Omiyage Favourites - Washi Tape Cake Card


Send your best wishes with a washi tape cake! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or any cake-worthy occasions (and aren't they all?)

While we're out adventuring this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular projects over the last little while. See you soon!

Omiyage Favourites - Washi Tape Feathers


Oh-so-pretty washi tape feathers are lovely strung into garlands, as gift toppers or even used as accents for handmade cards and scrapbook layouts. Dare you to make just one!

While we're out adventuring this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular projects over the last little while. See you soon!

Omiyage Favourites - Popsicle Cards


Cute popsicle cards - two different ways. Perfect for sending sweet summer greetings.

 Make them in traditional card form or in actual popsicle shape.

While we're out adventuring this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular projects over the last little while. See you soon!

Omiyage Favourites - Neon Friendship Bracelets


This one's perfect for summer - knot friendship bracelets out of vibrant neon twine. They are bold, bright and super-quick to make!

While we're out adventuring this week, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our most popular projects over the last little while. See you soon!

The Kirigami Project - Week 25 - Sunflower


Now that it's officially summer, it seemed right to ring in the season with some summer blooms. Inspired by sunflowers, these many petalled paper flowers are cheerful and detailed without being too difficult to cut.


To create your own Sunflower-inspired kirigami design, use the template below and the 5-point folding pattern.
Want to try all of June's designs? This month's free printable template is now available!


Click on the image above to access and print June's free printable template.

Happy crafting! Don't forget to share your kirigami paper cuts on social media with the hashtag #thekirigamiproject

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

Omiyage Favourites - Kirigami Washi Wrap

We'll be shutting down the office this week and hitting the road for a little getaway... while we're gone, I thought it would be nice to look back at some of our most popular posts over the last little while. Here's one of my favourites - wrapping with kirigami and washi tape.

There will be a fresh kirigami design tomorrow and then the rest of the week will be a look back at some fun projects from the archives. Hope you enjoy them!

The fine print - all orders placed after 5pm PST (8pm EST) today - Monday, June 23rd - will ship next Monday, June 30th.

The Kirigami Project - Week 24 - Butterflies



Pretty paper butterflies wing to wing in a circle. They would be ever-so-lovely in a rainbow of colours. To be honest, these butterflies look a little bit moth-y to me- I think it's their chunky heads! For a more delicate version, try this one.

In the background, you can sneak a peek at how this template looks if you cut out the centre of the butterfly shape as well - a lacier, less literal version of the shape. It's always nice to play with each design and see how it differs when you change a variable - a different number of points, smaller paper, adjusting the angle of a cut. The possibilities within each design are endless!


To create your own kirigami butterflies design, use the template below and the 5-Point Folding Pattern.
Love the butterflies? Don't forget to try this version as well! Or how about origami butterflies?

Happy crafting!

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week in 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

New - Story Tape!

Pretty excited to introduce our new line of tapes. These gorgeous designs from Kikusui Story Tape are a fantastic mix of traditional, kawaii and modern watercolour patterns.


I snapped a few phone pics to share with you!


Multicolour balloons and a mix of watercolour designs. How great are those dots?



City life meets tradition.


Cute illustrated designs take you from the tea house to the garden to the Colosseum.


Lovely potted plants, pretty birds on a bronze background and a fantastic rain print.


Or how about tape made from kraft paper? Classic natural brown kraft or black with white designs. A bit thicker and a bit tackier than washi tape, but perfect for all sorts of crafty adventures.


My favourite bit? These clever snap-on tape cutters transform a roll of tape into a self-contained Some designs come with these, others with matching dispenser-style boxes. Both are fantastic!

Do you have a favourite amongst the new designs?

The Kirigami Project - Week 23 - Camellia



Camellias, with their layer after layer of petals, are one of my favourite flowers. Here's my interpretation in kirigami form. I do think this one turned out quite prettily, and I always enjoy cutting these flower forms, but I'd like to try it again at some point with a 6-point fold instead.


To create your own kirigami camellia, use the template below and the 5-point Folding Pattern.

Happy crafting! We'd love to see your version of the kirigami camellia on social media - post a pic and tag it with #thekirigamiproject

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week in 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.

Getting To Know - Santa Isla


The Getting To Know series over on Oh My! Handmade Goodness features interviews with makers, artists, designers and small business owners at all different stages of their careers. I'm always interested in how other adventurers in the world of creative entrepreneurship run their businesses, get inspired and how they got started in the first place.

This month, I'm thrilled to introduce Jessica Sanchez of Santa Isla. In her Toronto studio, Jessica designs intricate beaded jewelry which is then strung to life by the magical hands of Colombia's Embera Chami people.

Get to know Jessica here.

DIY Pop Letters Washi Tape Cards


Looking for another card design to add to your repertoire?

Here's a simple way to make notecards with a little extra POP of fun! Lightweight wooden letters covered in washi tape add dimension to the front of your cards. And they're pretty darn cute too - if I do say myself.


I snagged a set of wooden letters for a steal when we were out and about last weekend. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them, but thought they might be cute with a little washi love. Because what isn't, right?!!


Start by applying strips of tape to the front of your letters. You want to line up the pattern (if possible) without overlapping strips. Then flip the letter over and cut out with a craft knife.


You'll need a nice sharp knife and a steady hand to get into close corners. Mine look a little rough around the edges but they're still cute!


Once your letter(s) is all cut out, it's time to glue it to the front of your card.


If you're into lots of colour and pattern, try a simple monogram on a not-so-simple striped background.


Or try a sweet (but bold) message on a plain background.


Either way, I hope you're inspired to reach out and say "Hi" to someone with a little snail mail!

Have you ever tried adding wooden or other dimensional elements to your homemade cards?

Any suggestions for other ways to use washi-covered wooden letters?

Sent or received any pretty mail lately?

I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!

The Kirigami Project - Week 22 - Stars


Happy June! Let's ease into the new month with a simple design - stars! Well, a star inside a star (inside a star?), that is. Perfect for celebrating these warm summer star-gazing nights that have suddenly arrived.

The 5-point folding pattern is actually quite conducive to cutting stars - it's a great folding technique to have in your back pocket in case you're ever in need of star cut-outs and more accurate that the good old intersecting lines thing.



To create your own kirigami stars, use the template below and the 5-Point Folding Pattern.

Happy crafting! Don't forget to share your kirigami paper cuts on social media with the hashtag #thekirigamiproject

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.