Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Beach Hut Explosion Box

Hello my fellow crafty friends.  I hope all is well today.  I want to share with you all today this amazing explosion box.  I was given this awesome set of files by my new friend Jani, from Paper Compulsions.  Isn't she super talented.  I love this explosion box.  I saw hers on a blog hop I hopped and absolutley fell in love with it.  I am so pleased to have finally found the time to make my own.  Lets see ~ I added a few things like Embossing the outside of the hut with my cuttlebug folders, simply squares for the bottom layer and forest Branches for the dark brown outer layer.  I also used tiny bubbles folder for the sand berms at the bottom.  I didn't add the shells because I was having issues, lol.  The top came out so cute.  I added several more layers...lets see, there was an 8", 7" and a 6".  I added a few more layers, a 5", 4", 3" and a 2".  I the took my paper piercer and curled the edges up all different ways to give it a wind blown effect.  I love the way it came out, I hope Jani does too.

Now for thie Inside, How awesome that she designed a Sandcastle for the middle.  Mine didn't turn out as good as it could have.  I was fighting with sizing things correctly.

I do like how it turned out though.  I raised my front piece higher so you could see through the top window.  I love the flags Jani, great detail on that.  I love all of the layers of water waves on the edges of the photo pages.  I would love to keep this for myself, but I have a very special person and occasion in mind for this one.
And surprise, even the sand castle is a box too.  A grat place to store some shells or a small bottle of sand from a special beach occasion and then fill all of the pages with photos.  Thanks so much Jani for allowing me the opportunity to make this loveley Keepsake Box.  I really love it!!!

I believe Jani has this file and others she has created at her etsy store.  Go visit her blog for further details on that.

I have placed this project in a Show & Tell over at Paper Compulsions Link Up Party.  Go Check it out And place one of your recent projects there too at:

I hope you all have a wonderful and Crafty Day

Eva :0)


Unknown said...

OH, I LOVE IT! It turned out so great Eva. (The outside looks better than mine did. I am going to have to remember all those embossing tricks if I make another one :) You are so welcome. I am just thrilled that you liked it and had fun making it.

Thanks for mentioning my blog too. That is very sweet!

Shelly said...

Eva, this is incredible! Great job!
Have a good night!

Audrey Frelx said...

Eva, I love this!!! What a wonderful explosion card -- and so different!!! Great job!

Audrey Frelx said...

P.S. I keep coming back looking at the thatched roof and it's awesome!!! Yes, Jani will love this!

Lisa said...

WOW, Eva, this is amazing!! What an absolutely fabulous project! That roof is spectacular!! Stop by my blog when you get a chance...I have an award for you! You don't need to repost, just know that I want you to have it from me :)


DIANA L. said...

This came out so cute, I love all if it but the roof is really cool.


Judy said...

Eva,you did a fantastic job on this! I got this file from Jani, too and actually started it, but never finished:-( One of these days... I also want to give you a GIANT thank you for being so kind to me on my new blog ... you and the others are the SWEETEST!!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome explosion box!! I love the colors and the roof top~very cool! Love it:)
Sherrie K

Unknown said...

Thanks again my friend for linking up to my Show and Tell. You are awesome!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful piece. You did a fabulous job on it and that roof is spectacular.
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What a fabulous project!! The roof is amazing! Love how it opens up! ~ Blessings

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

What a neat idea. I've yet to make one of these explosion boxes. May have to try and hope that mine looks half as good as yours.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Neha Jain said...

i found ur blog @ Jani's link up party n ur project is fab.
can u post some tute on how to make this?

Pendra said...

Wow totally amazing! That roof is awesome!
Crafty hugs,

Sally said...

thats so cool, what a fab idea. thanks for sharing this :)

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

I absolutely love this -- what a great project!!!
Hugs and Love