Pleated Pocket Gift Wrapping

How do you include a card or letter with your gift wrapped package? Many of my individual clients provide envelopes with message cards inside to go along with their gifts. These envelopes are often fairly large sizes like 4″x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ and many times would cover the design work on the front…

Japanese Pleats Gift Wrapping ~Basic Pleating Design~

Japanese Pleating design is one of the great ways to create a memorable presentation for your gift wrapping. Traditionally, odd number pleats are used for happy occasions while even numbers represent sad occasions like funerals. Today, many designers¬†improvise their own pleating styles to enhance the art of gift wrapping. Linear pleating design is the very…

How to make paper napkin flowers (Lotus flowers)

I like to share my newest tutorial video, “how to make paper napkin flowers.” I often create this lotus flower while waiting for my food at the restaurant (excuse my dining etiquette…), at the party and to entertain kids (most of the time, they think I’m teaching them a magic trick). Using just a paper…