Today I bring you something a little different! An explosion box! I absolutely adore the new Vintage Artistry Essentials collection. It feels so woodsy, and natural to me. My granddaughter created a garden at the edge of the woods in our backyard. I wanted to stage my explosion box on her awesome garden! It was actually her garden that gave me the inspiration to create this explosion box. The colors in the papers are amazing. I used the We R Memory Keepers Explosion Box Score Board to create the largest box. It measures 4 inches on all sides. And in the middle, I created a waterfall mini album.
I used a couple of laser cuts to hang from the top of the box. I also created a little jewel adhering a butterfly image from the Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets pack to a metal cabochon setting, added a jump ring, and strung them using the single ply jute. It made a lovely pendant. I used the Lacey Trim in cream and added some sari silk from my own collection. Tied a bow and added some of the single-ply jute again. I added the laser cute moths, layered the wings, and also added the fencing on each side.
The new Majestic Bouquet Marble flowers are beautiful. They have a touch of gold, and I enhanced them with a little gold glitter. The Treasured Moments on top is a laser-cut from the Essentials collection. 2 sprays of leaves come with the flowers and they were the perfect amount I needed for the top of my box. I took bits of the 5 ply jute and shredded them apart, tucking them under the flowers. I also added some cream-colored string bunched up. For added texture, I added some art stones.
This is the view when the lid is off and the sides of the box fall out. I love the hearts in the corners. And each of the 4 sides has a tuck spot that holds a fold-out tag to add photos and journaling. For the middle, I created a waterfall mini album. Each page can hold photos and/or journaling. I used a Square File to start as the base of the cover, then just started adding on flowers, leaves, and laser cuts. I also added another laser-cut sentiment. Life In Pictures was perfect for the cover.
This is what the fold-out tag looks like when it is opened. Then it can be folded back up and tucked in the pocket. Both front and back can be used to adhere photos to.
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Thank you for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to do an off-the-page project with 49 and Market product.
The ideas are limitless!!