Sunday, 1 July 2012

Exploding box prototype!

I was flicking through a Craft Stamper last night and came across an exploding box by the fab Hels Sheridan.
I've never done one before but as my friend has a birthday coming up next week I thought it'd be a good idea to try a prototype to see if a) I could actually make one, b) how long it would take me and most importantly c) how stressed I'd be doing it!


The outside of the box


The lid


Inside


Centre greeting


Sentiments


Sentiments


Inside

Well I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and it hasn't really taken me more than a couple of hours on and off. Now I know I can do it, I can set about doing the real one in good time for the weekend!

I'm entering this in this week's challenge at the new vintage blog Vintage Artisans. Come along and join in!
 I'm also linking it to Handmade Monday-come and join in with the friendly crafting community there.

55 comments:

  1. This is fabulous.. I love it! Thank you for joining in the fun at VA, good luck,Pauline x

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  2. Are you sure you need to do another one? This one's brilliant!

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  3. Really lovely exploding box - such a lot of detail x

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  4. Hi Sharon, wo love the box, gorgeous colors and love all the element you have added. Thank you so much for joining us at Vintage Artisans this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  5. This is gorgeous,love the image and details!!!

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  6. That looks so complicated, but beautiful

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  7. Oh Wow...It's completely fabulous! Your friend is so lucky!

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  8. My dearest Monica, Wow! I can not imagine this being a prototype . . . It is gorgeous. How are you going to make it any better? I'm sure you have some tricks up your sleeves. Can't wait to see.

    I am over-the-moon with excitement to see you visiting and even more, that you decided to follow me. I'm very happy that you like my site, but even more delighted that I found yours. You are a master-paper-crafter. Thank you for being such a marvelous inspiration. Connie :)

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  9. Very good and love the vintage style colours

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  10. It's great- appeals to my inclinations towards 3D over 2D! I'd think it was fab if somebody gave me one instead of a birthday card.

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  11. Wow that looks very intricate and time consuming but looks great!

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  12. This is gorgeous - if this is the prototype then I can't wait to see the real thing!! I'd love to receive one.

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  13. Beware saying the words "exploding box" around any security type people ;-)

    It does look fantastic though.

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  14. Gosh, that is so clever it looks like the real deal to me. If that's a prototype I wonder what the next one is going to look like, fabulous!

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  15. This is a georgeous box. I can't see anything wrong with this. It would certainly have taken me a lot longer than a couple of hours!

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  16. Very nice exploding box, Annette x

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  17. Wow!!! I love it! You are a very talented lady!

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  18. Love it! Looks like it took a lot longer to create too! I'm sure your friend will be very impressed.

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  19. gorgeous! i agree with others, surely there is no need to make another, this one is tremendous! :)

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  20. It looks really lovely - the inside is gorgeous. They are something I have often wanted to have to try, and think you have encouraged me to do so. Hope you have a good week.

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  21. WOW this is stunning keep this one it's prfect. Caroline xxx

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  22. Great little box, I can't believe it's the prototype. Looking forward to seeing the 'real' one. Becky x

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  23. WOW! Your box looks amazing. Your friends going to love it. Have a crafty week. Ali x

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  24. Wow this is a gorgeous little box, well done and good luck in the challenge

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  25. Fab box, I have never made one before either, if the decorating is done soon enough I might try one for my goddaughters 21st
    Rtuh x

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  26. That beautiful, certainly doesn't look like a prototype! I love the central greeting, it's so pretty and really stands out!

    P.S. Did you see my weekend blog event? Catch up post here with links to the giveaways, but they close tonight: http://www.jennifersjumbles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/end-of-weekend-but-not-end-of.html

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  27. Amazing box, I would be more than happy getting that for my birthday

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  28. Looks great and a lovely thing to do for a special birthday - hope you have as much fun doing the one for your friend!

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  29. Gorgeous box, been a long time since I made one, love the design and colours. Carolxx

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  30. Wow what a gorgeous idea! I would love to be the lucky recipient of one of these. Feeling very inspired, thank you.

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  31. That really is a lovely box. What a nice idea.

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  32. Fantastic creation Monica! very decorative. love the embelishments you used to decorate it. x x

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  33. I should have mentioned in my blog that I found the VA Challenge via yours.....loving your box, it's awesome! xx

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  34. Wow! I've come across these before and thought I would like to have a go one day. Yours is wonderful and you say it's not a 'real' one!!!

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  35. I cant believe it only took you a couple of hours, it looks so detailed. Love it and i'm sure your friend will too.

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  36. My goodness - what a lot of work has gone into this - you have so much talent and patience too. I do admire your work

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  37. This is fab! Soooo much detail. keeelyxx

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  38. well done - lots of work - but worth it

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  39. It's lovely, I love the de-stressed look and the colour you have used. Well done.

    Jan x

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  40. AWESOME ! What a wonderful keepsake gift this would make . I would keep it and forsake all others ..LOL
    It is a love piece of art .

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  41. I've never seen one of these before! It looks fantastic and to say it only took a few hours, seems like a good venture to me :) I can imagine some nice Christmassy ones now!

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  42. wow that's fab! I love the pink flower.

    LH
    x

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  43. Really lovely - love all the decorations inside x

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  44. Ooo I haven't made one in ages too - yours is beautiful thank you for the inspiration :)

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  45. Thanks for joining in with my Give Away:)

    Fab Exploding Box!
    michelle x

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  46. Beautiful work. it looks like you spent hours and hours on this one
    hugs June x

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  47. This is something ive never made , but I might just give it a go now as this looks fab, thanks for the inspiration

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  48. absolutely gorgeous. have to admit i've never made one myself because i thought it would take ages! hugs Karen x

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  49. Oooh that's lovely!
    Sue x

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  50. What a great piece, so clever and stylish. Thank you for taking the time to drop by at Words and Pictures.
    Alison x

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