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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Origami basket

stampin up demonstrator zoe tant
Recently for the ILWS Stampin' Up ! Summer Mini 2011 blog hop I made this pretty origami basket.  Since posting it here and showing it to customers, friends and others I've been asked by several folk for a tutorial.  Hence the reason for this post. You could make it in any of our designer series papers and I did think that one in co-ordinating colours from our paper stacks would look fab.  I must give it a try, but with the Easter hols already here that may prove difficult.  Maybe you can beat me to it and take a picture and share it with me.
Start with a square of dsp.  I've used greenhouse gala for the full example above and my single petal below and my square is 6"x 6"


Fold it in half diagonally.

Open up your diagonal fold and then fold in both sides to meet the centre fold as shown above.


Fold over the top triangle.


Open the side panels, but keep the top triangle folded over.


This time fold in the side panels so that the edge of the folded down sides meets the centre fold.


Do this with both sides.

Halve the project by folding the right-hand side back underneath to the reverse side.


Fold the bottom triangle  of paper upwards away from you, making a crease along the edge of the flap.

Open the top layer and tuck the bottom triangle under the top triangle.


Close the top flap again and fold over the small triangle left at the top of the project as you see it positioned above.


Open up the project and push the top triangle through the middle to make an inside fold. 
Make a crease at the bottom, as shown in the photo below.


Open up the project into a petal/boat/dish shape. 


Make 5 and stick them together to make the finished flower shape as seen at the top of my post. 


Once complete all you need to do is fill it with treats!

Happy Easter to all my readers

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