Wednesday, November 20, 2013

11/20/13 - CPC: Craft Challenge - Origami

Hello, hello!
Who's ready for a new challenge?
Well, ready or not here it comes!
"Child's Play Challenges" is inspiring you w/ the (childhood) craft of origami.
Here is the inspiration picture:

And here is my layout:
"You Are My Happy"

Besides "I love you", "you are my happy" is a phrase I frequently say to David.
It's my way of letting him know that despite the struggles we have been through in the past and may face in the future, he is the person who does, and will always be able to, make me happy.
The BG paper was chosen to represent the fun that we share together.
BTW - the tree in the picture is the one we picked out on Saturday.
As far as inspiration for the layout goes,  I actually used origami as an embelishment.  I found a tutorial on how to make an origami heart and made one to use on my layout. If you're interested in learning how to make one as well, I included the tutorial below:

I'm not a big fan of video tutorials so I used the step-by-step picture tutorial that follows under the video.

My heart didn't turn out too bad.
I was amazed to see my 6x6 piece of paper turn into a symbol of love, though.
Very cool!

Now it's your turn!
You don't have to include origami on your layout like I did, you simply need to be inspired by it! Show us how it inspires you and link your project up to the CPC blog by 11/30/13. 


  1. Absolutely awesome! I'd have never thought to use origami on a scrapbook page. That's a tall tree! I hope y'all have lots of fun decorating it. Oh! To answer your question, Brandon always loves the layouts I make about him. His very favorite book is his 8x8 baby book filled with layouts of his first year. He was especially impressed when he was in Scrapbook Trends 2x. LOL

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!!!! That heart turned out amazing!!!!!!!!

  3. What a super cute idea, Doreen, and I just love that vintage background! I actually won an origami contest when I was in elementary school. Who knew that I'd still be so into paper today ;).


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