Today is the day that our projects for the November Creative Crew for Splitcoaststampers can be shared with everyone. For this challenge we had to use a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers that was for anything but a card. I went in to the Holiday Blitz Tutorial section and saw this origami box and thought it would be fun to make. I have just started getting into origami for different projects and am really enjoying it. If you don't know, Origami is a Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. When we went to Disney last time our server at one of the Japanese restaurants made us a Mickey Mouse using this technique. It was so cute!
I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper that is in the annual catalog and the Smitten Mittens stamp set with matching Many Mittens framelits that are in the holiday catalog. This stamp set and framelits is available as a bundle which is a 10% discount than if you bought them separately. Did you notice the sparkle on the top part of the mitten by the wrist? I used our Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper for a little bit of bling. You have to have a little bling and I think it looks a little like snow.
The ribbon I used is the 1/8" Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White and to add fullness to the bow I made it a triple loop bow.
To make this project you will need the following products:
Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111
- cut at 11" x 11" for the bottom of the box
- cut at 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" for the top of the box
- cut at 1 1/2" x 8 1/8" for the strip on the top of the box
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- scraps for the snowflakes
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper #135315
- scraps for the tops of the mittens
The best part of this box is there is no adhesive used to create the box! How awesome is that!
Click HERE is Jenn Balcer's tutorial on how to create this box. Below is a couple more pictures of the box so you can see the inside and top better.
I will definitely be making more of these boxes for the holidays. The finished box is a 4" x 4" with a height of 2" with the lid all the way down. In the first picture I only put the lid on half way so the box was 3" tall. I really like how you can adjust the height of the box according to what you are going to put in there.
I will say it is a lot easier to work with the designer series paper than it is with the cardstock. The designer paper is thinner so it is easier to work with all the folding you have to do.
You don't realize how many things you accumulate over the years until you have to move it. Oh my goodness! I have way too much stuff so I gave a lot to Goodwill, which I am so happy someone else can use it and a lot went into the garbage. Why I kept the things I did, I have no idea.
Going through the stuff also brought back a lot of memories, some good and some not so good. I found the sermon the priest gave at my father's funeral 29 years ago. While I was reading it, I felt like I was right back in that church hearing it for the first time. Yep, I was definitely crying when I finished it. I was very blessed, or I should say we, my brothers and sisters, were blessed to have had such an awesome dad, role model and friend. He gave the best hugs with his strong arms and hands he got from farming for so many years.
The reason we are going through everything is we are getting new carpet on the whole second level next week. Right now, to get dressed in the morning I have to get my clothes out of 3 bedrooms and my shoes are in the fourth. I told Mr. Wonderful, at least we are using all the rooms right now. LOL
Last night was Trick or Treating and what a wonderful night it was! I was cold, but so worth it. I had 5 of my previous daycare children stop by to see me! Two of them are in 6th grade now! They made my night! It warmed my heart to see all of them. I sure do miss them! All of my daycare angels past and present are so precious to me. On top of all that my little man (he is the littlest one standing by himself) took two steps towards his mommy when she picked up him up. We were both crying, we were so happy. Yep, I cried a lot of happy tears last night. My heart is still full of love from them last night this morning. Here are some pictures of my little angels from my daycare. Aren't they adorable!
Only 5 more days until
I can't wait to share with you my first project. It was inspired by both of my girls, Emily and Erica. I know for a fact I will be making a lot of them for the holiday season and even after the holiday season.
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