Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Monthly Make - February

Gosh, where has the time gone?  But I have not been idling!  As well as being busy with life I have also been busy with crafting.  I had been to four crops so far this year and have just returned from a residential weekend at Belstead.  There have also been craft shows and sales where I added more to my mountain of stash, and I'm pleased to say that since doing Shimelle's class 'Pretty Papers' I have got over my 'buy one to keep/stroke' approach.  And I am still using up my stash.  Moira, who runs our Belstead weekend, had some lovely ideas of using scraps which I will share another time.  And that's where I also made my monthly make, an explosion box.  You need four sheets of 12x12 card, three pieces for the box and one for the lid.  As a surprise we machine sewed a string of circles cut from the off cut card, and attached these to the inside of the lid.  I added photos and will put more on each of the flaps.  I would have chosen different card for this project but used what I had available.

My box is not completely finished but this is the last day of Feb, so here it is - ready or not!

If you need instructions I found a video on Youtube.  It is much easier than me trying to explain!  A second second video shows another way of decorating the inside of the box. 

Now I'm off to see what others have made this month here.  And if you want to find out more about Monthly Makes pop over to Annie

Thanks for visiting and I'd be interested to hear about your own takes on the explosion box.  Bye for now!
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