Make an origami dress card | How About Orange

May 11, 2012

Make an origami dress card

A simple origami dress makes a sweet DIY greeting card. It's a good option for Mother's Day, bridesmaids and bridal showers, or birthday cards for fancy ladies. I made a quick chevron pattern in Illustrator and printed it on computer paper, then folded this little frock from a 4-inch square. I printed a greeting on plain cardstock and attached the dress with double-stick tape. Using a map or old book pages would be nice, too. Follow this video to learn how to fold the origami dress.

35 comments:

Grandma G said...

Super sweet!

Mum

theglutenfreefrau said...

I love this! Is your chevron template available anywhere?

Lucy Express said...

That is cute!

LimeRiot said...

What a sweet idea. I love the chevron paper too :).

Nebuchudnessar said...

What a striking card, thanks for the link

Rachael said...

I adore this - it's so cute!

Blåbærlina said...

Lovely card and a lovely dress :O)
Thank you for sharing!
Nina

tinajo said...

Oh my - that´s the cutest card ever! :-)

Sian said...

lovely : ) another great link, thankyou.

Manar said...

I love Origami dress, can you take a look to my dress & tell me what do you think?

http://mdaraydo.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-noxchi-dress-origami-style.html

Remaliah said...

love this! and it's easy to follow! thanks for sharing :o)

Almudena Castillo said...

I love your blog. Congratulations!!

Stephanie Hillberry said...

If this dress was real I'd wear it. That's how cute it is.

Helena said...

I loveeeeeed that idea! Now I'll make lots and lots of cards haha. I found out that there is another easier way to make those dresses, check out here maybe you like it > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ6ntBpkxg0&feature=related

and that dress looks more vintage haha ^^

Annette said...

What a coincidence -- I watched this video about five times yesterday!

K Blue said...

I made origami dress cards for mother's day this year! (Last year, I cut out dresses... but was saddened to realize they looked kinda matronly!)

My dresses were different than the ones you made. But I love yours too, so I made one immediately. :)
http://loveandcharacter.blogspot.com/2012/05/do-you-still-need-mothers-day-card-for.html

Priyanka Nayar said...

Love, love, love. Love this card, love the dress and simply adore your blog. Thank you for taking the time to post such handy and happy things. And oh, I LOVE Orange! :)

l'alternativa said...

E' bellissimo!!!!!!!! Quante cose carine nel tuo blog, sei proprio brava. Baci
Emi

Emma said...

This is so adorable! I love the chevron design, thank you for sharing I will definitely use this in the future xx
www.tinselandteacups.com

Helen said...

This is perfect just what I was looking for. Thanks!

Jessica Jones said...

K Blue, those look great!

Judy Havrilla said...

Dang. That's cute. That. Is. Cute.

If any of your people need a piece of chevron patterned paper, I have a couple to choose from on my blog. The chevrons are wider than yours but if they are printed at a reduced size (the pattern takes up the whole page so this would work) you'd have it.

www.cuteanduseful.com Enter "zig zag paper" in my search box.

Jessica Jones said...

Awesome! Thanks, Judy!

Alex Colombo said...

just simply lovely!

♥ Nia said...

After reading your post I had to make this, it's so cute =) And fun too! I made 4 :D
Thank you for sharing!!!
Hugs&smiles

Jeannie said...

Love it! It was an origami dress that started me on my project: I'm making a little dress every day for a year, and having a great time doing them. www.365creativedresses.blogspot.com

Crafty Mischief said...

I fell in love with this card when I saw it on pinterest and had to try my hand at making one myself. I must say that it's addicting bc I ended up making six! I'd love for you to check them out if you get a chance. Thanks so much for your inspiration! :)

http://www.craftymischiefbybrittany.com/2012/05/mothers-day-and-some-dressed-up-cards.html

Jessica Jones said...

I love that you added necklaces! Fun!

Bronwyn said...

Inspired by you, I whipped a few up. Much easier than making a real dress, and so gorgeous! Your post was just in time for mothers' birthday season - May and Jume. Thank you so much. How mine turned out.

Sam@wooltidings said...

Cute! I'm thinking of making these these for "change of a dress" cards, as I have recently moved.

Jessica Jones said...

Ha! I love it!

Hazel Drake said...

That was great. There is so much I will be able to do with it. I love origami. Thank you.

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

So sweet! Love it

Emma said...

Lovely dress and great choice of paper :)

M+K said...

we just made this for our mum for mother's day!
thanks for the awesome idea :)
X

www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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