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Friday, August 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Picture My Life

Welcome to the cross Canada blog hop for August.  This is a circular hop that starts in the eastern part of Canada and goes across Canada to the western province of B.C.  This month we are featuring projects that use Picture My Life cards...not in the usual way of scrapbooking with them, but thinking outside the box and using them for different projects.  If you came from Krista's blog  then you are in the right place.  If you are starting here then just follow the link at the end of my post and go on to the next talented designer in this circular blog.
We hope that you will enjoy what we have to show you and please leave a comment...we love to hear what you think.
Now onto my project.



I chose to use the Skylark Picture My Life cards to make an explosion box.  I had a lot of fun putting this together, using washi tape to hold it all together.   I used a large 4x6" card as the base, cutting it to 4x4" so that the horizontal 4x3" cards would fit around the base.  I attached them to the base using our new blue heart washi tape.  (I love that tape).  I then used vertical 3x4" cards and attached them to the base using the woodgrain washi tape.  One more layer of 4x3" horizontal cards attached in the same manner and the box is almost done.  Just had to attach the corner pieces...3x4 cards cut to 3x3 and folded diagonally.  I attached them with washi tape and my box was ready to go.    
                                   



                                   

  For the lid, I scored a 4x6" card at the 1" mark and the 5" mark and folded them down.  I took a 3x4 card and cut it into 1x4" strips.  I attached them to the larger card with blue heart washi tape and then used the woodgrain at the corners to make it a lid.
 I also used bitty sparkles colored with our new alcohol markers and some rolled roses (edged with my new ShinHan alcohol markers) along with some shimmer trim to dress up the top of the lid.




I hope this all makes sense to you and that you can follow what I did.  I am pleased with the result.
Now hop along to Brae's blog  and see what she has created with the PML cards.  Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Have a great day!

Lucy :)

4 comments:

  1. Great idea, never thought if doing an explosion box....great work.

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  2. Fantastic explosion box! Thanks for sharing!

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