I was inspired to do this when I saw another blog where a woman made one of these for her daughter’s wedding. Her’s was much different than mine, but I loved the concept. To make these, you just paint nesting hatboxes white and cut holes in each layer, a slit that a card will fit through at the top and glue the layers together and the lid on the bottom box. I found this awesome Purple satin ribbon that matched my wedding colors perfectly so I attached it with a faux bow and embossed swirls from the baroque motifs stamp set with Dazzling diamonds embossing powder.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder, Purple satin ribbon, tiered hat boxes, hot glue, white spraypaint, box cutter.
I made so many name cards, and used basic gray patterned paper from a hostess paper pack, and some basic gray patterned paper from the Walk in the Park papers. Here’s a picture of just 2 of the 8 patterns we used.
Paper: Perfect Plum Cardstock, Basic Gray Patterns from Hostess level 1 paper pack (stripes shown), Walk in the Park DSP (flower/leaf print shown)
I was so busy creating and planning for my wedding back in June that I never had a chance to log into my blog and share the fun things I was doing! Here are the awesome programs I made 🙂 They were so fun!
I used up some old and retired designer paper called Berry Bliss, with this cute box that held my friend Lila’s birthday gift 🙂
I found the tutorial here: Explosion Box on Splitcoaststampers. My box was 3×3 rather than the 2.5×2.5 that they illustrate in the steps. They do give dimensions for other sizes at the bottom. I felt my lid was much too snug, given their dimensions, though, so I remade it with paper just 1/4″ bigger on both sides. now its a bit too loose! But better than nothing 🙂
I used my awesome new butterfly punch that coordinates with “Flight of the Butterfly” stamps, and made some cute wings to poke up on the top. I just attached them with a rolled up glue dot.