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Friday, 11 March 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day Box & Instructions!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please go here for my Blog Candy it's available till the 12th of April & there's some nice goodies so don't miss your chance to win! Add your name to the Blue froggy!

Hope you all well! It's Friday again....don't know where the time is going, it just seems to be flying by.....

Today's Post is going to be quite long as I am featuring a little box I made, but I would like to tell everyone how I made it as well as it is pretty easy.

I made this with two specific Blog challenges in mind:
Party Time Tuesdays - They want us to make a box, hence my creation with a St Patrick's theme.

And the second one was for the One Stop Craft Challenge - Which is to use Black, White & One other colour so I went for Black, White & Green. Think this colour combination worked quite well.

So here's my piccies:

What you Need:
Patterned Paper
Plain Paper
Black Card
Stamped Image, mine is from Daisy & Dandelion -Onion & Pickles
Brads, Eyelets, Pearls or embellishment to your taste
All- Purpose Glue
3D foam pads

Instructions for box:
Start with the lid using a square patterned paper 20 cm .

  1. Find the centre by folding diagonally point to point both ways. Open out flat and place face down.
  2. Fold all four corners into the centre point to create a smaller square. Rotate slightly so that it is aligned like a square not a diamond. Leave folded.
  3. Fold the lower edge horizontally up so that it meets the centre point. Fold the upper edge horizontally down to meet the centre point. Unfold both folds.
  4. Rotate the piece 90­­° and repeat step 3 so that the other two sides also have fold creases, remember to unfold these last two folds.
  5. Unfold the left and right sides. Then refold the top and bottom edges to the centre, creating a long narrow shape with a diamond at each end.
  6. Place your fingernail at the top right corner of the centre square, which will form the base of the box (defined by the fold lines) and fold the top right-hand edge down so that the point of the diamond faces vertically down. Unfold and repeat, folding up from the bottom, then unfold. Repeat both fold on the other end, remembering to unfold each time.
  7. Partially unfold the top and bottom sides so that they stand up vertically. Pull up the points of the diamond on each side to create the third and fourth sides of the box. Make sure the corners of the box fold inward as you do so.
  8. Fold the extra vertical paper down inside the box and along the base so that the point returns to its original central position. Repeat on the other end.
  9. Repeat the above steps for the box itself, using a 20 cm square Plain coloured paper.
  10. Cut a strip of Plain coloured paper 30 x 6.5 cm. Fold every 7 cm along its length and glue inside the box base, lining the sides to extend them higher so that the box lid can sit on top.
Decorate your box to taste.

I am entering this into some other challenges too:
Well, hope you all like it and I hope that you can understand the instructions on the box! Thank You for taking time to visit my blog! Thank You also for all comments left, they all very much appreciated.


  1. Wow Kobie, what a fabulous box, I like everything about it.
    Kevin xx

  2. Beautiful project, super image and papers. Thanks for sharing at the Crafty Pad this week. Good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

  3. Beautiful box - and the stamp is adorable! Thanks for joining the Party this week and we hope to see you again soon!


  4. Wow that is a fab creation!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


  5. really adorable box...
    thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays.. hope to see you again next week.. hugs Bev PTT DT

  6. Great project! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  7. Beautiful box, Kobie!

    Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our "Green" Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  8. Great box and an adorable image! Thanks so much for playing this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  9. What an interesting take on our box challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at PTT this week! Hope you'll join us again!

    PTT DT

  10. Wonderful project and decorated beautifully.Sweet image too.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  11. Cute little box! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  12. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.


  13. Stunning Box!!! Perfect for our no flowers theme this week at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroiline x

  14. Very nice Kobie, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  15. Oh what a fabulous project chick - love those colours :) Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

  16. This is so very cute thank you for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  17. What a gorgeous box! I love the colors that go so well!!!
    Thanks for partying with us over at Party Time Tuesdays!

    Molly - PTT DT Member

  18. Gorgeous gift box :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay this week :)
    Annette xXx

  19. What a great project! Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  20. What an adorable box! I love the DP and the little elephant is perfect!

    Thanks for Partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week!


  21. Gorgeous box Kobie, lovely papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. Oh my goodness...what a cute little box!! Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs! :)


Thank You so much for each and everyone that takes time to leave me a comment! Know that I always love reading them and appreciate each one of them! Hugs Kobie xxx