Helloooo friends! Today, I'm over on Doodlebug's blog sharing my latest Design Team Project. It's a super fun explosion box that can be used as part gift box, part really cool scrapbook. I love these! They are so clever and so much fun to make. Inside there are layers of pages, pockets, and fun places to journal. Check it out ...
To make the box, I used one of Lori Whitlock's amazing cutting files called Pocket Explosion Box. Then, I decorated it with lots of products from Doodlebug's adorable Seaside Summer Collection. (Links below.)
I enlarged the cutting file to fit a 12x12 piece of paper - making the box 3.5" wide x 4" tall. I cut it out of white cardstock, then chose a bunch of fun 12x12 and 6x6 prints to embellish the outside and inside.
This is such a fun way to save pictures. You could fill this with summer vacation photos and keep it forever ... OR give it as a gift to someone you traveled with. What a thoughtful, handmade (and unique) keepsake!
When you lift off the lid, the 4 sides unfold to display all these amazing layers. There are pages with photo mats, journaling cards, and 4 little envelopes. In the very center, I added the Beach in a Bottle Shaker-pops but you could also tuck a small gift in there like ... a beautiful seashell, jewelry or a small toy.
Be sure to include lots of journaling spots like this one so you can write about your fun memories and document the location, names, or dates. Check out those cute enamel flip flops!
This explosion box has 3 double sided pages per side plus space inside 4 envelopes. I made the envelopes out of the pretty 12x12 Island Topics paper. I tucked 3x4 cards into each one but forgot to take a photos!
Beach vacations, a cruise, an island adventure, boating, building sandcastles, playing in the sun, surfing and enjoying cocktails by the water ... just a few photo ideas for this project.
All of the die cuts in this collection are so cute!! I used the palm tree and pelican on this page but there are so many great ones to choose from - cottages, sea creatures, boats, bicycles, seashells and much more.
I absolutely adore this Seaside Summer collection. It's filled with beautiful colors, a tropical theme, and the cutest embellishments. I hope this project inspires you to create something wonderful. Happy crafting!