Origami Book Trio Giveaway!


I was given these books in exchange for a review.  All opinions are my own!

I love working with paper. So, I was pleasantly surprised with I was asked to do a review and giveaway on three different Origami books!  So, we are going to take a look at Origami Animal Sculpture, Origami Flowers, and Travel Origami.  Each takes the subject of paper folding, or Origami and looks at it in a new and different way.

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Paper is a fun medium to work with.  I love the fact that it is a very inexpensive craft. Generally, I do paper quilling.  Some of my most popular paper projects on the Sitcom are my Quilled Monogram, Quilled Butterfly in a Jar, and Quilled Starry Night.  Unlike quilling which consists of paper coils, Origami is the art of folding paper to create unique shapes.

So let’s take a look at these three fun books!

Origami Animal Sculpture by John Szinger

Origami Animal Sculpture takes a unique look at Origami Animals and contains 22 different lifelike 3D designs!

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The instructions in this book are very detailed.  Just look at the page that shows how to create an elephant!  Lots of detailed photos!  In this book, you will find beautiful photos, clear directions and an instructional DVD that make the animals a joy to fold and display.

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This little moose is one of my favorites!

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And check out this turtle!  The animals in this book are lots of fun to make!

Origami Flowers by LaFosse and Alexander

Love flowers?  Well this book not only shows you how to create beautiful floral masterpieces out of paper, but also supplies the colorful paper to make them with!

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LaFosse & Alexander’s Origami Flowers Kit contains 180 sheets of origami paper along with a full-color 96-page instruction book and a 2-1/2 hour instructional video DVD!

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I love the colorful selection of flowers in this book.  You can create beautiful paper folded greeting cards, gift boxes, bouquets and much more.

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Tons of great flower patterns and instructions!  I’m thinking about putting together a pretty paper floral wreath!  This pretty book takes you step by step, and you can’t help but be inspired by all the pretty colored paper.

Travel Origami by Cindy Ng

Have lots of fun paper souvenirs leftover from that last trip?  This fun book gives you some creative ideas to display them!  Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into pretty art that brings back memories.

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Travel Origami: 24 Fun and Functional Travel Keepsakes gives you 24 easy-to-fold origami projects along with step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold your paper collections into special items you can wear, carry, hang on your wall, or give away as a special keepsake.

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My husband always collects maps and brochures of the areas that we travel to.  I’m thinking some of these great ideas could be turned into something fun like a refrigerator magnet!

Want a chance to win all 3 books?

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Well, awesome!  I’m giving away two different sets of these fun books!  Since I’m all about easy contest entries, all you have to do is leave a comment below to enter!  And going with the theme of the third book, Travel Origami, tell me where your favorite place to vacation is!  For an optional extra entry, if you have twitter, follow Suzy’s Sitcom!

Win a set of fun origami books!  Contest ends on Monday, Sept 8, 2014 at midnight!

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  • Liz Lumsden September 10, 2014, 12:18 am

    Hurrah! thank you so much, these books look so awesome, I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • Marisa September 7, 2014, 1:03 pm

    It’s difficult to choose a favourite vacation spot – it depends on whether I’m in the mood for relaxation or exploration! Japan always makes for an interesting & inspiring trip. Thanks!

  • Marci Wright September 6, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I would love to vacation in the mountains. It isn’t in the cards anytime soon, though. We’re busy coping with cancer. Maybe someday we’ll get to. 🙂

  • Katie Contests September 4, 2014, 5:18 am

    I don’t go on vacations. So, I guess my favorite vacation spot is home!

  • Sheri Ferguson September 3, 2014, 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • patti September 3, 2014, 4:15 pm

    My favorite vacation place is on a lake in Ontario, Canada.

  • Monica September 3, 2014, 6:10 am

    Thanks for the great reviews and giveaway!

  • rachel September 2, 2014, 10:54 pm

    My favorite place to travel is pretty much any pretty tropical beach!!

  • Lorraine September 2, 2014, 5:54 pm

    My favorite place to visit would be Cape May, NJ. I love the colorful old homes, they are a feast for the eye. There’s the lighthouse, Sunset Beach, and an outdoor shopping mall where you can get traditional salt water taffy, fudge, or specialty items galore. There are several tea rooms and lots of other things to do pretty much year round. I love origami and would be thrilled to add these books to my origami book collection.

