Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Crafty Cardmakers - Tag/Card with matching gift bag/box of gift wrap

Hello we have something different for you this week…

We are sponsoring the challenge over on the Crafty Card Makers this week, so we thought we should just play along with their choice of topic (gives my brain a rest), so if you blog please use the link on the Crafty Card Maker’s blog to add your card and if you don’t if you e-mail your card to me and I will post it here and add it to the challenge, but check out the rules as we are playing by the Crafty Card Makers rules, good luck and thanks for playing.

I made an origami folded box with matching card and tag for my take on this week's Woodware challenge.

The origami box is one I make quite often as it is quick and very effective. I got the idea from a book of origami I gave my son but I have since found a You Tube clip of Karen Thomas showing you how to fold the pieces. This size uses to sheets of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper cut into 6 inch squares. I like to use two sheets from each design to get this alternating pattern.

I have also made the box using 8 x 8 inch squares and it is a really useful size. 
Here are the links if you want to have a go :
The first video shows you how to make the box top and the second, the box bottom.

I finished off the top by adding a chipboard tile that I built up layers of embossing powder and stamped into it. 
Here is the coordinating card:

The stamping was all done with one of Stampendous's Quad cubes. This is the paisley cube. I have had this for years but I believe it is still available. The chipboard cube is made using a deep impression embossing technique. I built up about 3 layers of Aged Bronze Frantage powder. Before heating the final layer I inked the stamp with Versamark. This I find helps release the stamp but it also makes the indented part of the impression sticky, allowing time to brush over some mica powder. In this case I used a smokey blue colour. I think it makes the piece a sort of Patina effect. 
The 3 circles were just stamped with Versamark and embossed with the same powder.
To finish the ensemble I made a quick tag: 

I like the idea of making mating gift packaging and card. It makes the recipient feel that you really have made an effort!! This design is quite masculine. I have in the past made a little origami shirt out of a bank note to fit inside the box ... this usually goes down well!!
Siobhan x


  1. These are fabulous Siobhan and they have a real oriental feel to them. I'm going to check out that tutorial TFS. Suze (CCM DT) xx

  2. Hi Sis.
    Love the box, really unusual. Must try it following the you tube clip. Looks complicated, but i'm sure it's a doodle with practice.
    michelle x
    PS. Neil loves his card.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate them.
Siobhan x

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