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Topic: Origami Gift Box... on steroids (image heavy)  (Read 10476 times)
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« on: January 04, 2009 12:13:12 PM »

I knew I wanted to make an origami box similar to the lotus flower box I posted in the paper craft forum... but I figured I had to spruce things up a little.  Here's my origami gift box on steroids from the front:


My fiance (AllieAnalogue on craftster) helped me pick out some nice square scrapbooking paper that I used for the lid and the bottom of the box.  I wanted to add a bunch of small origami flowers to the box, but they were taking way too long to make... so I decided to stitch some lucky stars onto the box to fill up the empty space (there are 14 stars... twice 7... that's lucky, right?). 


I added a little heart on the side when I was done stitching everything on... It was nearly a "bleeding heart" because I stuck myself with the needle twice and almost got lovely bloody fingerprints on the box.  Cheesy 


I got the idea of adding butterflies to the box because the lid had flowers on it... notice the antennae on the butterfly. 


The top was a little plain, but I didn't want to put the same old lotus flower from my other post on top, so I made these different flowers and stuck a little butterfly on it.  I tried to curl the stem of the flowers in the same swirly vine pattern printed on the box. 

This was fun and aggravating to make.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009 03:12:59 PM »

That box is adorable. I'd have loved to just get the box as a present! I just started making lucky stars thanks to your website.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 11:27:17 PM »

This is completely gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 09:19:06 AM »

its very cute box...
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009 09:27:35 AM »

I'd have loved to just get the box as a present!

Yeah, totally!  It's like 3-D quilting with paper!  Really gorgeous, nice use of different elements.  Not that I'm biased or anything Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 01:52:44 PM »

First, I thought this is a gift box but a box like this is the gift itself. Beautiful and delicate ! And I like the stars so much !
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 04:17:48 PM »

Thanks to everyone for the really nice feedback! 

I just started making lucky stars thanks to your website.

Thanks for saying that!  That's probably the best feedback I could get.  I spend a lot of time (probably too much time (definitely too much time)) on that website, so it's nice to know that people out there are learning and enjoying it. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009 06:52:53 PM »

WOW! SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009 01:50:41 AM »

you did such a nice job on this! 
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009 05:15:41 PM »

how cute!! i don't think i could unwrap it! it's perfect!
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009 05:20:30 PM »

how cute!! i don't think i could unwrap it!

There's no need to unwrap it!  Grin  The box top opens as though it were on a hinge.  It's totally reusable.  I suppose I should have added a picture of the box top open.  If you want to see what a similar box looks like when open, check out this other origami box I posted on craftster.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009 08:02:54 PM »

this is the hottest origami box I have ever seen!  Love the flowers and the stars on the sides are way cute!
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009 06:35:57 PM »

I love it..i just can't get the gist of folding paper though..lol
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009 04:05:10 PM »

Ah, it's lovely. I wish I had skills in origami, but sadly I do not. Oh well, at least I can look at pretty things other people fold. Great job! ^_^
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