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TUTORIAL: C121 FAMILY BLESSINGS EXPLOSION BOX CARD BY MARIE SMITH

TUTORIAL: C121 FAMILY BLESSINGS EXPLOSION BOX CARD BY MARIE SMITH
Explosion Box Card
- Marie Smith -
South Africa

Family blessings come in so many ways, but when I start counting, I know the love and care of a mother and/or grandmother are among the most valuable for every family. This explosion box card celebrates all mothers and grannies and would be perfect for Mothers’ day, their birthdays, or just to say, “Thank you” and “I love you too”. The roses, hearts and butterflies of the C121 Family Blessings are perfect for conveying the message of your appreciation. I used some of the plain papers from the carders pack to make flowers with stamens and tucked a little tag in between all the fussy-cut elements for your personal message.

For This Project You Will Need:

  • One sheet each of FabScraps Family Blessings collection C121-009; C121-007 (for fussy cutting); C121-008; C121-006
  • Pink and green plain papers from the FabScraps carders’ pack MC120-001
  • FabScraps metal embellishments from the C121 carders’ pack (bird cage)
  • FabScraps pink satin rose from the C121 carders’ pack
  • 4 Handmade flowers, using plain pink paper from the FabScraps C121 carders’ pack and some stamens
  • FabScraps liquid glue
  • Scissors for fussy-cutting (I love my FabScraps pink scissors for this)
  • 10cm Explosion box base (e-mail marie@purplemagnolia.co.za for instructions to build one)
  • Versamagic pixie dust teardrop ink pad
  • Chipboard rocking chair, assembled and painted with white gesso
  • Foamiran or paper rose and bud for lid
  • Die-cut leaves and twigs
  • Chipboard heart, painted with white gesso
  • Foam tape for lifting some of the fussy-cut elements
  • Green glass pebble
  • 3 silver metal embellishment leaves
  • Bias binding, coloured pink with Versamagic pixie dust teardrop ink pad or pink all-purpose ink

 Instructions:

  1. Fussy cut all the
  2. For the outside panels of the box, cut four pieces of striped paper from C121-009 9,5x9,5cm.
  3. For the outside panels of the box, cut four pieces of rose-patterned C121-006paper from C121-009 9,5x9,5cm
  4. For the inside panels, cut four pieces of plain dark green paper from the carders’ pack 9,5x9,5 cm.
  5. For the inside panels, cut four pieces of plain dark pink paper from the carders’ pack 9x9 cm.
  6. For the “floor” of the box, cut dark pink plain paper 9,5x9,5cm.
  7. For the top of the lid, cut dark green plain paper 9,5x9,5cm.
  8. For the lid, cut a piece of 9x9cm from the revers of the striped paper C121-009.
  9. Chalk the edges of the striped panels.
  10. Distress the edges of all panels.
  11. Layer pink panels onto green panels and striped panels onto rose-patterned panels. Adhere the striped panels to four outside panels of the box and the green/pink layered panels to four inside panels of the box. Adhere the pink “floor” of the box.
  12. Adhere decorative cut-outs to outside striped panels. Arrange fussy-cut flowers, sentiment tag, chipboard heart, die-cut leaves and twigs, metal and other embellishments on the four inside panels.
  13. Adhere the rocking chair to the floor of the box and decorate with butterfly, flowers and leaves.
  14. Make a tag for writing a personal message and tuck it in behind some of the decorative elements.
  15. Voila! Your project is ready for giving.

 

   

1 comment

  • Mary Frylinck: March 05, 2020

    Absolutely stunning creation, Marie, with using the FabScraps C121 paper range. Simply love it. I am a great fan of Explosion Boxes. Well done. Hugs Mary Frylinck

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