Monday, January 19, 2009

Oragami Box Challenge

Hi Stampers! Here is the project I told you about in today's earlier post. I saw this challenge to make an origami box posted on SCS HERE. I couldn't resist. I did have a little bit of a challenge with the folding directions at first for the bottom portion, but THIS video helped me see what I was doping wrong.

I love how this turned out. It was pretty easy too once I figured out the basic folding part. I chose to use the Urban Garden Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!. I love the colors of the paper and wanted my box to be bright and cheery. This picture is a side view of the box.

Here is a picture of the box once the ribbon is untied and the top is opened. I used rhinestone brads to anchor the ribbon to the lightweight chipboard so it wouldn't pull when I went to tie it. I found that sticky strip just wasn't enough to hold it where I wanted. I used my top notch die to cut out 2 pieces of Night of Navy card stock and 2 piece of very vanilla. I then trimmed the vanilla piece so it would nest inside the navy piece. I colored my stamp using my Stampin' Write Markers and stamped the vanilla pieces. To add more dimension I sponged old olive around the edges before attaching to the navy pieces. I attached to the box using dimensionals.

Now you may be wondering just what I put inside this beautiful box. I made some matching Peppermint Patties to put inside. I love how the patterned paper made these look like little flowers.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Night of Navy, Stampin' Write Markers, Old Olive
Card stock: Urban Garden DSP, Old Olive , Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Other: Top Notch Die, Rhinestone Brads, Buttons, Dimensionals, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Curcle Punch, Sponge, Sticky Strip, 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Candy


Carrie said...

I love this, Kimberly! I haven't tried to make one yet. Next on my list!

thewifeypoo said...

I am a sucker for boxes! Great job.