Happy Saturday! I hope you're all having a great weekend! Last Sunday my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They have insisted that we do not give them gifts, but I have recently seen some wonderfully crafty ladies post explosion boxes on their blogs and just had to give it a try. I decided that their anniversary would be a great time to put together an explosion box with various pictures of them and their family through the years.
A few years ago, my grandparents scanned a number of family pictures and put them on DVDs for us. I went through those pictures and was able to find a lot of pictures that would work for the box from those DVDs - including pictures of my parents graduating from Pharmacy School and their wedding!
The box that I made used 3 sheets of paper, so I was able to fit 20 pictures in the box. It's hard to fit 40 years of memories in just 20 pictures, but I managed to get pictures of my brother and I as babies, young kids, teenagers, our weddings, as well as pictures of my parent's 3 grandchildren and their great-grandbaby, so I think I managed to capture many of the milestones.
My mom really seemed to like the album and was surprised that I was able to find so many old family pictures. I had so much fun making this album! Thanks for coming by to take a look!!
Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from Bo Bunny
Pair of hands from Something to Remember cut at 2.75 inches
Love from Sweethearts cut at 2.25 inches
Family from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 2.25 inches
40 from Opposites Attract cut at 3 inches
Rings from Sweethearts cut at 1.9 inches
Monogram from Tie the Knot cut at 1.8 inches
Frame from Elegant Edges cut at 2.6 inches
Flower and leaves from Flower Shoppe cut at 3, 2 and 1 inches
Ribbon from my stash