Thursday, November 06, 2008

I've been hinting that this was coming....

And it's finally here.... and almost done! I'm planning on adding pictures to the box later today after I pick them up... but for now you get to see the finished project before decoration.



The Explosion Box is a brand new "blank" at Paper Addictions. With this kit you will receive all the white cardstock already cut and pre-scored to make this box which includes 1 box top, 1 small pocket insert (w/4 pockets), 1 large pocket inser (w/4 pockets), 1 box bottom and a roll of double sided tape to put it all together. The finished box measures 4.25" x 4.25"





When you take the top of the box off the bottom folds out to reveal the 8 pockets. I plan on adding photos to the pocket inserts that I cut out of matching cardstock. The pockets measure 4" tall and about 3.25" - 3.75" wide.




I used designer paper from the Scenic Route Sonoma line for this project. We sell the lighter colored paper in a bundle and we also sell it individually. I matched this paper up with Papertreyinks's artichoke and berry sorbet cardstock and ribbons.



The striped paper on the outside of the box is Sierra Place from Scenic Route - it's not included in the light paper bundle, but matches both paper bundles perfectly. This box is roomy enough to fit almost a whole bag of candy inside. I filled it up with some of our extra Halloween candy and it pretty much emptied out our bowl. I plan on getting some prettier chocolates to put in the box later when we give it as a gift.



So what do you think?? Personally I love it! It's really, really easy to make and once you have the original and it's measurements you could easily use it to make more with your own paper since it uses 12x12 paper for all the layers! These are now available in the store HERE. They will be on sale until Saturday so don't wait! Don't forget we also have all of our Basic Grey 6x6 pads on sale for only $5.00/pad which is $1.00 off the normal price.


Thanks for looking and leave a comment with your thoughts on the explosion box.

26 comments:

~ j said...

WOW Michelle! This is the most beautiful thing! I love those papers and now I am off to check out that blank!

Jenn said...

That box is AMAZING!!!!

Chelle said...

Wow, this is amazing! Beautiful work - I love the colors/papers you used!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful box! The papers are so pretty.

Pat's little corner of the world said...

OMG..I love this box ..What beautiful papers...You do such wonderful work..I love stopping here and seeing all the great things you do..TFS

sue said...

Wow this is just amazing and beautiful!!!

zcdl said...

amazing :)

Diane said...

Wow, this is really beautiful!! The colors are so dang pretty! I have to go and check out those blanks and paper...thanks for sharing with us!

Lisa Graves said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

Anonymous said...

The box is beautiful and I love the papers. I went to your store and it said the item was not available. Thanks Ann Lind

Starry7678 said...

This is just lovely, but I went to your store and it said it was not available?
Marilynn

Holly said...

Wonderful!! My only complaint is it isn't showing up in the store yet!!!
hugs,
Holly
who is looking to order!!

inkohoots said...

Holy Cow, this is amazing! I know I would love to receive it as a gift, so I cannot imagine anyone not absolutely loving it. So I noticed it isn't in the store...did it already sell out? Shazam!
Chris

cal8007 said...

Michelle! somebody already said Wow, but wow! from me too. That is the most beautiful explosion box I have ever seen.
Carmen

Barefootstamper said...

This is insanely gorgeous! WOW!

You were the Runner Up Craft of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

Darlene L said...

Absolutely stunning! I am in awe! Darlene

Mary said...

oh I just love this! I have made them before but never with the pull out cards. Such a great idea.
thanks,
Mary

Lorie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Which this was in your store soon! If you could...please e-mail when it is available. Thanks!

Elaine M said...

Can't find it at the store -- when will it be available -- is it possible to buy everything you used to make yours? I just love your choice of papers and ribbon.
Thx
mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Secret Santa is coming soon, and won't this just be a perfect gift! Thank you so much for the tip!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my -- this is amazing!!! Every detail is just gorgeous -- love the colors and papers!

cherie said...

These have been around for awhile -In fact I am teaching a class on the Exploding Box in a couple weeks.
They are the neatest thing and so easy to make - I like the twist that is on yours with the pocket -that adds another unique touch!

Nikki said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the papers!! I've been wanting to do an exploding box, I think you have inspired me to do so!

:)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOW, I love this box! I can see why this sold out..Did not get to my blogging fun this weekend. The girls did great in the meet! Love the fall leaves in the background and congrats to the girls. Are we going to see a photo of your new coach bag? Have a fantastic day !

Anita said...

I luv luv luv it! I am definitely going to try and make one! Hope mine turns out half as good as yours!

Anita
http://stampinwithanita.com/

craftycrafter said...

you have made this box beautifully I love your choice of papers kind wishes Dorothy

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