Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Another Origami Box

Good morning!! Well I am back to work after a long weekend which means a short work week!! We are down in numbers though which is good because last week we were at our max (5 kids plus my daughter) so I welcome the break! Yesterday I posted the second Origami box that I made and today I figured I would post the first one (like I tell my daughter it's backwards day).

What I used:
Flower Punch
Stickles: Xmas Red
12x12 piece of cardstock (base)

Naomi from Creative Bug On The Loose is the one who introduced me to this type of box. Thanks Naomi I am loving these!!

Ok so tonight I am going to my very first crop!! I want to tell you how this came to be. About a year ago I had googled places in my city to scrapbook besides Michaels this other place came up, the lady holds crops and retreats, I saved the link but never really gave it another thought as I didn't have anyone to go with. Well about a month ago my mom and I were at the park we take the kids to and a new lady with kids was there. We had heard her talk about church so my mom asked her what church she went to. Turns out she goes to church with some of my relatives. We knew her first name but when my mom asked her what her last name was I had flash backs to the previous year, could it be the lady who does the crops??? Sure enough it was!!! I am so excited that we have met and that she is a Christian. She told me to look at her site again and let her know which night I wanted to come. My mom has agreed to go with me and I have another lady from the park who is coming!! It is $15 for 4 hours and we get to use ALL of her crafting supplies (other then paper) and she supplies us with snacks and drinks!! It is no accident that we met, I mean she lives no were near this park (it takes her 30 minutes to walk and there are closer parks for her). I believe that God brings people into our lives for a reason!!  Well I am hoping this day goes by fast so that I can get cropping!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!



  1. Kristan I love your story!!!! Wow!!! Now about the origami box... IT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did so super on this one too... I am in love with the papers and the flowers on top!!! How is your cover fitting..mine was a little tight at first and the second time a little loose... is there any chance I could get your measurments so I don't have to try and figure this out anymore, hehe!!! Beautiful work and yes God sure does work to bring us together..that was amazing , have fun at crop night!!!!! So excited for you

    1. Hye Naomi, thanks!! For my box I measure the hole in the box like she did in the video and added 3/4" to it and then I scored it on all sides at 3/8" and made the lid. hope this helps. the video measurements wre in cm and I do all my measurements in inches. I am really looking forward to the crop tonight no idea what i cam going to do but it should be fun!!

  2. This is gorgeous, Kristan!! I love the flowers and the bows!! You are rocking the origami boxes!! Have a great time at the crop!! How funny how you met her...God works in mysterious ways :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Hi there! I came across your blog while I was on another blog :) This origami box is absolutely stunning! Your work is very beautiful. Enjoy your week!

    Blessings to you,

  4. WOW!!!! This is jaw-dropping beautiful!! You must be so thrilled with how this turned out. It's gorgeous!
    Sorry I've skipped a few posts. I have read them!! How clever to make a stamp-a-ma-jig! I'd be lost without mine.