January 25, 2012

My First Explosion Box..............

So sorry I have not been around for the last couple of weeks, but with family visiting, re-arranging my craft room and going out of town craft just did not fit in.

I made this explosion box for my Great Granddaughter's 1st birthday.  I think it came out very cute.  I had seen one that someone did around Christmas time and have wanted to try it since, so I thought it would be perfect for this special event.  Even a little prize of a light up happy birthday in the center.  Lots of sparkle on this one.  Here is an overview of the whole card, so hard to take a picture of this.

The inner pink layer is Core'dinations card stock that I Cuttlebugged with several different folders and sanded it off, then punched the corners with a MS punch.  I used Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters together for the "Emma" using Lyrical Letters cartridge.  The "1" is also from that same cartridge.  They are cut out of purple glitter paper and mounted on white glitter paper ovals I cut using my Spellbinders.  Here is a closer look at the Emma.
I used the Create a Critter cartridge to cut out the monkey again all from glitter paper.  I added googly eyes, a party hat and one of those party blower thingies.
The center "Happy Birthday" is a K & Company stick that has a button that you press and lights flash on it.  Tried to get a picture but hard to capture the flashing lights.
When you fold up all the sides you place a lid on it to hold it together, so here is a picture with the lid next to the card.
I will tie if closed with a white sparkly ribbon/bow.  On the MS Birthday cake cartridge there was a cut for baby's first birthday so I cut it out and glued it to the top of the lid with a couple cupcake stickers.  I got to thinking since it doesn't lay flat it might be kind of hard to keep as a memento.  Oops.
Thanks for stopping in to take a peek, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my explosion box card.

Challenges for this box
The Cuttlebug Spot   Box    ends - 2/6
Crimbo Crackers   For a child   ends  - 2/1


Sharon said...

Oh it is awesome!!! You did such a fantastic job on your first explosion box. I love it!! I bet Emma will love it, too!!!! :)

Vickie said...

great job on the explosion box. They are fun to make. Emma will love it,

Olga said...

Well done, you did a great job! Believed it was great fun to open!

catherine said...

Such a lovely project. I'm sure she will love it. All the extras you have added are fantastic
x catherine

Stephanie said...

Donna, this is adorable. You did a wonderful job on this. Love the cuts and the papers

Sandy Palmer said...

What a wonderful keepsake! It is simply amazing! You did such a wonderful job on it Donna!

Cricut Couple said...

It's Amazing Donna! I have never tried one of these, but I guess I will have to try now. Hee! Hee! Love it!

Kerry said...

Great 1st box with so much detail. Too cute. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

Jannie said...

Congratulations on your first box, it is wonderful! Aren't these boxes amazing and cute?? So much fun to make and to give! I have made a few myself and they are the best!!! This one is a keeper!

Thank you so much for joining us at the "Box It" Challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Helen said...

A wonderful box - so sweet!
Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot...hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x