Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nov & Dec 2013 giveaway by LHGC Blog

Dear readers,

Lin Handmade Greetings Card Blog is giving giveaways, not one but two awesome Japanese hand bound books. It look very elegance with Japanese paper as a cover.

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Please click here to have a closer look at her creative creation pictures.

Have fun.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Origami Tool: Bone Folder, How to use it!?

Here is a couple of videos on bone folder. The first video is the different type of bone folders that available on the market:

Origami Tool: Bone Folder

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A bone folder or bonefolder is a dull edged handtool used to fold and crease material in crafts such as bookbinding, cardmaking, origami and other papercrafts where a sharp crease or fold is needed.

Often made from the leg bone of a cow, deer, or similar animal,there are also synthetic alternatives made from plastics. However those made from bone may be less prone to leaving residues on the workpiece. 

In Japanese bookbinding the equivalent folding tool is traditionally made from bamboo, although a Japanese fabric marking tool ("hera") or Western bone folder may be substituted.

The bone folder is also used for marking fabric where a temporary mark needs to be made without damaging the material.

I love folding paper using bonefolder as it  the sharp and accurate crease or fold a paper. The end result is very precise and sharp compared by folding a paper using hand and finger nail. Although, it is very hard to find one in bookstore or shops in Malaysia. You can substitute it with plastic ruler.



Monday, 25 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Tomato Box.

Wow a cute box. Also being called persimmon box. Thank you Leyla Torres for this lovely picture on her website:

Video instructions:
Happy folding.


Sunday, 24 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Flower Tower

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Want to try a difficult origami, try to fold this Flower Tower design by Chris K Palmer.

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Wish you luck in folding it.


An Origami A Day: Simple Masu Box

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"Masu" in Japanese mean measurement and if it translate directly masu box mean measurement box. It was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Ball / Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pop Up Card: Pop Up Penguin

Since yesterday we post about a pop up card, so for an activity with my daughter and my wife we decided to do one. We cut a black paper in a shape of a penguin and paste it on a card which where drawn by my wife a panorama of a pole.

My daughter love the card very much. :-)

Closed card

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Origami Info: Pop Up Cards

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Pop-Up Cards are basically cards that, once opened, have a picture coming outward, giving the reader a surprise.

Pictures and printed messages in greeting cards come in various styles, from fine art to humorous to profane. Non-specific cards, unrelated to any occasion, might feature a picture (or a pocket to paste in a personal photograph) but no pre-printed message.

Although it is difficult to make, this card is unique because it involves accurate paper folding and cutting, gluing, sewing and paper engineering, it is a very exciting for the card receiver and is great for surprising someone especially kids and girls.

A various website offer a range of template, tutorials, tips and tricks on making this card. This are a few of it:
 Do try some of them.

Happy folding,


Thursday, 7 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Shirt

An origami shirt is a popular origami fold during father's day and easy to make. It can be paste in front of a card or can be a gift tag. U can fold it by using money such as RM 1 (paper note) and it will turn out very pretty but do not try to fold it with a polymer note as it may not fold properly.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Lucky Heart

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This paper heart is called a Lucky Heart because it is made in the same way the Origami Lucky Stars are made. Perhaps a name of Puff Heart or Puffy Heart might be appropriate since this heart is puffy and not flat. Model uses one strip of paper and requires cutting. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

An Origami A Day: Origami Lucky Stars

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I am sure you have seen this stars as decorations in many places such as shops or showrooms. It is a fun  and easy papercraft to make and can be decorated in many ways. You can put it in a jar, hang it as mobile or tie them together to make a colourful bracelet or an elegance necklace. update 6.11.2013: it also called origami lucky star as you give it as a gift to wish luck to someone.

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