Tutorial Thursday Origami Lilac Explosion Box

Origami Lilac Explosion

Origami Lilac Explosion
Products Used

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles352854
Bright Ideas Prills – 12 PackANC852
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Cut’N’Boss Machine Teresa Collins Edition105637
Glue Tip PinsPIN6
12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 – WhiteHCPP3-452
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Songs of Spring Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3810
Songs of Spring DieHCD1-7168
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Notes Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3818
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3817
Lush Lilac Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3816
Lush Lilac Paper CollectionHCDP1-287
Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage DieHCD1-7172
Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray DieHCD1-7171
Lush Lilac DieHCD1-7170

Other Products: Stampin Up Ink Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist

For more tips on creating with the Lush Lilac collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/KDbdzC0MnAI.

Instructions: Origami Exploding Gift Box: Cut a piece of white cardstock 11 inches x 8 1/2 inches. With the 8 1/2 inches side across the top, score at 2 3/4 inches and 5 3/4 inches. With the 11-inch side across the top score at 1 3/8 inches, 4 1/8 inches, 6 7/8 inches and 9 5/8 inches. Score at 2 1/2 inches and 8 3/4 inches ONLY from the top and bottom edges to the first intersecting score line. In all four corners cut on the 2 1/4 inch and 8 3/4 inches vertical score lines from the top edge down to the first intersection horizontal score line. On that same horizontal score line, cut from the 1 3/8 inches to 4 1/8 inches and 6 7/8 inches to 9 5/8 inches line. Turn the cardstock over 180 degrees and repeat on bottom edge. An image of the box scoring and cutting can be located here. Fold back and forth on all score lines. Bring the two outside sections together to form the two side lids. Leave the middle section open to form the exploding segment and to place images on.

Stamp, die cut and color with berry burst, powder pink, sweet sugarplum and lemon lime twist two lilac bushes for the outside side lids, two small vines for the inside middle lids, two umbrellas for the middle inside box and one butterfly. Die cut one 12 x 12 pages of the lilac petals from the paper collection. Shape each of these flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Glue six sets of three of these flowers together for the outside of the box. Shape twenty-five lilac petals for the inside of the middle of the box. Cut four pieces of lavender paper at 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches and glue to the four sides of the outside of the box using dries clear adhesive. Cut two borders 1 3/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches and glue to the three sides of each of the side outside lids. Cut four pieces of lavender paper at 1 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches and glue to the outside side panels. Cut two pieces of pink paper 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches and glue to the inside side lids. Cut two pieces of pink paper 2 5/8 inches by 2 5/8 inches and glue to the inside middle panels. Cut four pieces of pink paper 1 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches and glue to the inside side panels. Glue the two small vines to the inside panels and the Two lilac bushes to the outside panels. Glue one umbrella to the middle inside panel. Glue the second umbrella pop up on the middle inside panel. Arrange and glue into place the lilac panels. On the outside panel glue three lilac panels to each top border piece.

Created by: Pamela Korte

Tutorial Thursday Transforming Pinwheel

This week I have been featuring the wonderful transforming pinwheel by Robert Neale that originally was made with Post It notes! Here is the tutorial for this wonderful origami design that I featured on the Marvelous Monday posting.


Winner Wednesday Transforming Pinwheel

DSC05451DSC05452This is the card I showed Monday with the origami transforming pinwheel design. Who would like to win this card?

Marvelous Monday Transforming Pinwheel

DSC05450 DSC05451 DSC05452This card includes an origami fold called transforming pinwheel. It was a lot of fun to make! The original transforming pinwheel was desinged by Robert Neale from Pot It notes!

Share Sunday Heart Mini Tea Bag Holder

Happy Valentine Day! The inspiration for today’s project came from my recent adventures of teaching myself at least one new origami fold for each day in 2016. I am helped with a calendar that teaches a new fold every day. I wanted to incorporate an orgami heart in to a project that would have Steeped Tea tea bag samples. This is the project that I came up and I even have included the directions for how to make the heart! The directions was located at http://www.nickrobinson.info/clients/owrigami/diagrams.php

What do you think of the project?DSC05441Heart from 2007 calendar

Tutorial Thursday Love is in the Air

Frances Ow has a wonderful site at http://www.nickrobinson.info/clients/owrigami/index.htm that has several diagrams and videos for making a variety of origami hearts. I made this origami heart with Stampin Up Love Blossoms paper which is a beautiful mix of hearts and florals for those you love. This would be a wonderful project to make for the upcoming Valentine Day on February 14. I have included the folding instructions for this project that are also available on Francis Ow’s web site. What do you think?


Love Is In The Air

Tutorial Thursday Transforming Pinwheel

I had so much fun making this origami pinwheel card. The inside of the card has a pocket that can hold a gift card or money that you can give to someone special! This type of card can be made to close horizontally or vertically depending on the embellishments you add to the front of the card. Because of the origami transforming pinwheel as a vertical element, the horizontal fold is the best format for this card. Either way the card is easy and fun to make.

I have included instructions on how to make the transforming origami pinwheel. What do you think of the card?

DSC05451DSC05452Here is another example made with 4 inch square paper of the transforming pinwheel.




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