Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bloomin' marvelous explosion box and card

Hi Everyone, welcome back. I had workshops on both Saturday and Monday where we created this card and matching explosion box using the Bloomin' Marvelous and Secret Garden Stamps and Framelits, and Papillon Potpourri stamps and punches.
It was another busy class with everyone completing the projects within 4 hours, only an hour over our scheduled time!! but all my ladies know how we all become engrossed in crafting and chatting during the class.  The time always flies by and they don't go home until the project is completed.

Colour combination is so saffron, basic grey, lucky limeade and whisper white. A square piece of whisper white was run through the big shot with the argyle embossing folder and layered onto basic grey and so saffron. 

The delicate doilies sizzlits was used to cut out one of the small doilies from whisper white and a new designer builder brad with a large rhinestone jewel placed in the centre over a paper doily

Three  flowers in so saffron were stamped and cut out. Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punches were used for the butterflies

I saw a similar explosion box on Pintrest and thought it would be an ideal present  to make one with a matching card. Once the lid is taken off the sides of the box drop down to reveal flying butterflies and flowers!

The box was created from a square piece of card which was scored on all four sides with the scoring tool and then the four corner squares cut off to form a cross.  

The flying butterflies and flowers were attached to some acetate which was threaded through the centre square

We punched out 8 shapes with the decorative label punch and trimmed the sides   Using the Bloomin' Marvelous stamps. We randomly stamped the shapes using so saffron and lucky limeade colours and layered them on to some basic grey and attached them to both sides of the box.

Various butterflies and flowers were stamped and punched out to embellish the box along with lots of rhinestones.

There are only a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the fantastic offers of Sale-a-bration, the promotion ends on 22nd March For every £45 spend you can choose one of 17 products for FREE, including the Bloomin' Marvelous set. Please contact me if you would like to place an order.

Thank you for looking x



  1. Beautifully fluttery Linda. Love all the butterflies. Well done on not using pool party.

  2. I love the box of butterflies, Linda. What about a demo at training? You are a very talented lady. Mxx