Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Mother's Day Explosion

  I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. I was a very lucky Mum and had flowers, DVD, chocs, more flowers, a lovely candle and am on a promise for a dinner!
So, I thought I would share with you, the Exploding Box I made for my Mum. I love Graphic 45, who doesn't?, so I delved into my Secret Garden stash and this is where I ended up!
I used two sheets of bazzill cardstock to create the basic box, one 12x12 and one 10.5 x 10.5.
In a normal box you would cut away the four corners to allow you to fold up the sides but, and I got this idea from Wendy2, instead of cutting them away, cut them diagonally across then fold each piece side to side across the middle piece, glue them sparingly along the bottom and voila, pockets!
Once I had stuck them all down I added diagonals of Secret Garden papers. I used the floral stamps papers to then add some definition. 
Just remember that this is a box, so move around the sides and decorate them to face you or you end up with upside down images (trust me). Once I had finished the main box decoration I made some small note cards to fit the pockets.
Using scraps of the left over papers and some more from the stamp sheet (there are lots of them on that sheet) its easy to make quite a few..............
however, can only get one in each of the pockets so I made a bundle of them, bound them using a length of card cut with a Martha Stewart Border Punch and they fitted perfectly in the centre of the box when I closed it up.
make a lid with a 6x6 sheet of card, I used more fussy cut scraps to decorate and a few Martha Stewart butterflies (well it is a Secret Garden).

job done!
Thanks for popping by!!


Caz said...

Love the box Wendy - really pretty - nice idea with the pockets too!!

Miriam said...

The box is truly gorgeous Wendy - lovingly put together too!

Helen said...

That's fabulous, Wendy!!

Anonymous said...

What a special gift you created for your Mum.


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