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Friday, February 26, 2010

Encore: Easter Bunny Explosion Box

HELLO HUNNY BUNNY! Thank you all for your kind comments, compliments and inquiries about my Chocolate Bunny Explosion Box. So far, this is one of my favorite projects! It was quite a bit of work, but well worth it. I was very pleased with the finished piece.





As much as I would like to take credit for this lovely creation, I cannot. I was inspired by the talented Suzanne Dean from Scrapbitz. She created this gorgeous box last December...


Absolutely gorgeous, huh? Suzanne has the template posted at:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/explosion_box/ Thanks for sharing, Suzanne!

I followed the basic directions for Suzanne's box, but I wanted to enclose a treat in my explosion box, so I chose a yummy chocolate bunny by Lindt chocolates - yum!

Since the chocolate bunny is a bit taller than what the paper template allows, I had to make alterations, and added an 1-1/2 of paper to a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, making it a 13-1/2 x 13-1/2. I also used Nestabilities Label 4 for the windows. I found it was best to first decorate the outside and inside of the box, before attaching the chocolate treat & decorating the inside center of the box.

I created a low "platform" for the chocolate bunny, to give it a little lift, and also to allow a little space to me to attach the grass. To do so, I cut a piece of cardstock 4-1/2" x 4-1/2", then scored it at 1/4" and 1/2" all the way around. Fold along all the creases, then snip the crease fold on the corners to the 1/2" mark (4-cuts in all, ) and fold over the flaps to create the "platform." I used ScorTape to attach the "platform" to the center base of the explosion box.
The chocolate bunny was attached to the center of the "platform" with a craft glue dot. Then came the fun part - decorating around the bunny.

The grass, flowers and butterfly are all handmade. I have had several requests on how I made the paper flowers, so I will work on instructions to be posted later.

I hope this will help to get you started. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

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Happy crafting!

2 comments:

  1. How stunning!!!
    what a cool idea, especially after a real mouse got to the Easter Bunny's stash a few years ago!

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  2. You're so so talented. Just wanted instructions for those paper flowers since my first try at it flopped miserably. I guess I need another demo w/ the exact tool you used. I used the stylus tool & it didn't work. You always make it seem so easy.

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