Intro: 3 Different Styles of Letter Folding
These are three of my favs from giftsbeauty.com
Check out Tadashimori's video's on Youtube. (I think he runs Gifts Beauty)
His origamis are AWESOME.
The letter folding is very simple :]
I'll explain each in 3 steps
Step 1: Style #1
This one doesn't take long, and is really easy to open. I tried making a cp for it (the graph below), but it didn't work out very well. I think I messed up some places.
But if it helps, I'd like to say that the red lines represent valley folds, and the green ones are mountain folds.
Step 2: Style 1: Step 1
Fold the paper in half vertically...or fold it hamburger style, if you'd like
Open the paper.
Fold one corner along the crease.
Turn the paper around and do the same with the other corner
(The pictures explain better than my words o.o)
Step 3: Style 1: Step 2
Fold the little strip on the top of the page down to meet the edge of the...um...triangle (I guess)
Do the same to the other side.
Step 4: Style 1: Step 3
Take the bottom triangle and bring it up along the first crease that was made. Open up the strip on top slightly and tuck the triangle in under the strip. Now take the other triangle and bring it down, tucking the corner into the tiny triangle on the bottom (if that made any sense...)
And YOU'RE DONE
Step 5: Style #2: "pull"
Use either a thin type of paper (like origami paper or rice paper), or a more slippery type. Whatever you do, just make sure the "pull" part can slide out easily from the two flaps holding it. I've had trouble getting it to open cuz I used printer paper. Don't make the same mistake that I did.
I didn't make a cp for this one (didn't really think anyone would care)
I've given up on cps after I tried the one for the first style
Step 6: Style 2: Step 1
Fold the paper in half horizontally / hot dog style.
Open it up.
Bring all four corners toward the crease.
Fold both edges toward the crease also.
Step 7: Style 2: Step 2
Fold the vertex down until it meets the gap formed by the two edges
Make a moutain fold along the vertex (that is currently pointing toward the page)
Step 8: Style 2: Step 3
Do the same to the other side. Tuck the corners into the flaps
And YOU'RE DONE
Step 9: Style 3: "doule Pull"
Just one more tug than the "pull" style.
I found Letter sized printer paper does not work very well in this one
I think the original design was to be used on A4, and so although Letter works, it's a bit harder to get it to open.
Use paper that's nice and smooth. It should help.
Step 10: Style 3: Step 1
Do the same as the first few steps of the "pull" style--"hot dog" -> bring corners down along crease.
This time, fold the paper in half again. Make a crease
Open it up.
Bring the edges to the crease.
Step 11: Style 3: Step 2
Flip it over.
Fold the top-left corner down until the top edge lines up with the bottom (um...in my personal logic that makes sense :] )
Fold bottom-right corner up the same way.
Flip it over again
Step 12: Style 3: Step 3
Notice the two big pockets.
Open one pocket and slide the opposite "tail" thing (...the part that's long and is sticking out...ugh...that sounded wrong) in there.
Do the same for the other one.
And YOU'RE DONE.
Step 13: Fixing Up and Practicing
Whew. Making that Instructable just gave me a headache, haha.
I hope this helped with teaching how to fold letters.
Saves the paper for making envelopes.
With more practice, the letters should come out neat ly.
BUT, if my texts simply confused you, here's something that may help: www.giftsbeauty.com
Click on "letter folding", and you'll see videos on these three styles and more
Thanks for reading this instructable. xD