We all give gifts and cards to others; why not make your own cute origami envelope out of wrapping paper? This origami envelope tutorial from the book The Origami Artist's Bible would be cute for a card or cd that you want to match the gift wrap with the envelope.
Click on these pages from The Origami Artist's Bible to enlarge and follow the tutorial on how to fold an origami envelope.
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by Ashley Wood
This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for origami beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced folders.
Origami transcends gender, culture, and language. It demands no prior learning and no complex equipment; it can be done at any age, by anyone; models can be large or small, useful or ornamental. You can fold a bus ticket or a sheet of gold leaf, but the sole requirement of becoming an expert in origami is that you enjoy it!
The Origami Artist's Bible starts with a simple set of origami folds, illustrated with clear step-by-step diagrams, and three essential origami "bases" that are starting points for project models in the rest of the book. The models are arranged according to theme; some are complex, requiring patience and practice, and some are suitable for total beginners.