Awhile ago, my friend Tina taught a few of us how to make Explosion Boxes. You’ve seen them, an ornament sized box that once you remove the lid, its sides fall open and you have different pages to put your pictures on. My first attempt actually turned out pretty good. I made a box to memorialize one of our Disneyland Trips when the kids were smaller.
|Side of box|
So my niece Teri, wanted explosion boxes made to hold her two children’s annual school pictures for their entire school careers (they are college and post-college now). I set to work. Since the box was going to cover all ages I needed the papers to be generic and not age specific and at first glance to show the difference between boy and girl. For Johanna’s box I chose papers that had purple, pink, olive green and pale yellow. I paired that with patterned papers from Cloud9Design the Brittany's Castle collection.
|Outside of box.|
|Inside with heart labels!|
|Exploded box with stars!|
I have sent off both boxes to my neice. She received Johanna's a few weeks ago and loved it. This one she should be receiving in a day or two. I'm hoping she likes it just as much! It's been fun. I just might have to make a few more!
Thanks for stopping by. Imagine, create, enjoy!