Saturday, January 24, 2009

Origami Encore

As one with a relatively short attention span when it comes to craft projects, it's not often that I repeat something.

However, while cleaning up, I came across that left over piece of chipboard, and one thing led to another. Because the chipboard was too narrow to make a box the same size as the last one, I made a smaller one, discovering a 10x10-inch piece of patterned paper folds down into an origami box that is 3-1/2 inches square. I adjusted the dimensions for the chipboard cover accordingly.

It's still a nice-sized box - just the right size for a stack of 3x3-inch gift enclosure cards. As you can see, I used the Unforgettable paper packet, covering the inside of the cover to match the folded box this time. Using a large print for the outside, I planned ahead with regard to design placement. The only stamping was the round "friend" that I stamped with Juniper ink, heat set so the ink dried, cut out with a 13/16th-inch circle punch, and topped with a Circle Window Charm. It made the perfect center for the large flower in the upper left-hand corner. To finish it off, I accented the flowers with Diamond Stickles, which pick up the colors in the paper, and a little metal photo corner from the Spring Blossom Mini-Medley Accents Collection.

Materials & Tools: Chipboard; Unforgettable Level 2 paper packet; Juniper ink pad; Papertrey Ink Floral Frenzy stamp set; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon; Circle Window Charms; Diamond Stickles; Spring Blossom Mini-Medley Accents; Yes! paste; Terrifically Tacky Tape.

My housework is not getting done. Oh, well . . . I'm having fun, which is something I can't say every day. Unless I impose a little self-discipline . . . later!


Sylvia said...

Hi, I have liked all the projects that you have made today. I have made boxes from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper but never covered them with chipboard. That is neat. I might be able to make a card left handed but I can't cut up veggies for a salad.

Stampin n da Hood said...

double stankin cute!!

Laurel said...

Wow, you have been a busy girl today! I love the boxes, they would be great with some chocolates for valentines too! I'm going to have to try one, thanks for the idea!

Jeanne said...

Another very pretty box!

If you can't find enough chipboard, could you use layers of cardstock glued together with that Yes glue? May be a way to use up some cardstock you thought you wanted, but don't use? Just a thought!

Great sharing today, Kathi!