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[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (incl. a Scor-pal Version) 11/12/2011

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Tutorial for :Origami Gift Box (Perfect For Washi Tapes)

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Basics:

When folding the paper, it is ok to leave a small gap but do not go over the points/lines as the red arrows shown in this tutorial.

If you are new to origami, please practice on some printer paper or scraps first.

Supplies:

[Traditional] A square piece of paper (any size), Pencil, Ruler and Eraser (Skip Step 2)

[Scor-pal] 6″ x 6″ paper, Scor-pal (Start with Step 2)

Optional: Bone Folder, Embellishments, Stamps (as shown in Step 7)

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1. [Traditional] Mark on the back of your paper diagonally as shown below:

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[Traditional] Fold the four corners to the center as shown: (It is ok to have gaps)

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[Traditional] Open up and fold to the cross point as the red arrow shown below. Open up and fold the next corner in.

[Traditional] Remove the pencil marks when you have finished all four corners.

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2. [Scor-pal] 6″x6″ Patterned-side up: line up at 4-1/4” and sore at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8” as shown.

(I marked the 4-1/4” line at the bottom of the scor-pal for an easy line-up).

Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8”.

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Finished fold lines shown as Patterned-side down:

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3. Patterned-side down: [Traditional] Valley Fold as shown in orange lines. [Scor-pal] Score at 3” on all sides, stop at the corners of the middle box. Valley Fold.

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4. Patterned-side facing you: Valley fold as shown on all sides

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5. Fold as shown:

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Continue to fold all the corners:

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6. Step 5 finished look as shown.

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Push the four little triangles as the arrows shown above to their left.

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7. Fold the four flaps down as shown

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[Traditional] You may have gaps on the flaps.

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[Scor-pal] You will have a little overlapping on the flaps. Turn around and cut the little extra paper off.

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If you want to stamp, do so before step 8.

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8. Fold the flaps back down one by one counter-clockwise.

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Tuck the final flap in.

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9. Decorate.

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Third entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You!

Also for Scor-pal Designer Chellenge

This is my first origami tutorial, please feel free to let me know if you have any question by leaving a comment to this post. I will try my best to answer.

 

Enjoy~

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Favor Box with Fabric Paper 10/17/2011

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Made for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. The photo inspires me to create a project using fabric and the color: Red.

 

Printable Box Template: Download Here (My first template, hope you would enjoy it!) Sorry about the wire handle~ My first… It was perfectly straight when I got it…

Stamp: (My Peeps) Paper Smooches, using reverse stamping technique.

Punch: (Heart) Marvy Extra Jumbo

 

:”) In case you do not read the comments 🙂 Here is how I did the reverse stamping:

 

I put a busy pattern (or silhouette) clear stamp (in this case, the owl in “My Peeps” set) facing down on an acrylic block and stamp the bird on the smooth back of the stamp (careful, it is slippery), then put a piece of paper onto the image and use my fingers to transfer the ink.  The clear stamp needs to be made with high quality photo-polymer or it would not take the ink well. The finished result could be a little blotchy, I usually use a black marker to go over the lines again. Enjoy~

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The good thing about Fabric Paper: slice off the backing paper and stick the sides together! No more gluing! 🙂

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[Guest Design] Scor-Pal Candy Shaped Treat Box 10/03/2011

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These treat boxes are made for Scor-Pal October Challenge: “Sweet Treats”. I am so honored to be their guest designer for this month.

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As you can download from the Scor-Pal website, tutorial for the blue box can be downloaded here!

In case you are new to paper folding – With the patterned side facing you, “Mountain” and “Valley” folds are as shown:

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These boxes are easy to make: very little cutting/taping involved. They are so cute that just simply folded with patterned paper and tied with some ribbon will do the job. I can see the happy faces when I hand them out on Halloween. Sweet Treats!

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Even Bigger Version:  2” x 2” x 5” for the body! Just think of the stuff you can put in them!

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The scoring and folding are the same as in the tutorial linked above except in Step 2:

Long Side at Top: Score at 1-1/4”, 2”, 2-1/4” and 3”; Turn the paper around and score the other end at the same marks.

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Body cover piece: 5” x 8”  and score at 2”, 4”, 6”.

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I  then cut and punched eight 2” x 2” squares (4 for each end) to extend the ends. In my opinion, the box would be more balanced this way. Since most edge punches have a pattern of close to 2”, it is very easy to decorate the boxes.

Adding a window: Using Scotch tape to attach a piece of acetate to the inside.

Normal Shape punches can only reach this section and a little edge/tape will show in the finished box. I used an 1-3/4” punch here.

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An Anywhere Punch would be wonderful to add a perfect window. Punch either one of the two middle sections. This punch I am using is a little small to my liking.

