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Friday, 19 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Exploding Box

It's time for another challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and the new theme is VINTAGE.  Don't you just love all of the vintage stamps and digi's out at the moment?  This was a relatively new style to me when I made it, and I hadn't got any stamps, so I went with papers, dies, ribbon and distressing instead.

I made this for a friends wedding and they had a vintage theme to their day so this fitted in quite well.  I do like to match my cards to the event, don't you?  I did personalise it a bit more than in the pictures below but obviously just wanted to show the basic project.

If you'd like to make an exploding box, I have a tutorial here with pictorial and written instructions.  I'd love to get your feedback and see your finished projects.

Materials used:
Pearlised card - vanilla ice shimmer
Nestability - labels eighteen
Distress ink - vintage photo
Martha Stewart edge punch - doily lace
Magnolia Doohickey die - bloomy tag
Sentiment - together forever

I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - one paper taker
Creative Inspirations - anything but a card
Dutch Dare - anything but a card
Sassy Studio Designs - fancy folds
Inky Impressions - die cuts/punches - TOP 3
A Little Bit Crafty - anything goes

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  1. This is simple divine Sazzle! :-) xxx

  2. this is stunning what a beauty love it
    Jacki xx

  3. Oh wow what an awesome little cake explosion project. Love the soft hues of cream and brown.
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  4. Wow Sazzle, this is a real project and a half....what a brilliant idea and you have captured a perfect Vintage look. I love it....hugs. X

  5. You do make the most exquisite 3d projects, Sazzle and this is no exception it's gorgeous, I'm sure your friends were thrilled to receive such a beautiful keepsake xxx Annie

  6. WOW!!!! This is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous project with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  7. OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! WOW..It is sooo beautiful. Love the vintage look, the soft colors and the gorgeous papers. It is just stunning! Hugs, Ivonne

  8. Brilliant creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  9. Stunning Project love the delicate colours. Love Alison xx

  10. Absolutely stunning - an awesome project xx

  11. Great exploding box, love the colour.

  12. this is amazing - it must have taken you forever - absolutely breath-taking xx

  13. So elegant and totally amazing! I love it. Thanks for posting the tutorial too. Hugs, Robin

  14. How stunning, beautiful detail! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty for our first Challenge hope to see you again! Hugs Susan x

  15. Absolutely stunning! So elegant. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  16. I have never seen an exploding box with an inner piece like this, I really like it, lovely colouring too Sazzle, M telly YOU that?? x Sam

  17. WOW very elegant. thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this weeks!

  18. Wowzer, Sazzle, this is fabulous. Vintage and elegant looking at the same time. Love the colour scheme. I'm putting this on my to-do list. Thanks for the tutorial.

  19. Stunning card - thanks for joining us over at Sassy Studio Designs.

  20. What a gorgeous keepsake. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G> Carolxx

  21. Oh my gosh this is GORGEOUS! I've got to learn how to do some fancier stuff! Thanks for sharing with us at DTBST!

    Jodi SSD-DT

  22. WOWWW this is extremely beautiful, stunning in fact, the colours and design are out of this world awesome, amazing project Sazzle. Thank you for leaving a comment about the GDT on my blog I have been in touch with Sheryl who has given me the info I need.
    lorraine x

  23. Gorgeous. Such a lot of work in this, fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the first A Little Bit Crafty Challenge. Lisa Sparkle :)

  24. WOW! gorgeous project :) So much detail.... I love it x
    Nikki x

  25. Oh wow this is stunning what a lot of work absolutely beautiful xx

  26. wow this is stunning love it!!!!

  27. Wow this is Stunning! Love the Ribbon and lace they finish it of nicely!


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