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Of course if you actually WANT to have paper cranes, swans and ducks all over your house, you should stick to origami.
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I don't need this, do you?
For a good overview of Iris Folding, check out this page on Squidoo.
I did my first small project this weekend after finding a little kit for this balloon at Stamping Cat Studio here in Salem.
Iris Folding has a lot going for it, for example:
- It isn't nearly as hard as it looks, so you can impress people. ("WOW" is a common response. That either means they really like your creation or they can't believe you spend your time folding paper.)
- It gives you an excuse to look for interesting pieces of colored paper (otherwise known as "trash") everywhere you go. Experience the joy of discovery, like a magpie finding some dryer lint for his nest.
- You cannot eat while doing this. Anything that keeps me from eating is a good thing.
- REAL greeting cards are very expensive nowadays. Make your own and save thousands. The more you make, the more you save, or something.
- When a friend asks "What have you been doing lately?" you will actually have an answer other than "oh, nothing much", making you instantly less boring.