Saturday, 5 July 2014

Back At Home, Exploding Wedding Box And a Tutorial

Hello Friends ('old' and new ones - thank you for following! x). Apologies for being quiet again but I hope to catch up on my blogging soon. I've now had my op and it all went well. Post-op was a bit tricky so I had to stay in hospital a tad longer than expected. The recovery has also been taking longer than expected...sheeesh. But I am getting there! Yay! 

My biggest heartfelt thanks to everyone who's sent beautiful cards and lovely supportive messages by email, text and on Facebook. I got some beautiful flowers delivered, too! You guys are true gems - thank you again! 

In all the hospital kerfuffle I didn't get a chance to share this wedding gift project which was recently commissioned by my friend. My instructions were that the Bride loved shabby chic, lace and hearts. Oh and that the card should have a matching box. I think I met all the requirements :).

I frequently come across beautiful exploding boxes in blogland but somehow I’d never thought of making one myself. Perhaps I mistakenly assumed it was really difficult – but it isn’t at all! If you’ve never tried it I hope this project will inspire you to have a go. 

I made a full tutorial for this project which I shared last week on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog. I would be delighted if you found a moment to view it HERE and let me know what you think :). The inspiration for the 3D birdcage came from this beautiful project from Dora which you can see here.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L supplies I used:

E-Z Dots® Mini Permanent, Crafty Foam Tape – White, Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White, Mounting Squares – White, DODZ™ – 3D, Creative Photo Corners – Black, 3D Foam Squares – Black, DODZ™ - Small, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Hearts and 3D Foam Leaves.

Can you see little eggs hidden in the nest?

Other supplies I used:

Stamps – Married Monograms & Fairy Tale Wedding (Stampendous); Creative Stamping magazine – The Celebrations Collection

Papers – DCVW Mariposa collection; Bazzill Basics Paper Heritage collection

Embellishments: Shabby White Embossing EnamelTaupe Color Fragments and Cinnamon Micro Glitter (Stampendous); lace, flowers, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Caged Bird die; Spellbinders Foliage die, brads, grunge paper, decorative flower mist.

Witajcie kochani i dziękuję za wizytę. Dzisiejszy post jest troszkę opóżniony po mojej wizycie w szpitalu i planowej operacji. Ale dzieki temu, że powoli wracam do formy mogę się w końcu podzielić moimi ostatnimi craftowymi wyczynami.

Ten projekt to ślubny exploding box przygotowany na zamówienie. Pełne instrukcje (po angielsku) możecie przeczytać na blogu Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tutaj. Serdecznie zapraszam!

I hope you enjoyed peeking inside this exploding box. Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments! :).
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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W is White
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #76 - Flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow #90 - It's Charming
Just us Girls Challenge #248 - Bird
Tando Creative July - Come Fly with me
Vintage Stamping Challenges # 21 - Summer Blooms
Galeria RAE #38 - P jak...Papierowe Pudelko


Ros Crawford said...

Incredibly beautiful ... I'm sure your friend will be blown away with this ... I love what you did with the birdcage ... Must give that a try ... thanks so much for the inspiration and I'm so glad you are doing well ... Take it easy!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so beautiful! I've never seen anything like it. Love that sweet little sequined bird. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous, Miss Lady!! :)

Rupa Swaminathan said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I have the die with me and this is so tempting....will give it atry.

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning and so very clever! The cage inside looks just amazing! What a brilliant exploding box, love it!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is an amazing creation! Love that sparkly caged bird. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Wspaniały explodong box!

Nancy said...

Incredible! I love your gift box and love your blog...the script font in your comment section is to dye for. So glad you joined us over at Just Us Girls or I would have missed this beautiful creation!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty and creative project! Love the white trimming and blossom! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful, beautiful designs Joanna. Love the very shabby design and colours. Wishing you a very speedy recovery xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning box and he cage is gorgeous. Beautiful attention to detail and I love the delicate colour palette. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous and beautiful birdcage, great idea!! Many thanks for sharing with us at FSC. Kerstin

Unknown said...

Your box is absolutely gorgeous Joanna and I've been hesitant as well to make one but you have dispelled the fear now. Thanks for that! I enjoyed your tutorial and have it bookmarked for later. The details are amazing and I love the papers you used on this!
Happy to hear you are on the mend. :)

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Przepiękne pudełko :) Zdrowia :))

Jenny Marples said...

Such a special creation. I love the colour palette and as for that cage - just might have to give that design idea a go! Superb.
I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Take it steady - these things tend to hit you a few weeks later and unexpectedly, but I'm sure you're being well looked after. Hope you are feeling much better very soon. Jenny x

Marisa said...

Your bird cage in a box is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Cathi ONeill said...

Such a beautiful project, so many gorgeous details to take in. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Joanna, This is such a beautiful creation - and amazing work with the birdcage.
Hope you're feeling better.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Val said...

This is absolutely stunning.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning box, I have never seen birdcage in explosion box!!

Kaz said...

This is so beautiful, I love how you made the birdcage. Thanks for joining us on the Tando challenge this month.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous details on this gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Margik said...

This is excellent project! Absolutely gorgeous.

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