Saturday, April 11, 2015

CSCC #13, Anything Goes..

Hi guys! Nandini here, with a little inspiration for our current challenge CSCC #13 - Anything Goes.I am sure you have been enjoying the beautiful projects that my fellow Catchy Girls have been presenting!

I have always been fascinated by the art of Origami. It is amazing how much one can do with a single sheet of paper! I also love the practical aspect of Origami. So I made some gift bags & boxes, which are perfect for holding small treats, knickknacks etc.

My first project is a gift bag. I had seen these adorable bags on Etsy a long time ago. And finally found the tutorial a few days ago (thank God for Pinterest!!). You can check it out here.

 I used a square measuring 12 x 12 inches of some pattern paper to fold the bag.

I added a doily dyed with orange ink and layered a vellum circle on top. The word 'Happy' is heat embossed in black. The word 'Birthday' is die cut out of a scrap of green handmade paper.

The second bag is smaller, made of 10 x 10 inches square in dark red card stock.

I started by heat embossing the little flower ring from an Itsy Bitsy stamp set onto the red paper. 

After I had folded the bag, I a large origami bow with a very thin, handmade paper. The tutorial for that is from Paper Kawai.

Here are both the bags, together.

I must warn you that origami can be quite addictive! I also ended up making a lovely hexagonal box as well. The tutorial is again from Paper Kawai.

This box is made from two sheets of A4 size computer paper.

Isn't that lid gorgeous!

And here are my three origami projects!

I hope you found my post inspiring enough to start on your own, lovely projects!


1. Create any kind of paper project or DIY project..  it must be a paper craft.

2. You can enter twice

3. You can combine with other challenges

4. Last date 27th April

5. Have Fun

And our sponsor THE CRAFT SHOP is sponsoring Rs. 500/- GV to one winner.. 

Looking forward to seeing your lovely creations in our gallery! Happy crafting!!!


  1. SO cute bags and the box is Superb Nandini ! Very inspiring and something different!

  2. Very cute bags! Love the origami bow!