Monday, 12 May 2014

Blue Floral Origami Box

Along with a floral wreath card I made a matching origami box to give Alan's sister for her sixtieth birthday.  We had decided to give Vicky money towards her Australian trip so to follow on this theme I made an origami box and put travel sized toiletries in it.  To find out how to make this origami box base then follow the following link to find an excellent video tutorial.

Decorating the lid and sides of the box gave me the opportunity to make flowers using the Marianne stitching dies, layered flower dies and the English Rose die which are my favourite ones at the moment.  The small flowers were punched using and X-cut small flower punch with peel off stickers added to their centres.  A few self adhesive pearls and blue satin ribbon were the other embellishments.

Navy and pale blue card were used for the layers on the lid, the lining layers inside the box and to cover the base of the box.  Nestabilities and the first die from the Grand Nestabilities Labels 1 sets of dies from Spellbinders were used to cut these layers.  The lace edges on the triangle flaps were made using a Stamping up border punch. Nestabilities circle dies were used to make the holder for the ribbon handle.

I made an ATC envelope to put the money gift in and decorated it with a bow made using a die set from Sue Wilson.  The same bow die was also used to decorate the box for the birthday card.  These dies cut a dream and make up a really lovely embellishment.


Here is the finished card, gift box and money envelope.

If you've read the previous post can you spot the difference on the card in this photograph from the one in that post.  Recently I wrote of my dislike of peel offs but had used one to frame the number sixty on the original card.  Unfortunately it wouldn't stay stuck to the card and kept springing up again so it was replaced with a frame cut from matching card using Spellbinders circle dies.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Wow, this is all fabulous! It looks like a lot of time and love went into that origami gift box! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Petal Power"! :)

  2. FANTASTIC! She's going to love each and every one of these beauties! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  3. oh wow this is so stunning liz.fabulous design and i love your blue colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Nice design on the box, love the blue and the flowers wow, just in awe of them. Great job. Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT@4CC

  5. Such a beautiful origami box, love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  6. Wow Liz you make the most amazing things, real paper engineering at its best! Beautiful!! Susan xx

  7. Oh my gosh, what an incredible project, Liz! Gorgeous blues and fabulous embellishments! What an amazing gift!
    Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts Challenge. Jane xx

  8. What a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
    Stella xx
    TCT DT

  9. What gorgeous card and box set! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. This is another fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments this Fortnight
    Zoe DT xxx

  11. WOW! These are stunning. Your designs are so beautiful and I love the pretty shades of blue.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx