Friday, November 26, 2010

Exploding Box

A handmande gift for a very good friend of mine who turned 40 recently.
I decided to make an Exploding Box because this dear friend lives very far away from her family, and knowing how much she misses them, I thought she would like to keep photos of her relatives and most beloved ones in the box. She is a fan of red and this is why I used this colour throughout primarily.
This exploding box has 3 layers, giving her plenty of room to add photos and even journalling. A variety of papers have been used (Damask, spotty, flowers), mostly digi ones; the red and cream cardstock are Core-Dinations and the different embellishments (flowers, gems, buttons, ribbon, swirls, etc.) are all from my own stash. The butterfly die cut is Cuttlebug; the sentiments have been printed in Word; I have also used several stamps from Gstudio and Rhona Ferrer.
Here are several views of the exploding box:

I would like my box to enter:
Paper Cupcakes - Red and cream
Die Cut Dreams - Anything but a card
Stamptacular Sunday - A time for giving
Mami Doodles - Gift item
Saturday Challenge - Handmade gift
Creative Card crew - Not another card
AiFactory - Friendship
Moving along with the times - More than one fold
A Spoon full of Sugar -Anything goes

Have a nice weekend!


Lisa Jane said...

wow this is fabulous ... i love the red and cream , and the bitterflies are wonderful.. your friend will love it
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Good luck
Lisa ;)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Neus, love the papers you have used, your friend will love

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous and such a lovely idea, your friend will love it, thanks so much for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous gift

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Faye said...

Wow! This exploding box is A.Mazing! xxx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

such a wonderful gift for your friend! She is sure to treasure it! Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory this week!

tampatha said...

this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly on the front! thanks for joining us this week at AIF

Pamela said...

Stunning box, beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pam x

Leanne said...

WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful exploding box and lovely papers used. thanks for sharing with us at DCD,
Chris x

Wendy Colledge said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! The colour combo is fantastic!! I know you're friend will love it! Thank you for joining in the Mami Doodle challenge xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW!! this is just gorgeous hun, I love the colour combo its just perfect!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is a super gift for your friend. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

Pat said...

Gorgeous exploding box, thanks for sharing at Paper Cupcakes this week.

Pat xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

This is so beautiful, what a fab gift! Thanks for sharing it with us this week over at MAWTT, Heidi x

Chrissy said...

Oh Wow, this is awesome.What a great gift idea.
Love your colors too they are stunning.

Deirdre said...

Oh wow, amazing box/creationa. Thanks so much for playing along with the Mami Doodles challenge.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow this is so pretty! I've always wanted to make one of these but can never find the time!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

CraftinGranny said...

What a fantastic project! I love your colors and design. What a wonderful gift! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes. "Hugs" Carol

Patti P. said...

Wow, loving this....everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing with us and your friend is sure to be blown away. Love the red and cream and so glad you could play with us at Paper Cupcakes.

Nina said...

This is just so beautiful and I bet whoever receives it will be just thrilled! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA with PAPER CUPCAKES!
Hope to see you next week!
Paper Cupakes Blog
(free digital images)
Paper Cupcakes-Stamps

Elaine Stark said...

stunning. I love the colours scheme . A perfect gift. elaine

Mami Doodles said...

Great project, love the colour combo. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.