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Baby Boy Exploding Box by SUE CREASE

Baby Boy Exploding Box by SUE CREASE

Today I'm up on The Mad Scrapper Blog with his Exploding Box which I have made using the adorable 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park ( a full list can be found below) along with a few other items from my stash.
Here are the cutting instructions which I have used for this size box.
Take a 12x12 sheet of card and score at 4inch and the 9inch, give it one quarter turn and score again at the same to give you 3 rows of 3. Remove the outside squares to give you what looks like a + give each score line a good burnish. Then take a 9.75" square of card and score at 3.25" and 6.5". Again remove the outer squares to give you the same + just smaller. The smaller box will fit inside the larger allowing enough space should you decide to add bulky embellishments.
I have made a lid for the box with a 3/4 inch side drop so remember not to load embellishments too high. I have made the lid 41/8 square so it fits easy on top.
The next photograph shows the first layer of papers added to the two parts of the box from the plain pad. It's such a good buy as you know it all works together.
Now is the fun part, look through the pad and choose your papers to go on top of the first layer. Of course you don't have to add another layer but I think it looks cute. As you can see I have used the same papers on both boxes purely because I hate waste and too many scraps left behind Lol.
Then I have added yet another layer, all have foam under for dimension. Everything is from the 6x6 pad.
This shows the inside of the box. I have made 4 frames to add photos behind I included a little tab to show which side it is to be added to.
As you can see every side is covered with something.
Here is a closer look at one of the frames, they could add the photo to this little bit of card for an idea of the size. They could change them out easy too.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you today. Don't forget to stop by to see what other papers Janine has in The Mad Scrapper   I know there is a Baby Girl set too.
Here are the supplies I have used today:
Buttons, pearls, enamel dots, floss for lid all from my stash.
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Alyson aashiem - April 13, 2023

We should all use a 6 × 6 pack as efficiently as you have, the result is a cohesive work of art! Such a beautiful keepsake and I haven’t seen the exploding box with the photo inserts, very nice add.

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