Sunday, December 16, 2012

Exploding Gift Card Holder Box for Mom

Happy Sunday!

Today I have the Exploding Gift Card Holder Box that I made for my mother for Christmas.


I wish you could see the poinsettias in real--they are so pretty and sparkly.


The middle holds a gift card and there are snowflakes on acetate in each corner.  The pictures are my grandparents, my nieces, my parents, and a family photo of my mother, brothers, and myself.


The exploding box is 12 x 12 scored and cut at 4 all around, the gift card holder is 3 1/4 x 7, scored at 3 1/2 (the opening was made with a 1 circle punch, and the 'wedge' holding up the gift card holder is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, scored at 1, 2, and 3.  The top is 4 1/8 with a 1 side.  The acetate for the snowflakes is 1/4 x 4, scored at 1/2 and inserted in slits in the corners of the mat.  The pictures are 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.

Supplies used:  Real Red, Shimmery White, Very Vanilla, and Wild Wasabi CS, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and Versafine Vintage Sepia Inks, SU Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias and Fleur de Lis Squares Dies, SU Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Rhinestones and Stickles, HC Petite Poinsettia, OCL Jolly Ornaments, and SU Fireside Christmas Stamp Sets.  

I will be linking today's project to the following two challenges:

IBSIC #39, which is a Christmas Photo/Color Challenge (Sage Green, Red, and White/Cream)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - What's Your Favourite?? (my favorite is Spellbinders Dies)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

8 comments:

Karli said...

Beautiful Lisa! I KNOW those poinsettias are stunning since they are my most fav ones from HC! LUV, luv, luv that stamp & die set :) The popping snowflakes are so fun & playful. Your mom is going to love it & be a proud mama! Hugs~

Diana said...

A wonderful box. Your mom sure will love it. Good luck with the challenge.

Regina said...

Lisa, die Box sieht wunderschön aus und mit den Christrosen so schön dekoriert! Deine Mutter wird sich über diese Box sehr freuen!

liebe Grüße aus dem nassen Deutschland
Regina

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous exploding box, I'm sure your Mum will love it too.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Carolyn King said...

Great gift..love all the pictures inside--sure to be a hit with your mom!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful exploding box!! Your mom is going to love it!!

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful work Lisa, I am sure your mum adored it. I just love the photos inside, love the design of the box, it's very special.

Thanks for sharing your work with us at IBSIC.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lisa, I admire this! The exploding box looks so difficult to do, and so impressive. Love that little pop up fireplace!

So glad you had a chance to play with us at Inspired By Stamping, and Happy New Year! Hope your Christmas was very merry, too.