Friday, November 21, 2008

Exploding box!

My daughter wanted to make an exploding box for a school project. I had never made one before, so we began this adventure together. She needed to use pictures from a recent family field trip and wanted the box to be bigger than others we had seen so that the pictures would fit. We used Martha Stewarts 18" x 18" paper from Michaels and made the box 6" x 6" x 6" in size with 5 layers. It was actually a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. She cropped and matted all of the pictures herself. She added the journaling and rounded all of the corners. She cut 2 different sized circles to go under an ornament in the center to make it look like it was on a rug. She also used the Cricut to cut out her title and the Xyron to put adhesive on the title and the ribbon. I did cut out the corners of the papers for the layers of the box, but only because the paper was too big for my trimmer and the corners had to be cut out by hand, but she did all of the folding. I also had to make the lid, that was a bit complicated. I am so proud of her and she had so much fun and used so many of my tools. Some she had used before and some that were new to her. I think her favorite was the bone folder.