Sunday, July 9, 2017

Explosion box Sunday...

Hi and welcome to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog on this beautiful Sunday.  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and maybe will have just a bit of time to get in a little crafting today.

There are so many new things in the store this month it was really hard to chose what to make for my share this week but a few things called my name and one was the new Explosion box and the other was these gorgeous new "Tudor Rose" medallions.  These are such fun little boxes to make for gifts so i found lots of fun Kaisercraft papers and other goodies in my stash and set to work.

To start the box you will need the Explosion box that you can get here... and the ? medallions.  You get three medallions in the set but i used the smallest one just because it fit perfectly.  

Next measure and cut papers to fit the top of the lid and the sides.  Ink around them and then glue to the lid.  Chalk the medallion with brown ink and blue ink to match the papers.  Glue it to the top.

Try something different and ink just parts of the medallion.  It gives it that antique look that way and makes it a real one of a kind gift for someone.

Next you can measure and cut papers to decorate the outside of the box and the inside of the box.   Don't cut one for the center square because you will be adding other paper strips over it to add more pictures.

Once you have the papers cut, chalk around them and glue them to the explosion box as shown.

For the next few layers cut strips of paper that measure from one side to the other but about 1/4" less on each end.  Making the layers gradually smaller as you go inside will make the box easier to fold. Be sure and use a Scor-board or tool to make sure you get the lines even and in the right places so that they lay down nice and flat.  Glue the next four layers in the center square.  Let it all dry.

Once it's all dry you can cut papers to fit inside and also add pictures and journaling.  I am going to give mine as a gift so i am going to let them finish it and add extra stickers to tuck in with it.  And the best part is it didn't take but an afternoon so you can make them up fast and easy.  Baby boxes, Graduations and weddings would be super cute to make too.

And here is a quick photo of the top with the added flowers and tulle.

Here is a supply list just in case:

GSLC Explosion Box- Coming Soon
Tudor Rose Singles - Coming Soon

Kaisercraft Paper collection
Kraft paper
scissors, paper trimmer
Chalk inks 
Aqua colored tulle

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions be sure and let me
know and i will try and answer you back.... Teresa

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