Graphic 45, as I have mentioned, makes some of the most beautiful papers in the industry and I am totally hooked on them. Not only that, I seem to have the good luck to win papers and embellishments from them on a fairly regular basis! It drives my sister crazy…
One of their collections is A Ladies Diary and I have been waiting for some time to find something I felt deserved these beauties.
Then I saw a tutorial for an Origami box made from one sheet of 12 x 12 inch paper. There are several tutorials for this on YouTube but I was introduced to it by The Gentleman Crafter. This gentleman’s work is fabulous and unique. I incorporated his ideas of the close-fitting, double layered lid and the wheel & bead handle in my project. I have also made the bottom of my box more sturdy so that it can be used rather than just being decorative.
Again, the papers used are all from that one collection. The embellishments were fussy cut from the papers, as well, and then the mirror, wooden disk and beads were added. I used shiny copper and black patent paper for a couple of die cut embellishments and used copper embossing powder around the edge of the top of the box. Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of the inside of the box which was also embellished with fussy cut bits from the collection.
This was a Christmas gift for a relative and I am so glad I kept photos to share my first attempt with you. I have two others in the making at the moment and can’t wait to show them to you!