Recently, my family celebrated my parent’s golden anniversary. Since I wanted origami to be present on this occasion, I asked for ideas to a group of friends. Hans-Werner Guth (Germany) sent me a very nice idea of his creation, an origami minimal curved fold that can be used as a place card for the name of each guest. The card, minimalistic and elegant, is made with a single circular fold from a square of card stock paper. This allows the card to stand, so the printed name is easily visible. I post here the link with folding steps to make Hans’ card.
In addition, it occurred to me to add a golden butterfly, created by Ralph Mathews (England), whose diagrams are in the book Minigami*: Mini Origami Projects for Cards, Gifts and Decorations, by Gay Merrill Gross. The butterfly, which was originally presented as a clip to attach two or more sheets of paper, was inserted in the top tip of the card, locking with just a couple of creases.
Origami creativity may involve just joining one model to another. This union of card and butterfly is a creative and successful marriage of two origami models. The text was added using the Photoshop application.
Here are the dimensions and proportions of the papers used for each model. Click the image to enlarge it.
As an alternative to this combination, the butterfly could be omitted and instead an illustration printed above the name of each guest. Here is an example of this option.
Model folded and arranged by Leyla Torres. Based on the origami minimal curved fold by Hans-Werner Guth (Germany) a butterfly clip by Ralph Mathews (England).
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