Thursday, October 27, 2011

Explosion box swap

This is an explosion box I made for my partner on My Scrap Room.  I got the pattern from a YT video by Laura Dennison of Follow The Paper Trail.  The sides and flaps are all made from envelopes.  I pulled paper from my stash and made all the felt flowers myself.
I just used cheap craft felt and hot glued them in place. Some I used die cuts to get the shapes; others I cut free hand.   I also made one of the stick pins.  The other 2 I got in another swap.  
I just love border punches.  I think I have about 6 now! 
These are Bo Bunny papers from about 2007 or so.  Pays to hoard until you find the perfect project.  I had to plan really well in order not to run out of paper.  
A bit of bling sets all things off to a T.
There are pockets on the outsides formed by folding up the bottom of a business size envelope.  The flowers on the corners are pull tabs for hidden tags.
Pop off the top and this is what you see.  
The small inner pockets are made using coin envelopes.
There are lots of hidden tags with room for photos or journalling.  

My partner loved it and this beautiful box is what I got in return.


  1. This turned out so pretty! I love all the felt flowers and stick pins. I love that you used envelopes and have all those pockets too, so creative!

  2. This is way too cool! I've got to try this someday! Love the felt :) Great job! PS It would be easier to comment if you allowed name/url posts (it's a setting in blogger)

  3. I love the felt flowers!! Just beautiful.

  4. Oh this is so pretty! I love it and all the felt flowers. I'm a big fan of the border punches too.