First the top. I have never made paper rosettes before. I love them, I've been eying them but I hadn't tried them. I must say, I think I'll be doing more. This rosette is two strips of kraft paper, each 2 inches wide. I then scored them every half inch, glued them together and pushed the middle down so it would fan out for the rosette. I then glued a one inch circle to the back of the rosette and the heart with the twine through it to the top of the rosette.
On the edge of the top, I glued a piece of velvet ric-rac from Creative Charms. I love the way the velvet ric-rac looks with the kraft paper. It is elegant with out being inappropriate. I also used Crackle paint along the sides of the top. I used Rock Candy so it would have texture without adding color.
I think this side is my favorite. You can see the velvet ric-rac again. I heat embossed the LOVE stamp on the pocket. I also heat embossed a great Tim Holtz stamp to the tag.
I think there will be more explosion boxes in my future. They are sooo much fun. Thank you for looking and let me know what you think.