I've been wanting to make one of these for ages and when I finally did, I forgot to post it here! It went up on the Aussie Scrap Source blog a little while ago and totally slipped my mind. Maybe it's my now 40 year old brain. Dementia is already setting in I think, although some would say I've been a bit demented for years... lol
I made this exploding box for my mum which becomes a ‘grandmothers’ brag book.
I used the Generations kit from Simple Stories and and quickly created the box from scratch using three pieces of paper and a scoring board before assembling it and adding a decorated band that slides up over the sides and holds the box together. I found instructions for a similar one on this blog but adjusted it to be a dual layer with a larger gap for my pages to allow for a lot of dimension.
The side band was made with a punched strip of paper with a sticker adhered to the bottom edge and finished with dimensional paint dots in blue. There is a punched shape and clock front and back, and the stickers have been raised with foam tape for dimension.
The lid was decorated with pieces of transparency overlays, more stickers and some Prima flowers and bling (you know I can't create with SOMETHING Prima on there huh?)... :D
And these are all the pieces of the box...
The main part of the box was created from 2 pieces of double sided paper, scored and trimmed so the inner piece and central square of the inner piece were slightly smaller than the outer, before they were corner rounded and adhered together.
Each side was decorated individually with stickers, Prima and photos...
The Prima vine folds up with the box - it was cut apart and placed so the flowers didn't fall on the box creases.
Touches of the blue dimensional paint are all the box for continuity.
I added some Maya Road leaf pins for a burst of green :)
The secondary pages were all finished the same way - I used decorative edge scissors with a stamp look to co-ordinate some of the edges to this sticker below (again, adding continuity). I often mount stickers onto foam tape to add dimension, I'm not into the flat look.
Clusters, layering and continuity again...
Again with the stamp scissor edges, clusters and hints of dimensional paint in blue.
Hard to see but the house had glossy accents applied to the windows and doors and glitter sprinkled over the top for interest... it's the little touches. :)
And that's it!
I'm thinking of making another one to send to my grandmother in England... need to be quick to make the postal times!!
Thanks for looking