It just so happens that my day to share on Lori's blog is also my daughter's 21st birthday so I thought that it would be fitting to share something birthday related. This birthday explosion box is new in Lori Whitlock's store and I had a lot of fun putting it together and adding my own personal touches.
On the top of the box, I added a bow that comes with the Birthday Box file. Just cut a couple of strips of paper and secure with a brad. When you lift the top off the box, the sides fall open and the cake inside is revealed.
I made the little 21 myself by typing the numbers out first and ungrouping them. Then I drew a small rectangle the width of the numbers and welded it to the bottom of the numbers. This created a little tab that I was able to use to attach it to the top of the box. If I had thought about it before I cut out the box, I would have put an extra slit in the top of the box like the others have, so that I could just slide the tab in and secure it underneath. Next time I make this, it will be easier to make it look nice. Make sure that you can fold the number over, or the lid won't fit on the box.
I used October Afternoon's CakeWalk collection to cut out my box and added a few sticker embellishments here and there.
This way a really fun box to create. I am excited to try it again in different colors.