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A new challenge: explosion box! Not too bad to be my first one ever!

I recently joined an amazing FB group on scrap-booking and other craft-related hobbies. People are very nice and laid-back, tips are useful and, above all, I have the feeling that people are really enjoying what they do and they're are not out there to judge you!

I've been admiring a lot of beautiful creations including explosion boxes (never heard about them before!) which I totally fell in love with.

Yesterday was pretty hot and sticky here (and no A/C) and I needed some sort of distraction to spend the day (no chance to go out with that temperature after 10 AM)...

I decided to make my first explosion box without any expectation... but at the end, after hours of work, I managed to give life to this cute little thing 

I have referred to this tutorial (simple and clear) but scaled down the dimension (hummm, I had paper constraints...  :-D )

I have cut and assembled everything (cake included) by hand, with the exception of the hearts (Sizzix big shot + scribble heart die) and the embossing of the white paper (again Sizzix big shot and vine embossing folder I just bought  from crafts-spain).

The clear stamp used to make these mini cards is part of a Christmas set from DovecraftTM. I've stamped with black VersaCraft ink and heat embossed with transparent embossing powder. Polka dots, ribbons and bows have been coloured with Stabilo stabilo point 88 mini pens.

I enjoyed too much making this explosion box!!! Next one?!? Very soon!!!

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