Daily Archives: June 11, 2014

Explosion Bird House

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I am so happy you could pop by for some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

I should mention that I have been fascinated with Explosion Boxes for a while now and I wanted to give one a try, while at the same time doing something a little different.  For this explosion box, I decided to create a peaked roof and turn the box into a little bird house!

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For the flowers,  I used Versamark and embossing powder on vellum instead of cardstock.

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Products Used:

HCPC 3608 – Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 748 – Arianna Blooms Die
HCDP1 244 – Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock, Vellum, Distressed Ink, Distressed Embossing Powder, Flower Soft, Bling from my Stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by making a explosion box.  There are a lot of free tutorials out there so feel free to pick which one you would like to use.  I made the top like a pitched roof instead of a flat box top and if you would like to top the same simple measure the width of your box on the outside and make 2 triangles slightly wider then the box with an additional lip that you can use to attach the roof.  For my box, the outside measurement was 4″ so I made the triangle 5 1/8″ at the bottom and scored 1/2″ flaps to attach the roof.  I decided to use one of the dies from the new  Arianna Blooms Die set to make the roof look like the old ceramic roof tops.  For the Yellow Flower on the front of the box, I stamped (with Versamark) and embossed and die cut Vellum and then added distress inks it to get the color I wanted.  It added a nice touch to the vellum that I will definitely be doing again.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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