Thursday, February 9, 2012

Explosion Box Techniques

I have an awesome creation for my post today.  With my good friend Liz's permission I am posting her explosion box (thanks, Liz, love it!).  I've been talking for a couple weeks about how I have been making some card kits as a gift for a good friend who is going into the hospital for knee surgery and then rehab.  Liz, who also is a friend, has made this terrific explosion box for her.  She had a great idea!  Each section of the box gives instructions for a different technique for our friend to work with.  Along with the box Liz included separate packages to make cards according to each of the techniques contained in the explosion box.  Liz included not only the paper cuts, but also white gel pens, little inkers, and tools our friend will need to work on the techniques.

 Isn't this box pretty.  In real life you can see the sparkly designer paper and the pretty little heart on top, nestled in a little envelope, and a nice paper flower too.  Nice touches. 

The panels inside the box portray techniques and give instructions our friend can follow to use her pencils, watercolor crayons, and markers.  You can see the Black Magic technique below, as an example.  In the center of the explosion box is a luminary with a little battery operated candle.  I guess Liz thinks our friend will have to work in the dark at the rehab center and will need a little light?  (tee hee!) (Just kidding, Liz.  It's very pretty!)

This is a great idea, and our friend loved it.  She said she feels so special to get such a nice gift for her hospital stay.  And thanks, Liz, for letting me show this creation.

Tomorrow I hope to show a couple of the kits I gave to our friend for her rehab stay.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs,


Anonymous said...

You are too kind! Your descriptions really make it easy to understand.

Sue Robinson said...

WOW this is so gorgeous brilliant for a crafter I'd be so thrilled to have this as a pressy anytime.