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For more tips on creating with the Sweet as Honey collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/89nlTDw3kOE.
Instructions: Click here to see a larger photo of this project. Take white cardstock 12 x 12 inches, score at 4 inches and 8 inches both vertically and horizontally. Cut and remove the corner squares so that the final shape resembles a 'plus' sign. Fold on all the score lines to make the base of the explosion box.
For creating pockets take two 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pieces of white cardstock, cut diagonally creating a triangle , score at 1/2 inch both vertically and horizontally, apply double sided tape on 1/2 inch scored area. Overlap two triangles from the centre and attach on to the two opposite flaps of explosion box base for creating pockets.
For making the lid cut white cardstock 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, score at 1 inch from all the four sides. Cut along the horizontal score lines till 1 inch area, apply double sided tape and attached to the center flap. Mat the white cardstock first with blue cardstock and then with pattern paper, leaving 1/4 inch border.
Die cut white cardstock twice with Festive Holiday Die, distress the edges with Archival ink Saffron and adhere in the center of the explosion box with clear drying glue. For creating the center pot die cut white cardstock two times with Window box die from the Window Box Elements Die set, attach the two parts together with double sided tape. Color the pot using Archival ink Saffron and Sepia and adhere in the center as shown. Stamp the filler flowers from Garden's Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp set with Archival ink Plum and Library green, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Vibrant Fuchsia, Olive and Fern Green. Arrange the flowers around the pot and fill up the center with green moss.
For the sides of the explosion box first die cut the honey bee images using coordinating Honey Bee Maidens Die. Next die cut the honey pot and bungalow images using coordinating Honey Bee Bungalows Die. Also die cut house image using Sweet as Honey Die. Stamp big flower from Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set using Archival Ink Plum and Library Green, die cut using coordinating die and color with Archival ink Plum, Sunflower, Sepia, Fern Green and Olive. Stamp Ferns from Backyard Blossoms and Garden's Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set using Archival ink library green, die cut using coordinating die and color with Archival ink Fern, Olive, Saffron and Colorbox Chalk ink - Concord. Also stamp filler flowers from Backyard Blossoms Stamp set with Archival ink Plum and Library Green, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Vibrant Fuschsia, Fern Green and Olive. Cut tags and sentiment tickets from the paper collection using Luggage and Tags Die. Mat the sentiment tickets with blue cardstock. Once all the elements are ready arrange them on the four sides of the explosion box as shown.
For decorating the top of the explosion box, Frame the bee image from the paper collection using 3d hexagonal shaker chippie, fill it up with glass beads and color the outside with yellow acrylic paint. Die cut pattern paper using Honey comb die from Sweet as Honey Die set. Stamp small flowers from Sweet peony Collection using Colorbox ink - Concord, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Cobalt and Concord ink. Arrange all the elements as shown and adhere with clear drying glue.
Create a bow using twine and tie sentiment tags to the free ends. Apply glitter on all the images and flowers with clear drying glue.
Created By: Pavitra Chanchal