Saturday, May 15, 2010

Magnolia-licious blog hop - A day to celerate!!!!!

Welcome to the monthly Magnolia-licious Design Team Blog Hop!! This month it's EXTRA SPECIAL, because this is the kickoff to a big Birthday Bash! Magnolia-licious is turning two! So stay tuned for lots of fun! If you arrived here from the awesomely talented Angie, then you're in the right place. If not, then you'll want to start out at the Magnolia-Licious Highlites blog so you don't miss out on any of the fantastic eye candy all the designers made for your viewing pleasure! Also be sure to check out the Birthday Bash Blog!! I would like to give a HUGE shout out to all the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group Mods that keep our world sane and lots of fun. They work extremely hard and deserve a standing ovation. I tip my glass to you fabulous ladies!! Now....If you've been hopping along, then you know we've all made explosion boxes! This is the first one I've ever done and it was fun! I made mine into a photo explosion box, so there's LOTS of room for embellies and photos inside. I will post the dimensions at the very end for those of you that want to know how I did it. Until then I will be quiet, as there are lots of photos to this one.






Lid to box



exploded box
I guess I'm back to my old ways as none of the three Magnolia stamps I used are in stock right now at Magnolia-licious. If you're interested, please just send Diana an email! So sorry!!!! So now for the fun part, if you would like to win a Magnolia stamp, just leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific on Friday, May 21st, and I'll announce the winner on Saturday, May 22nd. Now head on over to the fabulously talented Becca to see what she has come up with. I haven't seen it, but I know it will be gorgeous! Becca's post will not go live until 7am EST, so if you're earlier than that, please be sure to check back to her later.
SIZES USED for my box:
cardstock - one piece 12"x12", one piece 10 1/2" x 10 1/2", and one piece 9"x9"
score each piece as follows:
12x12 - score at 4" and 8" so you end up with nine 4" squares
10 1/2x 10 1/2 - score at 3 1/2 and 7 same as above (you want nine 3 1/2" squares)
9 x 9 - score at 3" anc 6" same as above (nine squares at 3")
When this is done, cut out the four corner squares from each size so you have three different sized crosses.
After finishing them with your choice of DP, glue the center square of 10 1/2" to the center square of 12". Then glue the center square of the 9" piece to the center square of the 10 1/2" piece.
For the lid - with a 6 1/4" square of cardstock, score at 1" all the way around. You will have four corners pieces where the score marks overlapped. Make a slit down one side of each of the corner flaps, cutting only until you reach the box top. Fold flaps down crisply using a bone folder, and glue corner flaps securely in place with Scor tape.
Decorate and add pictures!
Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions. Thanks so much for joining us on our blog hop today! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!!

98 comments :

La Vikinga said...

Terrific, cute, awesome - the adjectives are kind of not enough to describe this!

Never seen anything like it...

Charlotta / La Vikinga

chrissy o said...

wow what can i say this is amazing love it!!!!!!!
chrissy o

Patti Jo said...

Fantastic box Sharon! Love all the Tilda's beautifully colored on each side! This will make a terrific photo keepsake!

Nancy said...

wowza girlie...this is just amazing...I have always wanted to make one of these darling boxes...I love your paper choices, and your Maggies are just adorable and perfectly colored in...awesom...have a great weekend my friend!!! Hugs

Paula said...

Hello Sharon,
it´s a wonderful box. Like the image and the colours. Have a nice saturday.
Hugs Paula

Renkata said...

Wow very sweet and cute box.
Great details.

Melodie said...

OMG, your box is so fantastic. I love the paper, the colours and the image.
Hugs
Melodie

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

super explosion box Sharon. I love all the Tilda's and your coloring is fab. What a great idea having it as a photo holder.
Hugs marion

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your box is the cutest! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the Tilda's that you used! The design papers make the box look so happy and cheerful I just love it! Thanks for sharing the directions. Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Nancy

Lillian said...

