Synopses & Reviews
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 youll 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, theres no limit to the dazzling cards you can create simply and quickly.
Master paper crafter Thomas's origami-based projects give cards new life with flip-ups and fold-outs easy enough for beginners. The 30 simple card and envelope projects provide the perfect opportunity to experiment with new techniques.
About the Author
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 HGTVs 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.