Friday, November 25, 2011

Greeting Cards

So I like to do crafts and I'm on a budget.
With Christmas around the corner you all know that means it's time to start hand making some Christmas gifts.
I've only just begun, but I plan on making  a big pile of greeting cards for my mom and my mother-in-law. They have previously received these for Christmas and loved them.

I want to do a few intricate cards and a bunch of cards that are a little simpler. I started with simple. I've made two or three copies of 4 different cards so far.

 Many Thanks:

Then I used the circle I cut out of that paper, cut it in half and made

 A simple
Thank You:

Again I used the cut out for another card, this time,
Happy Birthday: 

I'm planning on making more cards, as well as making lots of other gifts this year, so stay posted- hopefully I'll have lots to share!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Boxes

One day i was sitting around, about to make another exploding box, but I decided this paper wasn't right for it.
So then I thought- What if I make a simple box that has 4 flaps on the top that fold over each other the way a standard moving box does?
I had never tried one before or seen how to make one but it was really very simple.
I made 8!
4 red and 4 green.
Each color has two each of a 4"x4"x4" and 3"x3"x3" box

Here are the finished products:

For sale in my etsy shop: JLynneCreations

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Small Origami Boxes

I made 12 small boxes in Christmas colors.

I actually used an origami technique that I learned in 6th grade art class. I learned how to make a box and lid like this and have been making these boxes ever since.

I have them for sale HERE in etsy store in sets of six.

These boxes are surprisingly easy to make. I'm thinking about creating a pdf pattern and instructions for it- anyone could make these fun little boxes.

Otherwise you could contact me for custom box if you are interested in some of these little boxes with a different paper.

I'll keep you posted about the patterns!