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Sunday 16 November 2014

Christmas Card Club "Teabag Fold or Origami"

Good morning all.

I hope your weekend is going well. Another quiet one here, yesterday was pretty miserable so I spent an afternoon in the craft room...not that I accomplished very much!

Another fortnight has passed and it's time once again for our little Christmas Card Club to show what we've been up to. The theme this time was chosen by Karen and she asked to see "Teabag Fold or Origami".

I've opted for origami and made a couple of boxes, you can find the tutorial I followed here.

Papers are from Tilda Winter Birds and Christmas House 12x12 paper pads. Dies are from Spellbinders; small decorations on the sides come with the pads; ribbon, flower, button and cord are from my stash.
I've left mine fairly simple again...just my preference.

Challenges entered:
A Crafty Mess - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - pairs or two of a kind
Creative Moments - anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate - anything goes 3d
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Allsorts - anything but a card


  1. I love making these boxes Carol. As you have demonstrated so well you can make them look so different by using different papers and embellishments etc. These two are super. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Beautiful boxes Carol. Love them all. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Oh I love these and I have made a few of them myself. They are such a nice shape and hold quite a lot. The Spellbinders die looks fab on the top too and mirrors the box shape beautifully. A great idea for this times theme Carol.

  4. really stunning box
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  5. These are gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful papers with pretty embellishment too.
    Sue xx

  6. These really are gorgeous Carol - I shall have to try this tutorial.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. These boxes are great. Thanks for sharing. Thank you so much for joining us 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

  8. These are gorgeous Carol, love the beautiful papers and design.
    Linda xxx

  9. These are fabulous Carol, I love the gorgeous papers.

  10. I have made so many of these. Once you "get it" they a great thing to make.
    Your boxes are fantastic, great colours and embellishments.

    Patricia x

  11. These are gorgeous and thank you for sharing the tutorial. Zx

  12. Oh these would be just perfect for smaller Christmas gifts. What a great idea!

  13. OMG! LOVE them, LOVE them so much! Thank you Carol I hope it wasn't a problem for you Karen x

  14. What a wonderful design. These will come in so handy for wee presents...andlook beautiful too!
    Another fornight missed by me....hopefully i will get more organized with my deadlines soon...

  15. Gosh Carol they are So beautiful!

  16. Hi Carol,
    fabulous folding, beautiful gifts.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  17. Hi Carol, gorgeous boxes, beautiful papers and embellishments.
    I never thought to do one of these, I opted out this time around, hugs Kate x

  18. Ooohhh these are gorgeous Carol, love the box shape and how you've decorated them. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Anything But a Card challenge x

  19. WOW Carol these are totally awesome, they look beautiful I must check out the tutorial, brilliant work.
    lorraine x

  20. Your little boxes are dinky. Love the colours and beautifully put together. A great idea for Karen's them. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge again this week with another lovely creation!
    Monica - DT

  22. Hi Carol
    Fabulous boxes... Brilliant .. Gorgeous Papers
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  23. I love these beautiful boxes thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at dtc. hugs

  24. Oh Carol this is beautiful box perfect for any gift!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  25. Amazing set of beautiful boxes to fill this Challenge theme. Loved the papers and each one is a tiny treasure, just waiting to be filled. I passed on this challenge, as I don't do 'folding'. I've seen some good tutorial links, though - to check out when time allows. TFS & Hugs.

  26. Hi Carol, Just stopped by to say thank you for following my Doodle Pieces. Such a pleasure to meet you and look forward to working with you on the Eclectic Ellapu DT. Absolutely love your Origami Box, it would make such a lovely gift all by itself. I am now following you on both Google and Bloglovin' and look forward to visiting again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  27. Hello, A lovely project, I love the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  28. Wow! This box is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Decorate To Celebrate! DT, Sarah

  29. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge - hope to see you again soon x


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