Friday, April 11, 2014

Exploding Ring Box

For those of you who have been following me you know I made my mother-in-law an Exploding Box card for her 80th birthday that was three layers and over the top.  I had shown it to a friend who was very impressed with it.  That friend has just commissioned me for my most important order to date "her wedding invitations".  I am currently working on those but in the mean time she contacted me and asked if I could make here a box or some kind of card that she could use to hold a "ring pop" so she could "pop the question" to her best friend and ask her to be her Maid of Honor.  The verbiage and colors are hers and the rest is mine since she gave me complete artistic license (thank goodness she trusted me because to be honest at first I was stumped), but this came out great.  

I need to lay down the ground work.  This looks harder than it is (yes it is time consuming but not hard).  The trick..... the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge (see my blog for how you can get it free during the month of April) or you can order it from my website.  The box itself was made using the 3D Object on page 48 cut to 2", the roses are cut from Accent 2 page 54 cut at 1 3/4" and the leaves are from the 3D Object on page 54 also cut at 1 1/2".  

Here it is completed.................




Ok so this is the box all closed up.  Pretty isn't it?


Here it is opened, the card reads "ANGELA now it's my turn to "pop" the question.  Will you be my Maid of Honor?"  The ring pop is supported by a round foam circle with a slit cut in it to hold the ring.



Here is the inside with the lid sitting next to it.  This could be adapted for many uses and could hold all kinds of special items.  


I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it inspires you to try something "OUT OF THE BOX" ... LOL  Craft on!!