Saturday, 24 November 2012
Saturday, 17 November 2012
I wanted to make a little gift card set for a demo I did some time ago, but didn't want to spend a week of evenings making it, so I came up with this set. I started with the envelopes as its always easier to make a card to fit an envelope than try to find an envelope to suit an unusually-sized card. As luck would have it I also found a pre-made box which was just the right size. The base cards were made of Bazzill as was the background. the squares were punched from two sorts of Kaiser patterns using my 35mm square hole punch, and the motif was finished with a little red Kaiser pearl. The whole lot were put together in a sort of "assembly line" once all the squares were folded. The whole production only took a couple of hours, including the decoration of the box, and I'm quite pleased with the result.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Saturday, 3 November 2012
I've fiddled around with origami since I was about 8 (which was a very long time ago) and was delighted to come across a site (www.origami-instructions.com) that had quite a few models I hadn't encountered before. These boxes are both pretty, and practical for holding those little bits and pieces like paperclips and split pins etc. There were instructions for lots of different folded flowers too (which I'll be trying as soon as I have some spare time) and lots of other fun things.