Having got carried away with exploding boxes it occurred to me that they are ok if you are actually going to give them to people but not much good for posting. I have seen examples of these amazing boxes with all sorts of things attached to them but only recently discovered that they flatten down for posting. Anyway, to get to the point, I decided to have a go at one myself and as I needed a card for my niece’s birthday it just seemed the right time!
snippets of white card and patterned paper
mixture of cake related stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Spectrum Noir pens
Once I had found a really good video to guide me, I made the base of the box with the pink card then used various snippets of different papers to cover the panels.
I stamped out a selection of cakes and a teapot then coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens before cutting them out.
Finally I arranged my cake elements how I wanted them in the box attaching two small cakes to acetate strips and making sure they all fitted inside when the box was collapsed.
For a first attempt I am pleased with the result, and I managed to use up lots of snippets from my overflowing ‘bits’ drawer. I think I will head on over to Pixie’s Snippets Playground as I have not been there for a while!
Thanks for dropping in. Take care.