Front view of the lid of the explosion box
The lid is made using Pool Party cardstock, and the top lined with Whisper White and cupcake DSP (retired). A spider web doillie (white side showing) was then adhered to the top before adding the floral elements.
A strip of large scalloped Chocolate Chip cardstock die cut using the Tasteful Trim die (retired) was adhered around the lid. A zigzag strip of Pool Party was then die cut using the same retired die and glued to the scalloped chocolate chip strip. A bow of Pool Party glitter ribbon was placed on the front center (to hide the seam where the 2 strips met).
Top view of one side of the box lid
Other side of front of box lid showing the Happy Birthday sign.
The flowers were made using a number of sources: Spiral flower die, Petite Petal punch, 3 flowers from the Spring floral kit (daisy, mum,) The leaves are from the Botanical build framelits/dies.
The sentiment that I made into a sign is from the stamp set " Another Great Year". The image was stamped with Black Memento and coloured with Pool Party and the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, and then with Calypso Coral. The image was then cut out, but some tabs were left on the bottom so that it could be adhered to the top of the lid and the flowers were clusterd around it.
Open the box, and you get a surprise! I really wanted a 3 layer cake, but could not find a template for one and my head couldn't get around designing one. So, I downloaded the template for a birthday hat, reduced it in size, decorated it and adhered it to the center of the box.
The other layers of the explosion box were decorated as follows:
Note: all outer edges are rounded using the round edger punch.
Stamps: Another Great Year, Balloon Celebrations
Inks: Black Memento, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, DSP (retired), Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Spiral flower die, Perfect Pennant die, Tasteful Trim die, corner rounder punch, 1/4" Pool Party glitter ribbon, bauble ribbon (retired), Botanical builder framelits/dies, flowers left over from flower kit from spring, Spider doillie, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Wink of Stella gold glitter brush, Petite Petal punch, small floral punch from accessory pack.