Sunday, 10 August 2014

"Origami Gift Box"

Good Sunday morning folks, hope the weather is fine where ever you are.  So far so good here, considering what they have been forecasting.
Thank you for your visit and comments on my "oldie for Friday"  Since telling you about "Robert and his socks" I have discovered that I obviously don`t get out enough.........this is a fashion amongst the young ones......wearing odd socks, not by accident!!!!   I am also hearing, since the World Cup they are even going into wearing same shoe style but two different colours. (that can only be good for business)   Some footballers were wearing Puma boots and that`s how they come in the box one orange and one turquoise. 
Yesterday Hazel, Elaine and I went to Perth to meet up with Kate (culliesocks) who came down from Inverness (a 2 hour bus trip for Kate)  We did not have long but boy! we packed a great amount of chat and laughter into that time.  The 3 of us are hoping to get up to Inverness before November, time seems to go so quickly.  We all have a few things in the pipeline, it might not be achievable, we will see.  However we will be together in November for our trip to NEC in Birmingham.
My offering for today is an "Origami Gift Box" you can find a wonderful easy to follow Tutorial here:-   You will find a link for Video Tutorials on the left of Christina`s Blog page.  The Tutorial is headed Origami Gift Box.  Once you have made one you are up and running, there are so many wonderful things you can do with this box.  

Card used is from a Tilda Paper Stack, I love these Stacks they contain such pretty papers.
They say Paper Stack but it is more card than paper approx 220gsm I think 
SB Blossom Five for the Roses
SB Butterfly Die
Foliage Crealies Die
Ribbon, lace and pearls all from my stash

I make lots of these boxes, fill them with "homemade" Chocolate Truffles & Scottish Tablet
I keep thinking about the expression of pleasure on Sue Wilson`s face when she was asking about the Scottish Tablet.
Hazel and I had made and given Sue one of these boxes.  Julia a Gift Bag filled with treats when we met them in Aberdeen.

That`s it for today folks I am going over to meet Hazel.  The Craft Shop near her is having a Demo Day with Crafters Companion.  Off to see what is on offer and support Adrian the shop owner.
Thank you so much for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia   xxx


  1. Hi Patricia the rain has arrived here just as forecast, mind you it will do the garden good!! A beautiful box with those pretty flowers, butterflies and lace on it. Hope you have a fine day at the craft demo! Susan x

  2. I love your box Patricia, I've not made one for a while so thank you for the reminder!! The rain has arrived in Dorset, together with gusty winds too so baking and crafting for me today and definitely no riding!! Have a good time at the demo xx

  3. Lovely box, so pretty. We finally have the heavy thats been predicted so no gardening today, more like crafting weather but only after all the usual chores!


  4. Morning Patricia,
    lovely box. I keep meaning to have a try at one of these, maybe today as the weather is horrid.

  5. Stunning box and it goes without saying stunning flowers - gorgeous xx have a lovely day with CC xx GailT xx

  6. This really is stunning Patricia. I love the design, the lace looks so pretty and your flowers are totally gorgeous.
    I am pleased you had a good time yesterday. I hope you have a good Sunday too.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. Absolutely fantastic creation Patricia. The detail on this one is so spectacular. I do love making those too, specially for Birthdays and Christmas gifts. Glad you All had a lovely day with Kate. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. That looks amazing Patricia! Your box is such a gorgeous gift with all these pretty, feminine details, super creation! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  9. hello Patricia - ah Scottish tablet - not heard that term in a number of years - a nice memory! Brilliant boxes too and evidently I don't get out enough either! I'll have to tell my husband that he's the height of fashion next time he sports odd socks! Who would have thought it! Hugs rachel x

  10. Hi Patricia
    Such a lovely box so pretty , loving the colors and decoration used .
    enjoy your day
    Elaine H X

  11. this is one stunning box! You did such a lovely job of decorating it as well!

  12. Still dry here too atm Patricia! Love your box, it's so pretty. Carol x

  13. Gorgeous box Patricia. Love the decoration.

  14. So pretty Patricia, love the flowers and your deco's are just stunning.xcxThe Journey is the Start

  15. Beautiful! Such a pretty box! It was horrid here all night and up til about mi-day, wind and very heavy rain...but it's beautiful again now! Hugs Carole Z X

  16. Hi Patricia, We have had torrential rain for the majority of the day, now we have strong winds with it too, it must be the tail end of the hurricane the forecasters were predicting, my heart goes out to the people who had the beginnings of it !!
    Your origami box is gorgeous, love the colours and adore the lace, it is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. I see your gorgeous flowers and just sigh, as mine never look so beautiful! What an inspiration though. This is a marvelous trinket box, and how lucky that you could gift SWilson with one of these beauties. What a sweet thing to do. Hope you & Hazel have fun at the demo, and do tell us what you did. You both are blessed to have each other nearby to enjoy such fun outings. TFS & if you like to read, do please check out the Outlander book. It starts the story near Inverness, but the action in this book is primarily in Scotland! Hugs & enjoy your day. (The fish camp meal was fried & delicious! Everything was battered lightly, nothing was heavy or greasy. Not food you'd eat often though!) We had fun.

  18. This is stunning Patricia xx Jan

  19. This is gorgeous Patricia. I love all the pretty lace and flowers.
    Lorraine x

  20. Wow! this is stunning Patricia, love it!

    Donna x

  21. Oh Patricia this is totally gorgeous I love all the lace and the pretty flowers..huggles Sue xx

  22. Beautiful, no, stunning!!! Patricia, I love all the lacy frills and detail :D Trust our grandchildren to bring us up to speed LOL Hugs Gay x

  23. hi Patricia, love this beautiful box, gorgeous flowers..butterflies and wow that lace...
    been raining heavy since 9.00am here, now we have had the gale blowing for hours...

  24. Hi Patricia

    Really gorgeous and pretty.

    Thank you for the link. Must check it out.

    Sounds like you had a great time with Hazel, Elaine and Kate.

    Love Jules xx

  25. WOW! I'm speechless, this is absolutley breathtaking!!!

  26. Wow Patricia, your box is stunning, great floral arrangement and lovely colour combo.

    Hugs Erika. x

  27. Hi Patricia
    Really love your box so delicate looking, the flowers are amazing. However I am curious to know what is Scottish tablet? Is it a kind of shortbread or some kind of sweet I often make home made sweets especially at Christmas, hence my question.

  28. Evening Patricia this is absolutely stunning I love it. I would love to receive a gift like this. Debs xx

  29. Hi Patricia
    These boxes are so versatile and so handy for doing in a pinch. Yours is decorated beautifully.
    Glad you girlies had a good catch up. Can't wait to see you all in November, so its a shame Elaine can't make it.
    I too can personally vouch for how scrumptious your tablet is.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  30. Hi Patricia! I love your flowers on this box. Will have to give the origami a try sometime. You make the most gorgeous flowers! Have a great day!

  31. This is absolutely incredible, I love it! Such beautiful details and so perfectly arranged.

  32. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love it! Hugs!

  33. Hello Patricia, your gift box is stunning, gorgeous embellishments, and wonderful colours, hugs Kate x

  34. I bet you could have taught Sue and Julia a thing or two with your incredible origami boxes. They must have been bowled over with theirs. The contents sound delicious too! Jenny x
    ps. Have mentioned the possibility of coming 'north of the border'. Will let you know if this comes to fruition...