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Monday, November 11, 2013

Exploding with Candy

I'm teaching a stamp class for a woman's group tonight, and I have two members of the group who will be my assistants since it's a large group.  To thank them, I've made them each an exploding box with peppermint candy inside.  Here's the outside.

The top of the box is so simple yet pretty that I took a photo of it, too.

When the lid is lifted off, the sides fall open.  The weight of the candies make the sides fall right down.  

Supplies Used:
Stamp set:  Best of Christmas
Stamp pad:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Gold and Silver Foil Sheets, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Season of Style Designer Series Paper, Whisper White cardstock
Embellishment:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Punches used:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Christmas Ornament Punch
I used  glue dots to hold the candy onto the sides.  I used the Stampin' Trimmer Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade on the corner pieces so it gives those corners a pretty edge.

I so loved how this box turned out that we made them at my downline meeting on Friday, too.  There's something about silver and gold together that just makes me happy.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Exploding Birthday Card/Box


I made this card for my friend (and coworker), but I wanted to wait until I gave it to her before I posted it.  I spritzed sparkle on the sides of the box--maybe you can see it in the picture below.

When she removed the lid, the box opened.  There is a pumpkin standing up in the center because her birthday is on Halloween.

The other side of the pumpkin is a flower.  I avoided the traditional Halloween look for her card this year.

I will be making this exploding box with my downline this coming week.  We'll also make the exploding box I posted on my blog on August 25 (or click here).

Thanks for looking.