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 Cootie Catcher: Are you Tavi Gevinson?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Misc. | 0 comments

photoThis picture shows off a very small portion of my vintage Sassy Magazine collection. Yes, it’s true. I’m a 37-year-old woman with a huge stash of teen mags from the early 90s.

In high school, my best friend and I would covet each issue together. Slowly paging through as we read about zines, the Sassiest Girl in America and generally wishing we were editor in chief Jane Pratt.

For two girls in Iowa (pre-Internet) it was a lifeline to a different sort of girl culture. These days girls have an equally rockin’ publication to read called Rookie, and it’s helmed by the amazing and talented Tavi Gevinson.

In celebration of smart teen magazines–and kick-ass teen girls–everywhere we’re doing a special “Are You Tavi Gevinson?” cootie catcher. It’s a guest contribution by my talented friend Grace Dobush (writer, crafter, general ass kicking).

She schooled me in the ways of Tavi and Rookie. Then wrote some kick-ass fortunes for all of us who wish, at least in the shower, that we could be Tavi. And isn’t that all of us?

Download the PDF right here. Print it out, fold it up and find out if you’re cut out to be Tavi.

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The Cootie Catcher Book is Here!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Misc. | 0 comments

paper fortune tellers for adultsWatch out world! The cootie catchers are here. It’s the official release day for Fold Me Up! 100 Paper Fortune-Tellers for Life’s Pressing Questions. Just tear them out, fold them up and find your fortune.

Buy it now!

Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Penguin

If you’re a fan of the site, these are all brand new! I worked with a talented designer named Kelly Stokes Kofron to make each one come alive, and we partnered with 10 guest illustrators to bring even more wonderful art into the book.

paper fortune tellers for grown-ups

Find your 80s movie alter ego with this cootie catcher.

It’s just $12 from most online stores, and you’ll get a jump on your Christmas shopping! Plus, it’s nice to have some back-up to help you answer the tough questions:

-Am I a good kisser?
-Will robots take over?
-Am I ninja material?
-Will my cat video go viral?


Plus, there are blank cootie catchers, so you can fill in your own fortunes. You’ll also find cootie catchers that double as birthday cards, wedding favors and totally painless baby shower games.

Hope you enjoy!

fun paper fortune tellers

How many kids will you have? These bunnies have answers.

oddball paper fortune tellers

Is there a serial killer in the closet? Better consult this paper fortune-teller












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The Cootie Catcher (Books) Are Coming!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Misc. | 0 comments

We know posting has been light around here lately, but there’s a good reason! We’ve been working with the wonderful folks over at Perigee on a whole book of richly designed cootie catchers.

It’s called Fold Me Up! and features 100 paper fortune tellers to cut out, fold up and find your fortune. They’re designed to answer many of life’s pressing questions:

-What would Mr. T do?
-Should you have another cocktail?
-Do you have bed bugs?
-Does your boss secretly hate you?

More details to come, but for now, check out our DIY book trailer above! Or you can pre-order the cootie catcher book right here.



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