Japanese Washi Gift Wrapping Papers

12 Sheets of High-Quality 18 X 24 Inch Wrapping Paper

Author: Tuttle Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Art

Page: 28

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These fine-quality tear-out sheets feature 12 prints inspired by Japanese Washi paper designs--a type of traditional handmade paper. In Japanese,wa means 'Japanese' andshi means 'paper.' Having been made for 1400 years, the craft of making washi paper is a registered UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. These papers are suitable for craft projects as well as for gift wrapping. The variety of designs means they are useful for any occasion--whether a holiday, birthday, anniversary or "just because." An introduction details the history and meaning behind the designs, giving you a better idea of their origin. Some wrapping ideas are also provided for inspiration to maximize your creativity. This book includes: 12 sheets of 18 x 24 inch (45 x 61 cm) tear-out paper 12 unique patterns Perforations so the papers are easy to tear out Wrapping tips & tricks The tradition of gift wrapping originated in Asia, with the first documented use in China in the 2nd century BC. Japanese furoshiki, reusable wrapping cloth, is still in use four centuries after it was first created. Gift wrapping is one custom that has prevailed through the ages and across the world--it should be special for both the gift giver and recipient.

Japanese Flower Wrapping

The Beautiful Art of Hana Tsutsumi

Author: Mitsuko Kawata

Publisher: Japan Publications Trading

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 115

View: 766

With vibrant, full-color photographs and detailed instructions, Japanese Flower Wrapping shows readers how the traditional Japanese arts of origami, ikebana and gift-wrapping can be combined to create beautiful and unusual floral arrangements.Making gifts of flowers has long been a Japanese custom. Traditionally, flowers were wrapped in folded washi (Japanese paper) and tied. This practice, known as hana tsutsumi, or flower wrapping, was passed from generation to generation, going back to the time of the samurai. Few modern Japanese people are aware of this ancient style of art and it has been in danger of being forgotten. Author Mitsuko Kawata hopes to recapture the art based on the traditional practice of flower wrapping, while, at the same time incorporating a modern sensibility. She guides readers through the steps of folding decorative papers and tying them with mizuhiki (tightly twisted, long, narrow sheets of washi to which liquid glue is applied) and kimihimo (braided ropes) to fashion breathtakingly beautiful containers and arrangements. In addition to her easy-to-follow instructions, Kawata includes a section on the tying styles of Mizihiki and Kumihimo, as well as a fascinating description of washi.This unique book contains examples of arrangements for a variety of occasions, from Valentine's Day to school graduation. Another section focuses on flowers from every season, shown in arrangements from the simple to the sophisticated. Japanese Flower Wrapping is a book with wide appeal: for practitioners of ikebana and origami it will bring a new dimension to their arts. And for anyone who is looking for innovative ways to present gifts with flair and distinction, the book is sure to be a source of inspiration.

Kirigami Greeting Cards and Gift Wrap

Author: Florence Temko

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 548

This book explores the Japanese art of paper cutting through a collection of kirigami greeting cards and gift wraps. Kirigami is an ideal pastime for both adults and children alike. You'll be amazed at the intricate and beautiful projects you can create with just a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. This is a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys creating with their hands. Renowned origami artist Florence Temko fills this book with truly unforgettable projects. The 25 origami projects in this book provide great ideas for every occasion, with Heart Variations For Your Valentine, Pop-ups, Dress-up Paper Dolls, Gift Box Borders, Woven Gift Wrap, Appliqued Gift Bag, and many, many more! The projects and simple instructions will appeal to anyone who crafts for fun or as an activity.

The Natural Soap Book

Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps

Author: Susan Miller Cavitch

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 879

Making your own soap is fun, easy, and rewarding. In this introductory guide, Susan Miller Cavitch shows you how to craft your own all-natural, wonderfully smelling soaps. Illustrated directions take you through the whole process, from buying supplies to cutting the final bars. With easy-to-follow recipes that range from classics like oatmeal and honey soap to more adventurous combinations using goat milk and borage, you’ll be inspired to make uniquely personal soaps that are gentle on your skin and a pleasure for your nose.

Origami Party Time! Kit

Add Some Flair to a Party, Dinner or Wedding!: This Easy Origami Book Includes 25 Decorative Origami Projects

Author: Florence Temko

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 289

This origami ebook contains 25 fun designs and easy-to-follow instructions. The projects will add some great flair to a party, dinner or wedding! Full of unique ideas and projects, the models are sure to add a sense of fun and flair to any occasion Origami Party Time makes it easy to create simple, one-of-a-kind decorations, table settings, and party favors for your special event. Perfect for entertaining kids and adults, these whimsical paper invitations, bowls, baskets, toys, games, and prizes will add a charming twist to any party or event. The decorations are easily transportable to a party at a different location, where they can be restored to three-dimensional form. If desired, they can be stored flat to be used again.

Pretty Packages

45 Creative Gift-Wrapping Projects

Author: Sally J Shim

Publisher: Chronicle Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 215

With just a few simple steps, blogger Sally J Shim shows readers how to turn an ordinary package into a customized present as special as the gift within. From a stitched garland topper and watercolor wrapping paper to a confetti gift tag, each of the 45 creative and achievable projects offers a unique twist on gift wrapping. Plus, each project has multiple variations, leading to endless possibilities for prettying up packages. Including techniques for wrapping oddly shaped packages, ideas for creating reusable packaging (a bonus gift for the recipient!), and projects that require only basic materials, Pretty Packages will inspire gift givers as well as Etsy shop owners to make every element of their package special.

