Origami, of course, is the Japanese art of paper-folding. The earliest origamis I learned, a ball, a bird, and an airplane were taught me by my father. I must have been three or four years old then. I’ve forgotten all about them, until I started doing my own origami designs recently. Only four, actually. And only two of them are worth sharing. If translating folk songs is hard, designing origami is harder.


  1. Rivka
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    I have made about 35 or so of your origami envelopes (I included wedding cds in my thank you cards for said event, and though I had been looking for something way simpler, and I generally avoid martha-stewartism in my wedding endeavors and life in general, I found your origami too intriguing to resist). All that said, I saw the various u-tube comments, and I had some trouble with that next to last step myself, but I solved it this way (which might be helpful for others): if at any time prior to that 2nd to last step where you ‘Push points C behind the flaps, against the sides’you fold what will become the flap over where it meets the case, exactly where it will utlimately be folded, then when you get to that push points C step, there is a perfect line to follow rather than trying to force it.

    That’s all!
    Otherwise it was fabulous!

    p.s. I hope you did not take offence at the martha stewart bit- I don’t think your design is reminiscent of her in any way, it was only my circumstance of making a large number of intricate things by hand that will in all likelihood be ultimately mistreated or thrown away by the recipient, all done as a sort of masochistic status symbol, that I try to avoid.

  2. Roberto Verzola
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Hi Rivka,

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. No offense taken at all re Martha Stewart. I only heard about her when she got into trouble, but never knew why she was popular in the US. So it didn’t mean anything to me.

    Anyway, I’m glad you liked it. I’ve used the design myself to make a letter envelope for a wedding gift. I’m really proud of this design. Greetings from Manila,


  3. zar_kin
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    I love origami , I want to learn folding and making someething cute, intersting and etc
    plz help me how can?
    thanks a lot

  4. zar_kin
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I like to learn online with pc
    I haven’t any we cam
    only online with U tube I can learn

  5. Roberto Verzola
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Zar,

    Just search for “origami” or “paper folding” on the Web and you should find lots of sites that give origami tutorials. There are sites for beginners as well as for the advanced. Good luck,

  6. Posted February 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Just share whatever you have or at least a picture of it. Cheers!

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