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Baby Candy: Patterned paper size: 4-1/2” x 6” (Stampers, think of all the 6” x 6” pads you have! lol)

Step 1: Short side at top. Score at 1”, 2”, 3” and 4”.

Step 2: Long side at top. Score at 3/4”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, 2”, 4”, 4-1/2”, 4-3/4” and 5-1/4”.

Step 3: Stamp (Optional)

Step 4: Short side at top, 1/2” section on the right. Put each 1” section between 7” and 8” line on Scor-Pal, put ruler against 7-3/8”, mark between the two closer horizontal scored lines on both ends.

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Still short side at top, 1/2” section on the right. Put the paper against Left corner, put ruler against 3-5/8”, mark between the two closer horizontal scored lines on both ends.

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Fold and cut – You should get the shape below. Then follow the steps in the tutorial linked above.

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You may want to practice on some scraps or try the Letter-Size version first. 🙂

Wheeeeew~ What a long post! Hope you enjoyed it and will give it a try! Please feel free to link your projects in the comments, I’d love to see your beautiful creations!

Happy Crafting~

 

This is a happy day! 09/22/2011

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I am picked up as the winner of September Scor-pal Designer Challenge !

Yay! Yay! Yay! I am so happy because I have worked extra hard on this and there are awesome entries by the others! It is extra special to me because my love for folding boxes. I want to thank the design team for choosing me: Big Hugs! You made my day!!

For the past two weeks, I had been crazy cleaning our house and changing the exercise room into a guest room for a friend’s visit this week. And my Mom is coming for a whole month starting next week! I am excited for the visits but preparation is stressful! Yet, I found the time to prepare my entries: whenever I am not moving furniture around, I am at my craft table!

Anyway, here is another box I made following Tami’s example on the challenge page a couple days ago but did not find the time to post. I finally get to use the pretty clay flowers I made:) Had so much fun! I love paper boxes!

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting~

 

 

Free Template for Twist Open Pop-up Photo Box 09/19/2011

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I am working on a Scor-pal version but for now it is a printable template:)

UPDATE: Scor-Pal Version is Here!

Let’s get started! :”)

Step 1: Download the Template Here

Step 2: Print – The finished box is 2” x 2” x 2” when printed 100% on Letter Sized paper.

If printed image is not completed, try with printer settings set to “Fit to Page” or “Scale to Fit …”.

Step 3: Score and Fold according to instructions in the template.

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Step 4: Add Tape as shown below (close to the fold lines where two sides will connect); Punch ribbon hole if desired.

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Step 5: Attach the Rubber Band

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Step 6: First side up

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Step 7: Add Ribbon

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Step 8: Top on

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Step 9: The other end

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Step 10: Close

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Step 11: Twist

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Step 12: Decorate as desired

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There are two triangle shapes included in my template. There will be a 1/8” gap all around the shape when added.

Or just cut 4 pieces of 2” x 2” squares:

I stamped and inked the edges. Cut them as show(1 into 4 pieces, others into 2 pieces) You can also cut photos.

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Remember to leave a gap in the middle so the box can still be folded down.

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You can stamp directly on the box in Step 4 for this printable template 🙂

Enjoy~

 

This template is inspired by Sizzix XL Die – Twist Cube, Pop-up 3D by Karen Burniston. The die is awesome: bigger box (3-1/4”), no more scissors nor scoring. Karen’s design also adds strength to both top and bottom. The video and instructions on their product page are very helpful.

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I am not associated with Sizzix in any way. It is just that the convenience and uniformity of the die cannot be comprised with my template. So if you really like this box design, this die would be a nice choice.

 

Easy Petal Box with dies and Scor-pal 09/07/2011

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Got my SCS weekly inkling today, great tutorial on “Petal Card”

SCS Sample Pretty, Pretty~

 

It makes a perfect box too! For the small hand-made embellishments:)

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Guess this could be my second entry to Scor-pal Challenge 🙂

September Scor-pal Designer Challenge

 

Happy Crafting~

 

Trick or Treat Candy Box 09/05/2011

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I made this purse following Scor-pal project instructions here: “The Purse Collection”

 

I have had scor-pal for about a year and could not imagine how I could do without it 🙂 I love making paper boxes and when I first discovered all the possibilities from score-pal projects list here: http://www.scor-pal.com/projects_listing.htm I was overwhelmed with joy~ ;-D

 

I just learned that they have monthly challenges, see here for this month: September Scor-pal Designer Challenge

 

And here is my take:

Trick or Treat Candy Box

 

Used Blackbird paper from My Mind’s Eye 🙂 Love the whole collection~

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