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Origami Box

Paper Flower Tutorial
          Hi friends....I have always been fascinated by origami but never been very good at it! I can't even make a "flyable"  paper aeroplane ....so making this Origami Box was an achievement of sorts for me!! Hehe!
Paper Flower Tutorial
        You may have seen this type of box in blogland and it goes by different names including " Star Box".There are several tutorials out there with crazy origami symbols [which always look like hieroglyphics to me!]  but here is the tutorial by Christina which is nice and easy to follow: Origami Box tutorial.
Paper Flower Tutorial
          I experimented making a new flower using some Spellbinders dies and I think I can safely call it a Peony...what do you think friends..?
All the sparkle is "Diamond Dust" which I dusted generously on the flowers and the leaves . The silver leaves are foam leaves cut using Marianne dies and the green leaves were made with a WRMK Flower Punch Board and here is the tutorial : Easy Flower and Leaf Making Tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente 
        The little flowers peeking from under my huge Peony are Sospeso Trasparente flowers [ Details and tutorial here : Sospeso Trasparente tutorial ]
Clay Embellishment
        Since my box was made of pattern paper alone I needed some lightweight embellishments....all the silver embellishments you see on the sides and corners of my box look like they are made of metal but were made using lightweight air drying clay!
Origami Star Box
        Crafty Tip : Shallow molds like the  Martha Stewart molds pictured below are best to create clay embellishments for paper crafting as they are just the right depth...not too shallow or too deep.
For making resin embellishment for jewelry making or for a bigger project... like the dolphin and sea horse in my Ocean themed Box deeper molds are preferred as you can avoid the liquid resin overflowing from the mold
Clay Embellishments
Embellishments made with cheap air drying clay don't look very glamorous and some colors are downright "difficult to find the right project for" type if you know what I mean!
Liquid Leaf 
But since I had this gorgeous Liquid Leaf paint with me , I could create faux metallic charms!Here is the link to my DT post for Crafters Corner on Liquid Leaf 
Clay Embellishment
Unlike some type of paints Liquid Leaf is thin and nicely flowing so the intricate detailing of the clay embellishments remained nicely visible!
Clay Embellishment
        I  am on my way to make my 2nd origami box and sharing its picture below so that you can see how it looks like before its dressed up with pearls and what not.....yes you are seeing pearls galore in my projects these days as it's so much easier to use tiny embellishments ever since I got the Crystal Katana !
Origami Star Box

        I made the lid of my origami box quite sturdy by sandwiching a layer of foam between pattern paper and card stock.....I love using foam elements in paper crafts as foam is such a lightweight yet sturdy material...not to mention quite steadfast to glue on with the hot glue.
Origami Star Box
 And that's the lid removed to reveal the beautiful Lemon Crafts pattern paper visible on the inside of the box too.
Origami Star Box
          If you are a hoarder like me and keep waiting for a perfect project to use pretty pattern paper...then this just might be the project to showcase the prettiest double sided paper in your stash!
Paper Peony Origami Box
I hope you liked my  attempts at Origami....and yes I do have a tutorial for my "Paper Peony flower"...will post  it soon!
Supplies
Punches : Flower Punch Board, Martha Stewart Beaded ruffle border Punch
Special Tool : Crystal Katana 
Special Products : Liquid Leaf , Diamond Dust, Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Pattern Paper : Lemon Craft
Clay Mould : Martha Stewart
Dies : Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom Five,Couture Creations Scallop Square, Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3 , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 1

37 comments:

  1. Welcome back Sonia! Gorgeous bloom! You are tempting me to buy the liquid metals!

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  2. wow, that is really pretty. I've tried a few origami projects before but always got confused on the folds

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  3. Gorgeous box. Love the flower on top and DP. Soft colors suit perfect.

    Marjeta

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  4. Wow wow wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and clay pieces you added to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Bee-utiful origami box. Like all the embellishments & sparkle. Like the way it opens. Have done origami like a crane bird, cube box, piano (not remembering how to but know that I made one of these) but has been a long time. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Stunning box Sonia..Loz

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  7. SO striking and wonderfully decorated!! I loved your box! :)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog! Enjoy your day!

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  9. A fabulous box with amazing embellishments.
    Kath x

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  10. WOOOOOOOOW, ein Traum
    glg Gertrude

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  11. This is so beautiful...love it!
    xxx Margreet

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous gift box! I love the pearls and the rose! You did an amazing job on this!

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  13. Totally adorable, love the way you have embellished it. Must check out the link.
    TFS, Julie x

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  14. Beautiful box, Sonia!! The clay embellishments are gorgeous!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  15. You have amazing decorative skils!!
    This origami box is amazing!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  16. OMG! This is superb! I have never seen such gorgeous origami art, your box is amazing & embellished so beautifully!!

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  17. Adorable gift box! So many details you did a wonderful job with your gift box. I love doing origami and have done several cards and their folds so look forward in trying out this gift box. Love all the embellishments. I will have to check out all your links and give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Pat

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  18. WOW! This is absolutely stunning Sonia :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  19. A stunning box Sonia..the details and colours are just beautiful..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. A beautiful box made to perfection . Colours are gorgeous . Spotted the butterflies too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  21. Beautiful gift box. I love all your detail Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com


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  22. This is spectacular to say the least... the beauty astounds me, Sonia! You are a gem. The Liquid Leaf embellishments are exquisite! Thank you for the inspiration. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Beauty shines within the creation here and just love what I see....enjoy your weekend.xxx{aNNie}

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  24. Beautiful box Sonia....

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  25. Gorgeous Sonia! I love the paper you used, and all the added extras make this box incredibly feminine and elegant! Love it! hugs :)

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  26. I can't find the word to describe how beautiful this is. Great idea to use foam to reinforce it. Your peony looks very similar to the ones that grew in our garden when I was a child. Cara x

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  27. WOW, WOW, WOW this is one stunning and beautifully designed Origami box, it is full of so many wonderful things to see, this is an excellent little box
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  28. Oh, my!!! FANTASTIC!!! Pinned! : Love, love, love very much your origami star box with its lidl, how many fabulous adorable details! There is a lot to see here!! The Peony looks just amazing and the pink paper laces on the star's arms give it a lot of girly feel! Your own charms are really gorgous and love the patterned paper!! Great idea sandwich the cardstock with foam, too!

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  29. What a treasure of a little box this is! I love all of the delicate, handmade details and embellishments.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. This is sooo beautiful. All your special details have turned a plain little box into an intricate treasure. Looking forward to seeing number two. Hugs!

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  31. Wowza Sonia that is AMAZING!! FANtastic job on making box and the flower and rest of the decorations are truly gorgeous! Im in awe!!

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  32. WOW - so beautiful!

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  33. Its adorable! love everything.

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  34. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! Wow!! I love the origami design!! I can't make a paper airplane fly either so I know I could never make anything this stunning!! You decorated it perfectly!! I love the pearls!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  35. Sonia, what a beautiful presentation this small box makes for a gift. So many beautiful details, all gorgeous. You are the master of fussy, pretty, projects! Love the stunning flower atop, just the right finishing touch.

    Hugs
    Sue

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