Jun 5, 2011

Father's Day: Origami Card Holder

An origami Card Holder is a very nice, yet inexpensive gift for Father's Day. It can have an elegant or casual look depending on the paper choice.
The model was designed by Humiaki Huzita. The instructions can be found in several books, like The Practical Illustrated Encyclopedia of Origami, by Rick Beech and Origami, Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross.
There are also several instructions and videos available online.

The model display both sides of the paper, so I tried different combinations:

Black Card Holder:  I cut a sheet of 9"x 12" from a 12" x 12"of textured Canson Expressions paper, that is the same color on both sides. I used the remaining strip of paper to add a stand, so the model can also be displayed on a desk.
Father's Day: Origami Card Holder
Father's Day: Origami Card Holder
Leaves Card Holder:  I cut one sheet of  9"x 12" from a 12" x 12" scrapbook paper with a leaf motif, and another one of 8" x 12" from a gold scrapbook paper. I glued them back to back, leaving a rim on opposite sides in one direction, and I used that rim to create the hem at the beginning of the folding sequence.

Father's Day: Origami Card Holder

Felt Card Holder: I used a 9" x 12" sheet of  alligator embossed felt and a sheet of 9.5" x 12.5" gold wrapping paper. I glued them together back to back, leaving a 1/4" rim all around, that I used to make a hem to prevent the felt from fraying.
The result was great, but the material was very difficult to handle, as the felt was very thick and difficult to fold. In order to prevent unfolding, I had to glue the parts of  the model that were not pockets .

Father's Day: Origami Card Holder


Jaqueline said...

Nice card ! ty for share =) kisses

Ultimate Origami said...

Those look pretty classy, thanks for sharing.

Marcelo 河 野 said...

Hi Marcela, nice work!
Could you tell me what the final size of the model was? I mean, from the 9"x12" sheet, what is the size os the card holder?
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice week!

Marcela Brina said...

Thank you for your comments!
Marcelo, the final size of the model is approximately 3" x 4". It can hold business cards, credit cards, or gift cards.

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