Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Baby Girl Explosion Box

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Recently I had a request to make a card for a newborn baby girl. I gave the requestee 3 choices and she picked the one I was hoping to do, an explosion box. I haven't done one for awhile so I was happy to do this.

While cruising the Silhouette Design Store the other day, I came across this Explosion Box 3D Baby Room file by Daniela Moscone with Flavir Design.
This project took a full 3 days to complete. However, I got to play with a lot of toys, starting with the paper. I decided to use this file with DCWVinc.'s Posh & Pink stack. I think this stack is perfect for any little girl. It has subtle pinks, grays, silvers, whites, and blacks in it.
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Now I am all about saving time! And sometimes I need to bring in extra little things to help with that. Clothespins, great for holding corners while I move on to other pieces.  
Another time saving tool that I love using is the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker. I used this for all the little details for this box.



I just so happen to run out of pop up tabs the other day. I bought a pack of foam sheets a long time ago with the hopes of making my own pop up tabs. Well, the ATG gun I was using wouldn't cooperate with me. I am glad I saved the foam sheets because this new toy worked wonders! 
I grabbed a sheet of foam and my newest toy, the Xyron Creative Station Lite® and made my own pop up square for the top of the box
 I cut the square foam just a smidge smaller than my top piece.
 I ran all three pieces in a row through my machine.


To show you the coverage of adhesive I got on all three pieces, look at the back of the black square. Perfection!
 This method worked so much better than the ATG gun I tried to do months ago!
 I decided to add a ribbon sandwiched between the black square and the foam.
 I didn't have to add any further adhessive
 Where oh where has the Xyron Creative Station Lite® been all my life?!
 I ran the sole of the booties through the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker. This made it easier to align the tabs without messing with wet glue.
Next I cut out a bunch of rolled flowers. Of course with my luck though, my quilling tool broke after the 2nd flower!  
 But I was able to continue on

 I used the McGuill flower rolling set for the little flowers on the booties.
The last and final toy I played with was my embossing powder for the leaves. 

Final project: 




 Right Side
 Back Side
 Left Side
 Inside before I dropped all of the walls
 Dropped walls
This is where I really love the double sided paper. I don't have to make double cuts of anything to decorate the inside/outside of anything.

To bring a little size to the situation, the body suit is no larger than a dime.
Left wall with 3D blocks, lamp, and a 3D shelf
 Back wall
Right wall with a 'welcome' frame. The frame is embossed with a dotted Darice folder and the Sizzix Big Shot
 Front wall is where I allowed a space for a message
 The sheet pulls out for convenience


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{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

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7 comments:

  1. Gosh! I love this to pieces Sonja!!! Beyond cute!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! A keepsake that will be treasured forever. I love the elegant color scheme for a little girl that you used. So classy!

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  3. This is absolutely adorable, love it! Great job!

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