Tuesday, 2 November 2010

An origami box trimmed up for Christmas

One of our challenges this month at ILWS is gift packaging. This can be boxes, bags, stamped wrapping paper, ribbon or paper bows to decorate packages with ... the possibility is endless.

I've created a reasonable size box

Stamp set: Winter Post
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Versamark
DSP: Elegant Soiree, Subtles Patterns Stack
Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border, Designer Label, Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle
Other: Heat and Stick Powder, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds

The box base and lid are made with DSP using origami, the instructions are on Splitcoaststampers here. Strips of the waste DSP from the box base were adhered around the centre of the box lid. The skaters from the Winter Post stamp set were coloured direct to stamp with Baja Breeze and Soft Suede markers and stamped out onto Very Vanilla card. The image was sponged around the edges with Soft Suede, a very thin line of Tombow applied, then Dazzling Diamonds. The image was popped up on dimensionals on a mat of Baja Breeze and then one of Soft Suede (3-13/16" square) punched with the Scallop Trim Corner and Border. These were popped up on dimensionals on the box lid. The Do Not Open sentiment was
stamped twice in both Soft Suede and Baja Breeze on Very Vanilla card. The Baja layers were punched with the Designer Label. The Soft Suede layers were trimmed right up to the inner sentiment and popped up on dimensionals onto the full images. These were popped up on dimensionals on either side of the box lid. The snowflake was stamped twice with Versamark onto Baja Breeze card, heat embossed with Heat and Stick powder, Light Blue glitter added and then heated again lightly to set. They were punched with the 1-3/8" Circle and popped up on Scallop Circles punched from Soft Suede. These were added to the remaining sides of the box lid, also popped up on dimensionals.

The box lid was made with a sheet of the Subtles Patterns stack of DSP simply because I've already used up all the rest of the pack of Elegant Soiree (got another on the way courtesy of the man in brown, lol).

Here's the box lid in close up:

And the box sides:

Hope to see your work in the gallery soon.

Sara xx


Heather x said...

Awesome box babe! Is the cardstock you used 12x12? Also did you score at 3 inch intervals?
*hugs* Heather x

Sara said...

Hi Heather. The DSP for the box base is 11" x 11" and the lid is 11.5" x 11.5". It's not really scored at intervals so much as folded into the centre. If you click on the link in the post then you'll see what I mean.

Sara xx

Laetitia said...

This is sooooooo cute. I just love everything about it. The colours work so well together and the image gives a vintage look to it which is really gorgeous. This will definitely make the perfect packaging for a small present or to store small items such as fancy jewellery.
I will have to try one of these.
Great inspiration as usual. If only I had more time to craft (and to blog as well as I have at least 15 cards I didn't put on my blog).
Laetitia xxx