July 19, 2012
For expressing my love to my husband this year, I bypassed the oodles of traditional grocery store cards and decided to make my own! For my craftiness I turned to every woman’s source of creativity: Pinterest.
My eye caught sight of an “exploding box” tutorial from Anso at her blog Glitter Adventure. When the lid is removed, this box spills out with over 24 sides to cover in creative ways.
The Exploding Box is a fun and creative way to express your love in a very personalized way!
- 4 12X12 sheets of card stock
- Adhesive: wet glue or double-sided tape
- 4 paperclips (optional)
- Anything else that you want to decorate the box with: pictures, colored paper, favorite quotes, stickers etc.
For detailed step by step instructions, including pictures, see the original post located here. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. Although appearing semi-complicated, it was actually really simple and fun to make!
I converted my box into a card by writing a main message in the central square with a lead-in such as: “Hopefully you know every day of the year, but today is just another day to share why I love you”
Then, on each of the 10+ flaps I filled in some of the many reasons why I love my man. I also trimmed pictures of us and added a few quotes to add variety.
The possibilities with this box are ENDLESS and this could be used for a card any time of the year or even just an “I love you” to remind him he is loved!
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