Thursday 29 January 2009

Dragonfly Joy - Origami Box

This origami box folding is taking me over I think!
Using UK A4 squared makes a perfect gift box size (37cm or 3.5" approx).
I really wanted to incorporate some of the elements of my exploding boxes with this one, it's for a friend.

  • Inner Lid:
    I wanted a nice message inside the lid and found Hero Arts 'Happiness Messages' fitted the bill! I stamped in VersMark clear embossing ink and embossed with gold.
  • 'Black on Black embossing':
    Here I used Perfectly Clear 'Leafy Silhouettes' stamped with a VersMark clear ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • Decorative Panels & Box Lining:
    I used a base of lime green card and tinted it with VersaColor Evergreen and Lagoon Blue inks. I then stamped Stampendous 'Summer Leaves' (the fern) using VersaColor Evergreen.
    I finished with green ultra-fine glitter highlights.
  • Dragonfly:
    The dragonfly is punched - Paper Shapers Whale of a Punch 'Dragonfly' then highlighted with ultra-fine glitter.

Click here -Tutorial now posted

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Your boxes truly are magic! This is just simply stunning. I left you a message on SC, but just in case you get this before that one, I have kind of highlighted you on my blog and gave people links to come see you! Hope you don't mind. . .I'm a huge fan!

    Best, Curt

  2. Ohhhhh i just LOVE those cute boxes you've created.
    Every one of them.
    so cute!!!!
    Thank you, for your heart warming comment.

  3. Hi Elaine - well I'm just blown way by your boxes!! Found you through Curts blog. may I add a link to your blog on my sidebar??

  4. Wow! Very sophistocated!!! Love it.

  5. Hi Elaine,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment.
    I am soo glad to have now found you. Your exploding boxes are AMAZING. It's lovely to see something so different and unique.
    I shall definitely be following you to see more of your stunning creations,
    Love Sarita xx

  6. Curt was right!!!!!!! Your boxes are incredible, absolutely stunning!!!!!!


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