Friday, August 20, 2010

Explosion Box With A Twist...

This is my first try at making an explosion box.  Of course I had to add a Bug Junkie twist to it!! ; )  I decided to try making it a shaped explosion box and this is what I came up with.  You can use the same idea to make a cute spook house, gingerbread house, Santa's workshop and so on.  Lots of possibilities for sure.  Free cut file now posted on left hand side of my blog.



Love the open loft complete with a laying hen


The weather vane is a charm, but the new Country Life Cricut cartridge has a weather vane on it


The hay stack is made with the Martha Stewart branch punch


Remove the lid to find a cute scene on the inside...Complete with tags and photo mats




Love this little pecking hen and the cute ears of corn...both from Country Life


Bushel basket and leaves are from Doodlecharms...tractor is from My World, but there are tractors on several other cartridges as well.




I designed this box in Design Studio, but you do not have to have DS or the Gypsy to make this.  You can take a 12x12 sheet of chipboard and cut out the four corner squares,  each square is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Then score and fold the remaining squares to make five 3 3/4" squares.  The roof is an 8" x 3 3/4" piece of chipboard...score at 1", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7".  A scoring board makes this much easier.  Do the same for your decorative paper and adhere to your chipboard.  For the lid cut a 5 3/4' square and score 1" in all the way around.  Make a diagonal cut at the four corners and fold.  Hopefully I've not confused you. : )   Decorate as desired.

56 comments:

  1. Awesome project! I love the 3D effect. TFS

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  2. htt://stampwithmercedes.blogspot.comAugust 20, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Thia is amazing love making this boxes but never something like this. Thanks for sharing very good job.

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  3. Oh Lisa this is Fantastic.... I Love love love your explosion box, I did one for my hubbie at christmas, and put a gift card in it on one of the sides instead of pictures, you can check it out on my blog if you like, I did not use chipboard, although I will now on my next one, thanks for that idea...
    http://sherrisspace.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-first-explosion-box.html

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  4. My jaw has hit the floor AGAIN...it always does when I see one of your projects...your talent just BLOWS me away!!!

    AMAZING!!!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  5. Oh Lisa!!! You are a creative genius!! I LOVE your ideas...thanks again for the awesome inspiration!

    Huggs...Kathy

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  6. OH MY GOSH it sure does get my brain thinking of all the diferent ideas this would work with wow love it

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  7. You are an absolute genius!!! I'm sure this will be making it to the chirp!!!

    PennyG

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  8. Lisa.. you are amazing. You've always got some fresh new idea. I think these are going to be a hit! I love how you "Bug Junkie'd" this! LOL Yes, I just used your name as a verb!

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  9. What a fantastic project! I LOVE it! The charm on top is super, the hay in the loft is wonderful, the details inside are terrific.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana : )

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  10. I love it!! It is so cute!

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  11. What a fun project-you are so creative! I'd love to do this as a gingerbread house for Christmas. Love your work...keep creating!

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  12. Lisa - this is adorable. I have been thinking about doing an explosion box, now I may have no more excuses. Thank you.

    By the way, I'm loving the chip board I bought from you. I think I'm going to post a few projects with it in the next two weeks. I've been on a vinyl binge.

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  13. I just did an explosion box with my mom, but nothing like this. I love this box...so creative. And all the possibilities to it. TFS! It truly is awesome!

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  14. Wonderful. Where do you get all those cute little charms? Your work always amazes me.

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  15. Thank you all for such awesome comments! :)

    scrappyRN...the charms are from Making Memories. I've had them for a good year so not sure if you can still get them or not? I found them at M's.

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  16. Ohhhhh Myyyyy Gossssssh!!!! This is just fantastic!!!! You come up with some of the most amazing creations! I'm with Penny, this should make the Chirp!! :)

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  17. Wow!!! This is so beautifully done! Love the detail. Now I will have to add this to my 'to do' list!

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  18. Lisa, this project is incredible!! I hope you entered this in a contest. What an OUTSTANDING job you did and what an AWESOME talent you have. Thanks for sharing.

    DebbyS

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  19. This is absolutely amazing. You have outdone yourself. You are so creative and I can't imagine what you may come up with next. I am soooo looking forward to seeing what your next project will be.

