This is my second project for Paper Crafting World’s April Showers challenge. It’s a four-inch explosion box! I used a few different springtime PCW files to make it. The umbrella is from the Bears Under Umbrella file; the bumble bee is from the Bumble Bee file ( ); the butterfly is from Baby Set 1; and the flower is the new Flower in Pot file.
Making an explosion box is easy. Start with a 12 inch square, an 11.5 inch square, and an 11 inch square. Score them at 4 inches on each side. Cut out the corner pieces. Decorate how you like, and adhere them together on the center square only with the 12 inch on the bottom, the 11.5 inch in the middle, and the 11 inch on top. Use a six inch square for the lid, scoring at one inch on each side. Fold the corners in and glue. It makes a 4 inch cube. When you take the lid off, the box explodes into a little scrapbook!
My little bees are cut at 1.25 inches. They cut great, even at that size. I did not cut out the little pink nose, though. I used a marker for that. When I cut tiny eyes, I sometimes lose little pieces, so I like to put them together and do any inking or detail work right on the mat:
I have one bee, two large flowers, and six flowers in pots to save for future projects!!
You have one more week to enter your April Showers project in our challenge! Hope to see yours there!