Saturday, March 17, 2012

Explosion Birthday Box

 Good morning!! I wanted to share a project that I made with you today. My niece had her birthday party yesterday, and I was going to get her an I Tunes card, (we all know teens...they like either money or gift cards hehe) but, I wanted to make her something to go along with it.

She loves to draw so I decided to get her a sketch pad and alter it,(forgot to take a pic of it)  then I decided to make her  and explosion box, instead of a card. Yes , I was in a crafty mood that day! hehe. I haven't been able to craft much do to all the running to the doctors, specialists, hospitals, nursing home and therapists!! So I really needed a minute to myself :)

Anyway, I had seen explosion boxes all over the place and I saw a box that Cindy had made here . It was a "wedding cake in a box" but it fit the bill of what I wanted to accomplish :D Cindy is really awesome at what she does. When you get a minute go check out her blog!! You won't be disappointed.  I got the measurements for the explosion box here on YouTube.
Her favorite colors are blue and purple, so I made it entirely out of papers with blue and purple in them:)
I used my MS punches for all the decorative edges on it.

(Sorry this pic is a little fuzzy)...the metal tag is one I got years ago and had in my stash. I also used ribbon for embelishments , gems. and some flowers.

I am also gonna enter this into a few challenges :)

1. Allsorts Challeng: 3 in a row (I used gems and brads for my  row)
2.Love to Create : All About the Ladies ( I used girly colors and ebellies for this project)
3. Queen of my craftroom: Spring Altered project ( I used spring colors and flowers)
4.Chatter Scene: Just Elements
5. A Muse Studio Challenge: Use flowers
This is Chatter Scene's first challenge so stop by and enter and also all the other challenges..they are lots of fun and who know's maybe the "luck of the Irish" will be with  you heeh, and you will win something :D
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Thanks for stopping by.


jessica said...

I LOVE it!!! I have yet to make one but have it on my LONG list of want to's

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Very cute explosion the colors.I bet she loved it and what it was in there too.i wish i could have seen that drawing pad.I too forget to take pictures of everything i do.hope your dad and mom is doing better.Praying for you and family.

Anonymous said...

Super cute:)

Ty for playing along with me at Chatterscene:)

Shawnee said...

Super cute. I love the colors you used. :)

Cathy Pulickal said...

Wowzers this is really special! I am sure the recipient LOVED it! Thank you for joining us at the AMuse challenge blog! :)

Margaret said...

Fantabulous! That is so cute and I'm sure that your niece will love it and all the work you put into it. I'm a purple lover, so I do love the colors!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs!

girlia said...

Love the colors of the explosion box. So pretty

brenda said...

What a super exploding box Robin.

Thanks so much for sharing and joining in our Three in a Row challenge at Allsorts this week.

B x

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous explosion box, love the colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create this week :-)

Crafty and Green said...

What a great Explosion box! The colors are fantastic! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

Many Blessings,

Jo Channon said...

Loving this exploding box Robin. Love the colours that you chosen to use too. Thankyou for entering this into the Allsorts Challenge good luck Jo x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super explosion box! You should come over and enter this at Docerela Pastel challenge! Deets are on my right sidebar!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love explosion boxes though I have never made one. Love the colors on yours and the cake is gorgeous !! A special card indeed Robin!


Creative Cutter Room said...

This is so cute. I am working on a cut file on my gypsy to make these fun items. Love the color you've used! TFS Cathie