WELCOME at IRIS folding and other kind of nice techniques with PAPER!

You will find here information, an overview of my books and several free workshops.

My name is Maruscha Gaasenbeek.

In 1999 I developed IRIS folding, a simple technique to make beautiful greeting cards. The material is for free: gift paper, flower paper, the inner site of envelopes, magazines etc. You select a pattern and take a suitable coloured card. Then you choose papers that harmonize and contrast well. Cut them into strips, fold a rim and attach them with adhesive tape on the backside of your card by following the numbers in my pattern. Turn the card: SUPER!

IRIS folding has spread slowly but surely, first in the Netherlands, afterwards over the whole world.

Both adults and children discovered the endless possibilities of this technique. You have a lot of fun by choosing colours, filling the patterns and let other people enjoy the beautiful IRIS folding cards you sent them.


Paper cutting and IRISquilting  are also interesting and nice techniques with paper and fabrics. Take a look at my IRISQUILTING workshop!

If you want to make contact please use the form at the end of this website.

Paper and fabrics surely are beautiful materials to make nice things. Perhaps in this special times it is a good idea to do: crochet, knit, embroider. Free crochet patterns, like cute amigurumi animals, are to find on the internet . Easy and quickly to make and children, grandchildren wil be happy!