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Origamic Architecture- Kirigami Pop Up card Castle

Origamic Architecture Kirigami pop up card
I love Kirigami pop up cards .Once you get the knack of it they are not too hard to make but you gotta love your knife in this craft!! For those unfamiliar with the term, Origamic Architecture means a 3 Dimensional reconstruction of buildings or objects by cutting and folding paper.Masaharo Chatani a Japanese architect is considered the father of this craft which came into vogue only in the 1980s.
Origamic Architecture Kirigami pop up card
This Origamic architecture pattern is from the net-I had it saved for quite some time and now cant seem to find the link  to the pattern! It originates from Ms Jackie Huang who has kindly permitted me to post this creation made using her pattern.Thank You so much Ms Huang
This Kirigami pop up castle card is  scored, folded and handcut from a single sheet of 180g photo paper. The cutting takes around 15 mins if you are at it at a stretch.I usually do my Kirigami pop up cards in bits and pieces as they need a bit of concentration! The scoring and folding was more time consuming as my pattern didn't have guidelines as to which was mountain or valley fold and I had to experiment a bit.
Somehow I find men are more fascinated with Origamic Architecture-My husband seems to love them!
If you have never tried this craft do try it you just need a craft knife , your kitchen cutting board and sturdy paper!
Just to get your interest piqued,here are some of my older Origamic architecture Kirigami Pop up cards some imperfect ,some ok ,and some like the puppy which I just love! These are different from the usual pop up cards as these involve cutting and folding of a single sheet of paper!
Pop up card Penguins
Pop up card Penguins
Kirigami Flower basket
Kirigami Flower basket Card
Puppy pop up card
Puppy pop up card
Kirigami Pop up Swan
Kirigami Pop up Card Swan
Kirigami Pop up Car
Kirigami Pop up Card Car
Kirigami Pop up rabbit
Kirigami Pop up Card rabbit
I hope I got your interested in this fantastic craft.Here is a link to Marivi who shares some gorgeous free patterns to try.
Tips when making an Origamic architecture card

  • If you are a beginner start with a simple pattern with not too many folds and levels
  • Score always before folding- this gives a crisp neat effect.
  • Use sturdy paper such as photo paper 180 g -220 g works well for me.
  • For practice use watercolor drawing papers- they are fairly thick and crease and hold well
  • Use a sharp craft knife [ xacto knife] - even a little blunting can jag your edges!
  • For fast cutting first cut all the lines that run in one direction[vertically or horizontally]- that way you work fairly fast.
  • I you are not sure about the accuracy of your folding in a mutlifold origamic architecture pattern- dont score the central crease- score and fold the other creases and fold over the card and let the central crease occur naturally- this is a little trick I picked up after some frustrated" not folding well" pop up cards!
I hope I have inspired you to try this craft if you have never done it before. I find its almost magical what you can do with a single sheet of paper! Do leave me your comments

87 comments:

  1. Awesome!! Really Beautiful!! The castle looks amazing..

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  2. Wow..They're nicely cut..

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  3. beautiful cards designe are fabulous

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  4. hi sonia... i always admire ur kirigami projects.... its one technique I probably could never have the patience for.... I really love the variety of work u have done with kirigami....

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  5. wow this is like super fab...i could never have the courage to create anything this complicated.. your cuts and precision are too good ,i love all your kirigami projects they are awesome!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous I love all the cuts that you did to achieve this look your work is simply amazing. Keep it coming I just love to see how creative you are.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow.....Just loved it...One of my favorites is Kirigami...Sure to give it a try!

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  8. Мне тоже нравится киригами и я пробовала делать открытки - киригами. Очень интересная техника, но кропотливая работа. Замок ваш очень понравился. Белоснежный, воздушный.

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  9. Simply wonderful!! Thanks for sharing... I have only done simple ones... Will try these... Thanks for inspiring me!!

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  10. wow !!what stunning creations !!love it !!

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  11. Excellent work!! loved the flower baseket specially!!

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  12. Wow,..i love the castle..amazing!!

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  13. ohow these are just stunning. I think you need a lot of patience
    Lisa x

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  14. Beautiful pop ups....all cuts and designs are really atractive...love it Sonia...

