Friday, October 18, 2013

Baby Keepsake Exploding Box by Jo Piccirilli

Hi everyone! Jo Piccirilli here today to share with you a little off-the-page project using lots of Couture Creations goodness.

Recently, the lady across the road had her 4th baby girl, so instead of a traditional present, I thought I would make a keepsake. This is an exploding box. There are lots of tutorials on Youtube on how to make these.

On the lid I have used the Alcyone Doily Die from the Royal Jewels Collection and the Tranquility Die from the Endless Dreams Collection along with some paper flowers.

On the outside of my box I have used the lower half of the Petite Fleur Embossing Folder from the Romantique Collection.  This folder was fantastic to use as it has a line of embossed dots that gave me a guideline for placing my pearls.

The inside of my box reveals a cake made with my Circle Nesting Dies.  I also used these and my Scallop Circle Nesting Dies to make the photo mats. 

Here is a quick run down on how to make the cake.

I cut two circles with my Circle Nesting Dies

Then, I cut two long strips.  The width will depend on how tall you want your cake to stand. Then, score two lines approximately 1cm in from each end.

Once you have scored your lines, you will then need to cut little triangles out. Just cut up to the score line. This makes it much easier to get your paper to bend around the circles you have just cut.

You can now pop a small amount of glue onto the circle and start and wrap the snipped strip around.  When you get to the end just snip off the extra length. You can now place these circles in the middle of your box.

Here is a closer look at the cake.

For the inside photo mats I have used the Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder and the hearts from the Hearts Nesting Dies.

This was heaps of fun to make.  I hope I have inspired you to have a give a go at making your own exploding box. The designs are endless!

Until next time,

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723449 Elegance Collection - Large Damask Flourish Embossing Folder
CO723165 Romantique Collection - Petite Fleur Embossing Folder
CO723222 Fantasia Collection - Ivy Set Doily Dies
CO723213 Heart Nesting Dies
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
CO723041 Scallop Circle Nesting Dies
CO723046 Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO723112 Royal Jewels Collection - Alcyone Doily Die
CO723435 Endless Dreams Collection - Tranquility Decorative Die
CO723412 Endless Dreams Collection - Magical Butterfly Die


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