Posts Tagged ‘Origami’

Follow the Star

Well with Halloween behind us & the weather getting nippy here, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  For this week’s 3D Tuesday at Paper Craft Planet, 3d189, Christmas Stars are in the Forum! I’ve seen many 3D stars; however this one, found on Pinterest, with a link to the instructions and template was super cute.

The template provided is easy to cut out by hand, it’s just straight lines.  It can be used with either the suggested mosaic cut outs, a hand punch, stamp it or  leave it plain.

When you have it cut out, use a bone folder & scoring plate if you have it, to give it a clean line.

Fold & secure each tip first.  Can you see where I put the super strong red two sided tape?  It’s on the side with the tapered corner.

After you have the 5 “pyramids”, you then secure them to each other.

That’s it, that’s all.  Most of the work is in the scoring, IMO.

Have fun with this one.

Easy Origami

Here’s this week’s 3D challenge, from Paper Craft Planet! 3D 116.

If you’re looking for something quick to make, this is it!

think these would be fun for a patio table decoration or kids party.  Maybe something in

red/white/blue or red & white for my fellow cannuks :D

Here’s the video on how to make it.  I’ve seen many versions of this, including this one

from S.J. Renoir.  Here’s my take on it in video form:


For the large blue Grommet on the side, I used the Making Memories Grommet Kit.  Fun tool.

The CS is from Stampin’ Up!

I will admit, when I made the video, it was the first time I tried making it.

My youngest guy, Liam who’s 5, made another one with me afterwards …

Super easy & super fun.  Hope you have a good time making one too.

Give it a go (start to finish not even 10 minutes).  We’d love to see what you’ve made so be sure

to upload it to Inlinkz and link to your blog so we can all be inspired!

Bubble Gum Wrapper Links

Ever done any bubble gum wrapper weaving as a kid?  I don’t even know what we called it, not a paper chain, it was just what it was.  Bazooka Joe Comic Wrapper Art, I guess.  Here’s a twist on it, for this week’s 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet!  3D74–”that’s a wrap”, baby!

Now, I made each paper chain rectangle a bit longer to have more of a zig-zag pattern, but use a rectangle shape.  Here’s mine:

and then you fold:

make a few more …

Fold, fold, fold, to have your paper links ready to chain:

Make a bracelet or whatever!  Once you’ve made your creation, be sure to add it to the Paper Craft Planet Gallery & tag it 3d74 so I can find it & add it to the album!

I made a headband with my K & Company Patterned Paper.  One of the neighbourhood children kindly lent me her noggin to demo the headband.

If you’re better with a video tutorial, there are a bunch on You Tube, but I like this one from Jenny Sunshine How To.  It’s very clear.

Origami Purse Video

Well, here’s my first “go” at a video tutorial.  I was playing around with this idea from last year’s Origami Mommy blog entry and loved how it turned out.  Here is my take on her purse-basket.  I am thankful to say that I didn’t knock over the video camera that I had perched over top of me, despite being distracted by my youngest & also our 10 month old 50 pound puppy, Sparkle.  Hope you have fun with this “long video” & it inspires you to give it a go!

Clothesline & Cowboy Boots

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!  This week, CSCC75 is Oklahoma!

Each week, I tell DH what the Cinema theme is.  This week, he immediately said, “Oklahoma!  and broke into SONG.  ”Chicks & Ducks & Geese better scurry, when I take you out in the Surrey … & fell into the entire tune.  Are you kidding me?  You have to know my 6′2″+ big football/hockey playing DH … it floored me, I mean I stood there with my mouth open staring.  I guess as a child he was in quite a few school productions, one of which was ‘Oklahoma’.

For those of you who don’t know, here’s the ‘Surrey’ song …

Well, I definitely had something to start with this challenge for inspiration, let me tell you.  I went with the clothes line & cowboy theme from the movie.

The little Gingham origami dress instructions (freebie) can be found here over at: origami-club.  I love orgiami dresses.  I’ve made them in 1950’s style before here.  Just too much fun.  The Patterned Paper is from Martha Stewart.  Great co-ordinating papers, that I punched with SU Scallop Punch.  The “hey girl” is an alphabet stamp from making Memories Magnetic Stamps, stamped in SU Bliss Blue Ink.  Mini Clothes pins … dollar store maybe?  not sure.

The boot template can be found from Ellen Hutson.  I used an old Stampin’ Up Punch for the decorative swirl.  I think it’s called ‘wroght iron’ corner punch.  The Papers are like a faux suede, flocked kinda thing I got from Heather’s Stamping Haven.

I adored the little boot.  It would be great for a treat holder for a little boy (well, in this case, it’s a bit more girly), but you could easily turn it into a boy party favour.  I used a SU double ribbon whole punch & threw on some ribbon.

Thanks for the fun!

Origami Box, adapted.

I saw this tutorial for TLC203 Origami Box, on Split Coast Stampers. I also used this video tutorial from Kristina Werner on how to make an origami box. The heart on the box is using a background Inking technique called Ink, Spray & Smash, by Faith Hofrichter, over at Split Coast Stampers.

The top is a nestability cut out of background technique called Ink, Spray & Smash, by Faith Hofrichter, over at Split Coast Stampers. I used Real Red, Pink Passion & Blush Blossom re-inkers. It really did smash together as I looks more like one colour rather than the ‘tie dyed’ tri-effect I was hoping for.

Here’s the inside of the box.

I used the Scallop Edge punch (after cutting the paper to 6×12, rather than 5 1/4 x12″) and I had these 1/4″ strips left over (double sided paper). I thought why waste them & I just pasted them back on as a trim. Here’s the back of the box, where you can see it a bit better.  Oh & I also ran a chocolate chip marker along the straight edge of the box at the front (well top in this photo)  

Be sure to check out other TLC203 Origami Boxes over at Split Coast Stampers & Ink, Spray & Smash examples at Split Coast Stampers.

Used: Holiday Treasures DSP (one sheet 12×12″ for origami box base & one 12×12″ cut in two pieces for lid wrap), Cereal Box (5 1/4 x12″), Scallop Punch, Nestabilities Heart, Glossy CS, Re Inkers (Blush Blossom, Real Red, & Pink Passion), Super Sticky Tape, Ribbon From Michaels, dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Marker.

1950’s Dress for Success.

Here’s a Saturday Inspiration IC155 from Steph over at SplitCoastStampers. The inspiration came from Mad Men. I must admit I haven’t seen the show, not sure if it’s my thing, but the images of the dresses Steph chose were so beautiful, I had to give this challenge a go.

Here’s some of the images of the high 1950’s Fashion:


My D80 is in the shop right now so for the next little while I’m back to using my point & shoot Nikon Cool Pix 4300. Handy dandy little thang & oh so light. No comments on the photos, k?

I used a 6″x6″ piece of CS & went by this really helpful, really clear origami lesson on You Tube. The side border is my new Spellbinders Nestabilities (well ‘Borderabilities‘). It’s a 12″ border one, but I just used a regular sandwich, since I don’t own the longer sandwich boards. I bought the borderabilities at Heather’s Stamping Haven in Ottawa.

For more fun interpretations, check out SplitCoastStampers IC155.

Used: SU Jumbo Wheel: So Swirly, Grafix Gold Foil on Ivory Paper, Bashful Blue CS, Bashful Blue Ink (although I think my wheel wasn’t clean & had some purple on it LOL), Clear Blue Snap, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Borderabilities 12″ Illumination Border (used in cuttlebug), bone folder for Origami.