Papercrafts & Card Making

Origami & Paper Folding Books

  • KALE
    Frankie Jones
    • £3.99
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    You'll remember making fortune teller kaleidocycles at school (and some of you may have fond memories of them from the opening credits of Community) and now the crafting craze is taking over the world once more.

    This how-to book proves that the paper-folding creations are just as fun to make as they are to use and has step-by-step instructions for making everything from traditional kaleidocycles to hexaflexagons and paper globes to fortune tellers.

    This book has paper projects to cut out, colour, decorate, fold and create - all in a range of geometric decorations.
  • BKAR
    Clare Youngs
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    Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.

    Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.

    The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
  • PPLT
    Sarah Dennis
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    Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.

    This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
    Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
  • PRPP
    Paula Pascual
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    This beautifully photographed paper craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration.


    With easy step-by-step instructions, as well as tips and suggestions, this will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects and variations on them.
  • AGIPR
    Chris Alexander
    • £12.79
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    Sure, you could do all of the projects in this book using regular origami paper, but what makes this book so extraordinary is the specially designed origami paper. Each of the 36 projects has two sheets of corresponding origami paper featuring art drawn from the movies, so your origami Yoda will look just like the wise Jedi master you know and love. The 72 sheets of origami paper is bound into the back of the book, and is perforated for easy removal.
  • AGSTE
    Rick Beech
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    This is an illustrated guide to Japanese paperfolding, with over 30 classic designs. It is a fabulous collection of over 40 inspirational origami projects that will stimulate, entertain and delight. It offers a wide variety of classic and modern designs to choose from, including boxes, flowers, people and animals. How to make fantastic folded flowers, birds and other figures, plus practical containers, abstract sculptures and ornaments to enhance your home. It includes helpful professional advice on choosing the appropriate types of paper, and features both basic and more advanced paperfolding techniques. It features a unique gallery section showing a range of beautiful pieces by contemporary origamists. All the projects are fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow practical instructions. For more than 2000 years, the intricate skill of origami has been a source of interest, enjoyment and intellectual stimulation, and this fascinating art form continues to be a highly popular pastime. This delightful book covers all you need to know to perfect the art of paperfolding. It contains a gallery of inspiring pieces, a guide to the wide variety of materials available, and step-by-step techniques showing how to make over 40 projects - from a dove and peacock to a samurai helmet and human figure. With over 580 photographs and a host of projects to suit every level of ability, it is an essential book for anyone interested in the art of paperfolding.
  • AFFDW
    Won Park
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    Won Park has taken the ancient art of origami to a whole new level. Using American currency, Park transforms dollar bills into creative works of art. He relies on the fibrous quality of the paper to fold, bend and twist hundreds of times per model without tearing.

    With no cutting and no pasting, Park is able to incorporate the details on the bills into his model designs. His signature koi fish is folded in such a way that the patterns on the dollar bill become the scales on the fish, and even the facial features fall in exactly the right place. His designs include a wide array of vehicles, animals, and mythical creatures.

