Friday, September 28, 2012

Origami box

 I needed a creative wrapping for a very un-creative gift and was inspired by the boxes that Christina from Flowers, Ribbons, and Pearls had recently made.  Although I'm anxiously awaiting her video for her boxes, I did find a You Tube video for a simple origami box.  There is no tape for the box part - just a lot of folding.  Now the lid is an entirely different story - it does need some glue and good strong tape.  I used all Stampin Up products for this, including the Blossom Petal Builder punch for the flower.   The green box below was my first attempt and I decided to cut each layer of petals shorter for the Razzleberry flower, which made it lay a little flatter.  It really only took me an afternoon to whip up both of these boxes and now I'm looking forward to making some for Christmas gifts using the Spellbinder's Poinsettia. The boxes use two sheets of 12 x 12 paper and are plenty big (4 x 4 x 2) to hold a gift card and some small items.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Not a Card
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything other than a card
Fab N Funky Challenge - Starts with an F (Flower)

Thanks for looking!


  1. WOW! Gerlinde, my eyes are so happy! (not just at the remarkable beauty of your creations, but enjoying your blog again!) LOL Your origami boxes are breathtaking - so feminine and colorful, with great textures and details! They truly are beautiful!

  2. What a pretty box. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

  3. beautiful boxes, gorgeous colors!

  4. Beautiful Boxes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rose on top...just GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week!


  5. Beautiful project, lovely design and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

    Pat xx