Roly Poly Pudding Exploding Box I

Hello Everybody,

I have been working again with some of the lovely Nicecrane Designs. This time with the Roly Poly Pudding Set … and best of all … it’s about Cats!!!

My house is filled with them. I even took the images to the caravan last weekend to colour them in. It looks as it if it might have taken a long time to colour, but I can assure you, they were easily coloured, and for the shading you just follow the lines.

I have decided to split this one into two posts as there are quite a few pictures. Tomorrow you’ll get to see the hidden messages, that will bring the story to life … now let’s get started …

This is what the box looks like from the outside …

outside exploding boxtop of lid exploding box

I purposefully kept it quite plain to enhance the ‘Wow’ effect, which happens once the lid is lifted …

inside box all

… and the sides fall down to reveal the inside panels. My intention was to create a card/book one could interact with a bit. With this in mind, I placed the pictures. To properly view them you’ll have to turn the card. I shall give a close up in a bit.

To create my base, I started with a 12 x 12″ piece of card, which I scored at 4″ and 8″, turned by 90 degrees and scored again at 4″ and 8″. I then cut the corner squares off and with a fine line of glue around 3 sides only attached these squares to my remaining 4 outer squares to form the pockets for my tags. More about those tomorrow. I then set about to decorate my squares as shown in the following pictures.

inside box Iinside box IIinside box IIIinside box iV

The fifth and centre panel will be revealed tomorrow.

As mentioned earlier I coloured the images at the weekend in the caravan using my promarkers, just as well that I had some retired SU card stock left otherwise I wouldn’t have had any green to match. Next time I’d better check first … LOL. I just blended and distressed the white edges of my coloured images and rounded the corners before mounting them on some chocolate coloured card stock. The background of my base card is stamped, you can equally well use some pretty paper. I then finished off by decorating my squares with flowers, beads and swirls … to be continued …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

PS if you fancy some more inspiration check out the Nicecrane Design Blog with lots of lovely projects from the other design team members.

12 thoughts on “Roly Poly Pudding Exploding Box I

    • Hi Valerie. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Sorry haven’t been visiting many blogs lately, been out at the caravan a bit too often. Will have to make more of an effort. xxx

  1. OMG Monica,,,,,It is a play of art my friend,,,,,,,you `ll be the new “Monica Potter”,,,,,,,,, I love your coloring , so soft, so unnusal ones,,,,,,,,i am falling in lovw with these ones,,,,and you did a complete Exploding Box with my “Beatrix Potter” Digis,,,,,,,,,,woww,woww,,,,,I am so proud you to be in my Team,,,,,,,horayyyyy for Monica.

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  3. Just popped in to say hi, just on board of Nicecrane Designs and honoured to be your teammie. I so love your exploding box, so lovely made with those cute kittens, big hugs, Marion

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