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DIY: Mini Angels (gift cards)

Quick and simple to make, as always :)

You will need:

– black paper (for the hair)

– light paper (for the head)

– white paper (for the body, and also the wings)

– black and red pen (to draw the face)

– scissor

– glue

– cardstock. mine is  19 x 6 cm (then I folded in half)


1.  Make a round shape of 7/8” from white paper. It will be easier to use a puncher.

2.  Make another round shape at a same size, this time use black paper.

3.  Fold in half.

4.  Cut (create a hair shape).

5.  Unfold, now you have the hair.

6.  Mount the hair onto the head.

7. Draw a face.

8. Make the body and the wing (based on patterns)

9. Place the body on the wing (as illustrated)

10. Mount the body onto the cardstock, then mount the head.

Voila!! see… quick & simple.

These cards will be great for christmas

click the image to see it larger.

April 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

DIY: Kirigami Mistletoe

This is the second part of my kirigami xmas theme project.

Read the first part here

To make this kirigami mistletoe, you will need:

  • square paper (green). I use 8,5 x 8,5 cm
  • scissor
  • red paper (for the ribbon). I use 4 x 4 cm
  • small circles (for red and white berries). I use hope puncher to make them


Begin with the basic folding. Steps explained here.

Now, we’re moving to the cutting part

  1. cut the paper
  2. now you have this part
  3. open it
  4. take the red paper, fold in half
  5. cut (make a ribbon shape)
  6. unfold/ open it
  7. place the ribbon on the top
  8. place the red & white berries. Mistletoe done!

You can mount this onto paperstock, and have a sweet xmas card!

Happy holidays!


December 14, 2009 at 1:13 am Leave a comment

DIY: Kirigami Xmas Leaf

Ho.. ho.. ho.. Christmas is coming, so I make these xmas theme kirigami projects.

I love to see a piece of paper can transform into so many shapes. Kirigami is a fun craft to do. The word kirigami comes from the japanese word “kiru” (= to cut), and “kami” (=paper). So, to have fun with kirigami, you will need scissor and papers.

Ok, let’s start. To make this xmas leaf, you will need:

  • square paper (green). I use 8,5 x 8,5 cm
  • scissor (of course)
  • round paper (red). I use my 7/8 craft puncher to make this
  • glue

Now, we’re going to do this basic folding (pls see the diagrams)

  1. Green paper, wrong side up. Fold in half, and unfold
  2. Fold in half, and unfold
  3. Fold in half, and unfold
  4. Fold the top edge into middle point, and unfold
  5. Ok, this one is tricky, but very easy actually. Hope I’m doing good with the diagram. You need to fold the left side upfront, so the yellow dot will meet the black dot (see the red arrow). Do same thing with the right side
  6. Fold the right side into left
  7. Now fold the left side
  8. Done

Now, the cutting part

  1. cut the paper
  2. you will have this part
  3. open it
  4. prepare your round paper
  5. place that in the middle. Finished.

See my next tutorial for Mistletoe kirigami project.

December 14, 2009 at 1:06 am 1 comment

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