At Scrapchat we have a Sunday Powerscrap challenge each week, which I try to get done between church services. It's a nice way to relax and enjoy the afternoon. Today we were asked to make an exploding Easter Box:
"Ok is everyone up for a little bit of adventure. As Easter is in two weeks, yes that's right, two weeks. My Challenge is to make a single layer exploding box suitable to give as a gift for Easter eggs. Don't be turned off by this challenge and think it is to difficult cause they are really easy as I have made a couple myself.
Here is the link to the blog with instructions on it ~ Exploding Box"
As I had never made one of these before, I thought it was a good opportunity to try making one. So I did. First I resized th epattern so the box would be a little smaller. I used Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Apricot Appeal cardstock. I used stamps from a big set I was given as a present so don't know who created them, and some acrylic stamps from Rhonna Farrer. I gold embossed every image and used Stampin' Pastels and a blender pen to colour them up. I used a copper gel pen to add a few accents here and there. Then I tied it together with a nylon cord from a camping store. When I give it to my DD for Easter, there will be gourmet yummy chocolate eggs in there, not this compound chocolate ick that I have in there for display purposes only. When it's Sunday the only place you can get Easter eggs around here is at a service station.