Friday, August 19, 2011

Explosion Box

It's Friday!  I am so glad the weekend is finally here.  This week has been very hectic and I am looking forward to relaxing and spending some time at home.  Today I made my first explosion box.  I have seen some different varieties but wasn't exactly sure how to make one.  However, Google always has the answer and there are several different tutorials.  Click here for the one I used.

Several people are having Back To School Challenges.  At first, I was unsure of what to do but then decided to make my mom a little something for her classroom.  She is a Science Specialist for elementary and a wonderful teacher.  Last year she received The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. She and a guest (me :)) got to go to DC for the week and do all sorts of amazing things.  So I decided to make her a little something to remind her why she is such a good teacher.

Here is the pop layer before it went into the base:

An overview of the box popped out:

The sentiments are hard to read from the picture but they say:
Determination: makes all things possible
Commitment: is always rewarded
Strength: comes from within

The whole box put together:

Cricut 360 - #8 Back To School
Die Cuttin' Divas - #28 Back to School

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Wow Megan !!! What a perfect 1st try...I just love it...I really enjoy your sentiment. I would love to give that to my son lol thanks so much for joining us this week

  2. Megan! This is awesome. You did a great job for your first time. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360 and DCD.


  3. Wonderfully nice box! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

    Kathleen – Guest Sweetie
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  4. Wow Megan! This is such a great explosion box! Thanks for joining us ar DCD. -Yvette

  5. Wow great creation! Cute faces on the apple and pencil!!

    Thanks for playing a Cupcake Inspirations this week!

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx

  6. awesome box....very cute title and faces on the top!

  7. Wonderful project!!! Love all your little details!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

  8. Very the exploding box...TFS