Sometimes I write 13-page letters to my boyfriend. I want to be a cheesy girl and fold the letter all cute-like, but apparently, 13-page thick letters are not the most cooperative for complex note-folding. Consequently, I wasted a few good hours of my day learning new ways to fold letters so that I could fold each page separately!! Having said that, I definitely don't suggest spending 2 hours of your day learning 8 new ways to fold notes. But in case you're going to, I've compiled a nice little list to hopefully help speed up the process a bit. :)
Things to note (Pun intended. ;)
- Some of these I already knew how to fold, so I just found a website with the same style and pasted the link.. In other words, I don't know how helpful all the tutorials are, but the ones I did learn from (which is most of them) worked fabulously! I hope that you can be just as fortunate.. But there's my disclaimer, just in case any of these tutorials are less than sufficient for all your note-folding tutorial needs.
- Valley Fold. I guess origami is a profession, and they have special vocab to say things like "fold this paper in half" and "make this symmetrical". Never fear. If you happen to see terms like "kite base" or "axial crease" or other foreign expressions that make paper folding novices like me go, "Duhhhhh.....Say what??", there is help for you. It's called the Origami Dictionary. And it will change your life .
- Don't get discouraged. In my experience, practice almost never makes perfect. So don't expect too much outta yourself, okay? If it sucks the first time and the second time, it will probably suck the third and the fourth time . But at least it will suck less! And at least you'll know that you're not an origami prodigy. (You know. Just in case you were concerned about that possibility.)
- Square paper - shmare paper. Some of these might say to start with a square. I just followed these instructions and then I folded the top part down instead of cutting it off.
It makes the paper a little thicker, which is sometimes annoying. But I believe in you. Anything I can do you can do better. (Don't believe me? Just take a look at my pathetic excuse for a jumping frog.)
Alright, HAPPY FOLDING!!!
6. Hey look a paper heart! Yeah I know it's a stretch.
Just go with it.
~Do Things You Love~