Friday, February 3, 2012

Birthday Bash Explosion Box

I made this explosion box for our daughter's birthday.  It was a last minute idea ... I started on it last night and we celebrated her birthday tonight.  So most of the box is pretty simple and without a lot of fluff. :)  Click on picture to enlarge.
However, I did take the time to make a cute little party banner.  I love how it turned out and especially how it hangs over the table.  To do this I punched a hole in two opposite corners of the box and set an eyelet for added strength.  Then I pulled the banner nice and tight and tied it through the eyelets.  Banner will fold right up inside the box when it is folded up.
The birthday cake did not turn out like I had envisioned, lol.  I wanted a cute dainty little cake, but ended up with a nice fluffy one... thanks to a good amount of Liquid Applique. :)  I added some quick little pockets to hold her birthday money.  All paper is from the DCWV Celebration Stack.  Birthday Bash is the only Cricut cartridge used.

Happy Birthday Kara!  We love you so very much!!!

15 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! What a great idea with the banner. I love the paper stack. I just made a bday card with this stack today.

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  2. Love, love LOVE this!!!!!You are sooo talented:)

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  3. Hello GF. fab as always!!! Banner perfecto. Perfection!

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  4. What a great idea! I adore the banner stretching over the table and the slots for money. Who wouldn't LOVE getting this for their bday. Will u have a video tutorial for it? Are you going to make one for Vday?
    Hugs!
    Jen at UpcycledScrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it! The banner hanging across the back is awesome!

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  6. Your explosion box is adorable. I know your daughter loved it. I really like how you hung the banner - good job!

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  7. This is sooooo cute!!!!! luv the banner and the cake is just toooo cute...at first I thought the cake was knitted, until I read your post...luv it!!!

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  8. So clever and beautiful! Lovely project -- just perfect (as always)!

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  9. your work is amazing, as always. I would love to know what adhesive you use.

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  10. Thank you all for taking the time to post such sweet comments! :)

    Barbara ... my two favorite adhesives are FabriTac and Adhesive Transfer Tape that goes in the ATG. FabriTac is very forgiving and gives you time to move your item around before it dries. The ATG will give you a good strong hold, but once it's stuck that's pretty much it. Depending what I'm doing I will also use hot glue for a fast hold. Hope this helps.

    Jen ... I have pondered the idea of getting back to doing a few video tutorials ... so I might. :) I do have an idea for a Valentine / sweet shoppe box that I hope to do soon.

    Thanks again everyone!

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  11. I love your box! I just used your banner idea on an aunt's 50th birthday explosion box card. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs from India,
    Smita

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  12. Lovely blog and so much to learn from. I used your banner idea in one of the explosion boxes I made ( My first ) I have linked your blog .... Thanks for the awesome inspiration ..

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