Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Exploding Box

Happy Saturday! I sure am tired today. Last night was my niece's Sweet Sixteen Party. We had an awesome time! Today I am sharing the exploding box and matching card that I made for Samantha. Here is the front of the box: I used metallic papers in two shades of blue, silver, & white. Here is a top view: The pretty sparkly paper is from J's. I printed the witch's shoe template at 50%. Side view: Check out the bling: I used Word to create the words around the box. Here is the box open: On the left panel is the party invitation. I scanned the invitation and then printed it to size for the box. The blingy 16 is from M's. The 'coach' on the right panel is from the Princess paper. There is one pull-out which is a HB wish from Wolfgang & me. There is a Manhattan Flower dress on the back panel. How about that cake? I made it from punched circles and strips of the white metallic paper. The flowers are from punches and the swirls from a Sizzlet. Yes, it was a bit time-consuming to make that cake, but I was quite happy with the outcome. And, finally, here is the matching card: Again, I used Word for the sentiment and made a Manhattan Flower dress. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I printed our birthday wishes in Word and then embossed the white metallic paper with the same embossing folder as on the front. Thanks for sticking with me through this long post. I wish you a wonderful and crafty weekend.




ETA: I originally saw the idea for the little shoes on the box here.

9 comments:

naturecoastcrafter said...

WOW,Lisa! Unbelievable. What a project. Beautiful.
Are you back in NY?

Sandy O said...

Ohhh...Lisa, this is stunning!!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! Those heels are a hoot! I know I have said it before, but it bears repeating...no one does exploding boxes better than you!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I don't think I've seen anything more beautiful!!! When I saw that cake, I'm like OMG!!! Awesome lady, just awesome. Your details are fabulous. Hugs,

Regina said...

BOAH!!!! Ganz sprachlos bin! Die Box für deine Nichte ist ein Prachtwerk geworden!
Was für süße Schuhe und die Torte - beides ein echter Hingucker!
Bin ganz begeistert!

Deine Nichte hat sich ganz bestimmt darüber gefreut!

Liebe Grüße Regina

Diana said...

Wow, what a great box. I just love those shoes.

Beth said...

This is over the type gorgeous and I know your niece just loved it and such a wonderful keepsake to remind her of her "Sweet Sixteen"

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!!! That cake is awesome. I can't believe you made it from circle punches. I'm sure she was tickled pink to receive such a fabulous gift box and card. You go girl!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Well I got so swept away by the cake, I forgot about the shoes!!! LOVE them and especially the bling going down the back, perfect addition!