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!