yet another idea inspired from pinterest! this time it came from here. i then downloaded the instructions for each letter in my name, found scrapbook paper that had a solid colour on one side and a pattern on the other, cut 6-4"x4" square and started folding. it really helped that i own a boning tool so i could make the folds very crisp because using such a thick paper was a little difficult. i did use some scotch tape to hold the folds down so i could take a picture of them as well (again, if i'd used thinner paper, this wouldn't have been necessary).
this is one of the "lauren" pieces that i will be keeping and not throwing out. it was too much hard work on my hands to just throw away!