Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Who's Getting Married In The Morning?

... Well Not Me! Hehe
But my hubby's cousin is and I am rather excited! In fact I am on my way there now as this post is going out :)

I've been thinking about this card for a long hard while! I've seen something around that I've wanted to have a go at for a while. Thanks to my lovely friend Melly from Mel's Craft Room I was able to give it a go!

I'm talking about exploding boxes! Yup, I know I've done one before but this is a wedding exploding box! With a cake and everything! I've admired them for a long time! In fact this particular one was inspired by a post I saw at Lisa's at My craft Empire. Her box is most definitely! Wowzer!

So here is my shot at the Wedding Exploding box... Well a teaser picture first! I made a kind of set of two creations so we could actually leave them a message. There isn't really room to write in the box :)

Can you guess the theme? LOL!? Well I actually... I don't know if its the theme or not! The invitations had butterflies on and they were purple and pink but I've heard nothing else about the Wedding.... but hey it can't mean they hate them right!? 

Before I move onto the box.. a little detail about the accompanying card.... The BG paper is handmade by stamping lots of butterflies onto white card. The butterflies are from a Papermania set HERE.
The big butterfly is printed and coloured using brush markers from Papermania. The big butterfly is by AI Factory. This is one of my all time favourite sets from AI factory. So versatile.

So anyway! Card over! Onto the main event... The Box.... Okay I'm ready to put you out of your misery now ;)

There's the box! I'm really chuffed with how it came out! The dimensions of the box is 4" x 4" so it's quite big! But looks so magnificent. My hubby asked if we could keep it hehe!

As you can see much of the detail of the actualy sides of the box is repeated from the card. I used the same big butterfly and printed it 3 times. The butterfly background paper was again the same.

I've got some close up pictures of the cake itself! 

Its 3 tiers and each tier's size is 7cm x 7cm, 5cm x 5cm and 3cm x 3cm. Its essentially 3 lids stacked on top of one another!

I did wonder how it would all stay together, but magically it does, although I wouldn't want to be throwing it around all night!

Each of the tiers are wrapped in purple ribbon and have faux pearls stuck around them. As you can see each tier also has 4 flowers on each corner and a purple flower on the top.

I really wanted to do butterflies as per the lovely example by Lisa I posted earlier... But could I find a butterfly stamp anywhere... NO!

I swear whenever I don't need one its all I see... But when I went out looking for one I couldn't find one at all!

So there you have it Ladies and Gent's my first attempt at a Wedding Exploding Box. My next mission is to transport it to the wedding without squishing it...... And no I don't think I'll be making a box to put the box in hehehe!

Hope you've enjoyed taking a look and that I haven't whittered on too much! I've had plenty of caffeine to keep me going tonight... And I've still got to pack yet! Whoooops!

So that's it for now!

The Card Ingredients

Stamps: Butterfly Flourishes by AI Factory. Small butterfly clear stamps by Papermania.

Inks and things: Whispers Ink Pads and Papermania brush markers.
Papers: The Purple and Pink card is coredinations from my local craft shop. The butterfly paper is hand made.

Odds and Sods: Faux pearls, ribbons and flowers from stash! Sentiments created in word using Angelina font


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Hooked on Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun: Pearls and Flowers
Theres Magic In the Air: Elements Included: Ribbons/Pearls/Flowers
Craft Your Days Away: Monochrome
Guylous: Monochrome
Patties Creation: Fathers Day or Wedding
The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
Stampavie: Butterflies
Scrap Creations: Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp: Things With Wings
Crazy Challenge: Monochromatic
ABC Challenge: W is for Wedding

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I won't be about but I'll be back to check up on all your blogs when I return!

Much love



  1. Oh wow! This is stunning! The big butterfly is beautiful, and the cake looks nice enough to eat! Fabulous job!

    I hope the wedding is a huge success and you have a great time!

    luv, Mags x

  2. Jennie - great job on the Explosion Box, I wouldn't have known that this is the first time you made one!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Wedding OR Father's Day' Challenge #23!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. this is an great explosionbox Jennie.
    I saw your creation on make it monday.
    I also made ​​some explosion box and was curious about you elaboration

  4. Wau --aivan loistavaa :))
    Kiitos osallistumisesta tähän ABC-haasteeseen
    Onnea arvontaan
    Auronkoa päivääsi <3

  5. Wow.... this is gorgeous!!!

    Thank you for joining us at SAM this week!


  6. Such a great idea for an explosion box. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

  7. My! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.

  8. I saw your project on *Take it Mobday* and I am charmed with it!

  9. Great Jennie !! What a wonderful project !
    So cute .
    Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM

  10. Fantaistic design. I with your hubby beacuse I want to keep it too. Saw you on MIM. Nancy

  11. oh wow Jennie this is fabulous!! I'll bet it was well received.
    Thanks for playing along with The Poodle Parolour this week and good luck
    Anne x

  12. Hello jennie .
    Truly stunning . Great achievement .thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  13. Oh wow, Jennie! They're gorgeous! The cake is just beautiful and I love the colours and all the butterflies :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  14. Fab projects, love the colours they work so well with the butterflies.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Hooked on Craft challenge.
    *hugs* Sal x

  15. Jennie, this is stunning honey! Thx for sharing it at the Make It Monday linky party!

    Mary J x

  16. This is gorgeoua, a fantastic wedding project! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  17. So beautiful wedding creation. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Hugs

  18. This is stunning Jennie...!

    thanks for joining us at Poodles Palour...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  19. Oooh this is fabulous ... bet the Happy Couple loved it too! Hope you had a great time at the wedding!

  20. Your explosion box is awesome. I am sure that the bride and groom with love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away monochromatic challenge.


  21. wow! amazing project! gorgeous!

  22. WOW - This is just SUPER GORGEOUS!!!!

  23. Wow Great creations! Thanks for joining in at The Poodles Parlour! xxx

  24. Wow, this is amazing Jennie! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  25. Oh my word this is fantastic Jennie!!! I really hope it didn't get squashed! xx

  26. Absolutely fantastic. You did a wonderful job on this exploding box. Thanks for joining "Things with Wings" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hopefully you will come back often for future challenges

  27. Just stunning petal!
    It looks amazing and I bet they just loved it!
    Hugs M xx

  28. WOW this work. Absolutely wonderful:) Thank you for the accession of the SAM Challenge:)
    Hugs New DT Marika


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