  • Sunny C September 2, 2014, 3:49 am

    Hey Suzy;
    What a Wonderful Giveaway!!! I would Love to win these Books and could use them, as I have always had an interest in Paper Arts and Origami!!
    My very favorite place to vacation is Japan. I only went there, as I found a very cheap deal, and I had always wished to travel there….I fell in Love with the people, the foods!!!!! and most of all the Stunning things to see just in everyday while out and about!
    I would return there again tomorrow if I only had the money!!!! These books would be wonderful, so that I could transform some of my paper goods from my trip 🙂

  • Yin N. September 1, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Oh, love to travel to Philadelphia to visit my friends.

  • Yin N. September 1, 2014, 11:19 pm

    Awesome. Love the travel one.

  • mary jane September 1, 2014, 5:36 pm

    My vacations can be anywhere that my husband and two girls are. I really love it when we go camping and explore the great outdoors.

  • Cindi thomas August 31, 2014, 6:13 pm

    I love vacationing in Northern CA. I’d love to win these fun books? Thanks for the chance.

  • Kim August 31, 2014, 1:02 pm

    I love vacationing in British Columbia! Amazing place!

  • Sandy Bond August 31, 2014, 11:58 am

    My favorite place is St Augustine FL. The beaches, the lighthouse and all the great historic sites to explore. What’s not to love

  • Gina S. August 31, 2014, 8:50 am

    My favorite place is Ar. where my parents live. Trees and mountains! Plus i get to shop hop all the way home 🙂

  • Shannon Johnson August 31, 2014, 2:08 am

    i never have enough extra money to vacation what with buying & renovating our home.we do stay-cations at the zoo which is near by,we go to the county fair,we play in the backyard.our 3 boys seem pleased with just together time

  • Ellie Austin August 31, 2014, 12:39 am

    I like to vacation in Provincetown, Massachussets. It’s a beautiful part of Cape Cod. I spend parts of the summer on the swimming and suntanning on the beach, visiting art galleries and eating out in fine restaurants. The weather is warm for the outdoors, never too hot.

  • cindyzs August 30, 2014, 10:46 pm

    love the mountains!

  • Norma August 30, 2014, 6:58 pm

    Love the beach. We vacation every year at Lincoln City, OR. We have a time share share there and have been going since the early 80’s.

  • Judy August 30, 2014, 6:27 pm

    My favorite place to travel is anywhere with my family! My siblings, our spouses and our 89 year old dad (when we can talk him into travel)! We have been tO a few places in Ohio, Vegas and PA. Where will we go next? Hmm?

  • Anne Trombetta August 30, 2014, 6:14 pm

    Ocean City, MD. or. Cape May, NJ!
    Those were my favorite vacation places for many years.

  • Jennifer August 30, 2014, 4:46 pm

    I have to say….my favorite vacations are always centered around family, outdoors, hiking, and waterfalls. I love Origami… I try to teach my students 3-5 designs each 9-weeks. Almost all of my students look forward to this activity each quarter… they get a great sense of pride when they complete their projects. With the extra paper I send home, they get to teach their parents, guardians, and/or siblings one of these designs.

  • Dianne Barnidge August 30, 2014, 2:46 pm

    Around Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains. Its where my family vacationed every year when I was growing up. Great memories there!

  • Ratna Fleig August 30, 2014, 2:12 pm

    My 9-year-old loves making origami and he’s been teaching me. My favorite place to vacation is in Bali Island, Indonesia. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Melody Petersen August 30, 2014, 10:36 am

    Hi Suzy! I love to vacation in the High Sierra Mountains…backpacking along beautiful high alpine lakes and meadows. Hiking to the top of Mt Whitney and being on top of the world!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • Brenda S. August 30, 2014, 9:53 am

    I would love to vacation anywhere in Colorado! Thank you for a great giveaway!

  • Catherine D August 30, 2014, 9:46 am

    Your origami creations are beautiful! My son was born when we were stationed in Japan and now that he’s 10 he’s taken an extreme interest in everything Japanese. I will definitely have to reference these books to help him design something that can be identifiable! 🙂 My favorite vacation place is anywhere near an ocean.

