Tuesday, 9 July 2013

My First Explosion Box card!!!

Its been such a long time since i had touched my scissors, that my hands were craving for its touch. Sometimes office work takes such a heavy toll that crafting always soothes my mind. For the time that i start making a card, its like being lost in a fantasy world surrounded with ample of colours, mixture of feelings and abundance of love. This amazing recipe results in a heart touching card. I don't know how many of you feel this. But i surely do :)

Anyways,I recently got a request to make a card with a touch of surprise element in it. After some thinking and browsing, i thought why not to try an explosion box card!!!

My hands had been itching for trying explosion box card. But i always held back, thinking about the number of panels to decorate  :)

So for a start i made this simple card. that had just one set of panels. And secondly my dear client was shy enough and didn't want to share any pics or information about his better half. So here i was left all on my own :)

My friend was going abroad for further studies and his girlfriend was losing all hopes for their relation. He wanted to assure her that distances cannot hamper any relation. It will rather spice up their love :)

This is the lid of the box. The roses are hand made.

I made a 2 layer round cake and added a teddy in between. I always feel that the sight of teddy always cheers a girls mood :)

These are all the panels when kept open . The empty one is for the guy to paste his pic with his girlfriend!!
Do let me know how you found my first attempt at explosion box card.

Entering this card  for:
Beyond GreyHouse of gilli,Cuttlebug Mania,Our daily bread,Shopping our stash,Holly ,Jolly:ribbon,glitter,pearl,Just Inspirational,Heart to heart,Path of positivity


  1. cute explosion box..Love the flowers and teddy...

  2. I am sure your friend will like this box, this is so sweet of you! I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  3. A beautiful explosion box, but our blog is for Christmas projects only. Thanks for sharing though.
    Cindy DT.

  4. Very sweet! I love the pop up - my goodness, she's going to love it! Thanks for coming to play at Shopping our Stash this week :)

  5. oh *WOW* that is one of the cleverest and most impressive cards EVER... just the engineering involved in making the surprise of the pop up blows my mind! your friends will love this FOR SURE!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  6. This is such a wonderful little project. This is so perfect for our CARING theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Caring Hugs
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. I absolutely love your sentiment!! What a beautiful project!!! Thanks for joining us for our Love, Wedding or Anniversary challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

  8. Lovely box with lots fun elements, love the cake. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week (Please can you tell us what products you've used) x

  9. Amazing creation Bijal! A truly cute explosion of thoughts ;)

    Thanks for playing with us at BGC#34

  10. Bijal, what an absolutely beautiful explosion box! I love the sentiment...amazing! And when you open this box, it just explodes love! Gorgeous! So glad you joined in the Our Daily Bread Shining the Light challenge this week!

    1. Thank u so much cheryl for such warm comments!!!

  11. Don't you just love explosion boxes?? They are one of my favorites! Love your birthdaycake! And I especially love your top and the beautiful poem!!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  12. Wow, you put a lot into this! I've never tried this style of card. The top is really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining Light Challenge this week!

  13. Adorable box. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

  14. Wow! What a cute and thoughtful gift! Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us at BGC.

  15. Bijal you are so right about crafting giving us a much needed break from reality!! And the poem is so poignant and touching!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  16. great card thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenges.

  17. What an awesome keepsake!!! I love it!! Great job!

  18. Oh wow this is so creative, thanks for playing along at Just inspirational challenges.

    Kelly x

  19. My goodness Bijal, this is just incredible! I can't believe all the work that went into this creation. You have done such a beautiful job. I so love that the impetus behind the design is a man trying to prove how much he loves and cares for his girlfriend--definitely a keeper!

    Thank you so much for joining this month on the Path of Positivity. I'm so glad that you found my challenge and I hope that I will see more of your lovely creations in the future.

    Lisa D., Owner

  20. wow so nice :)
    If this is your first then u did a very good job !
    I have never dared to make an explosion box myself ! Just seems like a lot of work :P
    But anyway thats really beautiful !
    Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond grey challenges this fortnight !
    HUgs !

    1. Yes, Pooja this was my first try at explosion box card. I was a lil skeptical considering the efforts...but had fun makin it!!! Thank u so much