Tuesday, 14 March 2017

New Baby Exploding Box


My first attempt at an exploding box. I really enjoyed doing it. I have used Dovecraft First Edition It's a girl 8x8in paper pack. I have made my box with a pencil, ruler and scissors. I covered all panels with the patterned paper. I have used various dies to cut out  elements to add to the box.

The dies include:

Rattle - Sue Wilson
Duck - Sue Wilson
Dummy - Sue Wilson
Rocking horse - Tattered Lace
Baby Girl - Tonic
Pram - Marianne
Shoes - Marianne
Deer - Marianne
Daughter - Sue Wilson
Heart - Sizzix
Oval - Presscut
Stork - Tonic

I have personalised elements of my box. I have included the parent's name, the baby's name and the baby's weight, date and time of birth.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #174 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #150 - anything goes (2/3)*
jwscrapshack #179 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftycatzweekly #261 ATG twist use mainly green (2/3)*
creativemoments #113 - anything goes optional twist use some blue (2/3)*
throughthepurplehaze #120 - anything goes (2/3)*
craftingwithanattitude #25 - anything goes (2/3)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (2/3)*
classicdesignteam #12 - anything goes (2/3)*
makingmemoriescrafting #3 - add some layers (2/3)*
creativecraftcottage #83 - shaped cards or more than one fold (1/3)*
craftysentiments - any shape (1/3)*
allsorts #406 - ladies and girls (1/3)*
createandinspire #60 - anything goes optional Easter gift (1/3)*
craftycalendar #March - Mum's Day/special female (1/3)*
inthepink #114 - for a special lady (1/3)*
aperfecttimetocraft #3 - open (1/3)*
dragonflydreams - girly with die cut/punch*
animalfriends #march - big ears (1/3)
cardmania #90 - pastel colours (1/5)*
craftyfriends #53 - for a child (2//3)*
getcreative #56 - favourite colour combo/pink and white (1/3)*
scrap-craft-inspiration - celebration (2/3)*


  1. Well done, Beckie! Your box is impressive in its construction and absolutely lovely. The choices of paper and die cuts are perfect for a baby girl, and this will certainly be raved over! Thank you for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  2. Beautiful Beckie xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  3. Wow fantastic, looks wonderful. Love it. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. Back again,and again, just fantastic work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  5. This is so lovely I need to make one. I haven't made one for years. Thanks for reminding me what a lovely gift they make and for sharing at crafty catz this week

  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby; the decorated panels look lovely :-)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at In The Pink challenge!
    Kat x

  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Such a cute project love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  9. nice work. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Fabulous creation, so lovely!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  11. Such a very sweet explosion card Beckie! Perfect for that new baby in the family! Thank you so much for playing along at Jo's Scrap Shack in our Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  12. WOW!!! Beautiful, creative and everything wonderful. GREAT card. Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Sue - Jo's Scrap Shack DT

  13. Wow...lovely! Amazing detail. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  14. So sweet exploding box. Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely new baby explosion box with us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge; so many fun things to look at ! The new parents surely adore it.

  16. Wowwww love this project. .. very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  17. Such a great projet!!!
    Thank you for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  18. Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into our ‘For a Child’ challenge. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  19. WOW this is stunning! I love the gorgeous design and all of the adorable dies you used! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  20. Beautiful and great idea!
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck!
    Hugs Randi

  21. Such a sweet box! Thank you for playing along with CardMania

  22. Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining in this months 'Mum's Day/Special Female' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  23. Wonderful project! I love every beautiful detail!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  24. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and we hope to see you again in April.

    Helen x