The book is aimed at making `kirigami', the popular Japanese paper cutting craft, accessible and easy to master for crafters of all levels. Marie Claire's selection of projects are all accompanied by very detailed and thorough instructions and diagrams which are also easy to follow and master. The book is a collection of popular kirigami creations expertly compiled by Marie Claire Idees. It features 40 paper card projects including templates, beautiful photography, helpful instructions and internet links and references for those interested in seeing more. While the art traditionally encompasses pentagram shapes, snowflakes, and orchid blossoms, Kiriagmi: pop-up cards and patterned cut-outs also includes greeting cards, Christmas decorations, invitations and a range of paper craft options that are possible with kirigami.
From a very young age, Vietnamese-born Ho Huu An has had a strong passion for papercraft. After training as an Oceanographer, he abandoned his profession to move exclusively into working with paper. Ho Huu An has endeavoured to make the traditional crafts of Origami and Kirigami accessible to the international market, imbuing his designs with originality and a strong personal touch. Laurence Arnac was born in Nimes, France. She trained in graphic design and worked in a number of roles before meeting Francois-Xavier Saurin, the founder of Editions Love Paper, an independent papercraft brand based in the south of France. Working in collaboration with Editions Love Paper, Laurence has found the ideal place to use her graphic design experience and create beautiful paper craft projects for an international audience.