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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-five and An Index

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday season. I suppose this should be called a Table of Contents. In any case, here follows a list of links —with pictures— to the twenty-four posts of Advent 2018. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Eighteen and Four Versions of A Twist-Close Box

There are undoubtedly more than four ways to make the twist box, but I thought that four would be sufficient to offer today. First, the paper coin purse.

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Eleven and More Tatos

A tato doesn’t have to be square. You can fold one out of almost any geometric shape. Taotos are also often more decorative than the ones I showed you yesterday.

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Ten and Two Square Tatos

What is a tato? In his book Complete Origami, Eric Kenneway says A tato is a traditional kind of folded paper purse in which a Japanese housewife keeps small items such as needles, ends of thread, buttons and so on. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Nine and a Menko Card

I learned this fold a long time ago, then re-discovered it recently as a “Victorian puzzle purse”. The picture below shows three stages of folding.

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Eight and Another Simple Envelope

This envelope is a bit more complicated to fold than the one I posted yesterday, but it is self-locking and uses no adhesives. Start with a sheet of letter paper placed long way up. Fold in the sides. I began … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Seven and A Simple Envelope

Some of you may be making your own Christmas cards. You can also make your own matching envelopes. Today’s envelope is simple, but it does use glue or tape. (I know some of you dislike using adhesives!) It is also … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Six and An Hexagonal Letter Fold

Today’s letter fold turns a sheet of letter paper into a hexagon. I started with an 8.5 x 11″ 24# sheet. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, then open it out and turn it over so that the fold down … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Five and Two Triangular Letter Folds

If you have ever made something that looks like these, then you already know how to fold today’s first triangle. (The image comes from recipegirl.com. You can find her recipe for Spinach, Feta, and Sun-dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles here. I … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Four and a Japanese Letter Fold

I’m not sure when I first learned this fold. I didn’t know it in high school, so I must have come across it somewhere since then.

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