Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time With Chris!

It's Thursday and  this week we are going  to spend time with our super talented, super sweet Design Team member and Challenge Team Coordinator.... Chris Olsen!  Chris has created a fantastic box, with a real pop of excitement on top... and has gone to great lengths to describe the "how to" in great detail!  I hope you enjoy her project!  Here's Chris...


Have you ever wanted to give a gift but didn't have a box to package it in and or have any templates available to make one...then I have a quick, easy and beautiful way to make a box using Origami!!!

All you need is 2 pieces of 12x12 designer paper, a scissor, some scoretape, and embellishments (to decorate as desired (this box measures 4x4 inches)!!  To make the box itself without decorating, it took me less than 15 minutes!!! (top and bottom) You can use a smaller selection of designer paper  to make a smaller box.

Here is my completed box using  the  2- step Butterflies and the Butterfly 2 die available at Our Daily Bread Designs, brown seam binding, blue lace, blue rhinestones (Michaels), white pearls, and Ella Blue dp by GCD Stutios.



Here are my step by step directions with lots of photos.
Origami box lid:

  1. Gather 2 pieces of 12 x12 coordinating pieces of designer paper, a scissor, and some scoretape.

  1. Take one of the pieces of 12 x 12 pieces of designer paper to form the top of the box. Fold on a diagonal from one corner to the other.


  1. The fold in half again so it looks like a smaller triangle.


  1. Unfold and lay flat, then fold the corners of the square in to meet at the middle, forming a smaller square.


  1. Fold the square into thirds, creasing well. Unfold and repeat going across the other way.


6. Unfold and fold each of the flaps made in half on the four sides to make the box top shorter. Repeat on all 4 sides so it looks like the bottom photo on this step.



7.  Unfold flaps you have just made and cut a vertical line on the second vertical fold to the second horizontal fold on both sides.  When the cuts are made it should like the bottom photo of this step.



8.  Fold up the sides (on first fold) on two opposite sides and open the flaps on the opposite sides so it looks like this:
9.  You will have two tabs on each end.  Fold these tabs in to make each side.

10.  Place adhesive on wrong side on the flap before pulling over the edges to form your side.



(this picture above is actually the bottom but it is the same step and much clearer)

11.  Do the same for the opposite side of the box top. Your top should look like this when it is complete.


Origami box bottom:

1. Since the bottom needs to be smaller than the top so the top can fit snuggly on top of the bottom.  Fold your coordinating 12 x12 designer paper so there is an inch lip on two sides like this:


2. Trim white strips off the two sides so it is just a triangle.





3.  The fold in half again so it looks like a smaller triangle.



4.  Unfold and lay flat, then fold the corners of the square in to meet at the middle, forming a smaller square.






5.  Fold the square into thirds, creasing well. Unfold and repeat going across the other way.





6.  Unfold and cut on vertical lines to fold to make flaps on each side .  Pull out triangles from each side to make it look like the third photo in this step.





7.  You will have two tabs on each end.  Fold these tabs up to make each side.







8.  Place adhesive on wrong side on the flap before pulling over the edges to form your side.







9.   Do the same for the opposite side of the box top. Your bottom should look like this when it is complete.




Here is the completed box without the extra details I added.




Here is my completed box using the  2- step Butterflies and theButterfly 2 die available at Our Daily Bread Designs.






I hope you have enjoyed my creation and can receive some inspiration from it!! 


blessings,
Chris
Thank you so much Chris!  Even though the box is easy, I know writing all the instructions took forever!  Thanks for being so detailed with this so everyone can play along! 

I hope you'll leave Chris some love, and pop on over to her blog to see what else she's been up to!  Til next time.... have a great week!


Blessings,




DT Coordinator

16 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous box! Love all the step outs!

Karen W said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Thanks, Chris! I have never made one of these! It turned out super gorgeous!!! Blessings, Angie

happyDiane said...

LOVE it!! thanks for all of the directions WITH photos!

Francie G. said...

Chris, this is amazing! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent! Hugs!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Mom!! Gorgeous box!! Beautiful!!
Thanks for the steps!!
Nicki

Meghan said...

Oh how Gorgeous mom!! I love the blue!! The butterfly's are amazing...=)the paper is gorgeous!! I love the jewels!! The blue and brown matches perfectly!! I love the ribbon!! Gorgeous Job... as usual!! Love you!!
hugs,
meghan

Irene said...

Stunning...can't wait to try it!

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome project! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, girl, this is AMAZING!! I absolutely love how you have broken it all down step by step and the end result...wow gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn said...

totally gorgeous, Chris! whew! what a tutorial too!! tfs

Jonia said...

Beautiful box Chris and such great instructions!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful project, Chris! As Grace said, thanks for all the detailed pics and instructions...I'm sure that took quite a while to put together.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, tfs!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous box, Chris! I'll have to try one of these! Your instructions are very detailed, which I love!! Blessings! Kathy

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome box and tutorial! You always do such a great job Chris, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift :)