Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Party Origami Giveaway

Today is the official release date of my book Party Origami! Party Origami is a booklet with step-by-step directions for 14 party decorations.  It also comes with 75 sheets of pretty double sided paper.  To celebrate, I thought I would have a little giveaway.


On to the Giveaway. . .one  lucky reader will win Party Origami. To enter, please share the first origami piece you learned to fold. One entry per household. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The last day to enter the contest is Tuesday, April 2,  2013. I'll announce the winner Wednesday, April 3, 2013 on this post. If I do not hear back from the winner after two weeks, I will choose a new winner. Open to everyoneInternational friends welcome :)

Contest Closed


Congratulations to Fashion Lights who is the winner of Party Origami!

Thank you to everyone who entered.  I was surprised to learn many of you learned to fold either a crane or boat as your first origami piece.  For those curious, the first thing I learned to fold was a cootie catcher. 

62 comments:

Genevieve Y. said...

I'm pretty sure the first origami piece that I learned to fold was a crane. =)

Marisunnychan said...

My first origami piece was a heart! so cheesy!!
Thanks for the giveaway and fingers crossed!

Marta GR said...

My first origami: pink lace
No doubt! ^_^

pelusasfactory@hotmail.com
Marta GR

K Hutchinson said...

My first piece of origami that I learned to fold was tulip! I have been so waiting for the release of your book! It looks so amazing! Thank you~

Tanya Babjak said...

My premier origamy was a butterfly :)
my mail is: tanya89ns@yahoo.com
Really like this book, and would like to own :D

fae said...

I think my first might've been a tulip, but it's been a long time, I've been folding for over 20 years!

Lisa E said...

Congrats on your beautiful book. My dad taught me how to make a boat out of a piece of newspaper. He taught the same boat to my daughters about 10 years ago!

A said...

The firts origami i did was the origami box :) - Analu

Lorena N. said...

The first origami piece that i learned to fold was a frog :)

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I wish to win! <3

Kristina said...

Your book looks beautiful. Congratulations!

The first origami I ever learned to fold was a little jumping frog out of an index card. I must have made a hundred of them. I colored the index cards with all kinds of different designs and held jumping contests with my sister.

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Alvina said...

Congrats!

It was a boat! :)

adrienne said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your book looks lovely!

I first learned to fold paper boats.

Paula Castro said...

Love origami, the 1st I learned I think it was a pastry box.

laputain said...

oooh! i like parties and i like folding paper (but I don't do it very well) so this is super sweet!

my first was either little boxes in primary school (but i didn't really consider that to be origami at the time) or your lovely little heart bookmarks a few years back

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Bonney said...

My first piece was a heart! It was quite mangled but I was hooked!

Wabisuke said...

My first origami piece was an inflatable paper ball. The easiest!
I was 5 or 6 years old...
My mail is terck12@hotmail.com

Misha said...

Oh, please! I want it soooo bad!
The first origami I made was a little boat and I was 6 years old, I guess. :)

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Amanda G. said...

The first origami I remember making (as a child) was a cup. Actually filled it with water and sipped it out. I felt so fancy. :P

My email is luckysushi@gmail.com. Fingers crossed!

Chppie said...

Well I remember the first one I made successfully was the piano (a variation on the house fold). I had wanted to make the balloon but I could never get it folded right to be able to blow it up. I had a great origami book as a kid which had the actual origami piece glued onto the page with instructions. It also came with solid two color paper which was a novelty then.

Maybe I'll go fold something tonight. Thanks for the memory trigger.

Jelyn said...

The first origami I folded was a Ball! Me and my sis had a great time playing with the self-folded origami Ball :) Those were the days.

Jelyn

Laurinda said...

I grew up folding hats, which you can then turn into a boat. But THEN I found an origami book at the library...

Michelle said...

Congratulations!

My mom taught me how to make a boat out of a gum wrapper. I still remember that.

carrie said...

Not sure if this counts as origami, but I remember folding gum wrappers into a paper chain. I moved on to cranes shortly after that.

kasey said...

I think the first origami I learned to fold was a cup. :) What a lovely giveaway! Your book looks amazing.

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Andrea said...

Congrats! That's super exciting and one day I hope to publish a craft book or two!

If I'm not mistaken my very first origami creation was actually a swan.

This was in art class around 3rd grade and I'd had no prior experience, so you can imagine the outcome! hahaha

email: toxic.shiversxo@yahoo.com

flavia said...

arrivooooooo!! adoro gli origamiiiiiii

Tanya M said...

My first origami was a paper crane.
Thank you for the giveaway.

jo ebisujima said...

Ohhh mine was one of those decision makers.
the books looks lovely!
Jo xx

JOjoebi.designs 'at' gmail 'dot' com

papelhilo said...

as a very young child, I learned to fold a boat with my mother, and nothing else, until I was 18 and was given a book about origami animals !

JULIE ♥ ADORE said...

my first ( and last) origami was tsuru, but i wich have more modern idea :)
TY for giveaway:)

laurie said...

My first piece was one of those fortune tellers. I can't even remember how to fold one now! Thanks for the chance to win! lauriewoo at gmail

Patience Bays said...

