I had an absolute ball yesterday meeting up with a load of my docraft buddies after Sandra graciously offered to host the day. Cheers Sandra.
Angie decided to demo a modular origami box and was supposed to be assisted by Sandra wearing her sparkly tights... no sparkly tights but she did assist most beautifully by keeping the kettle piping hot ;o)
Before I left I did promise to put Angies instructions into a step by step pdf, not sure if it's the pdf programme I use or the sheer volume of photos but the size was a bit hefty so I decided to use blogger instead.
This is the first of the step by steps, making the lid. Sorry it's further down the page but I'd already uploaded the pics before I thought of the viewing order.
You'll need to make the box.
4 sheets of 8*8 or 6*6 for the lid
4 sheets of the same size paper for the base.
Best not to use the really thin paper but really heavy or textured paper can be trickier to fold accurately.
framey card inside
up to 8 sheets of the same size paper, 1 sheet makes 1 page
1 piece of card per page cut to 7.5cms sqr if using a 6*6 paper, or 10cms sqr if using an 8*8
1 less than the total number of pages pieces of card cut to 5cms sqr if using 6*6 or 7cms square if using 8*8. These create the hinges.
After each fold use a bone folder or cocktail stick to sharpen the fold line. This will make for a neater box and help with the assembly.
1 Fold the paper diagonally, open out, turn around and fold along the other diagonal.
Trickier start but keeps the sides and top crease free, not photoed.
1 Fold the paper diagonally, open out, turn around and fold along the other diagonal but only to the half way point. Again think of any pattern match.
2 Open out and fold one of the corners that has a crease line along the complete diagonal up to the middle. Fold the paper along the complete diagonal so that the corner is tucked in.
3 Carefully bring the right hand point over to the left hand corner and fold, unfold.
Repeat for the remaining 3 pieces of paper.