Cardmaking

Exploding box birthday card

Afternoon all!  I hope you are all having a great day.  Today I thought I would share a project I made last month for my Mum’s birthday.  I always feel a wee bit of pressure when it comes to cards for family and friends to make them something special.  When I saw people making these exploding box cards on Youtube tutorials I knew I would have to give them a try.  This is only the second one I’ve made and I wanted to include some of the special memories from our recent wedding trip to South Africa.  This was my Mum’s first time in South Africa and so the theme of the box was her South African adventure!

The outside of the box was decorated with a poppy print and a simple die cut.  Inside I used photographs from our trip along with Graphic 45 papers and embellishments and a selection of die cuts.

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I love how these just look like a simple gift box….
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… until you take the lid off and it falls open to reveal lots of different sections!
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Pictures of my mum with her friends who made the journey to South Africa too.
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A photo of Mum and I just before we got on the safari truck to get to the ceremony and when the Mum’s met the night before the wedding.
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The wedding venue was a game reserve and we managed to squeeze in a couple of game drives….
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Including a fab sun downer drive the day after the wedding watching lots of beautiful giraffes.
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A few pictures from the visit to Cape Town

I’m pleased to say that she was totally surprised and loved it so much she has been carrying it around in her handbag to show people!

Anyway I hope that you like it too?  Have you made any of these exploding box cards?  Do you also feel the pressure to make something that little bit more special for friends and family?  Thanks for stopping by and hopefully see you again soon.  Bye for now

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