This Mother's Day, for once, I did not make a card that would fold flat and fit in an envelope. I made a magic explosion box featuring a pond lily with floating butterflies, dragonflies, and bees.
It's similar to a birthday box I made a couple years ago, but a little bigger.
I referred to Elaine's tutorial to make the frog pond magic explosion box, but designed mine as a 3.5" cube.
The pond lily paper flower pattern is from an ancient Dennison book about making crepe paper flowers. If you don't happen to have that hanging around your house, there is a very similar flower on bliss bloom blog. I used regular white glue to hold mine together, and smooshed the stamen rather than having it stand up.
The butterflies and such are dimensionals from K&Company. I bought them at Joann Fabrics. They are stuck back to back with a 1/2" wide acetate strip in between.
Closed up it looks like this.
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