A Cootie Catcher Takeover at HOW Magazine!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Misc. | 0 comments

Cootie Catchers from the book Fold Me Up! in HOW Magazine When I’m not making cootie catchers, you’ll often find me writing about design. So when HOW Magazine invited me to submit ideas for their creativity issue I had folding on the brain. I wrote a feature that rounds up  eight amazing graphic design projects that use folding in incredible ways!

To my delight, the staff invited me to include Fold Me Up! in the feature. And then something even crazier happened: They did a whole opening spread for the piece chock full of cootie catchers. I’m so thrilled!

You can check it out in the May 2014 issue of HOW. It’s packed with creative projects, ideas and inspiration. Get your hands on it at the nearest newsstand or right here.

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Win a FREE copy of Fold Me Up!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Misc. | 0 comments

paper fortune tellers for adults

We’re thrilled to be this week’s Book of The Week over on the awesome craft site Cut Out + Keep. If you’re not familiar, it’s packed with cool DIY projects to keep you crafting all year long.

Right now you can enter to win one of two FREE copies of Fold Me Up!, my book filled with 100 paper fortune-tellers you can tear out, fold up and find your fortune. There’s also a fun little Q&A with me about how the book came together. And two free printables!

So what are you waiting for? Get over there and win a FREE book. 


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Free Printable! Valentine’s Day Cootie Catcher Illustrated by Lisa Congdon

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Holidays, Love | 0 comments

Free printable! Valentine's Day Cootie CatcherOne of my absolute favorite parts about putting together a paper fortune-teller book was working with a whole bunch of super-talented illustrators. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Lisa Congdon agreed to illustrate this love-themed cootie catcher for the book.

And now it’s available as a free printable download on her blog — just in time for Valentine’s Day! So ditch the drugstore card this year and fold up this wonderful little paper craft for your significant other instead. It’s full of some really fun lovey-dovey messages. Just a few of our favorites:

-I love you more than pizza rolls. And hula hoops. And funny internet videos.
-If I wasn’t such a nature-loving hippie, I’d carve our initials into a tree with a heart around them.
-You make me go weak in the knees and sometimes, strangely, the elbows, too.

A free printable paper-fortune teller illustrated by Lisa CongdonIt’s also perfect for anniversaries, special dates or anytime you want to let that special someone know how you feel. Download the free PDF right here. Happy folding!

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Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Life Decisions, Money | 0 comments

A website full of free printable paper fortune-tellers.

To celebrate our book launch, we did a super fun make-and-take table right before Thanksgiving at a local indie craft fair called Crafty Supermarket. We taught about 300 kids–and maybe 100 adults–the art of folding up a proper cootie catcher.

We also sold some copies of Fold Me Up: 100 Paper Fortune-Tellers for Life’s Pressing Questions and gave out free “Should You Buy That?” cootie catchers (designed by Kelly N. Kofron). You know, for the indecisive shopper inside all of us.

Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?

Now that’s it’s officially 2014, we thought you might want a free download of that same shopping cootie catcher. You might be tempted to hit those after-after Christmas sales, but maybe you’ve also resolved to save a few pennies.

Download the free printable cootie catcher, fold it up and find out, “Should I buy that?”

Free printable cootie catcher: Should I buy that?


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