Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Pile of Boxes.

My next new shape.
Little Origami Boxes
made from old Christmas Cards!

At the local craft club which I go to
Jenny showed us how to make 
an origami box from a 6" square used  Christmas card.
Of course once I got home I just had to make some more
and decorate the outside too.
I raided my snippets for embellishments.
Now I'm surrounded by little boxes!!

I made a few alterations to Jenny's design
and will do a tutorial next week on how to make  them.

A 6" card front will give you a finished box top of 2.25 "

The smaller your card square the smaller the box will be.
The one above with the red bell is 1.75 "

Just the right size to put a chocolate inside
or maybe a small present such as earings.

Entering into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #295 Recycling.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #160  Use up your snippets.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit #  Anything goes altered art.
2 Creative Chicks #22 Anything goes non card.
Altered Electics Anything goes altered projects.
Buckwells Crafty #4 anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Our Creative Corner # Christmas leftovers.

Also entering here  but not sure if my entry truly  complies even  though it started life as a Christmas card and is still technically a Christmas card albeit 3D so tonge in cheek :

Crafty Hazelnut's: Upcycle, recycle.   Please disregard if not allowed.


Sandra H said...

These are absolutely stunning Mrs A and can be used for a number of things your so creative x

Kathleen said...

These look totally stunning, would love to have a go but no matter how simple boxes are they are not simple enough for me.

Kath x

rachel said...

little boxes - on the hillside - you've got me singing Valery! Fabulous and so clever. Big hugs dear lady xx

Pam said...

What darling little boxes!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Little boxes made with recycled Christmas cards! What will you come up with next!?!! how fun! All this Christmas card recycling makes me want to break out some old ones and have at it.

Sue said...

What fab boxes Mrs A!! don't think Di is keen on us having a horse over at the playground she's afraid she will get dumped with the muckin out LOL lots of huggles Sue xxxx

Carol said...

Oh these are fabulous Mrs A...I make these with paper/thin card but never thought of making them with Christmas cards. Wonder if the cards are still in the recycling bin! Carol x

Ann said...

Agh! These are just perfectly pretty Mrs A! I LOVE them. Have made them myself before but using your Christmas cards is such an inspirational idea. You'll have such a lovely time thinking up little gifts to put in them for next Christmas.

And just want to thank you for sticking with my blog through my woeful neglect and none commenting the last few months - you are such a good blog friend! xx

sweet art designs said...

What a fabulous and adorable idea. I LOVE this. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Di said...

Wow, these are brilliant Mrs A - do remember the tutorial!

Fabulous upcycling - but it still won't break my resolve for no horse in the Playground :)


Di xx

Sherry said...

What a lovely idea and they've turned out great too. I usually keep my cards and turn them into gift tags for next Christmas (except the hand made ones). Your craft club sounds like fun. Look forward to seeing your own tutorial xx

Hettie said...

These are wonderful Mrs A. Well done you.
BTW they would also fit a Pandora charm in too...hint...hint...
What is this about a horse? We always have a horse for the Panto!!

Brenda in IN said...

Terrific way to use those cards and what a fun box to present a little gift. You never fail to amaze me!

Jacee said...

How adorable, such a wonderful idea!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

AlisonC said...

Fabulous and such a great use of old cards and snippets. I can see we are all going to go box mad.

Nana said...

Adorable tag. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Faye Wynn-Jones said...

All the best presents come in cute little boxes x

Sandra Wright. said...

Oh my, these little boxes are just pretty and a wonderful way to recycle your christmas cards.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Mrs A. Just clever as clever you are... Who else would think of making cards into little gift boxes. Beautifully made.
Mm re the horse I think we'll need a sleigh with all the cold you've had over there in the playground. :)
Shaz in Oz.x

MaryH said...

These are just astounding! So pretty & love the chance to recycle some lovely cards. You are amazing with all these new tricks you are pulling out of the hat and the wonderful card folds you're showcasing. WOW! Happy wkend, TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Mrs A what an awesome collection of little{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

La Papera Gialla said...

What a great project! A perfect way to recycle old cards!
Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Hazel said...

Thanks also for joining in Buckwells January with your lovely crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Tincan Crafter said...

What a gorgeous idea Mrs A. So very cute in every way. My favourite one was the one with the snowman, but I did love them all. Thanks for playing along as well on the "Christmas Leftovers" Challenge at Our Creative Corner.

Merry said...

Oh great way to use those Christmas cards....I can't wait for the tutorial. :-)

KandA said...

These are fabulous Mrs A and such a great way of recycling xx

Bonnie said...

These little boxes are adorable, Mrs. A! What a wonderful way to repurpose your Christmas cards!

Unknown said...

Your boxes are so cute...and who doesn't love chocolate?! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore A New Year and A New Challenge Anything Goes

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh Mrs A, these are fantastic!! What an incredibly creative idea for recycling your Christmas cards, I just love it!! I may have to steal...ahem...I mean borrow, this wonderful project from you! lol

Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sarn said...

These look ADORABLE. xxx

Kimbo said...

Oh these are fabulous. Looking forward to you tutorial x

samanthadesigns said...

Love the boxes! Great way to recycle!

samanthadesigns said...

Love the boxes! Great way to recycle!

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Lovely little boxes, and such a great recycle. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this month at Altered Eclectic and I hope to see you participate again.
:) Chris / CS Designs