Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jester Favor Box

Over the past several weeks I have been making flowers, punching different leaves, and cutting box bases from scraps of cardstock and DP in my stash.  Even a lunch bag didn't stand a chance and got punched out for a couple different flowers.  I spent several weeks before all the cutting and punching, planning 22 different little favor boxes, all for my daughter's wedding.  She knows I love paper crafting and I love boxes and she asked if I could make a different favor box for each table.  So I now have one each of 22 different boxes completely finished, and 7 more of each cut out and the flower parts and leaves and embellishments cut out and ready to assemble.  I'll eventually get them all posted.

So anyway, as I was surfing through different challenges I came across the fancy folds challenge at Our Creative Corner and use your scraps challenge at  Mark's Finest Papers.  This is the box that fits both as it is a fancy fold and is made entirely from scraps in my stash. I call it Jester (yes, I'm a dork...I named each box).  I went to a Montessori school for 9 years, entering public school at age 11.  I have kept in touch with the teacher I had during those Montessori years, and when I graduated from high school she gave me a book on origami boxes and this box is one of them. 

The base is a 6 1/2" square scrap I had in my stash, have no idea who the maker is but I got it at Hobby Lobby.  Various folds got it to the box form, with little "flaps" on each side. It came out to 2 1/2" square. The flourished paper I also got at HL, and thankfully have enough scraps for all eight boxes.

Here's a view from the top.   For the base of the lid I traced around the outside of one of the Spellbinders Lacy Doily Accents dies, cut it out by hand, and then embossed it with the same die.  I did a die cut from the same die using the another scrap same as the base and glued it onto the base, so it has an inlaid look into the embossed based.  I have seen different tutorials for Prima-like flowers around blog land, using the Retro Flower punch.  I don't have that punch, so I searched my Cricut cartridges and cut the layers of the flower  and the star base on my Cricut and made the flower.  It's tan cardstock with a sponge bath of Milled Lavender Distress Ink.  The fern leaves are a punch. 
Just another shot with the lid askew so you can see the inside. 

Underside of the top, with it's little lid that fits right inside the box.
Our Creative Corner - Fancy Folds
Mark's Finest Papers - Use your scraps

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  Stash scraps, from Hobby Lobby (not sure of maker).
Ink: Distress Inks.
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacy Doily Accents, Cricut, fern punch.


Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely creation! This is a gorgeous box and made of scraps!!! Beautiful!! And so ambitious to make ALL of those boxes!!! WOW!!! Thanks for stopping in to Speedy the Cat's Challenge!!!!


This is adorable....Well done!

Pat Garvin said...

WOW!!! Thanks for inspiring and for joining Speedy the Cat this week.

Tui Nathan said...

What a lovely little Jester box ... (I really like that name - it does remind me of a jester) ... and the lid is so perfectly adorned!!!
I would love to have seen all your other boxes ... I admire your talent and creativity!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Barb said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love paper boxes, too, but do not have the patience to make them myself!! This one is very unique and your technique to make it look like inlay was pure genius! But then, I would expect nothing less from you! The tables at the wedding will look beautiful! So, my question is... do we get a peek at ALL the boxes?? Hmmmm? :-)

Brenda said...

Beautiful box!!! Wow what an undertaking to make all those boxes for your daughters wedding and each one different again Wow. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.