Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Explosion Box Album

This project was a couple of years in the making (which explains all the retired product used!). The basic box was part of a club project and I knew how I wanted to finish it, but it sat on my shelf waiting for the right time and reason to finish it. I found the reason for Mother's Day and sat down over the weekend to finally complete it. I'm quite pleased with the result.

The box is easy to complete and requires only some scoring (at 4" on all four sides) and four cuts along the score lines. When everything is folded together the lid keeps everything in place.

The Pop Up Cake Die is retired, but I still go back to it when I want a  WOW card. I used the (retired) five petal flower punch along with the Boho Blossoms punch to create the flowers on the cake and on the page.
 The panel on the top right ties shut, revealing an accordion folded mini book to hold current photos of my mom with me and each of her granddaughters.

The back side of the mini book holds two more photos of my mom with each of her newborn granddaughters.
Finally, each of the baby photos conceals hidden journalling written by each of us telling Mom what she means to us.
The flower on the top of the box was created using the Blossoms punch (and a couple others).
Ink & Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pop Up Card Box for a Spring Birthday

I've been waiting for Spring for awhile now, but it seems like it will still be a bit of a wait. In the meantime, I will have to be content with playing with Spring colours and flower stamps. These Pop-Up Card boxes are everywhere now. Here's my first attempt.