Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Explosion Box with Miki

Well, I've been working hard this week, and I hope it shows. I feel like my craftiness has been a bit lacking lately and I thinks it's because I've been so rushed to get things done that I can't think straight. Anyway, life has finally calmed down a bit and I decided that it was ok for me to go out, ALONE, and color for a bit on the weekends...I think this will help me loads! Okay, enough about that and on to the project!






I have a lot of pic's so I'll try to keep this short. This is the box closed...A view from the top and the side. I've made and octagon exploding box...in case this is looking a little weird to you.

I first saw this box here and the lovely lady who made it posted the link the instructions which can be found here. This was tons of fun to make!







Take the top off and poof....look what happens! I have arranged the boxes unevenly so that it looks a bit like a flower when it opens...I think this is really cool! I couldn't get this under my Ott Lite, so the lighting here is not great, but at least you get the concept.


Last but not least, here is a close-up of the adorable 'Miki with Love Blocks' from Sew Many Cards that I put on the inside. Well, I have to say that surprisingly this came out just as I had envisioned...better even! I actually did set aside all the colors I used for this, but forgot to photograph them....I will try to do it later.

I had originally thought this could be something I could give to my husband, but the more I got into it the more girly it became, lol! I like to give just because gifts so I think I will save it and give ti to a close girl friend of family member...my husband would not appreciate this at all! All the papers I used are from the BoBunny persuasion line. I hand made the flower on top...it's been sitting around for while. The sentiment on the tag is handwritten and the pink lace is from MME Laundry Line.

I think that about does it for all the info. Hope you've enjoyed my project! If I can get the time, I'll have a Maggie for you tomorrow and Friday it's time for another SMC challenge, so stay tuned! Have a great day!

xxAutumn

Challenges:
Project Tuesday: Explosion Box

14 comments:

suezie said...

WOW this is fab - so much work and effort and so darn cute! I love giving 'just because' gifts too - they're so special and someone is gonna love this one. Intrigued to know just HOW you made your pretty flower (I have a thing about flowers). Thanks for playing with us at PT.

Jean Addis said...

What a unique explosion box! You did a fabulous job. Thank you for joining us at Project Tuesday.

carol said...

oh wow fantastic..looks amazing, x carol

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What an awesome Exploding box!! Incredible job!!!

Pam said...

Autumn,
Thanks for visiting my blog! I was so excited to see your exploding box! It came out fantastic! I know you put so much work into it! I love the papers you chose and your handmade flower is awesome! Thanks for sharing your beautiful box with me!
Hugs to you,
Pam

~Gery~ said...

Your box is amazing! I can't take my eyes of it! WOW!

Adrina said...

What an awesome box!!!!!
Love it.
And have to try this one some time.
Adrina XX

Aussie Loz said...

This is cool!! And no, not something I would think a husdand would appreciate! I love the papers...WOW! Gorgeous flower too!! ♥

kim.mom said...

SOOOO CUTE!!! Looks like alot of work!!! You did an awesome job!!!

Cheri said...

Wonderful job on the box.

Karen Wilson said...

Wow!! You really went out of the box on this one, I love it and how creative!! Thanks for joining us at Project Tuesday!!

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

Amazing. Thanks for playing with us this week at Project Tuesday.

alittlelessuseless said...

This is very Cute

voodoo vixen said...

Yay! I just love to see something made from my destructions and you have done it beautifully.