Friday, April 19, 2013

An Exploding Box with Explosive Flowers!


I love Exploding Boxes! They're so innovative and clever - a wonderful way of giving a card... nothing beats it. I've done one before for this blog which you can view here. This is my second attempt albeit 8 months later. However this time I wanted to make a really EXPLOSIVE exploding box. One where the contents literally explode out of the box. So here's my creation. 

                                      

My exploding box is a testament to Spring Flowers. Not that we really have the season here in India but  it seems like a wonderful time of year overseas where flowers start blooming all over the place. So my papers are all from the DCVW Fresh Floral Stack and the lid of my box has been embellished with some gorgeous Antique Fusion Blooms from Itsy Bitsy. Here's a closer look at the box when it's closed along with a closeup of the flowers on the lid. 

  

Now onto the explosion! So when the box opens, it opens to a flat card base and right in the centre I carried forward the flower theme with a pot of gorgeous blooms from Itsy Bitsy. As you can see, there are some flowers which hug the pot and others that just burst out, hence the explosion. In fact they burst out and continue bouncing about a bit so it's really a treat for the eyes! 

                           

Here's a closeup of the central flower pot to give you a view of the suspended flowers as well. I used some adorable sunflowers from Itsy Bitsy for the bouncing ones and connected them via a thin strip of OHP or transparency sheet to create that bursting out effect. Isn't that fun!


As far as I was concerned my box ends with this centrepiece but of course I had to add some details to the panels surrounding the flower pot so grudgingly I did.. ha ha... And then I had fun with that as well. Here are  some pictures of the inner panels. 


 

Finally here's a picture which I also really love. It's shows how the box looks when you take off the lid. It's so pretty as all you can see is this bunch of flowers that is literally bursting to come out.


For this project, I have made a video tutorial demonstrating how I created certain aspects of the box.  I have shown how the Itsy Bitsy Heart Border punch works for embellishing the sides of the box and lid. I have also displayed how I used the Itsy Bitsy Scoring Board to make the box which works wonderfully for such projects and is a really economical scoring option for crafters on a budget. Finally I've also shown how I created the flower pot with the flowers bursting out. I will be uploading the video very soon so watch this space for updates!

Update 22nd April 2013: The video is ready and you can view it here

Thanks so much for dropping by and I would love to hear your thoughts about my explosive exploding box. 

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31 comments:

  1. Lovely card Sunehra...love the colours you have used.. :)

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  2. flowers are soo bright ..exploding box is awesome Sunehra

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    1. Thanks a lot Smita - use a LOT of flowers.. hehe

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  3. Wao!..What an amazing explosion box Sunehra!..The burst of flowers really looks spectacular..And I specially love the colors and the flowers that you ave used...Everything about this is so in sync with spring...Anyone receiving it is sure gonna love it! :-)
    Looking forward to seeing your video on how you have created this masterpiece!..:)

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    1. Thanks Hussena... so glad you liked the burst of flowers... I really spend a lot of time on that.

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  4. Beautiful ......really explodes into a pretty surprise. ...
    The color combination is lovely....n the project
    Looks so neat :)

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    1. Thanks Shubhra! Happy to see you in Blogland after a bit...

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  5. Such a beautiful explosion box..love the colors u have used..would love to try out one myself too !!

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    1. Hey you must Nehal - it's so easy and so FUN to do!

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  6. Really a treat for the eyes. Soooo many flowers. Sunehra can u tell me how u made the card so flat, I can't c any folding crease... As hussena said, looking fwd to a tutorial.

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    1. hmm... I'm not sure, maybe the card stock I used wasn't too thick... Will upload the tutorial and you can see.

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  7. amazing.... very flowery.. :) u inspiring me to create one with so many beautiful flowers.. (i love to use flowers in my projects)

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    1. Your flowery projects are just fab Charu... gorgeous stuff!

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  8. OMG... this is beyond gorgeous.. Gosh Sunehra... This is just so unique and that flower pot bursting is AMAZING!!

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    1. So glad to see you liked it Khush since you're are the undisputed queen of fancy fold stuff!

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  9. Super gorgeous ! Loved the box ,the papers n beautifully embellished lid !And the beautiful burst of flowers when opened is just Superb !

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    1. haha - wow... thanks so much Pooja - gotta say though the burst of flowers took a long time to get just right.

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  10. Mind blowing stuff Sunehra! I really don't have appropriate words for this beauty. OMG! this is soooo awesome...

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    1. hey hey... so glad you liked it Sindhu

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  11. Super Like! its soooo gorgeous i loved the color scheme :)

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  12. Superb, love colours, flowers and real exploding explosion box

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    1. hahah - ya Naina - that's exactly what I was going for...

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  13. I love your box, but I have a question as how do you send it by post? Wouldn't it get squashed?

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  14. I absolutely love your explosion box. I wonder though how you would go about posting it. Have you tried posting one to a recipient?

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  15. What an amazing box. You are very talented. How would post such a box though?

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