Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Magnolia-licious!

Week One of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group's 2nd birthday is underway, and I have finished my entry. This week was also my birthday, so I did a little goofing off as well! I received some fun new toys for my crafting nook too! Can you believe I never had a die cutting device?!
The exploding boxes that the design team for the Magnolia-licious group made are both gorgeous and fun, and I decided to give it a try. Because I can't ever do things the simple or easy way, I did a little web-surfing for "exploding boxes" to see what ideas are out there.

Check Here for the link to the directions I followed for my exploding box.

The outside of the box looks like a gift, pretty, but plain.

There is nothing plain about the happy little hello
waiting inside the box:

My box isn't very big.
Roughly, it is 2 1/2 inches in diameter, and 4 inches tall,
not including the bow.

Here is a close-up of the mini Tilda fairy!
(She was a birthday gift from my son--not sure
what I was planning on using when I started the project,
but she is just the right size!)

I used a spray of silk lilacs for the inside flowers.
Mini Tilda is done with Copics and Stickles on her wings.
the ribbon is something I scavenged from some store packaging I had received. Hang onto something long enough, and the right use tends to present itself!

There are various DP in this project:
Basic Grey--Boxer--Henley (green)
Glitz Design--Plum Crazy Polka Dot
TPC Studio--Purple Brocade
Solid Purple--unknown

I rounded the outside corners with my Creative Memories corner rounder, and distressed the edges with Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord inks.
Sentiment--Stampin Up!
Rock Fern punch--EK Success

I hope you enjoyed this and give it a try--especially if you like flowers!
If you try it, give me a shout, so I can check your box out!


scrappyjan said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I have not seen this type of box with this many folds.. LOVE IT!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Heather x said...

Wow wow wow! This is just so stunning hun, what alot of work you have put into making it, love the little tilda you have used, she is too cute for words :0)

*hugs* Heather x

Crafts2do4fun said...

This is the neatest explosion box I have seen.
Love it.
Will have to try one,you've done a super kob

Silvie Z said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, the folds inside are AWESOME - never seen that before! The colors of the papers are beautiful! GREAT JOB!
Silvie from France

Julie said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I have not seen a box like this before. Just GORGEOUS!

AnnasArt said...

Wow - great job!

LINDA said...

I love this box thank you for
the instructions.I like how you
have Tilda fairy in the middle of the flowers.
Linda W.

Christine Riley said...

WOW! This is absolutley gorgeous! What a great idea and it's truly beautiful!
Hugs, Christine

Corinne's Place said...

OMG!! Your octagon Exploding Box is gorgeous. Beautiful it opens reminds me a flower garden. Thank you for posting the link to the template for the Octagon Box. Very very nice!

Anonymous said...

What a stunner !! SO ELEGANT !!! You have done a fabulous job and I adore the colors. Did you use a tutorial for this box? Would love a link if you did...

Barb Hardeman said...

Ooooo-la-la! This box is just stunning! The outside isn't plain at all, it's beautifully done by the inside with the exploding petals and mini fairy Tilda in the center is out of this world!

Regina said...

Simplesmente maravilhosa!!!!!!!:)))
Sem palavras!!! Tudo absolutamente perfeito!!

Tracy V. said...

I love it Pam! The box itself is awesome. I like the shape. Then when you open it, wow! Love all the depth to it and Mini Tilda is adorable. Very nice!

Tracy V

ShirleyTACS said...

Everyone has said it. I can only repeat what a fantabulous box. The exploding center with Tilda in the middle is perfect. Thanks,

Jean said...

Oh my my my, this is so stunning. An octagon.. who would have thought to do that... am so happy that you thought outside of the corner and did this.. yes the outside holds the surprise whats inside and it is marvelous... So elegant yet so pure and sophisticated.. Your ability to do this is wonderful... It is a keeper.
Hugs, Jean

A Passion for Stamping said...

What a beauty! You have outdone yourself. It is amazing!



Angie said...

I've never see an explosion box like this. It's absolutely stunning! Great job. Thanks for joining the challenge.


Karen W said...

Pam, your explosion box is amazing! I've not seen one like it. I would love to know how you did it

Peggie said...

Wow! Just a thing of beauty when opened.

paola said...


Cheryl said...

OMGoodness, how clever you are! Your blossom box with Tiny Tilda is wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Miss Petunias said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! I am absolutely amazed by this, it's beautiful. I seriously thought of a flower blooming as I scrolled thru your photos. A definate treasure!

Barb F said...

I love your box! You are so brave to do the hexagon! Great job! Hugs,

kraftykylie said...

Hi Pam
Your explosion box is just Gorgeous!!!! I love it specially the contrast of the outside and inside. Mini tilda fairy looks gorgeous.(what a wonderful son you have)
Big Smiles to you
Kylie :D

scrappinpeg said...

Wow this is adorable. And Tilda is just PRECIOUS inside when you finally get to see her among all the beautiful flowers! AWESOME!
TFS. Peggy

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

OMG! How awesome. You have done a fabulous job Pam. I love mini tilda with all the flowers around her. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Hugs Marion

Suzanne J Dean said...

GORGEOUS--love all the layers and beautiful design, beautiful work!


Isabel said...

wOOOWWWWW. This is a MAGNIFIC work!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally amazing box Pam. Love the shape and the multiple layers inside. Fun to see the mini Tilda blooming out :o)

Kim Piggott said...

Pam this is so very utterly stunning!
Such an awesome creation!
kim x

Jen said...

Hi Pam,
Wow! This is so beautiful, a real stunner!
Jen x

Cordine said...


Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow pam, this is AWEEEEESOME. I love the different twist on it. Very nice!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Pam,
I just had to comment again. You have inspired me to make one of these boxes. anyone would be proud to receive this beautiful gift.
I am still waitng for my spring collection. I think it got lost in the post.
Hugs Marion

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Pam, thanks for the comment on my exploding box, so glad the destructions came in handy. Your box is gorgeous, such a fab colour and the abundance of flowers inside in contrast is stunning.

Carla Prediger said...

Your box is fantastic! I loved it and thanks so much for sharing your pattern.