Monday, January 3, 2011

Pandora's Box

I have been seeing these pretty boxes for a few months now
and dying to try one.  My brother's 25th anniversary was several
month's ago and I made a card for them, but did not
have the money to send them anything, so I have 
been waiting and waiting... I really did not like the
 card I made them, so I decided this would make a better gift
and when I get the money I saved a spot for a gift card.
They are used to me sending their gifts and 
card late.  I think they would be surprised if I 
ever sent one on time! I had a hard time finding
a template but finally found one for the outside 
of the box at Crafting With Class

 Top of Box

The Cake
The dimensions I used for the cake layers are as follows:
Bottom layer- 5 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides 
Middle layer- 4 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides
Top layer- 3 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides

I'm a bit late! How embarrassing you all know how late!

 Supplies Used:
White Glittery Paper- Bazzill
Glitter Silver Cardstock- American Crafts
White Paper W/ Silver Embroidery- The Paper Company
Distressed Silver Paper- Momenta
Large Flower On Top Of Box and Silver Button- Jolees
Layered Flowers- Primary Colors
Glittered Bling Frames & Binder Clips- Making Memories
Ribbon Roses and Flower W/ Pearls- Offray
Jewels- Recollections
Punch- Martha Stewart- Double Arches
Die Cuts- Spellbinders- Nestabilities- Labels 1
25- Cut With Cricut- Lyrical Letters
Embossed Foil Sticker- Stickabilities
Black Scroll Rub Ons- K & Co.
Clear Sentiment Stickers- Cloud Nine
Ribbon: Both Were Recycled Off Something Else

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

I Did It Creations: Favorite Technique-(This is my new favorite as I just learned it, but love it!)
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: Something New- Technique & Large Flower on Top
Mark's Finest Papers: Something New
Crazy 4 Challenges: Celebrate Something- Anniversary
Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out
Stamp'n With The Dragon: Favorite Winter Color- White, Silver
Ai Factory: Elegance
Stamp Insanity: Sparkle
Flourishes: Pearls- On Flower, Bows, Sm. Flower on Cake
Off The Wall Craftiness:  Color-Silver, White, Black


anita said...

I,ve arrived from feline playful and I,m glad that I,m the first to comment. Believe me! I,ve never seen anything so amazing. And I think I can wait for years to get such a beautiful gift. Sheer genius!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous colour choice and lovely creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Happy New Year
Kate x

Mariska said...

Wow, this is amazing
Came here from Feline Playful and are so glad I found your blog with wonderful creations!!!
Became a follower!

La Vikinga said...

WOW this box is absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!

White and silver makes it glow - are you sure you'll give it away??? I'd want it to stand in the bookshelf a couple of weeks just to be able to admire it first...

La Vikinga / a new follower from Felines Friends!

Ulina Tauer said...

Hi Stacey!
I´m speechless! Your box-cake is GORGEOUS!!!!
This is really worth waiting for!!! There are so many beautiful details to look at!
Oh, what an eye-candy on this Monday morning! THANKS! :-)
Oh, I´m sorry, that you´re allergic... when I bake at home I always use spelt flour - as delicious as wheat. Tom didn´t recognize the difference! And as my Mum should not eat any dairy products from the cow, I always use soy products when I know that she will have a piece of it - and it´s also as delicious as a "normal" cake... do you also bake/cook with these products?
Stacey, enjoy your Monday!

Bernadet said...

wauwwww what a amazing box this is Stacey!!
I become a follower

Jenni said...

Beautiful explosion box, such a lot of work has gone in to this - fabulous! Popped over from Feline Playful and have become a follower so will be back soon :o)
Jenni x

shell said...

One word BEAUTIFUL, it really is stunning and defo worth the wait.
Shell xx

Josie0602 said...

Wonderful creation! I love the box...what a pretty tribute for a silver anniversary! I came to visit from Feline Playful.

Karen said...

What a gorgeous exploding box! I've made a couple of these, but not quite as elaborate as yours - thanks for sharing!

Fiona said...

gorgeous creation...I'm sure brother loved it!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Anonymous said...

Certainly has the wow factor! Found you via Feline Playful and now following :)

Leanne said...

Happy New Year!! Arrived here via Feline Playful & am a new follower. A beautiful creation!

Heidi said...

Wow! This is stunning Stacey!
So elegant and beautiful:) Gorgeous!

Happy New Year! Wish you love, health and happiness:) Thank you so much for your sweet comments, they really means alot to me:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

E.T said...

Totally glamorous! I think they will faint when they see this! LOL cant stop drooling! hehe

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!! Wow, it's stunning.

I found you via Feline Playful and have become a follower. Hugs!

Linda w said...

Wow, how totally stunning, all with your usual care for detail. Love all the glitz, glitter and glamour that still remains extemely elegant...they are so going to forgive you lol. Hugs lin

Dorcas said...

WOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!! Stacey I cant believe how impressive this looks and I'm sure its even better in person. I thought your silence yesterday could mean only one thing: concentration on something crafty. lol I decided better not to disturb the waves. :-)
Really fantastic! You'll have to put it in your sidebar so you wont lose it when 2011 comes to a close and you want to showcase your fave creations!

Cindy2 said...

What a fabulous box. Love the colors, the inside, just everything. Lots of inspiration here. I was directed here by Feline Playful, please keep up the good work. C2

dj1952 said...

Stacey, the is fabulous! I was impressed with the box, but when you opened it up, my mouth dropped. I've been wanting to do a pop-up card, but I don't think I could ever make one that is that nice. I'm coming over from Feline Playful, but of course I'm already a member. Hugs, dj

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

beautiful explosion box. Love it.
I found your blog on feline playful.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and gorgeous creation.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Debra said...

Your project is stunning! I found you through Feline Playful and I am a new follower! I look forward to your inspiration!

Parchey Family said...

Very nice I like all the the silver and the flower on the top of the box is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH MY STARS! This is STUNNING! What a fabulous job you have done ... I'm very impressed!

I have found you via Feline Playful and am so glad I stopped by! Your creations are awesome and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future!!

Jayne said...

This is lovely Stacey, really pretty. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wonderful explosion box, Stacey! It is very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

**Farrah** said...

Glad to have found your blog thru Feline P!
Happy crafting,

lis-m said...

Such beautiful elegant!
Found your blog thro' Feline Playful , I am now a follower!
Happy New Year!
hugs xx

Mervi said...

What a start to the new year!
Gorgeous project!
I came from the FP;-))m

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Lovely.

Faye said...

Hiya Stacey, Happy New Year! Just doing the FP rounds. This project is gorgeous, it's a real work of art. x

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! What a fabulous project! I LOVE the box and think you did a wonderful job on's a piece of art and looks like a lot of work!! I have bookmarked your page and the tutorial link for future reference.

I'm also now a new follower to your blog after finding you at Feline Playful.

Looks like you are one amazing crafter and I'll look forward to seeing more of your awesome projects!

Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!!


Becky said...

OH MY WORD! This is absolutely stunning!

Found you at Feline Playful, leave a comment and become a member. 

Jessica said...

Wow this is amazing great job!

Jagusia said...

beautiful gift box, great idea!
I wish you Happy New Year

Linda w said...

this one is my Feline visit to you. I'm enjoying popping round to everyone, hope you are too. Hugs lin

Craftyanny said...

Returning the compliment via Feline Playful and am so glad I did.
What a wonderful box, you did a fabby job, I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated late or not
Happy New Year
Anne x

Karen Hasheck said...

I am a new friend via Feline Playful. Great blog! My number is 69, so I am looking forward to the 9th and all the comments and new followers on my blog too. If you want to visit sooner, the address is: Happy stamping!

Rachel Hope said...

WOWZA!!! This is amazing! Popped on from Feline Playful! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011! :)

Debs said...

Gorgeous box, I'm sure they will love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowza! This is one gorgeous project!!! Stopping by from Feline Playful and am now a follower. I hope you will stop by my blog as well! Happy New Year

Love crafts forever said...

This is just gorgeous! Beautiful colours. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon and OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Mrs A. said...

Hello Stacey,
Have arrived here from Feline Playful and am now a folower too. Your box is stunning and how much nicer to receive a handmade gift.

Mandy said...

Just popping over from Feline Playful...Wow what a gorgeous gift,simply beautiful...
Mandy xx

Tessa said...

Heey i arrived from Feline Friends.
Love your blog. Your box is beautiful .
hugs Tessa

Margo said...

Hi Stacey,
I'm a Feline Follower :)
I love your Wedding-cake-box !
Just adorable !

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a wonderful labor f love! Your brother and SIL will adore it! I am a new follower coming here thru Feline! I love your blog!

Amy said...

I can not say anything but STUNNING!!!!! This is one fabbo project! I LOVE this! Thanks for using the OTWC colors for this beautiful project! Happy New Year!

Anita said...

Love your blog. Found it on Feline Playful. I am now a follower. Hug Anita

Donnas Den said...

This is an absolutely wonderful gift. I'm sure it doesn't matter that it's late because the 'wow' factor will make the lateness disappear.

Well done!

Donna x

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! What an awesome project!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW AMAZING!!! Hi i have come to your blog through feline playful! LOVE your blog!!! i'm going to become a follower! I have some candy on my blog, if you get time why not take a look?? xxx

Barbara said...

WOW!!Your box card is so beautiful. Love all the silver and all the details. What a wonderful job. I am visiting from Feline Playful. Glad I had the opportunity to see your projects. I am looking forward to visiting again soon. Best Wishes for a Wonderful Year of Creativity.

Karen Howard said...

