With the Holidays on us, I thought I would share this fun to make explosion box for gift card giving...
If a box can have meaning, this one has it for me. Why would a box have meaning?....This was the very first project I placed in my Etsy store. I sold all I had. That next Saturday morning, I received an email through Etsy from a lady in California who wanted a TON of these. No, we aren't talking 100......MORE!!! I, who felt honored that someone even liked anything I made, accepted the order!! I never looked at this box the same way again! In fact, this is the first time in months I have even been able to think about this box... I never wanted to make or see another one again! LOL! Well, that didn't last long...here I am making them again for Holiday Gift Cards.
I had been asked to make a card for a retiring Volunteer President. He was truly a fine gentleman and we all wanted to honor him with a group card as well as a gift card to a wonderful restaurant. Instead of making the card, I thought of the explosion box. The explosion box, which has been around since Victorian times, needed a new twist. So I added the gift card holder, made it from covered chipboard and added straps and hitch posts for a vintage valise look. The box offered many places to add pictures and places for us to all sign...
I hope this gives you an idea for those fantastic little plastic cards!
The Gentleman Crafter