Monday, January 12, 2009

Butterfly Origami Box

The Try a New Technique challenge at SCS today was to make an origami box. Here is a link to the thread for this challenge. You can find a PDF file for download with instructions on the box, and instructions to make the lid in the first post.

I made the top panel using my new Martha Stewart Lace Edge Punch. I have been seeing this done with scallop edge punches and wanted to try it.

First I cut my cardstock to 3 1/4 square, then made a pencil line bisecting each side.

Then I inserted it in the punch, lining up the center line on the punch with the center lines I had drawn. I punched once, then rotated, punching the next side. I did that for all four sides.

Here is what it looked like when finished.

The butterfly is from Take Flight and colored with Copic markers and cut out and resting on the top layer of Very Vanilla. Below that is Pretty in Pink, sponged with Regal Rose. Then another Very Vanilla layer, followed by Close to Cocoa. The designer paper is retired from Stampin' Up.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a fantastic day!!!

22 comments:

fishlips said...

Oh My Theresa, you never stop amazing me with all your creative ideals... This is the most beautiful card, it looks as if it will take flight!!!!

Shannon said...

Wow....this is beautiful!!! I love each and every one of your buttterflies.

Texas Schoolmarm said...

Your box is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creative idea for creating the top. You have created a paper doily with your punch--I LOVE it!

Cindy Haffner said...

So cool, great idea, and so so pretty.

Cathy said...

You never cease to amaze me Theresa. Another beautiful creation.

catdidit said...

Sooo gorgeous Theresa! Love it! Beautiful colors you used and coloring!

Becky said...

Your cards are just a blessing, they are always so creative and beautiful, this is not exception, thank you for sharing this tech. with us, I am going to try this :).

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. Love, love, love the lacy square and the coloring on the butterfly is beautiful.

6 wacky women said...

This box is fabulous, Theresa
Your butterfly is wonderful and I love the lace piece. Wow! you are so clever. A work of art.

Karen x

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Theresa!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful box. The technique you've used with the punch is great..love the butterfly too!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh so dainty!! I love the sweet and delicate scalloping and laciness!!!! Is it really difficult? I'd love to try making one of these!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

So pretty in pink! I just got this punch and funny how SU came out with one similar in the new catty! LOL! I will have to try this out. Gorgeous, as always!

Aud said...

Wow, how beautiful and creative! Thanks for the great punch idea! :o)

mochamama said...

oh my gosh I think I'm in love!!

Oma said...

This is gorgeous!

SparkofWhimsy said...

This is so pretty! Just downright enchanting!

I want to make one of these origami boxes the more and more I see them.

Great job!

Elena said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the idea with a punch! Thank you Theresa for sharing your creative tips!

Shirley said...

How very elegant too! I love your dimensioal butterfly, the flower with the leave punch, and the punched edges are so creative too!

Jessica said...

Ooo, this is so pretty!! I love it - especially how you decorated the cover of your box.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic box. Just love the top. You have done an amazing job.

TFS

Sally