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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Winter Birds

Good morning all.

Yesterday can only be described as dreich, I don't think it got light all day. I hate it when you have to have the lights on during the day in order to see what you're doing! The sewing box project is progressing and almost ready for decorating.

An origami box to share today. In preparation for Christmas I folded a few of these the other night in front of the computer when my craft room desk was covered with wet paintwork. I managed to complete this one yesterday.

A video tutorial can be found on my tutorials page. I must say I found the hot gun a boon for sticking down the flaps.

I've used a 12x12 sheet of Tilda Winter Bird double sided paper to make my box. I love the colours of this pad...winter themed but not just for Christmas. The pink pearlised card is scraps leftover from wedding no 2. Dies from Spellbinders. The little bows have been tied on a fork using pink organza (also leftover from the wedding) and some narrow turquoise silk ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I've used two matching brads from Tilda and some plain white flowers and pearls from my stash to decorate the lid.

I tend not to decorate mine too much as I'm sure they end up in the bin once emptied! I think they will be filled with Baileys truffles in time for Christmas.

Challenges entered:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - bingo (ribbon, 2 designer papers, pearl)
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Craft-Dee Bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - anything goes
Anything but a Card - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
The Crafting Cafe - not a card
Creative Craft Cottage - colour anything goes


  1. Beautiful box Carol. One of my favourites to make too. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is fabulous Carol, a wonderful gift idea - I will have to check out the tutorial.

  3. Wow! Very pretty origami gift box, Carol! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge! Check out our Diemond Dies die-cut giveaway for the month of November!

  4. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  5. Such a gorgeous box Carol. I love the design and pretty detailing.
    Sue xx

  6. Wonderful project! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for November.

  7. Brilliant box, I love making these. Every time I give one as a gift they are so well received.
    I also use lots of Tlda Paper Stacks they are fantastic.
    Hope the sun is shining for you today, it has been beautiful here today.

    Patricia x

  8. Totally stunning Carol fab project!!! thanks for joining us at TTPH..huggles Sue DT xx

  9. Beautiful box.. Well done.. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

    DT Pam

  10. Beautiful project.....love it.

    Fiona DT

  11. This Carol is truly beautiful x

  12. Absolutely gorgeous Carol, such pretty paper. Thankfully today was a much brighter day, but pretty cold, hugs Kate x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous and such pretty papers, hugs Kate x

  14. Carol this is stunning. The papers are so pretty and that die cut is perfect too. Thanks for the tutorial, I would love to make one or two. Michelle x

  15. great box Carol - lovely. Big hugs Rachel x

  16. Fabulous will have to watch the tutorial.
    Linda xxx

  17. This is so pretty.Your presents are going to be so nicely presented!

    I know what you mean about the light. We have that big front porch and as much as i like it, covered porches make the front room weem dark as they shade the light...light that is scarce here in the rainy, dreary winter days. Lights on here too!

  18. wow I totally love it its great thank you for joining us at TTPH

    Jacqui DT

  19. A wonderful and beautiful box! Anyone would love to receive their gift wrapped in this! Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly!
    Tracey, DT

  20. Very beautiful! Such an awesome design! Thank You so much for joining in at The Through The Purple Haze Challenge this week!
    Hugsxx, Dangina

  21. Fabulous origami box, beautiful paper and those little bows are making your design so fragile, thanks for sharing it with us at Anything but a card challenge #41!

  22. What a lovely and elegant origami box. I love the design and pretty detailing.Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

  23. Fabulous gift box! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

  24. Love your box! Great colors.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Party Time Tuesdays.

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  25. Such a gorgeous little box Carol! I love the paper you've used!
    Great work using up the leftovers too!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafting Cafe tis month in our Not A Card challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  26. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  27. How lovely! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  28. Beautifully folded and decorated. Love it!

    Thanks for joining in the 'not a card' challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!



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