Thursday, August 19, 2010

Samantha's First Exploding Box

Happy Thursday!

My 15-year-old niece, Samantha, asked me if I would help her make an exploding box for her boyfriend's birthday. I was thrilled, said Yes!, and off we went to Michael's. Samantha picked out the papers and embellishments herself.

As Steve plays softball, Samantha wanted it in that theme. Here is the top of the box:

I took a picture of the inside after she added the pictures. She used photos from T-ball, Little League, Middle School, and High School. Perhaps he'll be a Yankee one day!

I wish I had taken a picture when she was done embellishing. She really has a good eye for detail.

My brother got Samantha a Cricuit for her birthday! The first thing she made with it was a Father's Day card.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me boast.


Sharon said...

Great Job Samantha!!

Diana said...

Wow, she is really talented. It looks great.
Greetings Diana

Karli said...

exploding boxes are so fun! Great job Samantha~ lucky girl to have such a great auntie ;) Hugs~

Beth said...

Oh Ms Lisa this is a fabulous exploding box and I know your niece was thrilled with it as was her boyfriend.

Love the details on the top awesome.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I bet Steve was very surprised by this fabulous, personalized gift. It's really cute.

Beate said...

Awesome exploding box! Your niece did a great job.
Hugs and smiles

naturecoastcrafter said...

Someone is taking after her aunt! GREAT job on this, Samantha. I love that you two made it together. I guess your trip to Michael's means you're home, Lisa?

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Lisa, this is an awesome box that you and Samatha came up with bravo, I am sure her boyfriend will love it. I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by the Lucky Stamper and leaving such a sweet comment. I now have a new blog with such great creations.

Curt in Carmel said...

You guys did an awesome job on this box! Samantha sounds so sweet and is very thoughtful. I love the little baseball clothes on the top of the box. Great project! Best, Curt