Saturday, May 11, 2013

It's A Surprise! Challenge - Explosion Box

I fell in love with an explosion box by Donna (from her Carolina's Creative Cropper blog).  She shared a message board challenge and a terrific tutorial!  I very rarely ever make something for no reason at all, preferring to craft for a gift or upcoming event.  This project was an exception; I just fell in love with it.

This is my entry in Donna's "It's A Surprise!" challenge.

Donna shared on her blog a video for guidance, which I highly recommend viewing.  The artist who created this design, Paloma, is a crafty genius!  You can watch her video with cutting guide on how to make this box by clicking here.  Her fabulous blog can be found by clicking here.

What made Donna's exploding box different to me were the addition of hearts at the corners!  That was so pretty and unexpected!  I hand-cut the corners after seeing Donna's clever method for cutting hers!  The heart-shaped corners are really what I loved about this!  Click here to check it out!  

To make the paper rose in the center of my box, I used one of my favorite tutorials by Kathy Orta!  You can check it out by clicking here.  In her video, she cuts her base shapes from George at 2-1/2".  For this box, I cut them at 4".  

I topped the box with a paper bow cut from Cricut Artist at 2-1/2".  

Thank you for checking out my blog post!  I had such a fun time making this project!

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Nana said...

WOW this box is beautiful. Love the papers.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Sis Patterson said...

A beautiful and lovely creation! Thank you for all of the techniques and insights. Your paper choices are just perfect and I love the rose "centerpiece." Perfect!!!!

JennyKozar said...

This is just fantastic.

Cindy said...

Beautiful work and I love the paper you chose. I may have to try this one day.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

I agree with you about its uniqueness. Very gorgeous! I've never seen one with the heart flaps before. You did an awesome job, Nadia ;)

cdm317 said...

This is stunning Nadia!

Hrvatica said...

Beautiful take on an explosion box. Love it!

Carolyn Burch said...

Stopping by from the weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop.
This box is just beautiful (love the hearts)
Your blog looks VERY INSPIRING! I am your newest follower!

Carolyn @

L.B. said...

Love the papers that you used for this box. I find explosion boxes so fun.

Diane Hodrick said...

Not usually a fan of these, but boy, you made me make an exception. Totally love it! The papers are fabulous. Now I wanna make one!

sara Aden said...

aww cool

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