Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Box~Explosion box with flower top

A card and gift box all in one! This explosion box is a great little gift box since it opens up to show a card sentiment. You can put any sentiment you wish on each of the inside squares. It's great for siblings to each have their own little side to write a love note to Mom! I added a acetate window to one side of my box, but you don't have to if you want to keep the gift inside a surprise!
I am making mine to hold mascarpone and strawberry mini cupcakes so I wanted a little window.
The Dahlia flower on top is actually a separate project and I will do a separate tutorial on it.

What you will need to make the basic explosion box:

Card stock cut 7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
scored at 2 1/2" & 5" on both sides.

Designer paper cut 4 1/8" by 4 1/8", scored at 3/4" on each side

4-5 squares of DP cut 2 1/4" each (5 of DP if not making a window, 4 of DP and 1 of acetate if making window)

Assorted punched out scalloped circles, circles and flowers for decorating.

Assorted stamps/messages

adhesive, sticky strip, bone folder, ruler, paper cutter.

For my box I used Regal rose card stock , delicate dots Dp, pixie pink ink, Holiday Blitz stamp set, scalloped punch, 1 1/2" circle punch, certainly celery ribbon, gem brads, flower punch.

I will upload some tutorial pictures for the box tomorrow as well as a tutorial on how to make the paper Dahlia flower that I put on top.

Update! here is the photo tutorial for the explosion box, flower tutorial coming soon!

Have a SUNNY day!