Absolutely magnificent, Sharon . . .I can't imagine how many HOURS this took you to put together. WOW, what a fantabulous creation - LOL - did you make a second one for me? HA HA
Maggie "birthday" hugs!

bdovin said...

what a beautiful box, I would love to
have one like it.
bobbiedovin@yahoo.com

Bonita said...

The box is SO cute. Nice job! Thanks for offer of Magnolia stamp. They are so precious.

Dena said...

Sharon, your card is awesome!!! I love all the images you used! Such a great project!
Hugs, Dena

Angelwood said...

Beautiful job Sharon! Each panel of the box is decorated just beautifully with all these sweet images. Wonderful coloring as always and I love being able to add pictures on the inside of the box. So very useful and perfect for someone's work desk! Love this! hugs, Angela

Janice said...

Very cute!! Thank you for sharing the dimensions! I am going to have to try this for photos.

Creativity with Dawn said...

I love your box. It will make a great gift with all of the pictures that can be added!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Sharon! Your explosion box is a scrapbook! How totally awesome. I love your outside panels, each with a dear Tilda on it. Your colors are warm and bright and definitely birthday colors. Fabulous job...

6 wacky women said...

Wow! Sharon....such a gorgeous creation! Fabulous colouring and details... beautiful work!!

Karen x

shutterbuggin said...

What an awesom fun box! Love all the bright happy colors and images! This would make such a great gift.
hugz
tina

scrappyjan said...

Hi SHaron, BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love all of the little Maggies you have used!! Very very BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Have a great weekend, hugs Janiel

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Sharon you have just rocked this again, girlfriend you just amaze me ! Love it
Hugs

Jeri said...

Super "Mag"nificient, Sharon!!! Love all the different images you used. One day I'll get around to creating one of these boxes.

Christine Riley said...

What a fantastic project, I love it!
Hugs, Christine

MarieL said...

It's been two years already????

Wow Sharon, what a terrific job. It looks fantastic. I love all the gorgeous papers and those cute Tilda's. Fantastic!!!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Sharon! Your layered box to hold all those photos is wonderful! What a great little gift! And, of course, all the adorable and perfectly colored Tildas on the outside make it even more special! Love it!

paola said...

AMAZING Sharon, you have put sooo much work into this explosion box, postivietly beautiful
smiles
Paola

stampinglyn said...

Such a cute box...I especially like the fact that you can add photos to the inside panels. Great job Sharon!

Hugs,
Linda

Melanie said...

Sharon! This is FANTASTIC!! Oh, I just love it! You know, I once cut out all the cardstock for an explosion box...but never actually made it. I'm thinking I'll have to give it a go now!! This is gorgeous. The papers are so pretty together, and your colouring as always is superb!

Crayola58 said...

What a wonderful Explosion Box featuring that darling Tilda. Love it.
Hugs
Carole

Regina Easter said...

oh my word..............you have outdone yourself AGAIN...goodness

PeggyLovesVintage said...

OMG how sweet is that! I'm going to have to try to make one, but I'm sure it won't be a s gorgeous as yours! :)

Anne B. said...

Stunning box!

Pam said...

Adorable Tildas for an adorable box!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is so great. I love all the little sweeties on the outside. TFS.

Becca Feeken said...

Sharon, we were on the same wavelength with all the layers! I love your box! Girlfriend you colored up some pretty images!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sharon, I love all these cheerful colors on the box. Already made me smile by looking. These image coloring is absolutely gorgeous. Love the bright theme that really made one wants to stay out to enjoy the sun :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

*SHeRRy B* said...

I love your exploding box, so colorful and wonderful!

Jean said...

Loving this box Sharon.. learned to do this box a couple of years ago and I know how much work it takes and I think your did an excellent job.. love all the Tilda's on the outside.. so perfect and so gorgeous... LOVE IT!
Hugs, Jean

CelticWoman said...

well you should celebrate cause this is just glorious. Hugs

Juliep said...

This is adorable Love the photo explosion box and definitely want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. So much talent on this design team.

