Saturday, September 6, 2008

Craft - Paper Folding - Boxes and Notecards

Today is the perfect day for me to do paper folding crafts. I needed quiet time and a project that didn't take much preparing and was easy enough that I could let my mind wander and just be for a while. I only had a couple of boxes and zero notecards left, so good thing I am this tired today.

I got out my stash of paper which needs to be used as well and started folding small gift boxes. Sometimes the design is that of the paper I used, and sometimes I use rubber stamps for the design.

These are not real sturdy however they work well for light things.

I find them a fun presentation knowing that they were handmade.

A few ideas to put inside -- earrings made by you or purchased, a small bag of dried herbs from your garden, a purchased gift certificate or a personal one you made for your someone special......

Then it was on to all inclusive notecards.. Another simple matter fo folding with fun papers.

This particular one folds so that there is a small corner that comes over the top at the end of the folding right where the postage stamp goes. Placing your stamp there keeps the notecard closed to mail.

This type folds so that there is a pouch where the last corner goes into. I tape this down if sending in the mail.

I'm excited to be ahead in small gift boxes for special occasions and the holidays fast approaching and having notecards at the ready.


5 comments:

Sarah said...

Very cool! Did you buy a book or are there instructions somewhere?

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a template or directions for folding the boxes from paper. In looking a little through your blog I find that you are much like me, I craft, make jam, am a grandma and live in California. Could you post the directions for the boxes or where to find the directions? I have great directions for envelope folding in an old book, one uses paper from magazines etc to make great looking envelopes. I would be willing to share.

jayzee said...

I want to make those boxes to put little gifts in for Christmas. Where do I find the directions! I saw some made at a farm market out of calendar pages, very cool. I could also make paper of my own designs on the computer. Love your blog about your family.

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Nice paper folding boxes.

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