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:

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

    Karenclifford61@gmail.com

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

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

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

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  5. 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.
    : )

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  6. This looks so fun!

    (dream.facade@yahoo.com)

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  7. 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.

    luv4soccer11@yahoo.com

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

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  9. 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. ^_^

    justmichie@gmail.com

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  10. 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!

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

    Panda8ngel@yahoo.com

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  12. So clever. I am fascinated by paper.

    ksukeena@yahoo.com)

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  13. An origami enthusiast and teacher, this book will go on my recommend list most likely.
    dydavis2@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. Oh, it would be so much fun to try these projects ! Thanks for the opportunity.
    prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

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  20. 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!

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  21. Party Origami looks like such a fun book!

    Thanks for the chance to win it!

    -Samantha

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  22. 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

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

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

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

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

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  27. Very cool! thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. The giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering, everyone.

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  29. Thank you, Ann! You're awesome!

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

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