Tag Archives: Upon a Fold

November 21, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Cards and goodies from Upon a Fold

Christmas coasters by Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Christmas coasters by Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

I’ve blogged about the plethora of paper ephemera and stationery goodness at Sydney-based online shop Upon a Fold before, and at Christmas they really have a knack for tracking down the most unique cards and stunningly beautiful decorations from around the world. Here’s my edit of their new Christmas range:

These delicate paper-cut coasters (see above) come in a set of four tiny festive designs. Along with the perfectly-cut Christmas tree, you’ll also get a miniature deer, Santa and snowman duo. They are designed by Naoki Terada from Terada Design in Japan, and they’re priced at AU$12.95 for a set of four.

Merry Christmas from Upon a Fold via WeeBirdy.com

Merry Christmas from Upon a Fold via WeeBirdy.com

Don’t you love a card, gift and decoration folded into one? Perfect for overseas presents! This ‘Merry Christmas’ card (above) folds out to make a long festive banner, which would look great on a mantle or windowsill. Merry Christmas Decoration and Card, AU$6.95.

Santa Surprise from Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Santa Surprise from Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

This super-sweet Japanese card (above) has peek-a-boo windows and beautiful details that transform and tell a Christmas story as the envelope is opened and the card is read. Santa’s Surprise Card, AU$6.95.

Uponafold cards via WeeBirdy.com

Let's Party Cards by Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

These party hat kids are way too fun, and they can be used as gift tags or Christmas decorations. Let’s Party Christmas Cards (Set of 3), AU$8.

Snowflake card from uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Snowflake card from Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Snowflake card from Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Designed by Miya Suwa and made in Japan, this washi snowflake card (above) can also double as a delicate ornament for the tree. Snowflake Washi Ornament/Card, AU$7.50.

Santa card by Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Santa card by Uponafold via WeeBirdy.com

Any card which involves pulling Santa’s beard to reveal a secret message (above) is OK by me. Lots of fun interactive features for kids who love little details. Sunshine Santa Card, AU$6.50.

Uponafold Furoshiki via WeeBirdy.com

Uponafold Furoshiki via WeeBirdy.com

This stunningly beautiful hand-printed furoshiki is a collaboration between Lucinda Newton Dunn and The Link Collective. Furoshiki are a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth and it can be re-used in myriad ways, from a chic scarf to a festive tablecloth, which makes it the ultimate eco-friendly giftwrap, really. Red Stripe Furoshiki, AU$58.


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April 12, 2012

Birdy pick of the week: Upon a Fold cards

For this week’s birdy pick I’ve returned to one of my favourite Sydney-based online shops, Upon a Fold, which showcases an immaculate collection of paper creations from around the world. Stationery nerds will get their geek on over the exquisite range of cards, envelopes and notebooks sourced from Japan and Korea, while design aficionados will appreciate the line-up of architectural paper objects and creations.

I made a bee-line for the beautiful bird-themed cards and envelopes, which are miniature works of art in themselves and can be enjoyed for a long time after they’re opened. This colourful little fellow, top (AU$6.95), has die-cut feet so that he stand up alone, or he could be hung as a colourful mobile. And the beautifully-illustrated birds by Japanese designer Ayame Kikuchi, above, would make charming (and relatively inexpensive) decorations perched on a shelf or windowsill.

From top to bottom:
Bird card, AU$6.95
Birds card – Java sparrow (2 pack), AU$24.95;
Tori Pochi – Jiro envelope set of 3, AU$9;
Dove card
, AU$9.95; and
Tobidustry tree sparrow pop-up card
, AU$9.90, all from Upon a Fold.


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