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Graduation Explosion Box

For our grandson’s graduation gift I made this explosion box.  I obtained the instructions for the box from the Glitter Adventure blog.  For the top I cut the sides so it would look more like graduation cap.  I had a great time making this box making sure not to over embellish since it was for our grandson.  The box was also suppose to hold what every graduate going to college is hoping for…a check.  I made a button from Cherry Cobbler card stock and covered it with Crystal Effect and let it dry overnight.  I then took wire to make the holder for the envelope.  I used a Sharpie marker to wrap the wire around it to make the loops.  All the sentiments were printed from My Digital Studio.  I downloaded pictures from his FB page to include in the pockets of the second layer.  The outer layer has pockets for other momentos or photos.  I decorated each layer before assembling.  Once all the layers were decorated I adhered the box.  I photographed each layer below.

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Graduation Explosion Box

Stamps:  Digital Stamps:  Go Graduate Plus, Great Grads Stamp, Word Play

Paper: Card Stock:  Silver, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Ink:  inkjet printer to print Cherry Cobbler sentiments

Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Glitter brads, Corner rounder punch, Decorative Label punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1-3/8 circle punch, Stars #2 Originals Die, Buttons #5 Sizzlits, silver brad, non-SU 1/4” satin ribbon, non-SU silver wire, mini-glue dot

Technique: Digital and paper crafting, die cutting

2 Responses

  1. This is awesome! What a cute idea!



  2. Awesome, Gen! So much great detail and the photos are just perfect. I’m sure he loved it! 🙂


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