Corinne's Place said...

What an awesome way to give a gift of photo`s to a friend or loved one. Thanks for sharing your instructions, definitely want to try making a photo explosion box sometime.

Diana Crick said...

WOW, you have created a lot of joy with your box, all the surprises are on the outside and lots of places for photos on the inside. Gorgeous Sharon!
hugs, Diana

bevb said...

Absolutely love it with all the bright colors and so many places to put lots of pics.

scrappinpeg said...

Wow Sharon this is just wonderful. Your coloring is just super. So vibrant colors that it just explodes with fun! TFS.
Peggy

Candy said...

Amazing Sharon! So colourful with all the beautiful papers. All of your Tildas are so wonderfully coloured. A real treat is this box!
Hugs, Candy

Danni said...

Awesome box!! Such happy colors!! Great job!

Kelli B said...

Amazing box- I just love your coloring! You are all so amazing! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous work of art, certainly alot of hardwork but so worth it. Gorgeous. Hugs Tracy x

Barb F said...

Fantastic ideas! This would be great on the coffee table and a wonderful way to put new photos of all the grandbabies in! I have two of the stamps that aren't in!
Aren't I lucky? Great job, I love your box! Hugs, Barb F

Kelly said...

This is just way too cute Sharon. Sure looks like a lot of work though. Love the colors you used. Everything goes together so well, as always!

Lori said...

Great job, Sharon! It looks like you've been doing this for a long time. Thank you for including the details on how you made YOURS.
Lovely papers and images. Very cheerful : )

Love and hugs ~
Lori

monica said...

OMG Sharon--beautiful--I love it!! The outside is outstanding with all the Tilda's and the inside--oh my goodness--how awesome--you can put so many pictures and saying--love it!! Excellent as always!! Your work is always a pleasure to look at and to learn from--
Hugs Monica M

Marcia Luisa said...

Wonderful creation. Love the idea of the several layers... and love your coloring on the Beautiful Tilda's... will be looking forward to see if Diana brings them back especially to one sitting with the gift box (that's my favorite).

Suzanne J Dean said...

Awwww what a box of fabulousness Sharon--and so many lovely Tildas to see on the outside. And that inside is fantastic--might have to try one of those! Fabulous work my friend!

hugz,
Suzanne

Cheryl said...

So cute! Great work. Love the colors!!

JzScrapRN said...

Luv this explosive box....so want to make one sooner rather than later...luv the pattern paper...TFS

carrie said...

Love your explosion box! All the Tildas around the outside are great and I love the way you did something different for the inside of the box.

Mary Lou said...

Oh My Goodness~~this is wondrous!!! Those little Maggies are so sweet and you colored them to look so precious!!! I want them all :))) Thanks so very much Sharon :)
Blessings

Julie said...

That is over-the-top adorable!

Suzan L said...

Hi Sharon, your box is so darling!! I love all the images on the outside and they are colored so beautifully... and I love all the places on the inside for photos. I also love your images that appear on the headers for the Magnolia-licious blogs. Do you know what program they use to make them??
Hugs,
Suzan

katydid said...

This is so cute and love the idea too of having places for photo's on the inside! Would make a great gift for grandparents of their grandchilds birthdya pics! TFS the instructions!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful explosion box, and this is the kind I know, the others were all new to me...I love this as mini scrapbooks for gifts!! Wonderfully done!
Susan

autumn0725 said...

This is so cute, I love it! Thanks for the directions too!

TAS said...

Box design with the additional layers for photos is so, so cool! Wonderful idea for a gift, too. Your images are beautifully colored!

craftingmanda said...

this is such a beautiful box I am full to the brim with inspiration now I only hope my box turns out as well as yours

Monique said...

Oh wow Sharon ! This is sooooooo cute !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

MaryMac said...

Great explosion box! Your coloring is beautiful. OK.........I'm officially in love with the Magnolia stamps!

Irene Daryanto said...

