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Explosion box
Remove the top of this bitty box, and you'll find a little message or gift. All you need are a few basic supplies.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • 7 1/2" square of cardstock or patterned paper
  • 4 1/4" square of cardstock or patterned paper
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • Stamps
  • Ink pads
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments
  • Ribbon
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    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Tonya Toney asked: "I have been altering clipboards, and in looking at many of the ones posted here I see people using photos. I have been Mod Podge™ing all my clipboards and want to know if I can Mod Podge over the photos?"
    A: Tonya, Mod Podge over photos from a color laser printer or professional equipment will work. Make sure you check with photos printed out at home first as the inks might shift a bit. Check this thread.
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    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Alma has a suggestion for the Coaster Gift Box: "I made one of these as part of a Christmas present with a hinged top. I solely used ribbon to keep all of the coasters together even on the bottom. I put a baggie of candy in it and it held up pretty good."
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