July 31, 2012

Exploding box - Pink and Garden theme

Hi All. I made 6 exploding boxes this month. I will be sharing all of them one by one. You can view the first one here. This is the second one that I made on order. The client wanted a "Pink" themed box for a young girl. So this is what I came up with. It is a garden themed box with lots of pink and butteflies.
I have used off-white paper for the base. The lid is bright green and topped  with PP and a pink butterfly. For the first time I have used designer sticky note strips in place of pattern papers, and I guess they look equally good. They are also super easy to work with. The colorful diamond patterned strip on the lid is a sticky note and so is the checkered pink around the box. I used two of them for the outer side to cover the empty space.
There are many firsts in this box. I made a spring out of the regular craft wire used to make stocking flowers, etc. I wound it on a round object to make the spring.  
 The box opens up like this...
 I have pasted Perizaad's photos on 3 panels and written her name on the 4th one. The outer four panels are left for journalling.
 These letter stickers are a local buy.
 Here again, on the outer panels I have used circular designer sticky notes for writing personal messages.
 Another circular designer sticky note.... These are repeated on 2 sides.
 I loved the way the spring springs up! It wobbles with slightest of wind around.
The Just for you sentiment is stamped. I have used lots of punched daisy flowers on the spring. The green PP at the base gives a nice garden look.
 A close-up shows plastic butterflies stuck onto the wire from below. To hide the wire, I stuck silver glitter balls on to it. There are more glitter balls on the base PP and some silver butterflies from Pie Lane too.
Hope you like my creation as much as I enjoyed making it.

Challenges entered
Snehal's Challenge: Explosion box or any other box
Hussena's challenge on Do More with Less: Make punched flowers
Creative Craft Challenges - Summer time
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #65 Summer Fun
Sassy Cheryl's - #126 Pretty Papers
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything but a Card
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Sentiment 
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything BUT a Card


  1. Lovely Explosion box. Superb color combination and detailing. I like the spring part a lot too.

  2. Awesome box as usual.I love the use of spring.The pages are damn neat and love the fact that the box doesn't collapse after taking the lid off.Thanks for linking it at my challenge.All the best

  3. This is such a gorgeous Box Indira I love those flower's in the centre and the way you have made them swing...so clever!!!And all your details are so beautifully done!!

  4. How unique to have a springing up garden!! Your young customer is sure to find it enchanting! Love those letter stickers-- such amazing texture!

  5. This is so pretty! really liked the spring idea! am sure the lil girl would be super happy to receive it!

  6. Oh wow! This is soooooo sweet! I love the wire and the fluttering butterflies...what a cool idea, beautifully executed! :)

  7. Fantastic creation! Love your sticky note strips and yeah they are looking like PPs.. and the spring effect is just stunning... How I wish to see it in real!!

  8. Lovely idea! The springing up butterflies and flowers creates beautiful effect! My hands are itching now to try making a box like this:)

  9. Wow this is gorgoues, love the use of the post it notes....
    PS:love you blog look n feel too!

  10. love the spring and sticker letters, this is sooo adorable!!!

  11. Gorgeous box, love your layout and images. The dimensional butterfly on the top is stunning and I love your flowers and butterflies on the inside. Tha ka so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  12. Had never seen a box like this before:)The center piece is truly unique.

  13. Beautiful project!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  14. Fabulous exploding box!! Love the spring and the garden theme. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  15. A wonderful spring box, really like the wire and the butterflies. Thanks for playing at Come and Get It Challenges this week.

  16. Wow, fantastic exploding box. I love the first photo looking in and seeing those spring butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

  17. This is an amazing project - what a lot of detail you have put into it.
    Thanks for playing along at INCY WINCY this week - good luck.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  18. Super gorgeous, creative and oh, so amazing. Love, love, love it.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Fancy Papers Challenge this week.

  19. Wow....this is absolutely stunning. Love all the detail.
    Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this month.
    Diane xx

  20. My friend Aditi Mishra told me about you and these exploding boxes, I landed on the blog and was mesmerized by your work. I may contact you soon to get one made. Keep up the good work.


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