Thursday, April 14, 2011

Go For The Gold

This week at Dutch Dare is Fancy Fold
So I chose to do another explosion box.
  The possibilities of fancy folds, are endless.  
Do join us in the fun this week!

I do love these boxes! 
They make the perfect gift for special occasions.  
This was for a couple who were celebrating their 
50th wedding anniversary. (Hence all the gold)
50 years definitely deserves something special!

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

I was hoping to have a tutorial ready for you this time on how I 
do the cake.  I ran out of time.  I have not forgotten.  I will
surprise you one day. 
Meanwhile these are the measurements I used
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
This is the tutorial I used on making the box
To see my other boxes you can go here and here

Side 1
Side 2  

Side 3

Side 4

Supplies Used:
Glimmery Cardstock and White W/ Glitter: Recollections
Gold Doilies: Wilton Cake
Gold Ribbon: Thin- Offray  Wide- Celebrate It
Flowers On Top Of Box: Wedding Section at Michael's
Flower On Top Of Cake: Offray
Flowers On Side Of Cake: Small EK Success Punch- Layered
Flowers On Outside And Inside of Box- K&Co. 
Pearls: Recollections : Paper Studio
Gold Frames: Making Memories
Punch: Martha Stewart: Double Arches 
Gold Hearts: Jolees???
Sentiments: Done On Computer 

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Amber's Crafts and Stuff  - Use your favorite things. (The Box, Pearls, Flowers)
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Creative Craft World - Weddings/ Anniversaries
Scrapbook Sisters - Wedding Or Anniversary
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Celebration
Fab 'n' Funky - Spotty And Dotty
My Time To Craft - On The Spot
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Bearly Mine - Inside Out - Decorate inside of card/project
Claudia & Co - Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Crafty Emma - Monochromatic
One Stop Craft -  Monochromatic
Paper Take Weekly -  Dimension somewhere On Your Card
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle & Bling
Wags 'n Whiskers  - Ribbons & Pearls.
Shabby Tea Room - Doilies and Lace
Catered Crop - Polka Dots, Bling, Ribbon, Scallops
Alphabet Challenge - "W" is for white with only one other colour.
I Did It Creations - Sing a Song. (Heart Of Gold- Neil Young)
Pile It On - Say it in Style


Cheryl said...

OMG hun this is just stunning gosh a real work of art here hun,just brilliant oh my daughter would love this,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Heidi said...

This is stunning Stacey! Gorgeous work:)
Love it.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

WOW!!! So much glamour!!! LOVE IT!!!
This is a master piece! Oh, how I love all that pearls and swirls and shine!
It must have taken you quite a while to put all that together... what a precious gift for the lucky couple!
I wonder if I´m skillfull enough to make such an explosion box for my parents in September...?
Have a great day, Stacey!
Hugs, Uli

Annemaritta said...

Ok, I'm fainting!!! :)

Nannieflash said...

Absolutely stunning, well done. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for taking part in our weekly challenge.

theCook said...

Wow this is such a beautiful box! I absolutely love it! Thanks for playing with us at LCI challenge this week!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful project ... WOW! Perfect for a 50th anniversary present. Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous creation.. love the exploding box
Thanks for joining in our celebration challenge at ladybug crafts ink
Lisa x

Donna said...

Fantastic creation Stacey, such a fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at CES this week :) Donna x

Anonymous said...


Gorgeous creation, sure it will be treasured for many more yrs to come.

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

This is sooooo cool! I love it. When I saw the cake inside my jaw dropped.

I am so glad you joined us for our "My Favorite Things" challenge@ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Dorcas said...

THis came out really fantasic, Stacey!! Lots and lots of wow factor!
I love the decoration on the top (1st pic I believe)its really beautiful. And OMGoodness it must have taken you a thousand years to upload all of those thumbnails!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! This is amazing and absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers! We'd love to see you again next challenge!

Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer

(I have blog candy offered HERE ... please stop by!)

heidy said...

Wow this is gorgeous Tracy
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Faye said...

Oh Stacey, wow, what an A.Mazing project! xxx

Ginny said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Jennifer said...

Wow!! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing at CES Challenges xx Jenny xx (guest designer)

Jennifer said...

......and thanks for playing at F'n'F! xx

Linda McClain said...

Oh My! It's a cake and a box. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Anniebee said...

This is gorgeous, Stacey! I do need to know how to make one like this. My nephew is getting married in a little over a month and this would make the perfect card for him and his bride. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite things with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Sylvia said...

oh my word.. this is stunning, amazing, elegant and just GORGOUS!!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafts and Me challenges! Hope to see you again next time :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Paddington fan said...

Wow, this is such a fantastic project!! Great pictures to follow too!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our monochrome challenge & good luck, love Jacky x

Annemaritta said...

I'm back :)
Those gold doilies and frames are marvellous, brings Louis XIV into my mind, ah, those were the days!
You have decorated 8 sides and the lid, plus the cake. Amazing job, Stacey! This is not the first time when I say about details, and definitely not the last, I'm sure, but those details are so delicate and stunning. A treasure this is!!!
Hugs from cloudy the Old Continent ;)

Lesley said...

What a beautiful project! Very elegant! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Helen said...

This is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

patriziawithaz said...

I agree with everyone Stacey - this is a stunning project. Everything about it is perfect ! Thanks so much for joining us this week at MTTCC x

Annika said...

OK, I TRIED to make one once. It was a sorry mess and exploded constantly with any effort needed to actually open the lid!
And yours is so bleedin' elegant and perfect and pretty!!
Ahhh... I'm useless

Mini said...

Just stunning! Thanks for joining in with is at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Theresa said...

stunning! thanks for sharing with The Paper Variety.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at BMD.....


BethieJ said...

LOVE IT! This is just STUNNING!!!
Thank you for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

Yara said...

Beautiful box! Love the gold glitter! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Anita said...

This is so gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

kelly said...

Hi Stacey,your box is stunning.I have been asked to make 3 of these for 3 different weddings,if they turn out half as beautiful as yours i will be happy!

Tine said...

Hi Stacey. Amazing creation! So elegant. It obviously took a long time to create such a masterpiece - not to mention photograph & upload. The embellishment on the top is just perfect too. Brilliant!!!

Lauren said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week.


E.T said...

oh my God! Now look at you making all these beauties and decorating them like it's nothing! This is truly gorgeous (i know you know this). It is very Royal... it has that feel to it, total royalty. You can send it to Prince William and Kate on their wedding LOL

Michele Gross said...

Oh Wow! Is that ever Gorgeous!! Its already a wonderfully designed box but then the inside just takes the cake! (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!) You really rocked it and this is a very special project :)

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! amazing project!

Frk. Bogstad said...

Oh my. What a delightful project : D
Amazingly nice : )

Chocolate Orange said...

A stunning project.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our wedding/ anniversary challenge.
Choccy x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my word, this is phenomenal! I LOVE that white cake inside. It's the coolest thing. Wish I'd had one of these many years ago when my grandparents hit their 50th anniversary. :)

Shirley said...

I am sure it's all been said! Who wouldn't cherish this beautiful gift and keepsake!!!

Magento Themes said...

wow...Gorgeous!!! I just love this beautiful box.. Those designs are awesome.. Those flowers and the ribbon bow are looking've done great job. Thanks for this great post.Magento Themes

Arlene said...

This is absolutely beautiful...just WOW! :) I am a new follower sent by Momo, so glad I found you. Your blog is inspirational. Would love for you to visit my blog.



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