Monday, July 2, 2012

20 - Stephanie

Today I received another crane, this one from my new penpal, Stephanie, who helped to advertise this project! Be sure to check out and follow her blog! :)

I love the Pokemon origami paper- how adorable is that? <3 Thanks for the crane, Stephanie! I hope my letter will reach you soon.

17-19, Bri

Here are three more paper cranes for my collection, sent in by my amazing penpal Bri.

Thanks for the pretty cranes, Bri! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

14-16, Kay

Today I received three more cranes, from my wonderful penpal Kay!

0015/1000 "People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie
0016/1000 "Live with no regrets. Love with no excuses." -Montel
Thanks for contributing to this project, Kay, and I enjoyed the lovely quotes! <3

10-13, Dieuwertje

After spending the weekend out of town, I came home to find a package waiting with four more paper cranes, which means we've officially reached double digits! These beauties come from Dieuwertje in Germany.

0010/1000- Peace
0011/1000 - Love
0012/1000 - Health
0013/1000 - (More) Love!
 I loved the paper you used for these, Dieuwertje- thanks so much for taking the time to fold them and sending me extra paper!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

7-9, Vanessa.

Hello! This weekend I received some more paper cranes in the mail, putting me three closer to my ultimate goal of 1,000. Today's contribution comes from Vanessa in Tahiti!

From Vanessa
Thanks for the cranes, Vanessa!

Looking forward to the next contribution!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Telenn- #1-6

Yesterday, I was very excited to receive paper cranes from my first contributor, who happens to be from The Netherlands! Telenn found out about the Paper Cranes Project via a forum post on the postcrossing forums and sent me six wonderful paper cranes after finishing crafting butterflies for the Holocaust Museum. Thanks so much for contributing!

Here's the entire package I received from Telenn:

And here are the cranes!



They're lovely, aren't they? Thanks again, Telenn!

If you'd like to contribute to this project, please click here to see the guidelines!

Contributing and Tutorials

If you're interested in contributing to this project, please read the guidelines below!

  • Paper cranes are welcome from anyone, anywhere.
  • You can choose to simply fold and send them, or make them special by leaving your name and country underneath one of the wings. Or whatever else you'd like to do- they are your cranes, after all.
  • You can contribute as few as you'd like, but I'd like to set a maximum of 5 cranes per person, so everybody can have a chance at contributing.
So, that's it! If you'd like to send a crane or two or five in, please send them to:

Shelby Anne at The Paper Cranes Project
P.O. Box 455
Bauxite, AR 72011

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tutorials Here I'll try to gather as many simple instruction/tutorials as I can find so that others can learn to fold them and contribute to the project!

Origami Fun:

The Paper Cranes Project

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Cranes Project. My name is Shelby- I'm a 17-year-old nail mail fanatic living in the United States of America, and I have a tendency to come up with completely random ideas in the late hours of night when I should already be well past asleep. One night I had the tale of Sadako and the 1,000 Paper Cranes in my head and a pile of letters on my desk, and I got to thinking. Normally this is a bad idea, but I rather liked the outcome this time.

Hence The Paper Cranes Project, the goal of which is to receive 1,000 paper cranes via snail mail, from people all around the world. If you're interested in contributing, please see the Contributing post.

Thanks for your time and participation!