Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's Day Explosion Box Card

Here in Australia, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14th. For my recent card class project I decided to make an explosion box card, with Mother's Day in mind.  I had never made one before so I hopped onto Pinterest to see what I could see, haha. Scrolling through the many pins, I came across one by Julie Kettlewell from the UK who had CASED hers from an German demonstrator called Jessica Winter. It looked gorgeous so I had to CASE it as well!

Jessica's measurements were in centimetres, which is fine, but I'm an inch girl!, so I made mine a 4" cube. It's such a lovely design and what I was drawn to in particular were the little pockets! What a great idea! Insert a lovely little gift tag or mini bookmark into one pocket and a gift card into the other.

I love the Succulent Garden Suite of products in our Occasions Catalogue and this is what I used to decorate the box. The box base is in Sahara Sand and the lid is Blushing Bride. These colours, although not in the main co-ordinating range, blended beautifully with the DSP.

Not visible is the Wink of Stella that I applied all over the flower which was made using the Succulent Framelits Dies. It looks so beautiful!

I am so happy with the overall look of this lovely box and although it took me AGES to prep the kits for class, it was so worthwhile and everyone who came just loved putting theirs together.

Until next time everyone
 Happy Crafting!


  1. Gorgeous project Caroline. I'm going to miss the succulents :(

    1. Thanks Kate x. Oh, me too! The dies are so versatile. 😢


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