Friday, March 2, 2012

Origami Vellum Bouquet

Even though our winter has been a relative breeze, I'm looking forward to seeing bright crocuses poke through the ground... meanwhile, these vellum beauties nicely fill the void.

Origami Bouquet

Nikki Cross Applesauce is owned by Nikki and her husband, Jake. With a love of graphic design and paper, they create and cut their own beautifully translucent origami sheets. Nikki makes the flowers using traditional Japanese folds and adds in a few tricks of her own; even the stems are hand wrapped with paper. The LA-based pair also design stylish eco-cards, stationery, sketchbooks, and if you are a maker yourself, you may be happy to hear the vellum sheets are available by the dozen.

Nikki kindly offered a 10% discount to All Things Paper readers when I let her know their shop would be featured today. Coupon code is "TOTALLYRAD".

The Design and Make: Paper Jewellery book giveaway ends on Sunday. (Just had a thought... wouldn't vellum jewellery be gorgeous?!)

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11 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely. I'd like a room of my own filled with these bouquets.

aureliaeugenia said...

Oh,tonight,you killed me with your smile,/so beautiful and wild,/so beautiful and wild !
Splendid piece of work that made me sing ...
thank you,sweet Ann
aureliaeugenia

Monica Sharman said...

Vellum! I'll have to try it.

BertiesBakery said...

Oh wow these are beautiful! I could use a whole vase on my kitchen table of these colors!

Ann said...

those are really pretty.

SUGANTHI said...

Such brilliant colours! really fabulous.

Teddie Seeley said...

They are so colorful.

Molly Smith said...

So pretty! I just pinned this and couldn't decide where to put it: Inspiration, Color or Favorite Paper Things :)

Hope you are having a great weekend, Ann!
-Molly

Partycraft Secrets said...

Ohhh... they're lickable... if you know what I mean! The stripes on the paper make all the difference - lovely!

Anonymous said...

Nikki Cross Applesauce *does* make wearable paper jewelry...message her about it...the pieces are pretty cool!

Ann Martin said...

So glad you all enjoyed seeing Nikki's flowers, and Anon, I'm glad you posted... how nice to hear she is already making paper jewelry!

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