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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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[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~

 

 

Scor-Pal Twist Open Pop-up Photo Box 09/20/2011

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Free Printable template  and instructions for the same design: Go here!

 

I mad this Scor-Pal version for September Scor-pal Designer Challenge :”)

Paper Size: 7” x 11” (letter size with 1-1/2” trim off the short sides)

Paper Type: Heavier weigh cardstock or patterned paper (65lb or above)

Additional supplies: Scissors, Scor-tape, Scotch, Hole Punches (1/16” and 1/8”), #16 Rubber Band x 1, Ribbon (Optional)

Finished Cube size: 2” x 2” x 2”

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Step 1: Short side at top, score  at 1/2”, 2-1/2”, 4-1/2” and 6-1/2”

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Step 2: Long side at top, score at 2”, 2-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 4-1/2”, 6-1/2”, 8-1/2”, 8-3/4” and 9”

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Step 3: Cut as shown:

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Step 4: Score at 5” as shown, stop as arrows show

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Step 5: Add additional scores as shown:

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Step 6: Cut as shown:

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Step 7: Fold as shown:

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Step 8: Flip over and add tape close to fold lines. If you want to stamp on the paper, now it is the time 🙂

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Step 9: Cut rubber band holes:

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Step 10: Add ribbon holder (if desired)

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Step 11: Remove all tape liners and form the box: Put the other end of the rubber band in as shown

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Step 12: Decorate. I used the leftovers and cut the 2” x 2” squares out

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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 8 🙂

How to Twist the box down:

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Notebook & Match Box Set 09/17/2011

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New entry for September Scor-pal Designer Challenge :”)

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Notebook cover, 8-1/4” x 3”, score at 4” and 4-1/4”. (I cut off the 1/4” at the end after I scored)

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Matchbox outside cover: 5”x 3-1/4”, put it against the right corner and score at 4-1/2”, 7-3/4”, 8-1/4” and 11-1/2”, as shown below:

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Matchbox inside: 5-3/4”x3-7/8”, put it against the right corner and score at 11-5/8” on all four sides, cut as shown below:

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The finished box:

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I have about 1/8” of gap here – I could have used 6” x 4-1/8” for the inside, score at 1/2”  and trim off 1/16” or less on all sides.

 

Here is the scor-pal tutorial on a matchbox: Gift for Mom, Enjoy~

 

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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Love You Card for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC2 05/19/2011

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This is my first card with buttons. Just could not remember them when making cards.

Made this simple card with Buttons & Twine for the challenge. And tried out the scor-pal lattice technique.

The challenge deadline is 11:59 pm EST Today! and Here is the link! Enjoy~

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