Happy New Year! I hope you find all sorts of crazy creativity in 2011. Thanks for playing along with give a comment, receive a comment, become a follower, gain a follower at Feline Playful. If you haven’t already done so please make sure to take a few moments to follow everyone in return! Hugs, Karen

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is fantastic! I bet that took some serious time to make. I'm loving all of the metallic too. Thanks so much for playing along at OTWC this week.

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious gravy. That is amazing! Okay, girl, my 30th anniversary is in a few years - can I get in line for one of these? I see you like challenges as much as I do. I hope you'll enter some of your beautiful creations into the Catered Crop challenges - see you there.

Cindy Gay said...

The gift is stunning! I'm here on the Feline Play blog hop. Have a good week!

Kristi said...

Holy smokes this is gorgeous! I bet your brother will be thrilled with this! I would'nt even care about a gift card!LOL...Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Stacey. Definitely worth the wait, I'd say! Count me in as a new friend and follower from the Feline Playful bunch. I'll be looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. See you again soon. Happy New Year!!


Tenia Nelson said...

This is OMGoodness awesome!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!! DOUBLE WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Juanita said...

Hi, I'm another new follower from Feline Playful. Holy moly this is incredible, love all the details you have added to your box. Thanks for sharing this with us at StampInsanity.

faithnme said...

what a great box,, Any one would be "happy" to recive a gift such as.. I am now folloing from Feline Playful..

Happy New Year

Seongsook Duncan said...

Oh... my! I am so impressed. I am sure that it will be a treasure for them. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. I am from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Larisa said...

wow!!! It is brilliant! Great box!!!
Nice job) hugs. Larisa. xxx

Jeanette said...

Absolutely stunning. Happy New Year from I Did It Creations.

Diane said...

Hi, I found you through the Feline Playful give a comment and receive a comment, and I am now a follower, see you again soon!

Margreet said...

Love your box and blog....found you via Eline Playful...became your follower!
xxx Margreet

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Lovely cards and projects! It was a pleasure to "walk" through your blog!

Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!

Liefs, Renata

Gurkiss said...

Oooh WOW sooo beautiful...

Thank you for joning us at IDIC :)

Hugs Gurkiss

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon

Jasmine Wilmany said...



★ Jasmine Wilmany ★


What an amazingly beautiful project - the embellishments are fabulous and I LOVE the tiered cake inside the box. Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Gemma said...

Stacey your creations are truly stunning! I have enjoyed browsing through your blog very much! just visiting you from Feline playful, and have become a follower :) Gemma x

Mari K. said...

Wow! You did such a great job on that box! They are going to love it! I'm visiting from Feline Playful and am now a follower! Can't wait to see more of your creations.

Betty Wright said...

GASP! THUD! WOW! Amazing design and collection of creativity and elegance! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Pearl Challenge!

Daniela said...

This is just amazing! Wow!!!

Tammy said...

Swoon! I am sure they will be drooling over this beauty and appreciate the time you took to create this beauty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at OTWC and Happy New Year! Good Luck!

Ms. Jen said...

Great cards! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Found you on Karen's blog post "Give a comment, Get a comment". So I'm making my rounds. I hope you'll come visit me too. Happy New year!!

Hugs - Jen

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What a treat to find your blog and see this amazing creation! I am joining you from Feline and have signed on as a follower! :-) Amy

Yenni Natalia said...

Oh dear..your are back with an awesome project! every single edge looks perfect and beautiful. how do you manage to get all the silvery things :) you even have silver paper clip :) i love it :)


Scrappy Scatty said...

this is fabulous xx

Lila Castro said...

So elegant and beautiful!!
Thanks for your visit in my little corner. I am now following you .
See you again soon.

Jennie said...

Oh my wow! This is absolutely stunning!!
Really, really beautiful.
Such a stunning gift!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us at IDIC this week


Anonymous said...

I am from Feline Playful blog.
I am a new Followers of your blog.
Your blog is beautiful.
Happy New Year!
Hugs Karla

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh my word, this is absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much for joining in with our Sparkle challenge at StampInsanity, hope to see you back tomorrow for the new challenge :D

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW, this is just outstanding!! OMG!!
Stopped by as your blog is listed in Feline Playful!

Jane said...

WOW WOW WOW this is awesome love it thanks for playing at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

Leanne said...

Holy Smokes this is GORGEOUS!!! Better late than never is my motto hee hee!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and becoming a follower and I am now following you also!! Can't wait to see more of your creations!! Hugs, Leanne

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...amazing project....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Trinh said...

This is absolutely gorgeous & amazing! Your brother & SIL are going to be stunned when they see it! Thanks for playing with us at OTWC this week!

monica said...

ma che bello

Annika said...

omg, it must have taken YEARS to make! Stunning!

Gloria Stengel said...

Holy birthday cakes, Batman! This is an amazing treasure! I want one for my special day! Wow! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.


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