    In this book, step-by-step instructions are provided for 20 distinct models that are bound to challenge even the most proficient folders, including a Formula 1 car, a toilet, a butterfly, a koi carp, a scorpion, a sea turtle, a fox, an ox, a marlin, a car, a praying mantis, a dragon, a spider, a stag beetle, a stegosaurus, a bat, Pegasus, a fighter jet, a tank, and a pig. Why worry about the declining value of the U.S. dollar? Follow the instructions in this book, and you can transform your dollars into works of art!
  • AAUAJ
    Didier Boursin
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    Learn the art of origami paper folding and make over 40 fun and functional models, with 112 free pull-out patterned papers provided. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and highly practical diagrams, even novice origamists will be quick to master these techniques. This title comes complete with 112 beautifully decorated pull-out origami papers so that you can get folding straight away.
  • ACZKA
    Mari Ono
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    "Origami for Children" is the perfect introduction to origami, the fun Japanese papercraft for parents and children of all ages. Divided into six sections, the projects cover a fun range of themes, from classic origami designs such as animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. There's even a project showing how to create the classic Japanese arcade character Pacman. You'll be amazed at how much you can create with a few simple folds. Every stage is described in a series of clear step-by-step photographs, showing all the techniques you will need to complete each of these great designs. Also included is a specially designed pack of origami paper with enough pieces to complete all the projects, so you can start making your own amazing creations straight away.
  • AHZAI
    Marie Claire Idees
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    Origami: & other paper creations is an inventive, trendy, and refined look at the popular Japanese art of paper folding. It features 40 projects and accessories ranging from jewellery, bookmarks, table decorations, children's room decorations, and projects for holiday activates and past times. Marie Claire Idees manages to construct a fresh, new look at this traditional form of paper-crafting while remaining true to the authentic and modest elements of the Japanese style. The projects have been carefully selected to appeal to the amateur paper crafter while offering inspiration for those who are more adept at the craft. The instructions are easy to follow with detailed diagrams, templates and beautiful photography accompanying the projects.
  • AXFJB
    Jean-Charles Trebbi
    • £22.39
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    "The Art of Folding "presented a wide range of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on traditional techniques. Drawing on examples from nature, this second volume focuses on folders' know-how as it applies to art, design, decoration, fashion, furniture and lightning, architecture, new folding techniques and "intelligent" objects. In this volume architect and origami expert Jean-Charles Trebbi cooperates with the architecture partners Guillaume Bounoure and Chloe Genevaux, who specialized in experimental applications of folding techniques with new materials. The book includes ten folding templates."
  • AXFGU
    Meher McArthur
    • £19.99
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    This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope. This elite group includes: Joel Cooper Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine Paul Jackson Beth Johnson Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander Robert J. Lang Linda Mihara Bernie Peyton Richard Sweeney And many more The stunning photos and brilliant essays in this book demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated the paper folding to an artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though a variety of non-traditional folding techniques. Artists in other parts of the world including the United States, France, England, China and Scandinavia took Yoshizawa's cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper.
  • BOLAT
    Milton Glaser
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    What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine-all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper-including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper-into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.
  • BCVVE
    Pasquale D'Aurio
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    This super-kit contains 100 sheets of high quality, large-format origami paper, with 10 Japanese patterns in different colours, in addition to a handy 32-page book with diagrams and detailed instructions to make 4 origami models created by Italian masters from the Centro Documentazione Origami (CDO), the main association in Italy. The models comprise a stylishly geometrical modular origami, a classic bird design, a majestic dragon and a spectacular hot-air balloon. The large-format paper supplied with the kit, makes it possible to create large scale origami and play freely with the unusual combination of shapes and colours.
  • BDMUO
    Marc Hagan-Guirey
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    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks. Now you can create 14 of his best loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding). Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. To make things easier, the most intricate parts of the templates are pre-die-cut. Then simply display your finished model and admire your handiwork
  • ATMOY
    Esther Thorpe
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    With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe's first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape - an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child's mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.
  • AIYMR
    Tara Yaguchi
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    This paper folding craft kit, for Origami beginners and experts, includes 365 lessons and pieces of paper that will teach basic paper folding skills and how to make decorative projects. With 365 sheets of paper and projects, this book will take you on a yearlong adventure of learning Origami. A Japanese past time, Origami is the art of folding paper. Author Taro Yaguchi grew up in Japan and developed a love for paper from his grandfather's job in a Japanese paper plant. This love sparked an interest in learning to fold and eventually teaching others the art. Packed with folding projects for both experts and beginners, it is perfect for artists of any age. Step-by-step instructions will help guide you into making ornate projects that can be used as decorations or gifts. These projects include creating paper cranes, flowers and animals. Origami 365 will have you folding simple yet sophisticated projects all year.
