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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hello all!! I hope everyone is well and staying warm.  I am sitting writing my post by the fireplace as a cold front is in our area.

Anywho... I am popping in to share a gift box I created.  Have you ever wanted to give a gift but didn't have a box to package it in and no templates available to make one...then I have a quick, easy and beautiful way to make a box using Origami!!!

All you need is 2 pieces of 12x12 designer paper, a scissor, some scoretape, and embellishments (to decorate as desired (this box measures 4x4 inches)!!  To make the box itself without decorating, it took me less than 15 minutes!!! (top and bottom) 

Here is my completed box using  the  2- step Butterflies and the Butterfly 2 die available at Our Daily Bread Designs, brown seam binding, blue lace, blue rhinestones (Michaels), white pearls, and Ella Blue dp by GCD Stutios.

If you would like to make one of these origami boxes, I have created a tutorial with tons of step by step pictures on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Some Odd Girl -"Bling It Up"Crafty Creations - #152 something new (new dp)Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Something New (new dp)Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes Crafty Cardmakers -  No Floral EmbellishmentsCupcake Craft - Something NewHouse of Gilli -  Anything GoesLexi's Creations - Anything GoesMake it Monday - always Anything GoesPaper Creations Ink -  Die Cuts and/or PunchesPollycraft - Anything BUT a CardThe Crazy Challenge -  Lace and /or PearlsTruly Madly Crafty Challenges (January) Anything GoesDream Valley Challenges -  Anything GoesOne Stitch At A TimeUse Embellishments (lace, ribbon, pearls, rhinestones)Opus Gluei ) "Out with the Old and In with the New" (new dp and old dies)2 Sisters - #73 Things with WingsCatch The Bug  Anything GoesOne Stop Craft - #164 Bingo* (dies, paper pieced butterfly, lace/ribbon)Fairy Fun Fridays Things with Sparkly Wings

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!!  They are greatly appreciated!  Have a great day!!


Nicki-twinklebug said...

Yay!! I am the first comment!! I LOVE this box!! The colors with the blues and browns with those popped up butterflies!! I think my birthday card/box found me this year!! lol!!
I love you!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
Wow what a fabulous gift box. I love the colours and the decoration on top is gorgeous. Stunning work.
Fiona x

Karen Wilson said...

This is stunning, Chris. I love those butterflies!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

ok... my usual.... ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! probably harder to MAIL than to make - ya think?

sorry to hear you've been under the (lousy) weather! sure hope ur feeling better soon.

it's great to see you! hope your holidays were spectacular. stay well.

hugs and sparkles!

Crystal said...

This is GORGEOUS Chris, WOW I LOVE LOVE those butterflies and these colors....Stunning work my friend!!!!! LOVE THIS!

Deb said...

your gift box is absolutely stunning, I love it, the papers are so pretty as are the butterflies!

Sandra said...

Oh this is a lovely gift box Chris love the papers and those butterflies and colours:)Sandra H

rudlis said...

This is so gorgeous! I love those butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful and really a gift in itself-I wouldn't need anything

Carol L said...

This is just gorgeous Chris, and thanks for the tutorial as well! Making boxes is one of my favorite things to do!

Shelby said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps


1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Chris! Love that butterfly!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Chris, what an amazing box and oh so clever , you have decorated it beautifully too. I popped over to our daily bread for the tut, thank you so much for that. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


Leanne said...

Oh my gosh - this is soooo beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Owner of Top Tip Tuesday

Lori said...

Wow Chris, this is GORGEOUS! What a great project and I love the colors and fringe around the edges. Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck in the prize drawing and I hope you'll join us again.

Debs said...

a beautiful creation Chris :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at DVC and good luck..hugs Debs x

Josephine said...

This is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining the Crafty Cardmakers 'No Floral Embellishments' challenge!

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW! Stunning, love the colours you have chosen! thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT! Good Luck and i hope to see you again soon! x

Cards By Jan said...

Well Chris, you outdone yourself this time..... what a GORGEOUS box, I love the colours, the butterflies and all the decos. FABULOUS!!

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG Stunning!!! I love it :o) Thank you for joining our challenge at OSAAT this week. Good luck.


Princess4Wiz said...

What a beautiful box, Chris :-)

Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Beth. xxx

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Dawn B. said...

Wow the box is a gift in itself. This is beautiful. I really like that it is somewhat 3D. Great job.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful Chris I have popped over to the blog and bookmarked your tutorial so I can have ago, the colours, butterflies and design look breathtaking.
Lorraine x

Cor* said...

Always a pleasure to see what you are creating Chris! This is no exception. A lovely bow topped with stunning butterflies and lace! Thanks for being ODD with us at SOG this week! Good luck.

Arabella said...

Your box is beautiful Chris! It would be a lovely gift in itself! I love the browns and blues and those butterflies are so pretty!

Thanks for joining us for the Anything But A Card Challenge at Pollycraft!


Rosemary said...

I wanted to stop by here sooner and tell you how much I loved this project - the thumbnail was teasing me and every time I clicked over here the darn Blogger was blanking out the page. But I can see it in all its beauty now and I LOVE it, so elegant and classy. I've tried my hand at origami and it has never looked this pretty. This is really nice and what a chic package for someone special's gift!

Thank you for finding us at Opus Gluei, I hope that you come back and have some more fun with me.


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