Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Origami Gift Box!

Here is the Origami Gift Box project I promised yesterday! It was inspired by the Holiday Project Blitz on SCS! Jenn Balcer wrote a great tutorial (here - (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/origami_box/), so if you want details on how to create the box itself, click on the link for awesome instructions!

I made this box and matching card as a birthday gift for a niece. Jenn's tutorial came along at just the right time! The box is big enough to hold a small jewelry presentation box (earrings- or ring-size), which is just what I needed!

I used a full 12" x 12" piece of designer paper for the top, and another for the bottom. This paper is from Basic Grey's Urban Couture collection. Isn't it beautiful? I got it at eP (see link on the right), one of my favorite online shops!!! I got the Prima flowers there, too (thanks, Daisy)!

Once the box was made, I embellished it with the gorgeous chocolate satin ribbon from SU!'s Theater ribbon collection. Then, it just needed a tag. The tag layers are (from bottom to top): scallop-punched Chocolate Chip CS; more of the DP punched with a 1.25" circle punch; a Prima lace collection flower; and the brad is one of SU!'s Build-a-Brads, using more of the DP stamped with the small flower from SU!'s Baroque Motifs set. I LOVE these Build-a-Brads! They add such a "finished" look to things!!! The tag was attached to the ribbon with some SU! copper cord (ret.).

This box matches the card I posted yesterday. Scroll down for info, and thanks for looking!


Katie! said...

I love this!!! So pretty!

SmilynStef said...

Just beautiful ... so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, Mary!!!

poor young niece said...

absoloutely dreadful. i mean your poor old niece doesn't want a gift box for a 65 year old. However you did great i would buy it anyday of the week, month, year, 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, 5 year, 6 year, 7 year, 8 year, 9 year, decade and century! congratulations and celebrations

paperfrenzy said...

Wow... "poor young niece," I'm not sure if I should take your comment as a compliment or an insult... Posting comments online can be a risky business, since there is no way for the other person to hear your tone of voice...

That being said, I choose to take it as a compliment. Thank you.