Thursday, March 3, 2011

Think Outside The Box

Another Explosion Box! I love these little boxes.
They make the perfect gift.  This is for  friends of mine
that just had their 20th Wedding Anniversary.  Kandy & I grew up
together in NY.  Aaron and I were just dating at the time
she got married.  They moved to Flordia, and seven years 
later we each moved to NC 1 month from each other.
We only live an hr away. How cool is that! She loves 
purple, as do I, so this was perfect for them.

Top of box

Side 1

 Side 2

 Side 3

Side 4

I will do a tutorial on how I made the cake soon.
I got the tutorial on the box, from Crafting With Class.
You can use my measurements from my last box until I post
the tutorial.

Side 1

Printed on computer
then measured and used
punch around the page.


Side 3

 Side 4- Gift Card Holder
 I made this pocket to hold money or a gift card.
I followed the tutorial by Whoopsi Daisy
I did not have the punch she used, so I used a Spellbinder's Diecut
Money goes in pocket
then close flap

and tie bow!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Shimmery Bazzill
Designer Paper: The Paper Company
Pearls & Jewels: Recollections
Sheer Bow &Lace: Stash
Silver Ribbon & Bow: Celebrate It
Punch: Martha Stewart- Double Arches
Purple Flourishes: Recollections
Flower On Top Of Cake: Offray
Sentiment: Happy Anniversay & Special Day-Sentimental Sundays
Large Flower On Top Of Box & Purple Flowers (Bunch and on cake): Jolee's

Off The Wall Craftiness: Color Inspiration
If The Shoe Fits... Scrap It: Purple
Sugar Creek Hollow: Inside & Out
Dream Valley: Anything Goes
Woodware USA: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes + Sentiment
I Did it Creations:  Punches 
Top Tip Tuesday: Favorites Pearls And Love This Technique!
Try It On Tuesday: Inspired By a Song- Purple Rain by Prince
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Inspired By A Song- Purple Rain By Prince
A Gem Of A Challenge: Bows
Card Creations & More by C- Anything That Sparkles
The Res-Q-Challenge: Boxes, Squares
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Celebration- Anniversary- Digi Sentiments And From  My Computer
Critter Challenge: Sentiment
Stamp Fairy: Anything But A Card
Moving Along With The Times: Anniversary 
Stampinsanity Stamp: Texture
Wags 'n'Whiskers: Punches

This is my second Post of the Day.  Check out my Baby Onsie for Dutch Dare this week!


Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning,hun the colurs are perfect,and the design is just amazing they will just love this,sure i would hugs cheryl xxxx

Dorcas said...

This really is beautiful,love the color combo and so many details to gawk over. The tutorial will be a hit for sure!
And I see you worked out how to do double columns in blogger, pretty tricky stuff!

lesleyworth said...

WOW! breathtaking box! i adore the gorgeous flower on top and what you did with cake at the center is fabulous! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

JustYolie said...

Oh Wow this is STUNNING!!!

dj1952 said...

Wow Stacey! This is gorgeous. You've really got this nailed! I've wanted to do an explosion box, but haven't taken the time yet. So much I want to do, and so little time. LOL. I love the monchromatic colors, and how elegant everything looks. Did you do the swirl yourself, or is it one that's already done? I'm sure they will love, love, love it. Hugs, dj

Tenia Nelson said...

Total awesomeness!!!!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!!

Heidi said...

This is stunning Stacey. Gorgeous box:)
Beautiful colours and details. Love it!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow, you´re a very busy one! How many hours did you work on this gorgeous project? (It would have taken me weeks to complete something like this!)
I also took a look again on your 1st box - they´re both so unbelievable beautiful! I like this new one a little bit more because of the color...
Have a fab weekend!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is fabulous and what a fab wedding cake inside.
Thanks for joining us at A Gem of Challenges.

michele hileman said...

Oh WOW that is something else I love it you did a great job on that box and I just love the colors. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a stunning little box.. a real keepsake
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Wow, so great. Love this cute little box and the matching card. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday and our fun Blog Hop.

