I am a working mom, whose schedule sometimes goes above normal working hours. We have one car and my husband drives me to work. Usually, we listen to the music, run through the daily agenda, talk about kids. I am aware of the theory, that women are from Venus, and men are from Mars, but I just can't help it. For a long time I have considered getting a hair cut. Thus I asked my husband - should I? Well... he said, when you are my age (he is indeed 13 years older than me), all you care about, is that you still have some hair left! :-)
Where was I? Talking in the car, driving to work... yes, a colleague! I decided to surprise my colleague with a baby explosion box, as she is going to become a grandmother just about any time now.
Out of the box
I can't take much credit, neither for the box, nor for the flowers. But I did want to create a banner with the words "Congratulation" and decorate the box, as if it was a girl's room with toys.
The box is of a standard size, each side measuring 10x10 cm made of a single card stock 30x30 (12"x12"), where the two of the sides are glued together creating a room "corner". The little sheep got an extra chipboard wing, embossed with gold, as well as little doll's wings got a touch of golden fairy dust. Banner stand is made of a toothpicks, wrapped with golden accent washi tape and mounted into thread spools. I added some thread to them to make them look more realistic and provide a reliable fixture of the toothpicks. Banner itself is two different washi tapes.
All papers, embellishments and die cuts come from a lovely "Tilda" collection. There is a tag, which can be pulled out, for a little sentiment. I think the box turned out very girly and gentle.
The huge advantage of using materials from the same collection is, that it just cant go wrong. All papers and embellishments go well together, you can mix and match. Main palette is kept in soft, pastel colours.
Materials (selection of..)
* Tilda collection - papers and embellishments "Happiness is homemade" & "The corner shop"
* Washi tape
* Wings chipboard - Dusty Attic
* Dies - Craft Emotions (capital letters), Spellbinders (wreath on the cover) and unknown
* Embossing powder
When closed, the box is held by a ribbon, which I glued to two of the sides, making the room's "corner". Handmade roses were slightly embossed with golden powder on the petals, to bring the overall look together.
Thank you for the visit, wish you a great day, full of scrapbook conquers!
I would like to enter this explosion box for:
Utfordring #155 - Finn barnet i deg - Lag barnekort
Utfordring #3 Vinger