Good friends of mine became grandparents for the first time a couple of days ago, and asked me to make an exploding box as a congratulations card for their son and daughter-in-law.
I had a lovely time designing this box - using papers and chipboard tags from the 'Little Darlings' range designed by Graphic 45.
Here are the four sides and lid. I used Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Tattered Florals Die to create the shapes for the flower topper. Easy to do, and such a lovely result.
And here is the inside. It's a bit hard to see the central flowers which are on thin lengths of clear acetate sheeting which gives the illusion of the flowers floating over the centre of the box.
I included two journalling flat tags (they can be seen top and bottom of the first layer) slipped into ribbon holders for my friends to write special messages, plus a folded pocket (bottom left on second layer) which opens up to reveal another space to write a message.
This was a lovely project to work on - thank you Caroline and Richard for the opportunity. And congratulations on the birth of you first grandbaby.