My dad showed me how to fold a paper crane out of a dollar bill when I was a kid. He told me that when he was in college he was having trouble in a class. He was in that class making a crane out of a dollar (which would explain the trouble). His teacher told him after class that if he made her a crane out of a bigger bill, he might do better in the class. One hundred dollars later, he had an A. True story. Good luck with your book!

OMIYAGE said...

Must be so exciting to have the book in your hands! I've been folding forever, so I have to think way (way) back but I think it was probably an origami balloon!
Thanks!
Marisa

zuperdzigh said...

My first origami was a house. I learned it at the kindergarden where everybody speaks in alien language (I just moved from a foreign country), so up till now I'm not sure whether it was an origami or not :)

Little Ol' Liz said...

My first origami was a Kootie Catcher. What boy-crazy 6 year old didn't know how to make those?????





PS - Should I win, I'm best found @ lizandrsn at aol (dot) com

maya matthew said...

Congratulations on the book.
The first origami piece I learned to make was the crane.
great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win.

Noemi said...

My first piece was a little boat, and after I learnt to fold it, I remember I made hundreds, from bus tickets and everything! :D

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Michele Pacey said...

Hmm... it's a toss between paper airplanes and what I call a "coin-coin", which is french for one of those foldy games you put on your fingers and open and shut them while counting and at the end you open it up to reveal messages on the inside... Know what I mean?

Such a lovely book cover Jessica. Many congratulations again!

Iliyana Nedkova-Byrne said...

It was from an origami book we got for our paper wedding anniversary but can hardly remember which one. Hoping to make an origami bunny basket tomorrow...

iliyana@crowriver.net

Anonymous said...

The first origami I learned how to fold was the crane. My cousin needed 1000 for his wedding, so everybody had to pitch in!

Kris
ohanacullinan@aol.com

Megs said...

The 1st origami I learned how to fold was a flower :-) I used to make my mom and grandma bouquets...

Megs
mphfoil@hotmail.com

Msita said...

My first piece was a boat, but I don't remember calling it origami. I'm sure my grandad had no idea what is origami. I taught my son his first origami (a rabbit face) last year and he was 5.
Thanks for making the giveaway international.

Msita at stelmar4atgmaildotcom

Hollyabee said...

The first origami piece I learned how to do was the water bomb. I was taught by a Japanese exchange student. Since then I have loved origami! Great book!
hollybendezu@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

Frog was my first origami -- I loved hopping them across my desk.
Congratulations on the book!
Thepaulsons(at)gmail(dot)com

Patricia said...

Just awesome! My first origami piece was a tulipan flower, I was searching for them in any form on the internet and then I was taken to an origami page and that's when it all started.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Paper balloons. I loved to make them as a kid. My kids think they're pretty cool, too.

M.L.Smith at sbcglobal dot net

Caca said...

Congratulations on your new book!
My first origami piece was pointy aeroplane.

maxibim said...

I learned to fold a star--it was pretty! With pretty origami paper, it's hard to go wrong!
lynnandrea@hotmail.com

Jiienna said...

My first origami was an airplane :)
pieniatarinoita@gmail.com

umintsuru said...

It was probably a boat which we would float in the drain when it rained. Thank you for hosting a giveaway.

Elsa B said...

I like Origami ! My first origami was probably the boat, but since, I have made a lot of models, we can see some of them on my blogs (Un anniversaire de Canailles and the old Fils et p'luches)
Thanks for this giveaway, opened at international friends ! (France for me !)
elsa.boulet(@)club-internet.fr

Keri said...

Congrats on your book!

My first origami was an inflatable ball.

kerimidorikira@gmail.com

meital ben lulu said...

my first origami piece was a boat. my grandmather taught me...

email: meitalulu@gmail.com

chibidani said...

The first origami I learned was an upright piano.

chibidani at gmail dot com

~Alesha~ said...

The first origami piece I learned to fold was the crane. It's always a big hit everywhere because it moves. Thank you for hosting!

angel_eyez20{at}msn{dot}com

P-and-P said...

Congratulations on your book. :)
I think the first origami piece that I learned to fold was a boat when I was 4 or 5 years old.
xoxo

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pandpmode@gmail.com

Mama Moontime Blogroll said...

Hi Jessica
I found you again! I haven't had a post from you into my email inbox for months and wondered where you had gone, only to find today that you've been posting the whole time... not sure what happened there. Might want to check your subscriptions. ?
I'd love to win a copy of your book. so pleased for you! Amber (formerly MamaMoontime, now www.parentingfuneveryday.com)

Fashion lights said...

hey,
my first origami piece was a santa claus. i made it with my mom :)

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apfelbrem@gmail.com

Jason Miller said...

Like many burgeoning origami aficionados, my first origami piece was a crane. :)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Congratulations! My first origami piece was a star.

deuxanges said...

Congrats on your book!!

My first origami was a super simple, triangular ohina-sama when I was 4? ^_^;

Micmic said...

Hello. My first piece of origami was a boat. My mother taught me to make when I was 5 and I liked them of all sizes were possible.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate and win your book, I bet it's beautiful, and sorry for my English, I think it is very good.

Greetings.

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