In lieu of the brand new origami line we brought into all eight of our stores last week, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to make a unique card using paper folding techniques. All you need is paper, a little adhesive, and good paper-folding fingers.
You can use any size rectangle, but I used a 12"X12" piece of thin scrapbook paper and cut it in half to 6"X12". To make the first fold, take the bottom right corner and fold up.
Next, fold the top right corner down.
After that, unfold it. You should see an X shaped crease on the right half of your paper.
Flip the paper over and accordion fold the top right corner down to the center of the X.
Keeping the accordion together, fold the bottom right corner up along the first crease you made.
The leaf should reveal itself as you flatten it out.
Next, using some double sided adhesive, glue down this flap so the leaf stays in place.
After that, fold the leaf flap down. This will create the top third of your card.
Then fold up the rest of your paper to finish the tri-fold card.
Voila! Your card is done. All you need to do is write your message, put in an envelope, and mail!
You can add variety to your collection of leaf cards by using many different kinds of sizes and patterns. I used the new blue line of 7" Chiyogami to create a tiny card as seen above.