Friday, September 23, 2016

Make Your Own Greeting Cards: Origami

I don't send a great many greeting cards, but when I do, I want them to be special. These origami cards are perfect, especially since they're simple and colorful. This first one shows a special tool for cutting circles, but I'm pretty sure that tracing a circle (or half circle) using any handy container of the right size (or just a good old fashioned compass) would work just as well.

Here's what the folded card looks like (the paper used in this one is available on Etsy). If you're delivering it directly, no envelope is needed, and as you can see in the front page of the video, there are lots of decorative papers that can be used.
paper for origami greeting card

Or how about a star card? This one's available on Etsy.

Star Folded Greeting Card

Or, you can make your own. This one has English subtitles, but I found that useful, because I like having written instructions. 




Mary Preston said...

I rarely give out any kinds of cards. These are beautiful. The personal touch.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I used to send cards, but not so much anymore, not even at Christmas. But I do like ones like this where there's a more personal touch (and they're pretty as well). I could see myself getting back into the greeting card game if I made my own.