Hello Little Craft Place Exploding Box Mini Album

Sunday, July 5, 2020

I have a new Exploding Box mini album to share with you today created with my Bloom Street collection! HERE is a process video for assembling the base only using Oh My Heart instead of Bloom Street.
Check out this quick flip through so you can see how this mini album looks in action:

It looks like a regular little box when closed with the lid on it and then when opened, the mini album "explodes" out! It's super fun and interactive. On the lid (cut from Paper 12) I used the "hello" Puffy Vinyl Sticker, a Floral Die Cut, and "LCP" letters pulled from the Puffy Word Stickers which stands for Little Craft Place since this album is all about when I taught there last fall!
Here is what the mini album looks like when splayed open. Lots of layers and goodies to find! Before I designed my own exploding box cut files, I used this one by Snapdragon Snippets. I cut the largest layer from Paper 02, the middle from Paper 05, and the smallest layer from Paper 23. I trimmed a 2 1/2" square piece of Paper 23 and added it to the center then placed Floral Foam Thickers overlapping to say "LOVE THIS". Then I stapled a pink Puffy Vinyl Sticker at the top of the "I".
Here are pictures going clockwise, layer by layer. All embellishments are from Bloom Street!
I framed this photo with a floral sticker from the 4-Page Sticker Book cut in half.
For a cool border, I wrapped the edges with Washi Tape.
I don't stamp a lot, but when I do, it sure is fun to use coordinating stamps like the Acrylic Stamps found in Bloom Street!
Find unique ways to incorporate journaling like around a circular die cut.
Because there is about 1/2" size difference between the layers, you can actually make quite bulky layers and they'll still fit perfectly! Use those sequins and chipboard stickers and buttons!
I created a little pocket to hold extra photos and tied baker's twine through the hole for texture and whimsy.
I hope you're inspired to pick up my Bloom Street collection and create a fun and interactive exploding box mini album! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, stamps, sequins, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; Cut file: Exploding Box by Snapdragon Snippets


  1. Wow wow wow!! This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that box and the fun photos!!!!!

  2. It's so full of pretty! I love your idea of journaling around the circular ephemera. They must have lost their minds when you booked classes there! I keep seeing this sweet little shop on different Blogs and IG's. What a cute photo of you and Paula. I told her how I was married in Texas and need to talk Jim into an anniversary trip, with a side trip to this little shop! Hello bucket list, LOL!


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