Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Party Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Beach Pary Blog Hop!!

We are doing this hop to celebrate that the Summer/Beach days are here!!

Everyone today is sharing their summery projects, if you just visited the Totally Fabulous Erin @ Erin Lee Creative, then my friends you are in the right place! If you just happend to stop by my blog and want to start at the beggining you can by visiting our Awesome host Abby @ Scrapbookaholic by Abby so you won't miss one amazing creation!!

Oh and there is some awesome blog candy for this hop!! Whoo Hoo!!

*** Market Street Stamps "Punched Tin" background
*** Sakura (6pack Gelly Roll Glitter Pens)
*** Kich N Bleus Designs (Last Collection)
*** KaDoddle Bug Designs (Collection of Choice)

but in order to win you have to comment on all the blogs, she will be picking 3 people from each blog and putting them in a pile and choosing the winner from there!

Ok so on to my project!! I am really proud of this because not only is it an invitation for my one and only niece Tabitha's  2nd birthday, but it was my first attempt at making an explosion box!! Get ready for lots of pics lol!! Here we go!


This is the front of the box, she wanted very bright and summery colors but that are girly LOL she is so picky! I added a bottle cap to the tag with Beach Party image on it! The sentiment is from the Splashtastic Summer stamp set by K Andrew! It went perfectly!
This is a side view of the box the blue Hibiscus flowers are on 3 sides of the box, I measured the ribbon to fit snugly on the box and hot glued it together then added the bow on top so that the whole thing is removable and did not have to be retied after opening.
Here is the box without the ribbon, I used pop dots on
the flowers to give it more dimension
Ok now to the best part!! The open box! I wanted to use the cute
 Cheeky Beach stamp I just got from The Greeting Farm since she fit in with the theme! I also have all the flowers on pop dots I wanted them to stand out and I think that did it!
Close up of that cutie!!
I did the wording on my computer then printed it out on some cuts I made with my cricut {it took a few tries to get them just right! Notice how the color of the words match the paper, well I used some RGB codes that I had printed to use with my imagine to match the colors. The Aloha is also a stamp from the Splashtastic summer stamp set!
This is the middle layer I put the blue Hibiscus on all four sides
That is a close up of the Pink Hibiscus on the top layer of the invitation! I am using yet another stamp from the Splashtastic Summer set here! I added stitching everywhere LOL, it seemed so naked with out it! It took some time but I love how it came out!
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Whew! I told you there were a lot of pics!! I am very happy with the way this turned out and I can't wait til my sister sees it! I have to make 20 of these little suckers for her party but I know I will have lots of fun doing it!!

Ok so for blog candy I am going to choose one person to pick 1 item  from my ETSY shop just for leaving a comment! I will announce the winner Monday!

Time to get your hop on!! Next Super cool person you will be visiting is Emily @ Create Serendipity!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop can't wait to read all your sweet comments they really brighten my day!

64 comments:

Vannessa said...

Really neat! I love the pink and green:

Richere Croll said...

Wow! Your project was fantastic! I loved all the details that you put into it. You have a lot of talent. Thanks for sharing.

scraphappyvic said...

Incredible!! Love your explosion box. You are very talented and inspiring. Great Job!

Lindsey said...

That is the cutest thing ever!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome! The box itself was adorable and then bam, open it up and it is just fabulous! Love it!! TFS :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)gmail.com

Celeste said...

oh wow your explosion box is awesome....

Courtney Larson said...

I recently made my first explosion box.So simple yet time consuming. I loved your project.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,That box is cute,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Carrie's Corner said...

These are wonderful! I love TGF and hibiscus is a favorite flower so I was immediately drawn to your project.

Hugs
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

what a great idea for an invitation. your niece is one lucky little girl.

Rosie said...

WOW! Erika, this is soooooooooooo cute! you do amazing work!!!

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Laurie said...

Love it!

TX Scrapper Mom said...

I love it! Awesome colors!
Left you a blog award on my blog, so swing by!! :)

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

So super cool! Lots of time and detail went into this project and it's shows. Great job.
Debbie H.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

wow! this is just fabulous! who would love to receive this invite!

Glora said...

SO cute! I LOVE this explosion box. Great job! Hugs- Glora

Shelly said...

Wow! you know what they say, Good things come in small packages! Well I would definitely consider this a GOOD thing! Awesome JOB!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

K Andrew said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! I love it!!