Now that box really exploded, lotsa Maggie too, glad you post the size for your box so I can make it too.
Irene

Anita said...

Your explosion box is adorable. Love all the Tildas.

Lisa said...

wow these boxes are just amazing, you girls have really out done yourselves!!!

Diane Whitehouse said...

Lovely box - such beautiful colours!
Diane x

Darlene Servolini said...

What an amazing project!!! Love your pretty girls! :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

THIS IS AWESOME! I HAVE DREAMED OF MAKING ONE. WOULD LOVE TO WIN! LADYBUG1376@HOTMAIL.COM

Charlotte said...

Your box is so cool. I like the way you did the inside to make room for pictures. Very sweet.
Angeluver2

Debbie said...

So darling!

Glee said...

Whoa, Sharon, this box just "blew me away!" It is so FABULOUS!!!! I just can't take my eyes off it!

You know, if I was a therapist somewhere, I would recommend looking at your blog to all my patients to help with depression. There is an instant smile that comes to my face when I come to visit. It just makes my day and I know that others would respond in the same way....and it is a whole lot better than Prozac!

Love ya, Dr. Glee! :-))))

BurningRubber said...

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Becky E. said...

Love what you did with the explosion box, Sharon. This is a great project! Thanks for the ideas.
Becky E

Nana Diana said...

Wow Sharon, this is just fabulous. What a lot of work it looks like. You sure have done a fantastic job, love it!!

Deebi27 said...

I have wanted to do one of these for a long time. Thanks for the great directions. This might be next week's fun project...yippee!!! YOU have set the bar really high...thank you!

Carolyn said...

Omg Sharon, there was so much work put into this box. I love all the detail. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon,
Wow I love your amazing explosion box, the combo of images, the wonderful colours and your amazing colouring make this such a fabulous gift for someone. So much work but so worth it. Thanks for the great instructions, I have been wanting to make one for a while now. Hugs Jodie from Oz

dictionar german said...

It is clear that you are passionate about what you do. I love your amazing explosion box, yeiii....

Thank you Sharon >:D<

Kathy said...

Fun card. Love all your bright colors. Can't wait to give it a try.

RubyM:) said...

this is rediculous stunning!! OH I KNEW I WAS UP FOR SOME EYE CANDY HERE!What a fun bday bash you have going inside your box Sharon.The bright colors and your girls are so full of excitement.GREAT BOX OUTSIDE AND IN!RubyM:)

Sassy said...

That is too darn cute for words!

Pam said...

Hi Honey, hope you are doing well. sorry I have some comment catching up to do. I have been enjoying each and every card and project that ends up in my mail box. Actually you are one of the few blogs I have coming directly to my mailbox. Life keeps interferring with what I want to do, know what I mean? We get these plans and WHAM we get knocked slap side the head!LOL! Anywho I appreciate all of the hard work you put into your beautiful creations. They brighten up my day. This is no exception. You box is the best! I just printed out the deminsions, we'll see if I can do it.
Big hugs to you sweet lady,
Pam

Claude said...

I love this, so cool!

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !!! this is juat amazing !! I love this !! beautiful creation Sharon ,,,, am just gobsmacked lol,,, GORGEOUS :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Sharon! This is over the top! I've only done one explosion box and I KNOW how much work they are. I can't even IMAGINE the hours that went into this but it is sooo fantastic it takes my breath away! xxD

Aussie Loz said...

This is incredible!! I love all those gorgeous bright colours!! ♥

Pam said...

Sharon...the box you created is so wonderful. I know you put alot of work into it.
Pam:)

eyecandycrafts said...

I know these boxes and it's fascinating how variable everyone is decorating them. Love your work! Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Switzerland,
Angie Baechi

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous box!

Tammy said...

This is so awesome....Love how you colored every image and the box looks great. smiles...Tammy

peggysue said...

What a great box, love all the colors!

Jamie said...

WOW Love the bright colors..Soooo cute! I had a lot of fun making mine

Leslie K. said...

I love the colors. The layers are perfect! Great job!