Waffle Flower Papercrafts

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You Are My Cup of Tea 11/20/2011

Filed under: Inks, Stamps & Cards — Waffle Flower Crafts @ 8:38 pm
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Thanks for the shout-out by Cath on MoxieFab World, my origami box tutorial brought me my best visits record ever!  If you would like Cath to stop by your blog sometime, you can click on this link to add your blog’s URL to Moxie Fab World Blog Roll. Hugs to Cath! Thank you!

 

I was preparing for some blog hop (will share in December) and ended up with this card and tea bag holder (the origami box;)) I saw Jennifer using some narrow strips of paper to add more interest to her cards in the Holiday Card Boot Camp (by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner & Friends). I love the look and used on this card. Some way to use all the scraps I saved:) Kristina has a little twist to it: she uses a scalloped border punch first – the results are adorable!

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Color combination from The Play Date Cafe Challenge: Maroon, Copper and Tumeric. Color Challenges force me to use color combos I would have never thought of myself. I like the result on this card!

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I stamped the box after folding all the folds so I knew exactly where I want to stamp:) I love white embossing on red!

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Stamp: My Cup of Tea (Lawn Fawn), Cardstock: Bazzill, Embossing powder: Copper, White (Zing!)

 

I started with the sketch from CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. It turned out a little different than I thought:) But I had fun!

 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

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

Filed under: Anything Paper but a Card — Waffle Flower Crafts @ 4:54 pm
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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~

 

Origami Gift Box (Perfect for Washi Tapes) 11/07/2011

Filed under: Anything Paper but a Card — Waffle Flower Crafts @ 11:05 am
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My work server was down for maintenance this morning, so I made some small gifts.

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How cute would a roll of wash tape be in an origami box? The best part is that it takes only a piece of 6 x 6 paper! No scissors, no glue and no waste! I finally put some use to the pretty patterns that seemed hard to fit into my cards 🙂 Most washi rolls fit into this box size. Think about all the 6×6 pads you have, anyone? 🙂

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I tried putting a tutorial together but origami steps are tricky to shoot. Maybe later when I can have hubby to help.

UPDATE – TUTORIAL HERE:

[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (Incl. A Scor-Pal Version)

First entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You! and Wee Memories Challenge!

 

Off to work now… Have a great day! Hugs!