  • Lisa Swift August 30, 2014, 9:41 am

    I’d have to say that my vacation to Rome was the best trip I ever had. Educational, history, beautiful….can’t say enough about it!

  • Bridget Allen August 30, 2014, 9:33 am

    Hi Suzy! Looks like you have yet another awesome giveaway. You make it easy to enter and your giveaways are always something I want! My fav vacation spot is England, my husband is English so we have a free place to stay with his family!
    Thanks Suzy!
    Bridget ;>}

  • Jenna O August 30, 2014, 7:52 am

    I love Greece, it is such a beautiful country!

  • jet August 30, 2014, 6:45 am

    aaaw this is gernerously of you to giveway. I thought for many years i couldn’t fold anything. But for some while i have tried it again and i have folded some small items.
    i try to make my skills better, so i like to win one of the books.
    if not than i still like your generousity;-D
    Me and my sis have bought a kit for folding dutch tulips.lOL
    we didn’t started still, because the wrapping is too gorious.LOL
    Hey have a great fun weekend;-D

  • Rochelle August 30, 2014, 1:29 am

    I guess I’d have to say I love Jamaica since I’ve been there six times. The prettiest cities I’ve seen are Venice, Italy and Sausalito, CA. No, my favorite is Sedona, AZ. FINAL ANSWER 😉

  • Debbie H August 30, 2014, 12:57 am

    MY favorite vacation place is the Mat-Su Valley in Alaska. Love it!

  • carolyn s August 29, 2014, 11:44 pm

    Hi Suzy,

    Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite place to vacation is Tennessee, love the mountains, scenery and wildlife. Love origami. We once made 400 oragami birds for our band banquet. Took a group of us several nights to make them. Would love to try the moose. Thanks again,

    carolyn s.
    ceashark at aol dot com

  • Vicki W. August 29, 2014, 11:27 pm

    I love to vacation at Estes Park, CO. I’m soon going to move to Loveland, and I’ll be about 1/2 hour away from my favorite vacation spot. Can’t wait!

  • Jari J. August 29, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Favorite place to vacation? With friends, no matter where that might be.

  • Kathy H August 29, 2014, 10:08 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is Maine in the summertime. I have lots of family by the ocean and lakes. It is a beautiful state!

  • Kim August 29, 2014, 9:48 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is Colorado where I visit friends each summer.

  • Jackie Hardy August 29, 2014, 9:40 pm

    Wow! After just doing an amazing cross-country road trip with 100+ MINI Cooper drivers/owners from San Francisco to Boston it’s difficult to pick one place, but to clump it all into one answer I would say Route 66. We have driven most all it and it’s so awesome. In fact, I’d love the Travel Origami book to use for my scrapbook of our latest adventure.

  • Toni Carmichael August 29, 2014, 9:32 pm

    Just as Deb I don’t do Twitter or Facebook. Will this enter me? My favorite place to vacation is Jerusalem. I have been several times and plan to go back. My son and I celebrated his 20th and 30th birthdays there. We plan to celebrate his 40th in two years. I don’t go for religious reasons. I go for the beauty, history and architecture. Toni

  • JoAnna Courtenay August 29, 2014, 8:58 pm

    What a fun give away especially as we get into colder months!
    I love to go up into nature. We live in Idaho so getting away is just a short trip, so going out and getting huckleberries or blackberries is one of our favorite family things to do

  • Pat Kichinko August 29, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Helen, GA is one of my favorite places! Converting the town into an Alpine village was a smart move!! I hope to make it over to Tybee Island and Savannah one of these days. Right now, ANY PLACE seems like a good idea!!

  • Lisa August 29, 2014, 8:39 pm

    I love St. Thomas! I’ve been there twice while cruising and it’s so beautiful, plus the shopping is fun! If you ever go you definitely need to take a tour of the entire island. If it weren’t so expensive I’d love to live there.

  • Doreen S August 29, 2014, 8:21 pm

    I love how origami looks and comes together with each fold. I bought my grandson a calender several years ago that was all origami airplanes, one for each day of the year and it loved it. These books would be great too. I don’t travel much but would like to go to Australia!

