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A Big Decision

When we started Folding Trees, back in June 2008, paper crafts were often neglected among today’s crafters. We saw the need to showcase that there’s so much more to paper crafting than just scrapbooking, and our goal was to collect the best tutorials we have found on the net, inspire you by highlighting amazing paper creations from talented artists and crafters, and share our own paper crafts and tutorials.

Since then, we have written close to 600 posts and found a loyal following of well over 5,000 readers per day. We’re so grateful to all of you who have returned to Folding Trees every day to see what new delights we’ve uncovered! We have also established the thriving Folding Trees Flickr group which is full of beautiful paper art and crafts made by our talented readers.

Here are a few of our most popular original tutorials:

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clockwise from top left:
1) June’s Tissue Paper Carnations;
2) Eve’s Kusudama Ball (part 1 & part 2);
3) June’s Lucky Wishing Stars; 4) Eve’s Balloon Lights

Now we feel that we’ve accomplished our initial mission to bring modern, stylish paper crafts to the world. The variety and relevance of making things from paper have been more widely recognized, and most of the other big craft blogs have picked up on this and are covering paper crafts too, with more time and resources than the two of us can afford. We have therefore made the difficult decision to step back from Folding Trees for a while, to allow us to spend more time with our families and to concentrate on our small businesses.

With Folding Trees, we have compiled a valuable resource as a source of inspiration and tutorials, and we hope you’ll continue to visit us: all our previous posts are archived by categories in the right sidebar if you’d like to browse for inspiration, or you can use the Search box (also in the right sidebar) if you’re looking for something specific. If you’re looking for new papercraft ideas in the future, try visiting blogs such as One Pretty Thing, CRAFT and WhipUp for daily posts on all types of craft including papercraft, and of course our Folding Trees Flickr group, which we hope you’ll continue to post pictures to, with links to your tutorials for the things you’ve made!

Thank you for all your support, and keep on crafting with paper!

June & Eve

Keep in touch with us on Twitter:
June @planetjune & Eve @Eve_FM

Happy Christmas!

We hope that all our readers have a safe and happy holiday with family and friends :)

A little eye candy: here’s a selection of the wonderful projects we’ve seen posted by our readers to the Folding Trees Flickr group. I’ve chosen examples of all sorts of different paper crafts for this roundup – hopefully this will inspire you to try something new!

 
Iris folding
Iris Folding by crafters100

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Tea Bag Folding by paperfacets

peacock feather
Quilling from ..::aga::..

Ups and Downs full
Book pages folded into stunning patterns by Rhymes With magic

diamond bridge
Modular origami by eikosi

Vaso con petali, vista dall'alto - Vase with petals, top view
Origami by f.guarnieri

Pond Lily
Paper flower by jchristinahuh

papercarpet
Paper pop-ups by elodole

Wedding card
Papercutting by nelatankosic

We love to see what you make, so keep posting your pictures. Show us your papercrafted ornaments on your Christmas tree, whether its an artificial christmas tree or a real one! The group is open to everybody. And Happy Christmas to you all!

Paper Lantern

The  Creative Place is sharing a lovely tutorial for paper lanterns go and have a look there is still time…. (before Christmas)

Winter Bookmarks

I don’t know how anyone could resist these Penguin and Snowman print-and-cut bookmarks from Jinjerup  – look at those adorable little penguin faces!

Christmas Candy gift box

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Making Christmas candy for your family and friends? Package them with this cute printable gift box from I Still Love You. Not just for candy – you could use it to package any small gifts with style! [via How About Orange]

Holiday printables

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Download these cute holiday-themed printables – patterned papers, gift tags, and to-do lists – from A Print A Day.

Origami paper wreath

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I love this fresh, modern take on the Christmas wreath! Find the simple origami paper wreath instructions at Paper Source.

Quilled Christmas tree

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Here’s a great idea to quill a stylized Christmas Tree, perfect for cards and decorations, courtesy of Ann at All Things Paper.

Teardrop Ornaments

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Don’t you just love these simple but beautiful teardrop-shaped ornaments from Patricia of A Little Hut?

Printable paperchain patterns

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Very cute festive printable patterns for making paper chains, courtesy of Nicole at Whipup!