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  15. REWELACJA.SUPER!!!!!

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  16. Oh wow! These are awesome! I love pop ups but may not have the patience like you! :)

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  17. Thank You dear friends
    Yes you need to have patience otherwise you cut your finger and your paper!!

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  18. Only 15 min of cutting! This is amazing :) Wonderful Cards!!

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  19. Oh thank you so much Dr Sonia...now my 'to do' list is longer. lol Love your work...that is so amazing. I have admired others on the web but never thought to look for patterns for them. That puppy is too cute.

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  20. wow! sonia, i bow to you for your sheer talent and patience.

    I personally love origami and my outfits also gets influenced by origami once in a while! i am so in awe of these cards especially the castle and the swann one! Kudos to you!

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  21. Wow! That castle is gorgeous...so intricate - especially the door! I just loved the penguins too. My son would love those. I am not sure I have the patience or skill for this, but it sure does make magic from a sheet of white paper. Very cool!

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  22. superb kirigami collctions Sonia. As i am having a hectic scedule, I am just waiting to try my hands on your amazing card techniques.

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  23. WOW! WOW! WOW! What a wonderful collection!!! No words! All of them are awesome.

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  24. OMG, so many lovely, pristine things there... they need individual posts to be admired in all their glory. Very impressed, Sonia. Start an art and craft academy now. Give up medicine... lol.
    xxx monica

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  25. Wow- these are just beautiful! I just love these cards- thank you for sharing them and the link! :)Amy

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  26. You are sure on a roll! Love the castle one...very dreamy and I think my daughter would love that.

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  27. excellent mam.....wonderful card....
    Prasanthi
    http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/

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  28. They are gorgeous! I've seen them before. You did a great job!

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  29. Wow! These are absolutely fab! My favorite is the first....amazing!

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  30. b'ful Sonia.... thanks for sharing tips on Kirigami.. Feel like trying it....

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  31. Oh my gosh.. This is absolutely stunning!! wow!!

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  32. You call this kid's stuff.. are you out of your head.. I loved the basket... :-)

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  33. a beautiful creation and beautiful love it!
    Greetings Baukje

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  34. beautiful cards! Love all the little details. Great cutwork.

    Jani
    paper compulsions

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  35. your work is truly amazing!!! I have been updating my blog recently and haven't been around to visit much, but i'm back! What a beautiful card!

    Raina
    inkinginpinkstamps.blogspot.com {new blog}

    Come and visit me!

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  36. what a fascinating technique that is. Those are really awesome.

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  37. Well you certainly have me interested!!! These are simply magical. Thanks for the link to the patterns. Will down load some and have a go. Hugs Mrs A.

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  38. You always wow me. The 3D images are bee-utiful. I'm horrible with a knife no matter what it is so this is out of my league. I can make Origami things simple ones that is.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  39. awesome creations.i like all your kirigami project. tips are very usefull thanx for sharing

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  40. Wow! These are amazing!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  41. This is stunning from where do you get ideas? It is really really inspiring doc
    anandhirajan

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  42. really interesting doctor. I always put off trying paper cutting. Do post more of these awesome work of yours ,it is such an inspiration.

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  43. Wow!! These look mindblowing!! :D You have some patience, doctor! :) And yessss... you just got me interested in Kirigami now.

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  44. Wow! This is awesome work. I have to say I am not good with a craft knife. Just bought a new one and seems I can work a little better with it. I see you have no problem whatsoever.

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  45. there all so awsome, I'd end up with a bunch of scraps,lol!!!!
    Paula

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  46. Thank You so much dear friends I think I have succeeded in getting some of my friends interested in trying Origamic architecture!

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  47. you ve become a Kirigami specialist!! what art girl!!! All that I couls say is u r so patient and a great time manager!!

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  48. Oh my word these are totally amazing I love the designs and layouts they are just perfect for our challenge

    Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 156 White and one other Colour

    I hope you join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.
    SCSC DT

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  49. wow..these are too good...i definetly want to give the craft a try..thanks for sharing such beautiful creations and inspiring me :)

    Hugs
    Neelam

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  50. These are just awesome Sonia!! you continue to amaze me!!!

