Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Exploding Box

I love making these Exploding Boxes - I get asked for them all of the time - 3 layers full of lots of photos of the birthday boy/girl and family.

This one was done for the mum of the boyfriend of the daughter of someone in work - nothing like the word-of-mouth!

As it was for her 50th birthday I stuck some '50' peel-offs to acetate and cut them out leaving a long 'stem'. This I then fixed through the base of the inside layer of the box. When the box is opened they 'pop' out!

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  1. Hi Carol,
    This is fabulous. What a great way to keep photographs from special occasions. No wonder you keep getting asked for them. Its brilliant.
    Fiona x

  2. Carol this is gorgeous, lovely keepsake
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. Carol this is brilliant wow,wow,wow, the work you have put into this is amazing I think it is the best one I have ever seen.

    Lorraine x

  4. This is fab the numbers on the acetate 'springs'!
    Helen x

  5. Very clever! I can see why you are asked to make lots, this is FAB!
    Kaz xx

  6. Oh wow Carol this is amazing!
    What a wonderful gift she will treasure it!
    The box I used is from The Craft Barn in Lingfield.
    kim x

  7. Great blog Carol. Thanks so much for visiting mine and entering the draw. If you want to know about the cruises, pm me on the Docrafts site and all will be revealed! Pam x