Saturday, May 4, 2013

Welcome to my National Scrapbooking Day Post!!

Wow, this has been fun preparing for this post.  I have often seen these exploding scrapbook boxes and wanted to do one.  Signing up to be a presenter for NSD made me get off the sidelines and do it!



I wish that I was talented enough to have come up with this idea all on my own, but alas I am great at scraplifting :-)  This was a very unique pattern that I found on the internet that was done by a crafter from Brazil.  Just goes to show that crafters bridge the gap world wide as we all speak the same language at heart.  I have actually translated her directions into English and will include a link to her blog and YouTube video.

Here are a few more pictures of my project going through the steps.  I used all Creative Memories card stock for this project and used there tape ribbon and flowers as well.




The idea of leaving the corner blocks was part of what really attracted me to this project.  I used the CM heart shape from the cutting system as my base.  I then added a slightly smaller heart on top and added dimension to that with the new Anna Griffin cuttlebug folders that just arrived in my mailbox this week.  See the pictures below.


The next pictures will show the exploding levels of this project.  I selected two double sided patterns.  This version of the exploding box also incorporated little slide out tags.  Since I am using this project as a present for my Mother-in-Law for her birthday.  I am going to have my husband and children each write a note to her on one of the tags.  The ones that are left I will add some pretty stamped messages.



Using the multiple colored paper was stepping a bit outside my normal comfort zone, but I am pleased with how it came out.

This view gives you an idea of what it looks like almost finished.  In the middle of this I am planning to add a popup.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to get that done (couldn't get on CCR last night or this morning :-( )  I will post that on the message board when I get it done.

The last step was to make the lid and again I really liked how she interlocked the pieces and after a bit I was able to get it to work just right.  I actually used a little bit of adhesive to make sure it stayed in place.




To finish off the lid I decorated the inside of the lid with a flower and the top I used a lace ribbon to give it a finished look.

As promised, here is the link to this wonderful crafter's blog and I'm going to try to add the video here for you.
YouTube Video

Here is the link to her blog.  Paloma's Blog  She has other great ideas.  I little hard to read unless you speak Portuguese, but beautiful none the less.

If you would like me to email a pdf with the directions translated into English please either email me at cme2crop@bellsouth.net or send a pm on the board with your email address and I will send them to you.

Now for the prize drawing (May 12, 2013)  .......  I will have a drawing for a $25 Creative Memories Gift Certificate that you can pick out any Creative Memories product and I will send it to you(you must use it with me in order to receive the credit) 


Please do the following. 
1. Post a comment on my blog
2. Use one of the techniques that I used on this project and post a project on the mb.

For an extra chance make an exploding scrapbook box of your own and post on the message board.

Thanks for coming along with me today for this tutorial of the "SURPRISE" exploding scrapbook box.  I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Have a great day and I hope that you will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day with us!!

Happy Scrapping!
 
There are several of us who are participating in the Circleville NSD Weekend who are also posting our tutorials and/or challenges and/or prizes on our personal blogs. Even if you are not part of the Circle Message Board, they have invited you to visit them and join in the fun! Here is a list of participants and the times you will find their posts on their blogs (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

http://www.withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com/ - 8AM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "It's All About Perspective" Tutorial and Blog Prize - $20 Hobby Lobby Gift Card! 
 
http://carolinascreativecropper.blogspot.com/ - 10AM EDT Saturday, May 4, 20013 "It's A Surprise" tutorial and blog prize - $25 Creative Memories Gift certificate (must be redeemed with me)(you are here!)

http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/ - 11AM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "Tic Tac Toe Challenge and Blog Prize!

http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/- 1PM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "Ease on Down the Road" Blog Prize- $15 Michael's Crafts Gift Card!


http://papercraftscissors.com/- 3PM Saturday, May 4, 2013 "On Pins" theme and Blog Prize - $25 Simon Say Stamp Gift Card!

http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/ - 4PM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013. "Tin Is In" theme and Blog Prize!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fallscrappedout.com%2F&h=1AQGQJOFj&s=1 - 6PM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "What's It Owl About" theme and Blog Prize!

http://thenon-craftycrafter.blogspot.com.au/ - 8PM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "Let's Split- CCR Tutorial" (Learn to create a split letter monogram) and Blog Prize!

http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/ - 10PM EDT Saturday, May 4, 2013 "The Crazy Bs Challenge" and Blog Prize!

http://sarawandrews.com/ - 9AM EDT Sunday, May 5, 2013 "Go Big or Go Home Challenge" and Blog Prize - $20 Hobby Lobby Gift Card!

http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/ - 11AM EDT Sunday, May 5, 2013 "Tropical Sunset Color Challenge" and Blog Prize!

http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/ - 6:30PM EDT Sunday, May 5, 2013 "Did-I-MENSION???" Challenge and Blog Prize!


If you have some time this weekend, you should ease on down the road to everyone's blogs! They are quite the talented group. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!





27 comments:

  1. Wow Donna! This is smashing! I love those hearts on the box and the papers are gorgeous! Your MIL is going to treasure this!
    Colleen

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  2. I love your project!! The hearts make it!! Very clever and fun!

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  3. I love the twist she gave this design by adding the hearts. It really adds something extra special to the box.

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  4. I love it,exploding boxes are so much fun. Great job

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  5. Wow wow wow! This is a terrific project. Love the hearts!

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  6. The hearts added so much to the box! What a wonderful project and thank you for sharing.

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  7. Such a great project! I really LOVE it and you have inspired me to try to make one!! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!

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    1. Be sure to let me know if you would like the pdf with the cutting patterns.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Donna

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  8. Fabulous box! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yes, the box is fabulous! I am already thinking about how I could make it by altering some Cricut cuts! She is going to love it!

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    1. Sounds like an awesome idea! Please share when you figure it out. I really need to learn how to alter cuts on my gypsy and ccr.

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  10. Fantastic job on this box. I too like the hearts in the corner. Oh the possabilities!

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  11. Love your project, especially the corner hearts!!

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  12. I like that it is different than the usual exploding box. Very cool. Thanks for posting your instructions.

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  13. Beautiful box. I've never tried one of these, but I think my grand-daughter would love it, so maybe I'll make one for her. Thank you for the directions.

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  14. Donna, I love the box. You did a great job!

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  15. LOVE your explosion box! I will PM you on the MB for info. TFS!
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    Dragonfly50 (Cricut MB)

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  16. Beautiful exploding box! I've never tried to make one of these yet. Fabulous instructions and pictures of your process.

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  17. Well done jumping in the participation pool! Love this exploding box, you've really picked something unique. I love those heart corners!

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    1. Thanks!! I'm glad to have had the opportunity to participate!

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  18. Simply wonderful! Love all of the additional details you included in your project - I will definitely be making one of these in the future!

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  19. Really Nice! What a wonderful gift for someone special!

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  20. Beautiful 3-D project! Will be making this for gifting many times over. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  21. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    Scrapbooking

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  22. Love it. I seen the tutorial but it was a lil fast. May you please email me the instructions.

    Rosita_erik@yahoo.com

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