Thursday, 19 July 2012

Box(ing) Day


I was not feeling very good yesterday. I should have spent the day with my friend, but rang her to say I was staying home. I went back to bed for a couple of hours, and felt a bit better when I got up again. But I decided I needed to do something that was just fun, and I remembered making origami boxes with the kids at school when I was teaching. And so I made boxes. The first ones were exactly the right size for the twinchies I made last week. I used lavender cardstock for the 'bottoms', and some patterned paper in a lighter shade for the lids. Then I mounted the twinchies on them, and they were finished. I think they will make nice little present boxes, so will put them away and hope that I find them when I need them.... If you want to know how to make these boxes, I found some instructions here: Origami folded paper boxes 





And these 2 boxes have been made of two coordinating papers from Daisy Ds. I have had them in my stash for ages, and am happy to have found a project to use them.  The paper for the lids has been cut a quarter of an inch larger than for the 'bottoms', so that the lids fit easily. The boxes are fun and easy to make!



I made some more more boxes for notes, but I will show them another time.

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for looking!

26 comments:

  1. Hope you are feeling better? I love these little boxes, especially the purple ones x

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  2. Gorgeous boxes, this is def. your box week! Hope you are feeling better today. Take care, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Morning Valerie, how strange, I made one of these boxes last week with the intention of storing my twinchies in it, however I thought it was just a bit too 'nippit' (tight) - I never thought to put the twinchies on top! doh! These make beautiful little boxes. Sending hugs, hope you're feeling better today. xx

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  4. I LOVE the expression 'nippit'....Now I can think my jeans are too nippit again!

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  5. Morning Valerie. Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Gorgeous little boxes!! Fabulous use of the those beautiful twinchies. Take care. Sending lots of hugs.
    Regards Florence xxx

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  6. Valerie these are simply STUNNING' what gorgeous boxes. Your work is always incredible and I dont know how you keep coming up with amazing ideas. I think you have endless 'mojo'
    hugs June x

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  7. Wonderful boxes and thank you very much for the link to the tutorial. Your twinchies are gorgeous Valerie! I'm sad to hear that you've felt a little off and I hope that you are now fully recovered. xxx

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  8. I hope the extra rest did you some good and finds you feeling better today. Love the little gift boxes you made for your twinchies! The little boxes with roses are very special too!

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  9. Love your boxes Val, they will be lovely gifts even without anything in them! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Those boxes are just lovely. I love doing origami although I don't do it much. I hope you are feeling better now - it's good to sometimes have fun and take care of ourselves!

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  11. Beautiful little boxes and what a pretty way to present a gift! Very nice! Sorry you were not feeling well and hope today is much better for you!

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  12. Glad you are feeling better. Those boxes are lovely would be perfect for little gifts of jewelry!

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  13. Beautiful boxes. Hope you are feeling a bit better today.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Brilliant boxes and just right for those Twinchies. Sorry you were feeling ill, hope you're feeling better now Val. xx

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  15. Fabulous twinches and boxes, I love to make these and they are so easy but effective just right for chocolate!!! By using a larger paper size you can make them bigger too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you are feeling better

    Maggie H

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  16. Hi Valerie. Love your little boxes, perfect size to hold a choccie or two. Hope you are feeling better.

    Still tackling the post holiday ironing mountain but i'm getting twitchy each time I pass my craft desk!

    Aileen x

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  17. Ahhh.. What cute boxes.. You are always so creative. I love that about you!

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  18. Well I hope you are feeling all better, and your boxes are just lovely!

    :)

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  19. Oh Val, these are darling boxes. I love how you put the twinchies on the top. what a lovely little keepsake with maybe a little pair of earrings or necklace in them.
    Thank you for the link and nice comment you left me. ;)
    Hope you are feeling better, some days it is best to go back to bed.
    Lesley♥

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  20. Hope you are feeling better because tomorrow is postcard Friday and we wait eagerly for the next episode.

    Your origami boxes are darling, Valerie.

    Take care of yourself.
    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  21. Oh my goodness... your boxes are amazing, Valerie! :]
    Beautiful creations. ~xx

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  22. These are so bright and full of eye candy... love all the details!

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  23. Your boxes are gorgeous & look like such fun to make. You made each one of them so special with the embellishments.

    Hope you are feeling better!

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  24. Super boxes... such lovely, creative makes.
    Alison x

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  25. These are lovely and sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, hopefully by now with my catch up time has passed and you are in good health and spirits xxxx

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