A week or so ago my lovely teamie Kathy from Lili of the Valley Design Team posted a stunning Exploding Box Tutorial on The Lili of the Valleys Ideas to Inspire blog and I have been dying to have a go at making one. Mum was a bit down yesterday evening and didn’t want to go to bed so I decided to take a few crafting Bits downstairs and sit with her and encourage her to watch TV whilst I crafted on the dining room table, it has been a couple of years since I have actually done this. I had already coloured this Fairy Friends Image from Lili of the Valley and had bought some Floral Sheets from the lovely Jak Heath at Harrogate which I had been dying to have a go at so I decided to try making the box.
I think I will need a bit more practise until mine is as beautiful as Kathys but I am quite pleased with it, even though it looks a bit crowded with flowers. I didn’t have all the floral dies that Kathy used so had to make do with what I had, the starting point was the flower in the middle of the box which is from the Flower Sheet designed by Jak Heath for La Pashe, there are some fabulous floral sheet to make lots of different 3d flowers in the set, I am going to get Mum ti have a go at cutting some out today will help her to make them up tonight, will let you see what she makes.
The Flowers are all punched with Small Floral Punches from The Hobby House, and Paper is from the Tilda Kitchen Garden Pad.
I am not sure what colours I used as this image was coloured ages ago and never used.
Here is the Closed Box , if you would like to have a go at making one of these gorgeous boxes you will find Kathys tutorial Here, it takes ages to make ( I started at 9.30pm and finished at 2.30am last night) but it is well worth it.
Have a good day