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  51. gorgeous creations thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

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  52. Wow! You are very talented Dr. Sonia. Especially love the castle card.

    Judex

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  53. Wow! So intricate....fabulous work! Thanks for sharing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Hugs, Ali x

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  54. These are so lovely and well done! Made you miss cutting some paper:)

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  55. Wow these are just fabulous! I have admired Kirigami cards for a while but never attempted one. xx

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  56. Oh wow, Sonia, you never cease to amaze me with your creations - just WONDERFUL!

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  57. Thank You so much dear friends for all the loving comments

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  58. Sonia you are just amazing with such talent! I love the intricate cuts that create the coolest dimensional cards and projects!! Fab job Sonia :)

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  59. Lovely creations!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad in Monochromatic challenge this week.

    Maggie
    x

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  60. Wow - that's awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  61. AMAZING. You must have soooo much patience. Beautiful results though.

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  62. Wow- these are really fabulous!!!

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  63. I too have done quite a bit of such cards but yours are way beautiful. You are one talented woman!

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  64. Oh my gosh, Sonia, these are so fabulous!! Wow, I love them all...the castle, the beautiful swan, the adorable puppy! So beautiful! Your work ALWAYS inspires me!! :D

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  65. These are sooo FANTASTIC Dr Sonia..Such a lot of detail..Saw this on MIM and popped in for a closer look..Loz

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  66. FAB!! Well what else can it be! You are super creative :)

    Thanks for playing along at CraftyJC Simplicity Challenge

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  67. Amazing - such beauties! Saw this on Make it Monday. I'm in awe.

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  68. What beautiful work-so excuisite! They re all so great-Love the fairy tale castle, the swans and the bunny..I think are y favs but all are so beautiful and original

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  69. My oh My...how on Earth did I miss all of these! These are absolutely stunning cards Sonia. It is a pleasure and an honor to be your friend.
    I would have loved to have seen the look on your hubby's face that day! I am sure it was priceless LOL!! It is probably hard to believe how loving, caring, generous and sweet this entire community is when you are an outsider looking in.
    :O)
    Jessica

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  70. Saw you on MIM. Your work is amazingly intricate and detailed, just wonderful!

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  71. Amazing work...and patience...one slip...that would be me...gorgeous work.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  72. Wowwwww!! This ones so beautiful!I loved the castle!Such neat cuts!
    I'm definitely interested in Origamic creations now.
    And, thanx a lot for dropping by and for your generous remark on my DIY.
    Want to see more of your work now..
    Best wishes

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  73. Another fabulous project. You are so inspiring. I love visiting your blog.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  74. Wow!! What amazing projects!! I can see how this could become a passion! Lovely work and thanks for sharing with us! I saw this at MIM and I'm ever so glad that I stopped by your blog!
    smiles,Deena

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  75. This is just beautiful! I love the 3D effect and the way it pops inside a card. Wonderful job, thank you so much for joining in on our Scoring challenge over at TPE this week!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

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  76. From Sonia to Sonia
    As always you did beautiful creations! Great Job!
    Thanks for all!!
    Thanks for joining at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  77. Doctor............. These are simply WOW !!!!!!

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  78. absolutely stunning!! :-) Hope you had a lovely Diwali..

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  79. Wow............What an amazing card. You are certainly very talented with your craft knife.

    Saw you on make it Monday and am very glad I cam for a visit.

    Jayne
    x

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  80. OMG this is amazing, beautiful and realy wow card !!!! I saw your great job on MIM - I love this - hugs Joanna

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  81. OMG your creations are fantastic, I cant wait to see what else is on here, the pink star on the side is the same as one I made last yr but I called it a snowflake, sweet, I saw your card on MIM and came for a closer look, wow wow and wow love your creatuon and TFS with us
    GL

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  82. OK. WOW. Seriously. WOW!

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  83. So elegant! Saw it on Make it Monday!
    Hugs, Ani

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  84. Great creations. Thanks for joining us at Bling It On xx

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  85. WOW... Love this and the Taj Mahal popup.

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