Ricki said...

ADORABLE blog and AWESOME project! I am such a sucker for 3D projects, LoL! You've made a new follower!


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rakiya32 said...

I Love this!! I want to make one for my daughter!............patrinajones@gmail.com

katieo said...

Great project. The Cheeky Beach girls looks like she'd be a lot of fun to hang out with. Love all of the details
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Jenny said...

Love your explosion box...so cute :)

Jenny
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Dawn said...

that is really cute. and have fun making 20, it tires me out making one

Jessica bedolla said...

This is too cute!!loving it!!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

This is so cool!! What a creative idea for an invite!! I'm sure she will love them!
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Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a great project.

Gaby

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

How Fun! I love the colors with the adorable surprise inside! I really have to try one of these. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

Stunning. Can't believe you are making twenty of them though.

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Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

Great explosion box. I can never seem to put on of these together. I guess I should really try because I love the way they look and display pics....I wnat to give them as gift so bad lol.
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Amanda said...

This is SUPER SUPER cute!! TFS!

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Barb said...

You did a great job combining the requests of "bright and summery" and "girly." I'm sure your niece will love these!

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Margaret said...

That is absolutely splashtastic!!! You did a great job on it.

Kris Dietz said...

I love it! The colors are so perfect and the designs are beautiful. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Suzys Crafts said...

Absolutely love it!

jenni said...

That is just adorable!
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Comptonhouse said...

What a cute invitation! I can only imagine the faces of the children who opened them. You are so creative! comptonhouse@bellsouth.net

GabyCreates.com said...

Super cute Erika!!... I see you are practicing!! lol

Kelly S said...

Wow! There are so many great elements to this project, I don't even know where to begin. It is just amazing!!! I can't believe you need to make 20 more. You are going to be BUSY! :) Thanks for sharing.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Wow! Love your invite. Still have yet to attempt one of these.

Jamie
jlieungh23@gmail.com
http://stellardesignz.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

I just made my first explosion box and it was fun doing it, yours is beautiful and it looks like you enjoyed it too. awesome.
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Crafty and Green said...

New Follower!! LOVE LOVE LOVE This! You did fantastically wonderful!! Super Cute!

Blessings,
Tina

www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

pynoblem said...

I can't believe this is your first explosion box! It is so darn cute! I love the colors too.
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Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

I love the box!! I love the girl in the middle!

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Janette S. said...

I love your explosion box - so pretty and bright!

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great explosion box!

v said...

Explosion boxes are one of the coolest things!:) Great color choices too:)

~Vanessa W
baboo7192atgmaildotcom

Christine America Real said...

Oh this is so stinkin' cute! I am going to make an explosion box tomorrow (Sunday) I've never done one before...yike! Ok, off to look at your Esty shop to dream in case I win....

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Hey, next week I am giving away a Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge, come on by and follow me for a chance to win!

Anita Braddock said...

I lovelove love your boxs such a great idea i need to make this. great job

Mel said...

Darling invitation. I like the colors you picked your niece will love the explosion box :)

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute! I love the colors!

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

kricketts said...

I love this explosion box. I love the this greeting farm stamp and all the white faux stitching! Very pretty!

Kate said...

LOVE LOVE the explosion box. This is so pretty and you colored Cheeky Beach Beautifully.

Kate

Sharon said...

The colors are so pretty. I've always wanted to make an explosion box, but never have. You have inspired me to. tfs

Michele F. said...

Oh my gosh... so so adorable!!! What a fun surprise!!
Michele
fishmememoriesandmore.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I really like this box. Really different.

Katie said...

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! I love this box, and The TGF stamp fits in so well with the theme!! Thanks for showing this and giving me some great ideas!!!

Brendanc said...

Oh my gosh!! I love hte explosion box and the pink/green you used. So cute. Great inspiration.

Anita Braddock said...

had to see things again loved the hop. thanks

Angelica Suarez said...

How pretty Erika!! Love the clean crisp stitching and how perfect are those colors? Love them, great job girl! :) Angelica

Abby said...

Im with Angelica! Perfect faux stitching!!!!!!! LOVE your box!!!!!!

Scrappy Zeni said...

all I have to say is Oh.... My... Gosh......!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

I love seeing things other than cards! prhmangel@gmail.com

Squirlygirl said...

Oh I do LOVE this! I will smile all day long now :)
~Hugs~
Becky