I decided to try something different today and made an origami box - they are so simple to make but are quite strong and would make lovely gift boxes. You can make them in any size and just have to cut the base square half an inch smaller to fit.
I used paper from the Prima Botanical Collection 6x6 pad and ended up with a box just over 2 inches square. To decorate the top I used Marianne die LR0156 (flower), Memory Box die fabulous phlox (leaves), a tiny punched butterfly and a lovely deep red rose from my stash.
This was so easy and quick to make and would also be a good way to use up some of those papers that we're not to keen on as they look totally different when folded into a box.
I shall enter this in the following challenges
Creative Inspirations challenge 'Anything But a Card'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'One Paper Taker - one design paper only'
Allsorts challenge 'A Passion For Flowers'
Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge 'Favourite Colour Combo' (deep red and creams / beiges)
Crafting For All Seasons challenge 'No Stamps Allowed' (my 2nd entry)