Cut and Fold Paper Crafts by Ellen Giggenbach

There are sooo many good craft sites - places you can visit for ideas, to learn new skills, and/or to share photos of your work. One of my favorites is Kollabora, where I was introduced to the colorful paper crafts of designer and illustrator Ellen Giggenbach of New Zealand.

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In fact, this picture is the very one that caught my attention. Ellen's Kaleidoscope Faceted Bowl is such a great display piece... not only is it eye-catching, but guess what - you can make one too because the design is available in both kit form or as a printable paper craft via her Etsy shop.

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Remember the post about paper craft kits? I would have included Ellen's shop if I'd known her then! Here are several more examples of her craftable designs.

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Bright Geo-balls aren't just for Christmas... I'd keep a batch on view year-round.

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These stylish paper vases are adapted from the ball pattern. All you do is print on firm paper, crease, fold, and tape together. Place a jar inside and add some flowers.

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Ellen's paper hearts (they arrive laser printed on card, ready for you to fold and assemble), birds, and colorful art prints would be bright and cheerful decor in a child's room. Her paintings remind me of German folk art... which is actually not at all surprising because she was born in Bavaria.

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Her newest design is this folded paper pineapple - fun table decor for warm weather entertaining.

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Ellen blogs and is on Facebook.


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