I discovered a terrific website called the Origami Club with all types of gorgeous shapes. http://en.origami-club.com/index.html Of course I was overly ambitious when I saw the beautiful designs and tried to fold a frog! Ha…after one hour of massive failures in folding, I realized that this design was at the advanced level so tried to fold a box. The box was at the neutral level and I was unable to do that fold..giving up a half hour later.
Determined to succeed folding a simple design, I opted for the easy level “Pochi Bukuro 1 (aka. A Congratulatory gift of money 2)” http://en.origami-club.com/traditional/pochi2/index.html
It took me two hours to figure out how to get past the last step #11. In this step, you had to fold one side inwards, creasing the other edges to get the desired shape. Four attempts later, I ended up using a pen to slide the edge inward and hold the folds down as I pressed the pink paper – more or less – into the final lopsided form. What a challenge! I guess I will stick with the “easy level” designs for a while!