Monday 14 April 2014

Origami Box

At one of our monthly meets earlier this year Sandra brought along boxes she'd made where the base had been constructed from one sheet of 12"x 12" paper with a decorated lid added on top.  We'd all brought our own projects to work on that day but on seeing Sandra's boxes it was down tools and Janet brought out her bag of papers from Costco, which a few of us bought and which seems never ending, and her lap top so that we could follow the video tutorial.  Here's the link to the tutorial on Card Making Magic's blog as I'm sure some of you will want to try this but be aware that it is addictive.  The instructions are clear to follow and here's my completed box after decoration.

Decorating the lid gave the opportunity to make some rolled roses again using one of my favourite dies, the Marianne English Rose die, along with leaves punched using an X-cut leaf embossing punch.  The other flowers were punched circles cut and rolled just like the roses to make buds and paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  A few self adhesive pearls form Hobby House and Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up were the other embellishments.

Rich Razzleberry and cream card were used for the layers on the lid, the lining layers inside the box and to cover the base of the box.  Nestabilities and the first die from the Grand Nestabilities Labels 1 sets of dies from Spellbinders were used to cut these layers.  The lace edges on the triangle flaps were made using a Stamping up border punch.  To cover the base on boxes I've made since this one I've used the first die from the Grand Nestabilities set which is the next size up.

Unfortunately one of our crafting buddies couldn't make it to the session that day due to health problems so once the box was finished I decided I'd give it to her along with a get well card decorated to match the lid of the box.

Here are the two together.

Fortunately Norma was well enough to come along to our April meet on Saturday and I was able to pass these on to her with the box full of home made tablet.  Not the kind of tablet the Doctor would prescribe but a little treat to help it go down.

If you take time to have a look at the tutorial I think you'll be surprised at how the base is made.  When I took this finished box along to show our Tuesday craft group at Carol's there was the same reaction as we'd had on seeing Sandra's boxes and it was down tools and have a go and a few of us have gone on to make more.  Rhona is busy making and decorating boxes to donate to a local fundraising sale for a group where she goes along to do craft work voluntarily. 

Hope you've enjoyed seeing something a bit different today and that you'll have a go too.
Liz xx

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  1. Oh WOW. This is just stunning. I love it. What a wonderful idea
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful make with us at crafty I ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  2. L iz,We're thrilled you joined our Simply Create Too "No Digi or Stamped Image" Challenge #59. Your box & card set is beautiful.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  3. Oh this is a gorgeous set! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  4. Wow I love this. What a gorgeous design, and most definitely a profusion of florals!!

    Thank you for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  5. A gorgeous project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "flower power” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  6. This is absolutely stunning. Love those rolled roses. Brilliant idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Flower Power challenge.
    Dawn DT xx

  7. wow so stunning liz.gorgeous pretty card and i love your fabulous box. ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Gorgeous, and that box is a gift in its own right!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  9. Such a fabulous box! I love the cute flowers and gorgeous detailing.Thanks for joining us at PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY CHALLENGE
    DT Tiina

  10. This is just so my type of thing! Can't wait to try out that tutorial. Stunning flowers for our floral profusion challenge!
    Thank you for joining us this fortnight!
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  11. Both your box and card are stunning. Thanks for the tutorial link I think I'm going to have to give these a go, thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M

  12. This is a very beautiful project. Made with such love - it's apparent. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  13. What a lovely card, Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
    Stella xx
    TCT DT