  • ATJVH
    Rebecca Thuss
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    This visual feast of a book has 75 paper flowers and flower projects, including a holiday wreath, kids' party ideas, table decorations, bouquets, and much more for every age range and skill level. The flowers are made from a variety of papers - all easily sourced - and can be made even more special using other materials such as felt or fabric. It begins with a lush gallery of images of the flowers, which is followed by accessible, reader-friendly step-by-step instructional text, accompanied by lots of captions and sidebars, which will help readers quickly gain the skills to create their own unique interpretations. This book is a true celebration of creativity and playful whimsy.
  • BBBNW
    Michael G. LaFosse
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    Take your paper folding to an advanced level with this user-friendly origami book. From shimmering hummingbirds to magnificent bats, from a stunning panther mask to graceful sea turtles, Michael G. Lafosse's complex and beautiful origami projects are well known around the world. Focusing on models from nature, Advanced Origami provides unparalleled instruction on how to create master-class level 3D origami paper folding projects. The origami designs are challenging they require some folding experience but the results are more origami art than craft. Paper folders will create projects that can be displayed or given as gifts. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow colour photos and diagrams. Advanced Origami also features information on paper selection and preparation, advance techniques such as wet folding, and making your own paper.This origami book contains: 136 page, full-color book 15 original and challenging projects Step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and photographs Advanced techniques and tipsIn recent years origami has evolved beyond simple folding and creasing into a true art form akin to sculpture. For those seeking to learn origami at such a level, Advanced Origami provides all the essential information and techniques. Soon you will be able to design and fold your own origami sculptures! Origami projects include: North American Cardinal Koi Fish Origamido Butterfly Pond Frog And many more About this new edition:This updated edition contains a new introduction and DVD video lessons for 15 original projects.
  • BDMEO
    Tomoko Fuse
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    An origami box is something very simple but unique, which captures all the emotion of its maker. The pleasure to folding the paper is added to the satisfaction of making an object that is useful or can be gifted, establishing a connection between the maker and the receiver. With this in mind, the famous Japanese origamist Tomoko Fuse, has created 20 original designs that are exclusive to this book. The designs provide a variety of shapes; some easy, some more complex, but all can be created with a single sheet of paper. Often, the box's basic structure is embellished with accessories - a reinforced base or a partition - shaped with additional paper. It's fun to select the most suitable paper by keeping in mind how the object will be used, or the place and the people for which it is intended
  • AYJWK
    Mark Bolitho
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    Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. As digital downtime becomes a constant quest in our fast-paced lives, the idea of contemplative, soothing arts and crafts is undergoing a serious revival. Each title contains 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself. The Origami Garden divides into sections on Seeds and Plants (easy roses, seedling in pots, cactus and pot, easy leaf and stalk system, nuts in a bowl, pine tree and palm leaf), Flowers (classic lilies and water lilies, violet, fuchsia, bunch of flowers, forget-me-nots), Fruit and Vegetables (mushrooms, strawberries, pears and chilli pepper) and Garden Life (birds, butterfly, frog and snail).
  • ATKHM
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    Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages.
  • BCWTT
    Mark Bolitho
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    Mindful Origami is your step-by-step guide on mastering the art of origami. Featuring a 72 page fully illustrated book, Origami, featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Fifteen beautiful models are included, and there is plenty of variety. There are four categories of model: Traditional includes classic models like the peace crane, a junk and boxes. Contemporary consists of modern takes on the world of Origami. Examples include flying birds, yachts and fascinating modular shapes. Action is made up of models that move, including a jumping frog and a talking bear. The Advanced section contains more challenging models: bigger, better and more complicated. Thanks to the high level of detailed instruction in the book, it will be possible for everyone to build all of the models featured after relatively llittle experience with paper folding.
  • ATMOT
    Duncan Birmingham
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    This comprehensive guide is a delightful introduction to pop-up and folding paper sculpture. It is aimed at all levels of ability; appealing to craft/hobby enthusiasts, as well as being a useful aid for teachers. This comprehensive guide to pop-up is a delightful introduction to the fun, surprising and intriguing aspects of a fascinating craft. Duncan Birmingham's totally new and accessible approach to pop-up theory and practice distils the numerous mechanisms into a logical set of underlying shapes, and the techniques for building these shapes is methodically explained with step-by-step pictures and text. No measuring is necessary and only card, scissors and glue are needed to make highly complex folding sculptures. He demonstrates how sophisticated pop-up designs are constructed and shows how to form a 3D reference book, invaluable for professional and amateur designers interested in this craft. The book is aimed at a wide range of abilities, and will appeal to craft/hobby enthusiasts who make their own greeting cards, as well as being a useful aid to teachers of Art, Design and Technology, designers, illustrators and sculptors.