Hugs, Natascha

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing and what a great keepsake for you. I love it, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week with us. Love Hazelxoxo

Heide said...

Oh my goodness...this is just over the TOP!
Beautiful flower on the top, and then BAM! you open this up and it is Magnificent! Thank you for joining us at SCH. Hope to see more!
Hugs, Heide

Debbie said...

What an amzingly lovely box you've created! And such a great idea the cake inside, I love how you did that, looking forward to the tutorial!

Faye said...

Wow, wow and wow! And I love your new profile picture too. xxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful box...Love the colours...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Gabbi said...

Wow this box is so beautifully made. I love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at stampInsanity.

Linda w said...

Sumptuous and elegant, totally stunning creation. Looking forward to your tutorial. This is taking the decorating inside the card to a whole new level lol. Love it Hugs lin

Pami said...

Amazing Stacey, all the attention to detail is fabulous and its an amazing gift. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Shanae Branham said...

Gorgeous Box! I am glad I stopped by today to see it!

Primitive Paper said...

A big "WARM WELCOME" to this weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. I am having Spring fever this week and your card just reminds me of that even more. I always love looking at those projects you can tell much time and planning has gone into and yours is certainly tops!!! We welcome you back anytime to play our challenge at SCH. Blessings to you my friend....Tracy, SCH Owner.

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow That box is so amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Emma H said...

Wow, elegant, gorgeous, beautiful and all the detail too! Just amazing, your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with Stamp Fairy

Beth said...

WOW Wow WOW!!! Holy cow - this is the most incredible project! Words are failing me - gorgeous! Fabulous - amazing! I'll stick with WOW!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this work of art with us at StampInsanity! One more "WOW"? :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

stunning! What a wonderful creation! Thank you for playing with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge this week! Hope to see you back again soon!

Yenni Natalia said...

Love your blog...all looks so sweet..purple colour in everywhere :) by the way thanks soo mcuh for inform me that i won the papercraft mag :P..i am soo thrilled..will read those mag during break time at the office :P.or when i
i love love this super pretty explosion box. first..i love the layers of flowers on the top..did you use die cuts? it is soo pretty..with the pearls on the centre is totally great touch! i bet you need more pearls! :)
second the wedding cake trully trully pretty! it is looks real to just soo elegant
thirds..even side windows also looks so gorgeous.eventhough you use shimmer papers it is still totally match! love this project soo much! thumbs up!!

Trisha said...

Great Anniversary creation! Love the colors and all the floral detail- very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trisha

Kelly said...

Fantastic!! I love the flowers on top, they are so beautiful! The box opens up beautifully to display your cake. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Lynne in NI said...

Woweee.... what a stunner! So many fab details and I'm lovin your purple theme too!
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley ... hope to see you again on Sunday for our new challenge.

Gurkiss said...

Beautiful box :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Paula Bee said...

Oh my goodness...this is just stunning! Beautiful box and I'm sure it will be loved!! Thanks for joining us at Card Creations & More!!

Colleen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning project Stacey, executed to perfection! Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT and good luck
Laurie x

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWW this is one awesome creation, it looks absolutely fantastic, brilliant work thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

KC said...

oh wow this is so cool, it looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

Sharon Basel said...

Wow - what an incredible project! This is absolutely gorgeous and what an amazing gift it is! I would have loved to seen the faces of the recepient when they opened the box. Truly magnificent. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at StampFairy.
Sharon, SF-DT

Jess said...

This is such an awesome project! Thank you for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Vee said...

Wow!! What a stunning box, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for playing with Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck
xx Vee

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous creation, love it all - especially that little pocket!
Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Holy mackerel, Stacey! That must've taken more than a week to construct. It is outta this world!

Lindsey said...

Oh WOW! How many years did this little beauty take you to make? This is absolutely stunning!
Linds x

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT :)

E.T said...

Can I swear? LOL Damn this is MIND BLOWINGLY AWESOME! you gotta put up a tutorial! I HAVE to try this! GORGEOUS! Totally Brilliant!


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