I had a bit of a play late on Saturday … still not achieving a great deal … but I did get 2 cards done … and then I also made this fantabulous origami gift box on Sunday afternoon … you will see in later pics … that this box has two sides that fold up to create a “lid” for a square box inside!
I just know that Lynda is going to be “tickled pink” (even though she isn’t that keen on pink) … to realise that I borrowed this idea from HER BRAND NEW BLOG. You can see a similar little box in the pic on her post -> “Better Late Than Never“. Lynda supplied a link to the original blog pattern designed by Vicki Hook … but Vicki’s tutorial was for a slightly larger than A4 card … so I decided to resize the pattern to fit a regular (AUS) A4 cardstock sheet … The cut size for this card is 21 x 28cm. Don’t forget … you can click on this pattern to enlarge … and then right click to print!
Aren’t I so very kind!!! 😀 😉 There are a list of instructions for assembling the box on the pattern above. *** Just one thing I forgot to say on the pattern … the ////// sticky strip is stuck on the same side as the DSP … but the xxxxx sticky strip is actually stuck onto the opposite / wrong / inside of the box!!! So … don’t forget!!! 😀 And … because I am feeling in a particularly generous mood … here are some pics as a mini tutorial!
Isn’t this a fab idea??? I am sure this is going to be one of my favourite gift packaging ideas!!! Thanks Lynda! All the extra details to create this origami gift box … can be found on my recipe card below! Oh … and you will need to make the ribbon quite long … You need to take the ribbon down & around the bottom of the box … cross it around … then take it back up to the top with enough to tie the bow. It is only attached to one side flap with adhesive – as shown in the pic above. The rest of the ribbon is just tied around the box without any glue. Does that make sense??? Or another idea (from the original design) … you could make a “belly band” with an embellishment for the top rather than using the ribbon to tie the box together. Actually … I have a notion to try that … so I will add a pic to this post … once it is done!
Looky! 😯 Looky! 😯 This second box came together soooo quickly! Once you have done 1 … it is easy peasy! And … you will probably find the “belly band” easier if you want to try this project. This one measures 30cm x 2cm and slides on and off to allow you to open the box. The butterfly is a new stamp from the Summer mini set “Butterfly Prints” and is stamped with Silver Encore Ink. The DSP is the gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP (no longer available – Spring Mini item).
Hope you enjoyed this one! It has been a while since I have done a 3D project for you! Phew! That is certainly a long post!!! 😀 Have a happy day!
Oh … I forgot to mention … the stunning Kaleidoscope DSP is from the Summer Mini catty … and I have also used the BRAND NEW Butterfly punch (also from the Summer Mini) You really should check this fab catalogue out … JUST CLICK ON THE CATALOGUE PICTURE … and you will find a link to view this catty online! And … please remember … I am happy to receive orders at any time … and with Sale-a-bration about to begin on Jan 25 … you can even earn a FREE stamp set if you spend $100!
And … just a reminder for those who haven’t been here before. You can open the card recipe below by clicking on it … and then “right click” to print! 😀