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.