Monday, October 8, 2012

Origami Gift Boxes

Fast and simple these origami boxes are
made from one sheet of 12x12 double sided paper
folded to make the box base
and pieces of another sheet to make the lid.

I thought they would make great neighbors/friends gifts
with candy treats stuck inside.

Thanks to Bea Original blog for her free
Poinsettia SVG file.  The twigs are
from a Martha Stewart punch.

For the rest of the year...

they would be great as a thank you, happy birthday or just because gift

filled with lovely soaps, a candle, a bag of sachet or of course chocolate!

YouTube's Christiana1716 has a wonderful step-by-step
tutorial on how to make these Gift Boxes.
You can find her video here.  (There are two parts so be sure to see them both)

Old MacDonald Mini Baby Book

If you'd rather watch the YouTube video
of my mini I've included it as well
 I wanted a mini for my new Great-Great Nephew 
wow, does that make me sound old or what?
He's due to arrive in November

I found this 8x8 paper pak, Old MacDonald's Farm and
knew it would be perfect for a little boy album

I had intended to leave the front plain, since I had made
the decorated belly band to hold it together.
But after second thoughts I added some rows of
rub ons and this verse and of course a few
stickles, you gotta have stickles!

The darling little caricatures are cut on my Cricut
from Everyday Paper Dolls, Old West and Create a Critter cartridges. 

I decided since the book was already a little puffy
I'd best add a tie to the side to keep it secure once
the baby's photos were added.

Most of the embelishments are fairly flat but it still takes
up a fair amount of room, especially when you're trying
to get it to fold into itself and become a box.

Loved the fence, made a perfect holder for the mat.
The sheep came from an old Debbie Mumm paper pak,
Noah's Ark and the little hanging sign was in a set of 4
I picked up at Tuesday Morning.

The tractor was too pristine when I cut it so I added
a good coat or two of clear embossing and when
cooled I cracked the embossing to give it that old look.

Yep, I know, his eyes are a little funky, but that's the fun
of making things they can be funky once in a while.

Added Glossy Accents and Stickles and a shot or two
of Lindy's to give it a glittery sheen.

Rub-ons look better with a little Stickles

This was cut on the Cricut and then several layers
of UTEE added, love how it looks like plastic now.

He's my favorite, I'd hung on to this one sheet of 6x6 paper
for eons and sure enough it made just the right texture
for the wool on this little fellow.

The little puffy cloud is from Martha Stewart, it came with the
stars and crescent moons that are on other pages.

Love the kitty, he'll hold the baby's photo real snug.

And doesn't this little puppy just make you smile?

Thanks to the talent of the Peachy Keen designers and their
wonderful face stamps!

And of course the farm had to have a pig...

and a love bug...

and a bee (with Ice Stickle wings!)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my little boxed mini.