4/25/13 Splitcoaststampers - Origami Box Project Tutorial by Jenn Balcer

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Origami Box
by Jenn Balcer

This easy-to-make box is ready in a flash, and is perfect for when you need a package just as spectacular as the gift
inside.
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11" x 11" cardstock for box bottom
11 1/2" x 11 1/2" cardstock for lid
Bone Folder
Adhesive
Ribbon
Embellishments
The finished box will be a 4" square.
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Step 1
The steps for the box top and bottom are the
same. Start by folding cardstock precisely in
half. Use a bone folder for sharp creases.
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Unfold and fold in half, again using the bone
folder for sharp creases. The intersection of
the folds will be the box center.
Step 2
Unfold, and fold a corner to the center of the
box. Close attention is needed for sharp
creases and precise folds.
Step 3
Repeat, bringing all corners to the center of the
box.
Step 4
Fold the top of the square to middle of box,
and the bottom of the square to the middle of
the box. Make sure to use the bone folder!
Depending on the cardstock thickness, this
could be difficult.
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Step 5
Unfold top and bottom and repeat step 4 with
remaining two sides.
Step 6
Marker lines were added so that all fold lines
would be visible.
Step 7
Fold top corners to center of box as shown.
If desired, add adhesive under points. If using
sturdy cardstock, adhesive is not usually
needed.
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Step 8
To close box sides, fold at diagonal creases as
shown and tuck corners in, apply adhesive if
necessary.
Step 9
Completed box bottom.
Repeat steps 1-8 to create box top using
cardstock measuring 1/2" larger all around.
Step 10
Fill box, place top over bottom.
Tie with ribbon and embellish to finish the
package!
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Different sizes
Create different sized boxes by starting with smaller or larger cardstock, making sure the cardstock for the lid is 1/2"
larger all around.
Belly band
Instead of ribbon, try a belly band. Start with a strip of cardstock 2" x 12" and score at 1 1/4", 3 5/16", 7 1/2", and 9
5/8" and attach ends with Sticky Strip. Leave slightly loose so that the belly band can be slipped on and off easily.
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technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!
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