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Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hi, again.  I'm back with a little project to share!

I'm certain most of you have probably seen this before, it's been around on several different blogs I've hopped around to visit.  However, although I'd seen it, there were never any instructions and/or patterns to do it.  What caught my attention is that one blogger had written it was hand-assembled from one piece of paper and required no gluing, and that once assembled it stood up on its own.  Well, anything like this piques my interests, so I attempted to make it.  I started out using 8-1/2 sheets of paper and could not get it!!!  Eventually I just gave up for a while!  Coming back to it with a vivid picture in my head, I went back to it again with some success; but it still wasn't quite right.  Eventually, I did get it but it was waaaayyyy to small, so I tried a 12"x12" sheet of paper and after some folding and refolding it came out perfect!

The construction is all in the way it's folded, and after ruining many, many, many, sheets of paper I came up --finally -- with this cute little card box and it's embarassing now all I went through and how easy it really is to fold and put together.  I mean eezy-peezy easy!!!

This is the front of the box and the pocket holds 5-6 cards comfortably ( as long as there are no heavy embellies):

Turn the box around to the back and there's another pocket to hold the envelopes:

And there's room for you can tuck several ink pens at the bottom on the inside:

This project was also a stamping lesson for me too because I've never been very good at stamping images, so if you see my flaws and misses, please overlook them.  I tried to cover them up but didn't manage that too very well either.

I know many of you have techniques for making your flowers, I don't.  I kind of just make my flowers as I see them in my head.  I cut up the material (if it's paper I scrunch it up first), cut out the shape I think I'd like, shape them and put them together.  I've often used a fabric stiffener to shape flowers made of materials, but I'm really going to have to try the new candle burning method.  It looks so fun and easy!  On my paper flowers here, I used black colored Stickles to outline some veiny designs on the petals of the flowers.  You might be able to see them if you click on the picture to zoom in.

I think I'll do a tutorial of how this card box is folded; that is, if you'd like for me too and haven't already done it.  Let me know!

Hope you like it!!!


- - Sheryl - - said...

Audrey, I love the color scheme and your stamping!- I have not seen this kind of "origami" folding. Yes please share!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is darling and would make a cute gift for the ladies at work. Thanks for sharing.

Gemini-Heather said...

It's absolutely beautiful!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, if this isn't the cutest creation. You are so amazingly talented. I clicked on it and it is just beautiful.

BeeBeebabs said...

Audrey this is beautiful everything about it is beautiful. Flaws??? What flaws? - you did a great job tfs

Jean said...

This is so neat! I would love to see a tutorial from you on this one!!

Beatriz said...

Audrey, this project is so cool! You did a beautiful job and I love the colors too. Thanks for sharing!

scrappin sista said...

Audrey, i love this, it is just lovely! thank you so much for the well wishes!

shari said...

Audrey, I love this, I'd love to see a video, or a picutre tutorial of how you did it. Shari (cricutrookie)

MsJay said...

This is a very nice project. You have really sparked my interest with this one. Thanks for sharing.

paperscissors said...

yes i would love a tutorial!!! this is a clever way to present a few notecards to friends at school year end! tfs!

Love That Bug said...

This is so nice, and would make great gifts for so many people.
Thanks for sharing
I agree with cricutrookie, I would love to see a video or a picture tutorial.

DonnaMundinger said...

You know I love your folding, girlfriend! This is sooo darn cute I'd LOVE a tut! xxD

Brens Designs said...

Wow Audrey! That is sooooo pretty! I love the colors. It does not look simple to me!!! Would love to see how you folded the paper. By-the-way... I noticed you commented on my blog and was wondering if we are OK. We are better than we have been in a year and one-half :) We have been busy due to our granddaughter graduating and attending lots of functions. Summer seems to be our busy time here. Love and hugs!!! Life if Good - God is Better!!!

Toni said...

wonderful like always , thank you for sharing it with us

just2ducky said...

Stunning! What a wonderful way to present a "set" of cards. I need "easy" so I look forward to your tutorial. :)

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I love everything about this. The paper is so chic, the flowers, pearl, ribbon add so much to this project...Congrats on figuring this out...I wouldn't be able to that.