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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Explosion Box

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

Hopefully you just arrived from visiting JESS, if not please start at the beginning with the super sweet Erika by clicking HERE

I created an explosion box intended as a gift wrap for my nephew that just came back from Afghanistan a few weeks back.  His birthday is the tomorrow, but he always gets patriotic themed parties, etc.

I found a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers that I liked using a Spellbinders die for the cover. Actually it is the YouTube video on the link and not the actual tutorial. I already knew how to make the bottom part.  It is really very easy!  And for the inside, more than a year ago I came across the idea of having things floating by using a piece of acrylic. (don't remember?)

I used the My Mind's Eye American Made Collection that you can find over at Happy N Scrappin'
I will be creating and posting here two more projects using this same collection. I will post one on Monday and the other on Thursday (Thursday I will be guest designing for CrazyAboutCricut!).

We are having a short and sweet blog with a great sponsor, so make sure you visit all the blogs for inspiration on creation your own explosion box!
Here is the line up in case you get lost or find a broken link.
Erika - www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com
Zeni - www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
Liz - www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com
Abby - www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com
Sarah - www.pinkcricut.com
Kristal - www.gettingcricky.com
Jess - www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Gaby - www.gabycreates.com You Are HERE
Sandra - www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com  NEXT
Roberta - www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!  I am extending the Scrap n Easel Giveaway two more weeks (until I post a video on how to use it!), so any comment on any post enters you for a chance to win your own!  
Now it is time to go visit  SANDRA