Hi friends. I can't believe that I didn't post even once the entire month of November! My bad! I've been busy making origami sonobe Christmas ornaments and Christmas cards. I don't even know how many sonobe ornaments I've made, because I've given many of them away. I know the number is well over 100. I made a lot of them with glossy pages from old mini catalogs from when I was a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!
I wanted to send one of these ornaments to a friend, so I decided to make a pretty little box to hold it. I know this friend likes blue, so I'm giving her a blue ornament. The box is turquoise, navy and white.
I started with a 9" square of turquoise cardstock and scored at 3" and 6" in both directions using my Scor-Pal. I trimmed out the four corners, leaving 1/2" tabs for gluing the sides together. For the top, I used a 5-1/8" square and scored 1" from each side and trimmed the corners the same way as for the box bottom. Before I glued the sides, I used a die from Spellbinders labels sixteen to make a cutout in the cover. I attached some clear acetate inside the cover for a window.
To decorate the box, I cut navy cardstock about 1/4" smaller than the sides and topped that with white labels sixteen, which I embossed with textile embossing folder and sponged with turquoise ink.
On the sides of the cover, I added navy cardstock. On the top four corners, I added small photo corners punched from navy cardstock.
The box is 3"x3"x3" and the ornament fits just a bit loosely inside, so I'll add some tissue paper to make it look pretty and keep it from bouncing around.
I've hung quite a few of these on my tree. But I think it's more fun to see someone's face light up when you give them one. I surprised the mail lady with one yesterday.
I'm entering this box in the Scor-Pal blog challenge More than one Score #11 - Anything Goes. Thanks so much for stopping by.