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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Red, White & Blue Exploding Box

I've been wanting to try and make an exploding box for ages so decided to sit down and try one.  I've also added a 3 tier cake for the inside which could easily be adapted for any occassion i.e wedding, anniversary etc.

The tutorial for this project can be found here.

Material used:

Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Promarkers - to colour the flowers
Nestabilities - Labels 11
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Heart Swirl Branch
Lily of the Valley - For You circular sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - weathered wood

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Die Cut Dreams - recipe
Kaboodle Doodles - celebrations
KB Cute Mondays - anything goes
Paper Creations Ink - red,white & blue
Pink Elephant - red, white & blue - WINNER
Pollycraft - celebration
Shabby Tea Room - photo inspiration - TOP 3
Come And Get It Challenges - patriotic theme
Corrosive Challenge - red & white
Creative Inspirations - red, white & blue - TOP 3
Dream Valley - ribbon
I Did It Creations - patriotic
Sentimental Sundays - anthing goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Ellephantastic - celebrations
Our Creative Corner - seassonal celebration
Paper Creators Crafts - special occassion
Card Makin' Mamas - red, white & blue
Fairy Knoll - red, white & blue
Fairy Tale - America
Off The Wall Craftiness - red, white & blue
Patties Creations - flag colours - TOP 3
Craft Us Crazy - red, white & blue - TOP 3
Delightful Challenges - red, white & blue
Do You Stack Up? - sqaures
Pixie Dust Studio - red, white & blue
The Rubber Cafe - red, white & blue
Anything Goes - letter "D" (Doohickey die)
Use It Tuesday - red, white & blue


  1. Stunning box and cake projects ... thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us all in the Tea Room :)

  2. Wowzers! This is amazing!! Gorgeous work! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  3. Hi Sazzle

    What a stunning make - some much work has gone into your creation and it really is lovely!

    Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  4. Oh my Goodness, this is stunning, beautifully made and decorated. Outstanding creation. Thank you for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this fortnight with our Red/White and blue theme. Good Luck.
    Suzi x

  5. Stunning!!! Love everything about it :)
    Thank you for playing along over at Paper Creator's Crafts & good luck.
    Debbie x

  6. Great box, so very pretty. Thanks for playing along at Card Makin' Mamas!

  7. Beautlfully made box,really gorgeous.
    Wendy xx

  8. Fabulous box. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  9. This is absolutely stunning. Never seen anything like it! Awesome! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  10. Your exploding box is so very beautifull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  11. Wow, I don't think I've seen a 3 layered explosion box and a 3 layered cake inside, Awesome creation!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Your Country's Flag Colors' Challenge #25!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  12. Fantastic project, wowser!! I'm really looking forward to the tutorial, this is amazing, and so beautifully done.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. WOW, an amazing piece of art! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us for this weeks Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  14. Your cake is very cool.Thanks for taking part in this week's challenge on the Come and Get Challenge Blog.

  15. Wow, deine Box sieht wirklich toll aus.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

  16. The Challenge RED and WHITE you've laid out very generously. ;-)
    Nevertheless, this box looks very pretty. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  17. fabulous box Sassle looks gorgeous
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  18. Oh wow! Gorgeous work! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes (with a sentiment) challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

  19. stunning box, Thanks for playing along at DCD.
    Chris x

  20. oh! it's stunning!!!! you are clever!!

  21. OMGosh! This is amazing! I LOVE explosion boxes, but I've never seen one with a cake inside! How clever! I am soooo coming back to see your tutorial! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

  22. Stunning card and thankyou for joining in The Paper Creator challenge xx

  23. Beautiful and fantastic work.
    I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

  24. What a great project!!! I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  25. What can I add but what others have said!!! This is an unbelievable project and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thank you for joining PCI's challenge.

  26. WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  27. WowWOwwOw!!!! This is AMAZING!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene :D

  28. Fantastic box! it looks really great, and I bet it took ages to make. I'd love to see your tutorial on this, if you get a second let me know when you've blogged it cos I'll be right round. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  29. Words cannot even come close to describing this gorgeous creation!! I have seen and made explosion boxes myself, but yours is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  30. This is absolutely awesome Sazzle! I love the exploding box! I am a bit intimidated by it! LOL! I normal do not do the foldy type of things like that; but I am in awwww of how wonderful it looks! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  31. that cake looks good enough to eat. The box is great fun.
    thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inpsirations.

  32. Great explosion. Love the embellishments you used on it. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge.

  33. Oh my soooo gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  34. Beautiful job on the exploding box and cake. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges.

  35. simply amazing. Thanks for joing us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

  36. I luv this explosion box with the beautiful card.
    Don't forget to join our linking party going on this week at

  37. Fabulous Job on your Cake-Box!

    Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Come and Get It Challenges!


  38. Oh my goodness that is STUNNING!! WOW!!
    Thank you for entering the Ellephantastic Celebrations challenge. Don't forget there's a blog hop on all month with Candy at the end & as you've entered the challenge you get TWO entries!! Just be sure to enter the correct Candy either UK or NON Uk.
    Thank you & Good luck
    Helen x

  39. This is just beautiful,Thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

  40. Gorgeous creation, super details and such a fab cake in the middle, ribbon slide is the perfect touch, thanks so much for joining our "Shape" challenge at Die Cut Dreams
    Debs and Evgenia

  41. Wonderful Box love it Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  42. WOW!! This is FABULOUS!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  43. Amazing creation, so much detail. Thank you for sharing at Die Cut Dreams.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS Don't forget to play in my candy too here

  44. I love your beautiful creation! It looks good enough to eat!

    Thank-you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx


  45. Wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Corrosive this week :D

  46. Wow, stunning project! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


  47. Wonderful box! I love making these, but I have not made the three layers of box like that! So cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy with several prizes to win. I apologize if I have already given you this invitation.

  48. WOW!!! Your project is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Blessings!!

  49. Wow what a gorgeous project! so glad you could join us at Ellephantastic this month.

  50. Wow!! A truly stunning creation! I'm speechless! Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts in our Special Occasions Challenge. Hugs, Karen (Head D.T.)

  51. Hey Sazzle!
    Congrats on being picked as TOP 3 at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top 3 Badge' (the Blue one) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on July 31st.
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!


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