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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Please note:  It was brought to my attention that I made a print error in the scoring of this box.  The score mark shown below in red bold print is corrected to read 4.50", not 4' as initially posted.   The tutorial diagrams shown, however, are correct.
Good evening, friends!!!  I hope all's well and I apologize for being so late posting today, however, it was such a beautiful day today that my hubby decided we'd spend the day together and end it with dinner out.  It was fabulous day and I had a wonderful time!!!
Before I get started, I see a new follower I'd like to say hello to -- hi, Blue6366!!!  Welcome and so very happy to have you!!!  Now that you're at home and family...

I mentioned I'd have the tutorial for you for the origami box and I do.  You'll need one 8.50" x 11" sheet of cardstock and paper glue to make this box, and whatever embellishments you choose to decorate it.

Starting with the top 8.50" (across) side of cardstock, score at 2.50" and 6".

Turn paper around to the top of the 11" (across) side of cardstock, score at 2" all the way down the length of cardstock; score at 2.50" but do not score past the scoreline marked at 6" for the opposite side.  Next, score at 4.50" and 6.50" all the way down the length of cardstock; score at 8.50" but, again, only to scoreline marked at  6"  for the opposite side; and score at 9" all the way down the length of cardstock.

Turn paper around the opposite 11" (across) side of cardstock and score only to the scoreline at 2.50" and 8.50".  You're scorelines on the cardstock should look like this:

Next, on both 11" sides, cut the 2.50" and 8.50" lines in both directions to the scorelines opposite them as noted on the diagram below in red:

All the remaining black lines are fold lines.

Fold up the tabs and the panels at the 2.50" and 8.50" red cut lines.  You're cardstock should now look like this:

Now fold up along all the remaining black score lines, then unfold and lay cardstock in a flat position again.

Next, fold the inside panels up, with the cut ends folded in forming one-half of the box; do the same to the opposite side forming the other half of the box; glue box sides.  It will look like this:

Okay, we're almost done!  Now, take the top end panel and fold up; take the cut tab and while still holding the end panel up, fold the tab downand glue to the bottom of the red cut line.  It will look like this:

Now fold and glue the tabs down on the remaining three (3) corners and you have your origami box!!!

I hope I made the directions clear enough for you.  If you have a problem, just let me know!!!

If you make this box, I'd really like to see what you did with it!!!  Enjoy, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am glad you had a wonderful day with dh.... and dinner out. This box doesn't look too hard, hoping I can try to do it some time. I have been trying to clean all day. hugs

Ladybug said...

Glad you had a nice day w/ the hubster! Your origami box is really cute! TFS the tut.

paperscissors said...

thanks for your kindness and i will always be a faithful follower and try to comment often on your fabulous creations. thanks for sharing your generous heart!!!

Susan said...

I can't wait to get home from class today to try this!

Brigit said...

Audrey, this is unbelievable, I'm gonna have to try it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Sounds like a fab day Audrey. and our men are sooo appreciative when we give them a little time! LOL Hey this actually looks doable! Thanks so much for the tut. Can't wait to try! xxD

xosparklesxo said...

Wow! That turned out great!

- - Sheryl - - said...

sounds like you had a nice day and dinner w/hubby. thanks for the screen shots and layout for the box! FAB

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [30 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Boy when you break it down like this it looks easy. Thank you.

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey Audrey, I've been trying the box and kept screwing up. One side of the middle box was never long enough to glue together. I finally tried the 2 middle scores from the 11 inch side at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 (instead of 4 and 6 1/2) and it looks like it came out right. You might want to check. Hugs, D

Audrey Frelx said...

Thanks, Donna, for catching my error!!! I knew you were right as soon as I saw 4" instead of 4.50". All the diagrams, however, show correctly.

Fern said...

WOW Audrey, you make it look sooo easy!! I'll have to give this one a try!!! Thanks, sweetie!!! XXXX

Mad Fat Girl said...

I can't wait to try this out!!!

Blackstar#SSR said...

I wanna use this to make a CD case for my Form & Space class