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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published November 17th 2020
Taking the Japanese art of paper folding up a notch is Sydney greeting card business, Origami Pop Cards, with designs that are stunning and full of colour. Their beautiful cards are laser cut and individually assembled by hand.

You can see the love that is put into the cards that create memorable moments for the receiver and buyer, if you're like me and can't bear to part with your purchase. The detail in these pop-up cards is intricate, with creator Dean Vu bringing images of butterflies, birds, animals, flowers, trees and inanimate objects, such as cakes, pianos, a guitar, houses (great with house-warming gifts), cars, motorbikes, a hot air balloon and so much more.

There's also cards made for special occasions, celebrating the likes of newborns, birthdays, engagements, weddings, Valentine's Day, Mother's & Father's Days, Halloween and Christmas. You'll find something for all ages too with cards specifically for men and children. Young girls will love the unicorns and pink flamingos whilst young boys will be liking the fire truck, trains, dinosaurs, dragon and pirate ship. In fact, there is something for everyone when it comes to the zodiac star sign cards.

For those that are creative, you can purchase a pop-up card kit and put it together yourself. Create butterflies, a birthday cake or perhaps a pink rose, with Dean showing you how to do it via video clips on Youtube and Facebook.

Dean will also custom make cards for you. It might be an Anzac memorial you're after, wedding invitations and thank you cards, or something for a corporate promotion. All ideas are welcome, you dream it and Dean will make it.

With Christmas coming, it's the perfect time to show that someone special in your life what they mean to you. Dean's cards are ones to be kept and treasured for years. They're too pretty to be thrown away with the season.

It's also a good time to give someone a pick me up after this horrific year of bushfires, floods and the pandemic. Many are doing it tough and suffering depression and one of Dean's cards will remind them of your friendship and how much you care, whilst lifting their spirit.

So where do you get these gorgeous cards?

There's a number of places to find them, as follows -

At Town Hall Square from now until Christmas Day 2020
From pop-up stalls at markets and in shopping centres (keep an eye out on their Facebook page)
Retail outlets in Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australian Museum, Planet Commonwealth in Surry Hills and Floriale Florist in Kenthurst, as well as regional NSW and Interstate shops (WA, TAS, VIC & QLD)
Online through Dean's website
Dean's shop at Redfern (address below)

Prices are $6 and up, depending on the size of the card and its features.

Happy Shopping!
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When: Permanent Shop Mon-Fri 10am-5pm by appointment
Phone: 0405 647 755
Where: 97 Renwick St, Redfern
Your Comment
What an exquisite gift to give and received. Love the Australiana theme too!
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3341) 343 days ago
Absolutely stunning cards, Irenke
by Elaine (score: 3|8515) 343 days ago
Wonderful work. Amazing.
by Di Hill (score: 2|579) 342 days ago
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