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Explosion Box Project

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Mar 8, 2007 in Crafts

Sorry I haven’t posted lately – I had the flu for the last 2 weeks and it absolutely KNOCKED ME DOWN!  I slept almost all last weekend – even opted out of a few crafting get-togethers and retail therapy trips to the craft store – now you KNOW I was sick!!!!

But now I’m back up and running and of course, am behind on everything!  Yikes!!!!!

But today I finally  managed to send out my monthly newsletter and scheduled my classes for this month. 

One of the classes will be for an explosion box class.  For those who have never seen this project, it’s so easy and fun and the results are adorable!

Here’s a photo of a completed box from the outside:

The box actually has three smaller boxes inside, each falls open when the lid is removed. 

I decided to make this box for my mother for her birthday in April.  I filled it with photos of my grandmother in her heyday.  My grandmother passed away last year and I know that my mother misses her dearly. 

Here is the box when opened:

There is room for at least 12 photos inside.  I took some old photos of my grandmother and had copies made at my local copy center so that I wouldn’t have to cut the originals.  I wasn’t happy with how the copies came out on regular paper, so I had them copy them onto glossy photo paper – they look great!

For the class I’m teaching, we won’t add photos or embellishments – I’m going to keep it very simple and ‘springy’:

Then photos can be added later.  I used the doodle sets on the box – it’s so darn cute!

Oh -and we finally have a new stove!  And my finger has mostly healed from my injury – although I must have cut through a nerve because it is still numb (except when I use it – then it hurts really bad!).

Now I’m off to create March’s newsletter for my Scrapbooking Ministry…

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