Tuesday, April 9, 2013

So Sad Archivers is Closing

So we just got the word that our local Archivers is closing.  That makes me so sad because now the closest one is an hour away.  For a store that is closing I'll have to admit the discounts are not all that fantastic.  The entire store is 25% off which is nice because that never happens but they close their store doors on Sunday the 14th and that's only 5 days away.  You'd think they'd  have super sales.  I'm not saying I didn't particapate in the deals,  I did.  Spent well over $240 in a  trips to the store.  I also took my last class there on this past Sunday the 7th.  It was the Tombow color technique class which I must say was very fun.  The three cards I made turned out great.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

So I said I'd post a picture of the "Explosion Box" that I worked on.  It turned out really beautiful and I gave it to my best friend just because she's the "Best".

Here's the top....I love the flower which I made using spellbinders and a butterfly that I strung pearls on a wire and topped it with the butterfly.  The "I Believe in Me" is from som Tinkerbell stickers that were left over from my granddaughters birthday party.!

The inside is filled with little pockets and sayings on each flap.  I love the colors, so girly!  If you search YouTube for exploding boxes there are a ton of tutorials explaining the construction and just go wild with your imagination and decorate, decorate, decorate!!

It's hard to tell but the middle has a flower and more wired pearl butterflies.
  Hope you enjoyed seeing this and have fun making your own.  I like to think of them as a card that's a box. Or a box that's a card!  I love this idea and have already started making a few more to give away to family and friends.