This origami square tutorial does double duty. Not only can you fold your letters into a square, but you can also use it as a simple square envelope.
When I visited Alaska this summer, I unearthed boxes upon boxes of high school stuff. A lot of laughs came with the ancient photos and letters from friends who I saw nearly everyday. It was pretty cool that we didn’t just hand these letters to each other willy nilly, we found creative ways to fold them up. Here’s one of those ways. Learn how to fold a letter into a pull tab note!
It’s definitely difficult not to fall in love with Japan. This year, I headed over to Osaka again for a two-week work & play adventure. Last year, I was still finding and learning my way around the city, so my search for craft supplies was quite limited. This year, I checked out new places and discovered that there was so much I was missing. Since there’s been this great Japan invasion this year, I thought I’d share with you fellow crafter a few of my favorite spots. Here’s quick Arts and Crafts Supplies Guide: Where to buy in Osaka.
I still remember how I learned to fold letters into origami hearts like these. It was sometime in highschool. I had received a letter folded into this cute little heart. I had left it in my room while I was off to school. When I got back home, that letter was unraveled on my bed. Whoever snooped to read it, couldn’t put back the humpty dumpty of a letter back together again. Did a heart-shaped letter scream love letter? I was pretty pissed off back then, but I find it extremely funny now. Read on to learn how to make an origami heart. (Scroll down to the very end to watch a video tutorial instead!)
Good things come in tiny packages! I guess one type of candy packaging wasn’t enough for me this year. This year though, there’s an origami theme going on. Here’s a simple triangle origami box or pouch that can hold some loose candy like Skittles or M&Ms.
Read the second installment for this tutorial HERE
Everytime I see digital versions of other people’s calligraphy or lettering work, I’m amazed at how clean everything is. I’m no professional calligrapher or letterer. Trust me. Read my post on how to fake calligraphy. But when I do scan my work, I often question if the poor quality of the digital version was because I suck at writing or if I had a faulty scanner. After doing some research on how different illustrators digitize their work, I came up with this simplified method using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Here’s how you can easily digitize your calligraphy or any other design work.
Watch the video tutorial for this craft HERE
Practice is key when doing calligraphy work. I really don’t practice writing with the use of nibs regularly. Oftentimes, I rely on my fairly decent handwriting. (Check out my handwritten fonts here!) Practice makes perfect, but in a pinch, I suppose you can fake it til you make it. Here’s how to fake calligraphy!