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Sunday, 21 April 2013

An Origami Box

I decided to try something different today and made an origami box - they are so simple to make but are quite strong and would make lovely gift boxes. You can make them in any size and just have to cut the base square half an inch smaller to fit.
I used paper from the Prima Botanical Collection 6x6 pad and ended up with a box just over 2 inches square. To decorate the top I used Marianne die LR0156 (flower), Memory Box die fabulous phlox (leaves), a tiny punched butterfly and a lovely deep red rose from my stash.
This was so easy and quick to make and would also be a good way to use up some of those papers that we're not to keen on as they look totally different when folded into a box.




I shall enter this in the following challenges
Creative Inspirations challenge 'Anything But a Card'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'One Paper Taker - one design paper only'
Allsorts challenge 'A Passion For Flowers'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge 'Favourite Colour Combo' (deep red and creams / beiges)
Crafting For All Seasons challenge 'No Stamps Allowed' (my 2nd entry)

9 comments:

  1. WOW!! This is stunning Andrea! Beautiful paper and that flower is gorgeous!
    xx

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  2. What a pretty little box. The papers and flower look fab.
    Lorraine x

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  3. Love this box Kanda! So original and lovely!

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts for our Monthly Challenge :)

    Hugs, Franz.

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  4. A really super gift box Kanda and just perfect for our challenge this week.

    Thanks so much for joining in my 'Passion for Flowers' theme at Allsorts.

    B x

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  5. Wow! This is a fabulous gift box Andrea, so pretty and your rose is gorgeous.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Gorgeous gift box, love your colours and pretty flower, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hugs, Sarah x

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  7. This is a lovely project Andrea thankyou for joining in the Allsorts challenge Jo x

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