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  20. Positively adorable! Thanks so much for explaining how to do it -- and simply, too! Cannot wait to se your next creations!!!

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  21. I LOVE this!! It reminds me of the little people farm I used to play with as a child :o) You always have the cutest ideas!

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  22. What an adorable idea! I never thought of making the box a house. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. This is so cute! Your creativity is incredible!!!

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  24. Lisa, this box is a masterpiece. Even better than I envisioned. I have to make one. Where did you get the cute embellies? I can hardly wait for the cutfile. TFS.

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  25. Amazing! That is so cool. I'm glad you shared the file with us...I have a friends Open House party to go to in a few weeks. I'm thinking of making a house explosion box now for her card/gift!

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  27. darling...you outdid yourself here and I didn't think that was possible because you have rocked everything else you have made. :)

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  28. This should be in the Cricut Chirp!!!

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  29. Wow, what a great idea. This box is so darn cute. You always create incredible things. Thanks for all your hard work and creativity.

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  30. This is FABULOUS!!!! Your twist on the box is so clever and the details and little bits are incredible!!!

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  31. I always enjoy seeing your amazingly creative projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  32. That is simply amazing! It must have taken days! Ugh...it takes me days just to finish a layout! Something that great would take me a month! LOL Your work is just awesome!!!

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  33. Wow! You have taken the explosion box to a whole new level! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us; you never cease to amaze me!

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  34. Ok, that's the most AWESOME thing ever!

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  35. Lisa this is sooooooooooo cute !!!!

    Hugs Monique

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing - although we are not living on our farm currently, we still have our farm roots - I want to share so many of these little barns!

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  37. Great job Lisa! This is so cute and like you said it has so many possibilities. Have you considered doing a u-stream class....the rest of the pita babes talked about this when you weren't there... we had noting but good things to say about your projects and tutorials. after all you did inspire my first word mini:)
    Thanks,
    Karla

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  38. You continue to outdo yourself with each new project. Super-duper explosion box!
    And I like your suggestions for the other boxes,too.
    Hope you're successful in converting to a Gypsy file.
    Thanks so much for always sharing.

    PJ(Jessie Adams)

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  39. This is really cute. Thank you for sharing the cut file.

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  40. OH I sooooooo looooovvvveeeee this...so cute. and so many details. You always amaze me. so very talented. How did you get the chicken , bushel of corn and tractor to stand...did you put something behind them ?? I love this idea. might have to get the cutfile. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing!

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  41. You did it again Lisa.
    Amazing simply amazing.
    Thant for sharing.

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  42. You always come up with a great idea! This one is wonderful. I've learned a lot from you and have made a couple books after seeing what you've created.

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  43. I just love this idea! This is very creative, and I am going to give it a try. I have been following your blog for a short time now and I'm so glad I found you. I'm enjoying your projects. Keep up the good work!

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  44. congratulations on the spotlight in the cricut chirp! you've given me and idea for a different one! I'll let you know what I've come with. thanks for sharing!
    liz:o)

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  45. So cute!! Love the little farm animals inside! Great job. Looking forward to work with you at SOUS!

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  46. this is great - my sis and BIL have chickens and this is their first year
    I think I will make this for them

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  47. Awww! This is postively adorable. You make this city girl wish she had some farm pictures so I had an excuse to make one of these. Great job!

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  48. You inspired me to make this
    http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-next-bluerobot-part-two.html

    enjoyed yours soo much

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  49. YAY! I found you..I finally found you! I fell in love with your barn on youtube and decided to give it a go myself. But..I didnt know there was a template nor did I realize you had your own blog. (I am new to this stuff! LOL) So I made my own template and decided I wanted to leave a comment on youtube to show you my finished barn..but it wont allow me to leave a comment. So for months I have been stewing about not being able to thank you for the inspiration. :( SO today I decided to try again on youtube, when OMG! I saw you that you had a blog! WOO HOO! So you now have a new follower! :)
    I would love it if you wanted to check out my barn on my blog :) Thanks again for the inspiration! ((hugs))
    Amy
    Createmes.com

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