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« on: July 26, 2004 05:12:54 AM »

Here a few of my tiny treasures.
I had to scan them because my camera died last night
::sniff sniff::

I started making these as a more interesting way to give money gifts than just a card. Kids really like these especially when you make a bunch of them in graduated sizes and nest them together.
The ones in my photo are home to my marble magnets. They hold 3 perfectly snug. (I slide a piece of a cut aol tin inside the box base to hold them in)  For this size I started with 2 pieces of decorative paper; 1-  4 1/2 inches square for the cover and the other is 4 1/4 inch square for the inside.
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They are super simple to make once you get the hang of it and you can make them any size. My 9 year old daughter is addicted to making them!
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2004 07:34:21 AM »


I love those!  When I saw "oragami boxes" I was expecting to see ones I'd seen before, although I couldn't think of any sliding ones.  I've never seen these... Thanks so much for the directions, I love doing oragami.

OH.  One question, you wouldn't by chance have the link to the bottom of the box as well would you? I couldn't find it!  Huh

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2004 07:56:37 AM »


I just changed the word top to bottom in the address and it work!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2004 07:59:19 AM »

 Roll Eyes
I just added it. Sorry!

« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2004 09:21:48 AM »


I just changed the word top to bottom in the address and it work!

Silly me!  Roll Eyes  I thought of that, but forgot to try it.... deffinetly an absent minded moment.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2004 09:01:31 PM »

i just made one! very cute and easy to make!

« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2004 06:48:47 AM »

OMG that is so cute!  Shocked

I will make some!

And oh! its my first post after being a regular for one year  Grin

And I just made one now! I can do it!
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2004 01:58:06 PM »

I've just made the top, but I'm having serious trouble with the bottom: I just can't seem to fold it right. It's not in the crafty spirit of things but I've handed that bit over to my Mum, I can't figure it out.

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2004 04:19:38 PM »

awwww Cheesedip, sorry.
 i know just the part that's giving you trouble.... i bet it's those 2 side slanted creases?  Angry GRRRR.
Try regular copy paper or thinner paper, even vellum until you get it and make all of your creases real sharp. Once you get those angles to fold in, it all goes into place.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2004 04:14:13 PM »

Awww, they are cute! But I've always had trouble with making origmai boxes. I really sympthasise with you there, Cheesedip. Hmm, they look like a good to use as lil jewellery boxes when giving a pair a nice earrings as a gift, so I'll certainly give them a go. Could use the main outside paper in a rosewood colour and that inside diamond bit in a stainglasssed-patterend paper, to give the illusion of a classy mini jewellery box  Smiley
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