Origami and other neat stuff!

Over at Oriental Stamp Art they challenged us to use origami this week.  Great! I had scanned some spin art papers that my son had made because I thought that they would be perfect for tea bag folding and I had a great vintage photo to use too.  Then I thought about the origami treat boxes I made last Halloween and how they would be perfect to store them bunch of $1 alphabet stamps I bought last year but never use because they are a pain to take out and put back in the teeny boxes they come in.

To make the blotter cut a peice of 13x13" matboard and cover with paper, cut 2 4" chipboard squares in half, cover with paper and attach to the corners from behind.

To make the blotter cut a piece of 13x13" matboard and cover with paper, cut 2 4" chipboard squares in half, cover with paper and attach to the corners from behind.

So I made some storage boxes (to make see my easy tutorial here and start with a 6″x6″ paper) and while I was at it I decided to take some scrap matboard ( cut 13″x13″) and mulberry paper (from the wrapping paper isle of the dollar tree) and make a blotter that I can refill with unloved scrapbook paper (hey the backside is white after all) and when I finished that I got around to making a card:

Stamps: Studio G, paper: green: HOTP, Purple:freebie see below

Stamps: Studio G, paper: green: HOTP, Purple:freebie see below

You can download the printable sheet of teabag papers here. Print them on copy paper, not cardstock so you can fold the easily.

click to download the tea bag papers

click to download the tea bag papers

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

8 Responses

  1. So resourceful, as always, Lindsay! I really like how your origami spin art turned out. They remind me of colorful beach parasols on your card. Beautiful!

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  2. Holey Cow woman – I want to craft like you when I grow up! Seriously – how do you find the time and inspiration? Love the blotter idea – where’d you get scrap matboard? I was thinking maybe the cardboard backs from the 12×12 paper packs, but then they wouldn’t be large enough for the 12×12 paper.

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  3. hm, that is a great idea about the mulberry paper and reusing old scrap paper!!!!!!! I have a couple of books on tea bag folding, just haven’t gotten to it yet (argh what else is new, huh?)

    Thank you, these are fabulous…. reminds me of my tie-dye shirt phase back in highschool, lol.

    hugs!!! and a big congratulations again 🙂

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  4. Thank you so much. I love your tea bag papers. You are so sweet to share them with us.

    Hugs

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  5. Wow! Amazing!!!

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  6. LOVE the blotter! I have plenty of ugly scrapbook paper that could be put to use that way. Now to go find some mat board that size 🙂

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  7. Love the flower from the teabag paper — and the paper, too. Thanks for all your great stuff. Do you have the instructions for making the flower on the card posted somewhere? I can’t seem to find it.

    Thanks again, swr

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