Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daisy Explosion Box

Explosion Box

Lid of Explosion Box

Explosion Box Inside



I showed you the lid to this explosion box a couple of weeks ago and promised to show you the inside later.  I forgot to do that, so I am doing it today.  This box was created using the following stamps/dies from Heartfelt Creations:  HCPC 3325 Daisy Patch Bouquet PreCut set; HCPC 33324 Daisy Patch Swirls PreCut Set; HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set; HCD 703 Daisy Patch Diecuts; HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments; HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die

I designed a Tea Cup explosion box for Joan's Workshop last week and it had a larger base in order to accommodate the tea cup.  This explosion box is 11.25” square when opened out. Start by scoring at 3.75 inches from all 4 sides then cut out all four corners so you have a “t” shape. The lid is 5 7/8” square. Score at 1” from all 4 sides. Cut a 1” slit up toward the middle section on both score lines on one edge. On opposite side, do the same thing. Cut corners diagonally. After decorating, fold on score lines and attach corners with ScorTape to create lid. Use the largest Classic Square Nestability to cut 10 squares. Emboss 5 of these with your favorite embossing folder. Use the second largest Classic Square Nestie to cut 5 more squares and emboss these also. Cut five squares with the Nestability, next to the largest, Lacy Square die using a coordinating color.

The Daisy Patch Swirl was stamped in green on the smallest squares for the inside of the box, using Olive Pastel Chalk Ink. The Daisy Patch Bouquet was stamped in green three times using the same ink. Two of these will be layered for the inside middle of the box and one for the box top. All the leaves were colored with a green chalk pencil. Using the three smallest single daisy stamps, many were stamped using Rose Coral Chalk ink. They were cut out with the matching dies. All the flowers were shaped and layered then placed over the images that were stamped with green ink. Pearls were added. On the lid two Decorative Borders were layered on top square, then the arrangement placed between them. A punched border was added around the bottom of the lid then trim added along the top of it attaching both with ScorTape. For the front of the closed box, embossed squares were added to each side, then the sentiment was stamped and cut out and a Decorative Border placed on top.

Explosion boxes are so fun to create.  Hope you will give it a try.



15 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Selma, this is exquisite!!! I absolutely love the softness of this beautiful box!! I recently went to a Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in town and had to go to the Heartfelt Creations booth. I saw a few of your creations IRL and oh my goodness, I was blown away!! Thanks so much for sharing you talent with us!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous box and great tutorial. Thanks so much for all the extra love you put in your projects and share with us. "Hugs" Carol

The Other Patti Sue said...

Ya know I'm just going to have to make one of these! Gorgeous GF!

Helen said...

So pretty!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful pink and white, fabulous flowers, stunning project. Gorgeous Selma....just gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue W said...

Beautiful Selma! Love all the pretty flowers and the pink/white colour scheme is perfect!

valita said...

simply gorgeous! :)

Deb said...

Selma...you have done it again,,,another stuuning explosion box....where do you buy your pearl flourishes??? Hugs sweetie.

Olga said...

You always make the prettiest boxes....Don't ya love those flowers, so easy to work with.

Karen W said...

This box is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Selma, it is so beautiful! I wish you lived in Tulsa - we have you in our group!

Kay

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Selma, This box is gorgeous, love it as much as the tea cup, will have to try this when I get back, from vacation.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Anonymous said...

Your boxes are so pretty. A lot of work you put into them. Does Joan sell them after you make them??? Have a good day., Charlene

Pam S. said...

fabulous Selma! I just googled explosion boxes cuz I want to make one today and I'm so glad your blog post came up! Beautiful creation! I enjoyed my stay at your blog! : ))
Pam Going Postal

Ms Linda said...

beautiful dainty boxes, will have to try and make one. Thank you for tutorial, very easy to follow.

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