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
Paper: Stash scraps, from Hobby Lobby (not sure of maker).
Ink: Distress Inks.
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacy Doily Accents, Cricut, fern punch.