Origami Note Cards Kit

Turn Ordinary Paper Into Personalized Origami Messages: Kit with Origami Book, 15 Projects and 48 Origami Papers

Author: Florence Temko

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 634

Make fun and useful homemade note cards with this easy origami ebook. Anyone receiving a note folded up in a mysterious way will get an extra lift of anticipation. Origami Note Cards shows how to fold paper into all kinds of different shapes. Instead of searching for a printed greeting card at a store, you may enjoy spending a few minutes folding a piece of ordinary paper into a very personal origami message. Origami Note Cards is the perfect beginning origami ebook for crafting your own distinctive greeting cards and notes. With just a few folds, you can create unforgettable personalized cards that will let the recipient know how much you care. Perfect for birthdays, thank you notes, Christmas, Valentine's Day and just about any occasion, these beautiful folded origami note cards will make special surprises for your favorite people. You'll even learn how to make blank books just right for sharing, and origami envelopes perfect for mailing your creations. This makes a great origami for kids book and is an easy way learn origami. The folding patterns range from very simple, needing only four or five creases, to more challenging. The origami ebook contains: A full-colored 48-page origami book Clear step-by-step

Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas

101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials

Author: Hiroe Miyaoka

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 852

Master the age-old art of gift wrapping with this easy-to-follow papercrafting book. Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas:101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials turns a time-honored art form into a paper crafter's dream. This is where traditional presentation makes room for whimsy and originality, resulting in a personal touch that becomes part of the gift. From purpose-made paper to wax paper, and from ribbon to a newspaper corsage, you'll be amazed at the array of materials that are already at your fingertips, ready for you to cut, fold, twist, shape and decorate. With the illustrative photos and easy instructions in this craft book you can: Find interesting ways to use almost any kind of paper Creatively and neatly wrap gifts of any size, shape and purpose Make containers such as bags, boxes, unique envelopes, and even a pencil case Add a little romance with sealing wax, washi tape, custom-made tags and more Use personally significant embellishments to make every gift a personal conversation between you and the receiver Whether your goal is to perfect your gift wrapping and tying techniques or to create the most unique gift experience ever, this book will show you how to enjoy the process, from idea to finished package. Origami, scrapbooking, Japanese furoshiki and lots of other techniques come into play in this fun and imaginative guide. And the inspiration is endless! Get out your gear and your creativity, and let this paper gift wrapping book help you turn a little something into an exciting event.

Shojo Beat

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Category: Comic books, strips, etc

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Japan

Author: Brian Bell

Publisher: Insight Guides

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Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 166

The 'Insight Guides' feature colour photographs, going beyond the landmarks, with up-to-date tips on travel, excursions, accommodation and restaurants. This volume looks at Japan's history, culture, arts and people.

Washi Tape

101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun!

Author: Courtney Cerruti

Publisher: Quarry Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 181

If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts! Originating in Japan, washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. The tape is low tack and slightly transparent, and add in a mix of adorable colors and patterns, a brilliant way to make all of your crafts even better. Perfect to use for parties. See how to create invitations, gift wrap, and goodie bags. Holidays have never been more colorful with ideas for ornaments, window adornments, and even garland.Decorations for your home and office are easy and inexpensive when you use washi tape. Wall décor, borders and lampshades can become unique works of art and give your home a personal touch.You can even use washi tape in fashion. Dress up your glasses, shoes and jewelry using these simple ideas and designs. And because it’s safe to use on delicate items, washi tape is great for personalized gifts like vases and photo albums. Washi Tape by Courtney Cerruti offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favorite thing. It’s safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children!

Creating Papercrafts

Stylish Ideas and Step-by-step Projects

Author: Labeena Ishaque

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 619

Great for crafting, paper is an ancient, versatile and fascinating material. In "Creating Papercrafts", interiors stylist and craft expert Labeena Ishaque reveals just how inventive one can be with it. The book begins with an introduction to making paper. Six main chapters - Cards and Stationery, Gift Wrapping, Home Decoration, Keepsakes, Table Settings and Special Occasions-provide hundreds of crafting ideas, whatever your skills. Labeena has devised 14 simple yet effective projects, each one illustrated with step-by-step photography. The stylish ideas range from decorative gift wrapping and boxes to making papier-mache bowls and picture frames. Whether it is fashioning a lampshade from tissue paper or designing your own wedding stationery, each project is easy and inexpensive to make, and looks stunning.*Make the most of the beauty and versatility of paper and allow your creativity to flourish, with this inspiring book.*Includes 14 stylish yet simple projects, including a baby memory box, table runner and personalized stationery.*Dozens of original ideas for cards, gift wrapping, home decoration, special occasions and much more, all captured in stunning photography.

Flowers&.

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Category: Flower arrangement

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Its Just What I've Always Wanted!

More Than 2000 Imaginative and Unique Gifts from aRide in a MIG Jet to a Singing Telegram

Author: Chiquita Woodard

Publisher: Hyperion

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Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 435

The former Gift Expert for America Online takes out the worry and puts the fun back into giving with these ideas for unusual yet creative gifts. Line drawings.

A Japanese Touch for the Seasons

Author: Kunio Ekiguchi

Publisher: Kodansha

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Category: Handicraft

Page: 136

View: 545

A book that explains Japanese handicrafts and gives an introduction to customs and festivals.

Bright Ideas in Papercrafts

Author: Susan Niner Janes

Publisher: Northlight

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 597

A collection of scrapbook and other papermaking projects includes instructions for twenty-three projects for mosaics, gift bags and tags, Christmas tree ornaments, photo album covers, 3-D cards, and many other projects. Original.