Double Layer Wedding Explosion Box

Back in May (haven’t had the time to post this project yet), my sister got married and as I wanted to make them something special, rather than a card, I decided to go for an explosion box.
I had never made one before, but I found a great tutorial, which was easy to follow on You Tube. The lady created her box in 1h…mine took considerably longer, LOL.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be though and I’m actually very pleased with the result, so I’ll have warn you that I have got loads of pics to share.  :-P

Starting from the outside….I used Maja Design’s romantic collection Sofiero. For the box itself I used “Enjoying the lovely Fragrance” and for the lid “”Royal Summer Residence”. 


On the lid I created a heart with different flowers in pink, brown and ivory. They were covered in lots of Stickles Stardust. Then I put some jute twine around the heart and glued on some Melissa Frances pearls. Oh, and there’s obviously cheese cloth underneath the heart.


This is what it looks like when the lid has been removed:

As you can see, I have got double layers inside the box.The seambinding is keeping the 2nd layer from opening.The beautiful brown paper here is “Princess Margareta’s Garden”.
M3_miniHere’s a view from the side:
M4_miniThe box holds these pull out photo mats:
The die is from Marianne Design, and I used the pink and cream coloured Rhinestones Lace. The blue doesn’t really fit with the rest of the colour scheme, but you know that old wedding saying…

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”

I cut the corners, so they would be heart-shaped. Then I stamped a swirl from Stempelglede’s Grunge Flourish Heart set on them. The other panels have got patterned papers and some memorable quotes on them. 
When the seambinding has been loosened, the wedding cake is revealed:

The inside of the panels are “Enjoying the Lovely Fragrance” again.
The cake I made with 7th of May from Maja’s Vintage Spring Basics Collection.
M7_mini copy
The cute banner border is from Maya Road, and then I also used some 2mm pearl string.

On top a variety of  flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, some frosted berries and cheese cloth. The cake was placed on a Melissa Frances Paper Lace Doily.

Last look of the explosion box with the lid in the background.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

 Challenges that this project fit:
We Love Vintage – #29 Inspiration Collage
Stampartic – Summer
Kort o Mania - #111 Summer
Divas by Design – Ribbons & flowers

LLC July Challenge – By the Sea

It’s time for a new LLC challenge and for this challenge the DT has chosen a great Summer theme; “By the Sea”.

I made a quick card with three nautical charms as focal point. The beautiful papers are from Pion Design’s “Shoreline Treasures” collection.

bythesea2_miniI added lots of gesso, and decorated with a couple of different laces, seashells, a bottle with a message, and flowers. Here’s a close up of some of the details:

Thanks for  visiting – hope you can join us!


Sentiment Card

Hi there,
I finally found some time for crafting; for a long time I had been drooling over the beautiful cards and projects created with the Stempelglede stamps, so yesterday when some time crafting time opened up, I knew exactly what I wanted to play with….

I have a friend who has just quit her job after having been with the same company for 14 years, so I found the ideal sentiment on the “Follow your Heart” stamp set.


I’ve used papers from three different Maja Design collections on this card, but the prominent piece with the heart pattern is “Let’s share a cookie” from the latest collection, “Coffee in the Arbour”. In the middle part, I’ve used the shabby chic Lace “Amélie”, and on the bottom the brand new gorgeous crocheted pearl lace.
deb3_miniI placed the sentiment on a piece of brown corrugated paper, which I embossed with “Shabby White”. Then there are lots of flowers…on the left hand side from Wild Orchid Crafts: roses, one lily, one carnation and some frosted berries. On the left hand side from Kort og Godt: white hortensias and two pretty pink curly roses.

Everyone who knows me knows that I have somewhat of an obsession with heart embellishments, LOL. The Shabby Wood Heart Buttons are new arrivals, as is the Bling Heart.
deb4_miniOf course I went for the shabby style; the beautiful shabby chic brads from Graphic 45 were covered in gesso, as were all the flowers. I also painted the cheese cloth and here & there on the card with gesso. Here’s a close up of the beautiful heart charm with a butterfly in it:


This is what the inside looks like:

insert1_edited-1_miniAs you can see, the text strips are clearly inspired by former LLC DT Member Elin. The sentiment stamped onto the Melissa Frances Lace Paper Doily is from Tim Holtz and the postmark stamps from Magnolia. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges I’d like to enter:
Deep Ocean – #81 Add a sentiment
It’s all about the vintage & beauty - #71 Summery Garden

Old Church Window

Hi there,
Beginning of last week, after several month’s neglect, I stopped by my personal blog to post a project I had created the weekend before. Ooops; my last post was from January, 3rd…: :oops: I know I haven’t done much crafting the last months, but had it really been that long? No, thankfully it hadn’t. I realized that I had forgotten to post a card I made back in March when I was filling in for a DT Member. :-)

So I thought I’d start by posting the card, but ran into the problem that I couldn’t post anything to the blog. Supposedly because I was running an ancient version of WordPress, so I asked hubby to upgrade the blog this past weekend and now fortunately it works again.  :-)  Seems the new theme isn’t fully compatible with my old LO, so some cosmetic changes are yet to be made. If I ask nicely my OH, he should hopefully comply. :-P

The theme the LLC DT was following this particular week in March was “shabby chic”, and this is what I came up with:shabby4Instead of an image, I used the gorgeous resin piece “Old Church Window” from Prima.
Also the corners are from the same set.

The beautiful shabby backingpaper is Maja’s 1905 from the Vintage Summer Basics collection, and the layers around the window are from Sofiero and the VSB 2 (i.e. Spring).

PhotoGrid_1399975266449_miniI frantaged a wooden Maya Road butterfly and to the center I added a capped teardrop.The Studio Calico hearts were painted with crackle paint. The white shabby blossom sprays, were dabbed with “Victorian Velvet” DI. Toned down the roses and the frosted berries with some gesso.

Thanks for looking.


LLC Challenge #19 Perfume

Hi there and Happy New Year!
AT LLC we’re kicking off the year with a new challenge and a rather unconventional theme – it’s perfume!!! :roll: :lol:
I got this idea a while back; the girls thought I had gone mad, but after some serious persuation and examples on how the theme can be interpreted, I managed to get a few of them on my side, so we’re rolling with it! (On a side note; this theme was decided long before Magnolia’s new collection Lost & Found was released. ;-) ).

Sadly, these days I mostly don’t have time to take parts in the LLC challenges, but since the theme was my idea, I thought I’d better join in this time!
I used this perfume ad for inspiration:
…and here’s my card:
Some of the details:
The perfume tag I found somewhere on the net, possibly from the Graphics Fairy?!
The large die is from Joy Crafts; I think it looks royal, so fitting for the image, which is from LOTV – I bought it at Ally in the Spring last year, but it hasn’t been inked up until now.
The clock I cut out from the Maja paper.

Thanks for stopping by; now please go check out what the LLC DT has come up with!