Literary Origami – As the Month Unfolded I Folded Easy Angles

We’re at the Bland Beige House in Arizona now. The weather here has been much better than Alberta – where the temperatures turned brutally cold soon after we headed south.

I haven’t been feeling at my best for a few months – interesting how life can throw you a medical curve ball and recovery takes more time and effort just because you are older!

The up side of feeling down is it gives you more ‘down time’. I spent some of it folding this book, which is the easiest book fold project I’ve done so far. I call it Easy Angles.

I ‘spruced it up’ by adding a black paper background on the two end pages, and some curls (See ‘How to make curly hair’ at Book Fold Angel.)

1. My book was 9 inches high. (22.8 cm) I used 176 pages, which is 88 book leaves.

2. The design consists of 4 ‘rows’. Each row takes 22 leaves.

3.The first fold (bottom fold) in each row is 1.75 inches (4.5 cm) from the bottom of the page.

4. The second fold in each row is 2 inches from the bottom of the page. (If you prefer to work in metric, pick a nice round number for each dimension.)

5. The third fold in each row is 2.25 inches from the bottom of the page.

6. Continue in .25 inch increments for the 22 folds.

7. When you have completed the 22 folds of the first row, start the second row… then the third, and then the last row.

8. If you want more rows than 4, then you either need a book with more pages or…
you could make fewer than 22 folds per row.

9. If your book is less than 9 inches high, you can either make fewer folds per row or…
you could make make each fold less than .25 inches from the previous fold.

Easy Peasy, right!

Do you know where ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ comes from? In a 1970’s British TV commercial for Lemon Squeezy detergent, a little girl and an adult use Lemon Squeezy detergent to clean a stack of dishes quickly. At the end of the commercial the girl says “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy”.

My Other Book Folding Posts:

Book Folding – Literary Origami

Book Folding 101

Folded Book Angel

Book Fold Angel – Decorated

Book Folding 202 – A Paw Print

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13 thoughts on “Literary Origami – As the Month Unfolded I Folded Easy Angles

  1. Your patience with this process absolutely amazes me. They’re beautiful. Hope you’re feeling better (this ‘getting older’ sucks sometimes, doesn’t it?)


    1. Thanks for your comments, Margo. As I approach another big ‘0’ birthday, I am more aware of how many health issues are simply a part of an aging body. They have less to do with how much you exercise, or how healthy your diet or all those other things. Genetics plays a role, but the aging process simply is what it is! As the saying goes, old age isn’t for sissies!


  2. Sorry you’re under the weather, but glad you’re in the warmer variety. (And you’ll have to be more descriptive of the house. EVERY house in the Valley of the Sun is a boring beige! 😉


    1. Bland beige – yes, that describes every house! We had the stucco repaired and repainted a few years ago. It wasn’t bland beige – but it has faded back to… well, you know.


  3. Enjoy the sunshine in Arizona – it should be the trick to have you feeling 100% again Margy. This is amazing and I like the curls that are dripping down from the finished product.


      1. Well they made an impression with me – I thought they enhanced your project. Yes, sunshine is a blessing for sure Margy; warmth is nicer. We have had sun since Sunday (after weeks of gray skies) but now we are getting snow – I know it is Winter, but it has been a mild Winter and a real treat so far.

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  4. I am sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. I am enjoying seeing your creations that you are making in your downtime though!


    1. My owies are nothing compared to what you went through! The only frustration is not knowing yet exactly what is causing the problem. Once that is sorted out, I expect there is a fairly easy fix.

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  5. Sad to hear you’re feeling punk. Hoping that Arizona air will drive away the ills. Your talent continues to amaze in spite of it!


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