Hello there lovelies. Today I am bringing to you my very first project for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I created an explosion box that is covered with the gorgeous Garden Party papers designed by Angelica Turner for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Are you thinking of spring?? Then this is your collection! But I am also thinking about Valentines Day...The month of love. And the surprise comes when you open the box. The entire Garden Party Collections designed by the very talented Angelica Turner is a must have. So many possibilities when creating!
As you know, explosion boxes can hold anything from your favorite treats, to a small gift, another smaller explosion box, and even memorabilia such as photos. You create the surprise. Have fun with it!
You can find directions on You Tube for creating the base for an explosion box, but I used We r Memory Keepers explosion box board. It gave me the option to create hearts for the corners that fold in. Because I am thinking about Valentines Day!
When the box opens up, it reveals a tiny mini album that I created. The box is covered in the beautiful Garden Party Paper. On each flap of the inside of the box, I added a single flower that I die cut from the Wild Flower 3 die set. The heart corners can be used for journaling, or photos.
Here is the top of the box. I used a couple of the Garden Party floral dies. Wild Flower 3 and Wild Flower 4. I colored them with watercolors, and added a tiny Styrofoam ball to the centers. I sprinkled a little glitter over the petals for sparkle. The flowers were die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock.
When you lift the lid, a tiny mini album is revealed. I followed a tutorial on You Tube to create a mini album using 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. So cute!!
I left the inside pages blank for journaling or tiny photos. I die cut a label using the Frames and Elements die, then I stamped it using the matching the Garden Party Elements stamp. I die cut and water colored the stems and buds from the Wild Flowers 2 die set, then arranged them around the label.
I added a couple of painted wooden beads for the bottom of the explosion box and hot glued them to the base. It adds a little bit of elegance to the box.
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