Friday, May 24, 2013

Party Origami - Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to Eileen Ng, winner of the giveaway!

I'm forever marveling at the many things that can be made with origami paper and especially admire projects that have a useful purpose.

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If you're of the same mind and you like to host parties, I'm positive you'll appreciate Party Origami, a new title from Chronicle Books by Jessica Okui. You might recognize Jessica's name from her enjoyable blog Zakka Life where she shares crafting tutorials and entertaining ideas.

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You'll find fourteen fun ways to incorporate origami decorations into your next celebration. These little bird place cards are pretty darn cute, as are the bow napkin rings, chopstick rests, irises, swizzle sticks, and sweet heart-shaped lollipop covers, just to name a few of the clever projects that range from ideal for beginners to those that will take a bit more practice.

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Party Origami is not so much a true book as it is a compact portfolio containing exactly what you'll need to get started: the instruction booklet is accompanied by a 6 x 6 inch tear-off tablet of origami paper. The 75 patterned papers feature playful stripes, dots, arrows, candies, or cupcake sprinkles on one side, while the opposite side is a coordinated solid color.

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Jessica has been paper folding since early childhood and with her background in graphic design, Chronicle found the ideal person to gather a great group of projects and illustrate the steps via diagrams and accompanying text.

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As is true with the majority of craft books, while working on the projects you will most likely find yourself doing what I did to snap these photos - hold the envelope-style portfolio open with a bookend or two. 

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Chronicle has offered to send a copy of Party Origami to one reader in the U.S.




31 comments:

kcli said...

What a fun idea...Planning a party with foled items would be a great way to get the kids involved in folding!

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Ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway, what a pretty little book :)

melba said...

love it, it is a book i would like to win

Kavitha Vadhri said...

love it ,thanks for the chance,my id is kavithasnkk at gmail dot come

Gwen Wafer said...

This looks like a little party in book form!
I've love origami since I was a little kid and folded my first Peace Crane.
: )

An said...

This looks so fun!

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Catherine Schneider said...

I think this would be an amazing book to own. I've loved origami since my mother introduced me to it when I was around the age of 5. I've started and just cannot stop. Thank you for the opportunity.

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MB Isaac said...

I love oragami - not great at it but would love this book for inspiration

MiCHiE said...

This lovely book would make a great addition to my library! Pretty much throw a party anywhere! :) Origami's one of the most relaxing crafts, therapeutic even. Something about crisp, fresh pressed paper in pretty colors folded with sharp creases makes me happy. Thank you for keeping us inspired. ^_^

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Bellenza Bistro said...

We love Zakka Life, too! I remember being thrilled with the origami kits our mom would buy us when we were little...all those squares of paper in bright colors. But now, there are patterns, too!

Panda8ngel said...

I love all the patterns of the paper...what a cute party these would make! :0)

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Anonymous said...

So clever. I am fascinated by paper.

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dynamicDD said...

An origami enthusiast and teacher, this book will go on my recommend list most likely.
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Mare said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
mare460 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

these projects look amazing, I'd love to be entered to win this book!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Kathy W said...

What a cool book! Thanks for alerting us to it -- and giving me a chance to win a copy!

Jan Castle said...

Looks sooooo interesting...thanks for the chance to win it!
castle77 at comcast dot net

Melissa Kojima said...

I'd love to win. This looks like such a fun way to use origami! For parties! Whoo hoo! artistinlalaland (at) gmail (dot) com Thank you!

Prachi Bora said...

Oh, it would be so much fun to try these projects ! Thanks for the opportunity.
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Eileen Ng said...

Fun book! In 6th grade, we made 1000 origami cranes for our group project after reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. It was a crazy mission, but it came out beautiful in the end. It's too bad we didn't have our camera phones back in the day!

neileen at gmail.com

Thank you!

hmm, shoulder shrug said...

Party Origami looks like such a fun book!

Thanks for the chance to win it!

-Samantha

hmm, shoulder shrug said...

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Jean Bullock said...

I love Origami and I especially love origami projects that have a practical use. This looks like a great book. giveawayjean at g mail dot com

Sindhu said...

i am insterested in Origami...Chance for the chance ... My Id is rsindhuja@gmail.com

Amanda Renea said...

I would love to win, been doing origami off and on for 20 years now and still love it!

Jennifer Thompson said...

I've never done origami but I'd love to learn how, thanks so much for the giveaway! leightim83@yahoo.com

Jules said...

Love the idea of useful origami, that besides looking lovely, has a practical purpose!

carrie said...

Very cool! thanks for the chance to win!

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering, everyone.

Eileen Ng said...

Thank you, Ann! You're awesome!

Ann Martin said...

You're very welcome, but it's actually the random number generator that deserves your thanks. :)

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