  • brenda August 29, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Vegas of course

  • Jewel August 29, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I would love to travel to my favorite place which just happens to be ANYPLACE I have not yet been.

  • cherri August 29, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Let’s just go anywhere!

  • Jewel August 29, 2014, 7:06 pm

    My favorite travel site is anywhere I have not yet been!

  • Kathy Klein August 29, 2014, 6:52 pm

    Definitely New Orleans – the food, the atmosphere, the creativity that abounds, the different people, the architecture – everything about it is awesome!

  • Judy Cornell August 29, 2014, 6:50 pm

    Origami is so much fun I hope to win. Thank you

  • Liz Lumsden August 29, 2014, 6:44 pm

    I’ve loved origami since I was a child, and that was a LONG time ago! These books look great!

    • Liz Lumsden August 29, 2014, 6:45 pm

      Ooops! I love to vacation anywhere! When it is hot at home, someplace cooler, when it is cold at home, someplace warmer!

  • Jackie August 29, 2014, 6:41 pm

    I live in England so I have so many fantastic places to visit, but my favourite place is a local beach with my children looking in the rock pools at low tide. We find crabs, cockles, small fish and anenomies. We can do this no matter what the weather.

  • Pat d August 29, 2014, 6:41 pm

    I love South Dakota and Utah.

  • Didi Lord August 29, 2014, 6:40 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is Hawaii: the last time I went there was when I and my Birthday Club friends turned 50. Hawaii 5-0!

  • Pam Rush August 29, 2014, 6:20 pm

    I love to go to the Black Hills. Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower, Wind Cave, Custer State Park are all in the borders of the Black Hills of South Dakota/Wyoming.

  • KaySue August 29, 2014, 6:15 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is Northern Michigan.

  • Sharon August 29, 2014, 6:05 pm

    I think my favorite vacation place was Hawaii. It was just so peaceful. The beach the mountains, I just felt at peace with the world. I’d love these books to use with my son. He’s recently got very into origami and would love more projects to work on.

  • Vickie L August 29, 2014, 5:55 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is a small town, Lyndon, WA. I’ve never been to a place that I felt so at home in! The homeowners take pride in their yards, the streets are clean, the shops are friendly. I can’t wait to go back there! Oh, and I sure would love these books!!

  • Bridget August 29, 2014, 5:52 pm

    Oh wow what a great giveaway. My daughter would love these. by the way clicking on facebook to enter didn’t work.

  • Karyle August 29, 2014, 5:50 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is Maggie Valley NC, I love the Smoky Mountains. I am from Utah and now live in Florida, I miss the mountains and seasons so much. Being in NC is a wonderful replacement for my Wastach mountains and not as far away.

  • Sandra Kukla Schroeder August 29, 2014, 5:43 pm

    These books like they have some really cool ideas. I love the flower one the most, but I can see my grandson getting excited about the animals. We haven’t had a lot of chances to travel, but I would think our 50th state would be a dream vacation for me.

  • jeannie vitanza August 29, 2014, 5:39 pm

    i love vacationing in the mountains. i lived and worked in the foothills of the rocky mountains and every weekend we drove all through the mountains. such beautiful scenery. i love the mountains so much that i moved from Pennsylvania to Montana to be closer to family and the beautiful mountains.

    thanks for this giveaway. good luck to all that enter.

  • Sandy Butler August 29, 2014, 5:38 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is West Virginia. I now live in Florida so I miss the mountains. I love origami!

  • CindyM August 29, 2014, 5:27 pm

    My favorite place to vacation is either any place I can swim or at home. I love the serenity of being home to sew to my hearts content. My grandsons enjoy origami and are much better at it than I am, so would love to win some new Origami books for them.

  • deb August 29, 2014, 1:40 pm

    HI Suzy!

    I don’t do Twitter or Facebook so i hope this comment will suffice for an entry into the drawing…. 🙂 For many many years my favorite place to vacation was Destin Beach, Florida…… I live on the west coast now and have fallen in love with the coast here…… The amount of sea life here is just amazing! Got my fingers crossed!!! I have tried origami in the past.. I can make a passable crane…Good directions are difficult to find. I would LOVE to win this books and pursue it further. Hugs! deb
    nuleaf at comcast dot net

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