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Last week I showed you a picture of an origami box, that I created for this month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge. In today’s post, I would like to share a video tutorial of how the box was made. 

My Origami Gift Box. Decorated using Clarity Stamps

These boxes will vary in size, depending on what size of paper that you begin folding with. I would recommend using paper rather than card and a GSM of about 80-100 gsm. You could use patterned scrapbook paper for these boxes, or create your own patterned paper, by inking and stamping plain paper. 

You Will Need:

  • Two sheets of paper, cut to a square. Any size, but I demo with  6 x 6″ in the film
  • Steel Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil

To Embellish

  • Ribbon
  • Decorative stamps
  • Ink to co-ordinate with your colour scheme.

Method

Here is the film to show you how to create your Origami Box. I am not the originator of this folded design, it is a classic from the origami world. 

 

These boxes would be perfect for small gifts, on tables for parties and for celebrations. I hope you have a go and enjoy making these useful little boxes. The stamp I used on my film, is one of the small Ornate Corners by Clarity Stamps

Star Book, inside the Origami Gift Box

My Gift box contains a Star Book, another classic from the origami world. The stamped design again features Clarity stamps. This is my modified design, based on an original demonstration, by Barbara Gray, from Clarity stamps. As shown on Create and Craft TV in January 2010. 

Star Book Featuring Clarity Stamps

Links

Clarity Stamp Barbara Gray’s excellent rubber stamp company.

Graphicus also stock the two sizes of Ornate Corner stamps.

There will be a video tutorial, of the creation of the star book, coming soon.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

In today’s post I would like to share a picture of an origami box I made. The stamping on the top features Ornate Corner, from Clarity Stamps and the ink was Brilliance Coffee Bean. Since this month’s theme for The Virtual Crafting Challenge is B, I thought a Box would fit the bill, nicely.

My Origami Gift Box. Decorated using Clarity Stamps

Star Book, inside the Origami Gift Box

There will be a tutorial video of how to create this box, posted on the blog next week.

Links

Clarity Stamp Barbara Gray’s excellent rubber stamp company.

Graphicus also stock the two sizes of Ornate Corner stamps

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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It’s been a very interesting day! I decided to make an origami box for this month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge. I saw Jen Lowe demonstrate it on You Tube, which inspired me and I was going to give her credit for the design until…I went into my loft.

As regular readers will know I have been seriously bitten by the bookbinding bug. Whilst reading Keith Smith’s books on the subject I noticed that he often quotes his former tutor who taught him stitches based on embroidery stitches. This got me thinking, back in the days when my hands worked better I used to do a little embroidery and a friend of the family gave me a book detailing many kinds of stitch. I knew I had the book in the loft so with encouragement of my DH I ventured into the loft to find it.

I found the book and also a selection of crafting magazines that my late mother had collected back in the 1970s. I brought these downstairs to look through and guess what… the exact box that I had just made was described in one of the magazines :0  :)

Here is a picture of the cover of the magazine circa 1972

Handicrafts (circa 1972)

Handicrafts (circa 1972)

 

Here is a picture of the origami box instructions from there

Origami Box described

Origami Box described

 

And last by by no means least here are pictures of the boxes I created for the challenge

Origami Box

Origami Box

 

Origami Box

Origami Box

 

It just goes to show how hard it is to create something original :) Many of the origami models seen around today have been reproduced from models created many many years ago.

 

Links

If you would like to see the video that Jen Lowe created for You Tube on the model I made, please follow this link.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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