Roly Poly Pudding Exploding Box II

Hello Everybody,

back with the second helping of my catty exploding box, made using the fabulous Nicecrane Designs Roly Poly Pudding images. You’ll find them listed under ‘New Products’.

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Well as mentioned yesterday, behind the outer 4 squares there are some pockets, for which I made some tags. These tags have little printed messages, which I made up on my computer. These messages make up a little story about ‘Life’. The beginning and the end are visible once the box is opened up, the in between bits to complete the story are on the tags, so here they are …

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Well, there is nothing else I can add.

If you want to copy this idea of my story, it would be nice if you would give credit to me or even link back to my original post. This little story was inspired by Boris and the lovely images by Nicecrane Designs.

The exploding box has been around for a while and I have seen it in many forms, thanks to who ever came up with this fun idea.

Enjoy!!!

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

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 …

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… 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.

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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.