Monday, 15 June 2009

An origami box for 2 challenges

First time I've made one of these and it wasn't as complicated as it first looked, the hardest part (for me) was cutting a piece of 12 x 12 into 11 x 11 - sounds easy but I'm so rubbish at measuring and then I cut the same end twice so ended up with a 10 x 10 piece! My husband came to my rescue as I was about to have a paddy, took over & I ended up with a lovely, straight square. The upshot of this is that I NEED a ScorPal!! The good thing about this box is you can make it any size you want (phew) as long as the piece for the lid is ½" bigger, so mine's a tad smaller than I originally intended!

The box was the project over at Stamps & Smiles this week & Digital Tuesday's Challenge was also to make a box or bag, so the two challenges went really well together.

I used Stampin' Up! DSP as it's double sided and quite thick, thick enough to make a box and easier to manipulate than cardstock, the paper is from the set Tea & Crumpets. I've also made a band to go around the box and have secured that underneath with a velcro fastener so it's easy to remove & open the box.

The image is a digital image from the Digi-shack and I've coloured it with SU! markers in Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery, I've also used some SU matching Barely Banana cardstock to mount it on.


Emma said...

I know what you mean Jan about the box, with all that crazy folding lol. That paper really suits it though, with such contrasting colours on the inside - really pretty image too x

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous Jan! Love the papers you used and the pretty digi image!
I would have done the same with my measuring and cutting and my husband would have had to come to my rescue also, which he's done many of times! lol
So glad you were able to play along with us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!
Blessings, Maria

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous box! I love the image! Thanks so much for playing the DTC!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo!!! fab hunni!! tell kev i vote for him to buy you a scorpal!!! haha!! it's a lovely box, i do like that barely bannana colour!! hmmm another thing to add to my list! :-) xxx

Vickilyn said...

Beautifully done!! I love it!!

Thanks for playing with us at Project Tuesday this week!!


Lora said...

Great box! I always mess up when I'm measuring stuff but Barry doesn't come to my rescue, he just laughs at me!!
Thanks for joining in with the DTC this week.
Hugs Lora x

stampin abi said...

beautiful box!