodyne*

via Alis Volat Propriis

The product we create through this project will also be available at our etsy shop so stay tuned! Make sure to visit Jack + Jenn and Brin & Nohl for their inspirations as well as their shop, Jack + Jenn and Brin & Nohl to check out what kind of medium they use.

I’m so excited about this collaboration!