Friday, May 28, 2010

Graduation Explosion Box

FCCB Challenge #11: Beautiful May Flowers
My inspiration for this week's challenge is my awesome cousin, Alex. She is graduating from high school and I wanted to make her something cool. I decided on an explosion box and with the help of (Canadian Nickel Scrap'N) Nicole's tutorial, I did! This was so much fun! I hope Alex loves this as much as I loved making it for her. On the outside of the box, I copied school pictures of Alex from the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. I popped them up and added a heart from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.
Since the challenge was to include at least three flowers on the project, I added flowers to my lid along with a graduation tassel. I used the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge to make the flowers.
For the inner box, my theme was all about me and Alex. We share the middle name of Rose, so I made a Rose using the Sweetheart Cricut cartridge. I added other pictures of us from my birthday and individual photos of us:)
I loved the chip board that said, "These are the moments that I want to remember forever," so I added that as the center of the inner box.
The middle box centers around my mom, Aunt Cindy to Alex, and our dogs, Chuck and Rocky. I added frames for the pictures using the Tear Drop Cricut cartridge. I also used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for the Ruff Ruff and Smile.
I had so much going on that I forgot to take a picture of the outside box before I attached the middle box. But, here is a close up picture of one of the sections of the box. For the outer box all of the pictures were of all the cousins. The pictures were from times we spent together, usually during spring break. This picture has a flower I made using the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge.
This was just so much fun that I want to do it again. Thanks for looking and if you want to become a follower I would love that. My goal is to reach 50!!


  1. Madison ..... how many hours did it take you to create this magnificent treasure for Alexandra? It is FANTASTIC! I'm sure Alex will absolutely love it. Hope she doesn't see it here first! WAY TO GO WITH YOUR ONGOING CREATIVITY!

  2. WOW Madison!!! You did an amazing job with your explosion box and thanks for the shoutout:) I'm sure your friend will love it!

    I have Mister Linky you can post your link under the Explosion Box post on my blog. And feel free to add it to my FB Page so other people can pop in!

  3. You are soo creative! What a nice graduation gift :)

  4. WOW Madison!!! You did an amazing job with your explosion box!!!! I've no doubt your friend will love it! Wow! Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut.

  5. You put a lot of work into this, Madison - truly a labor of love! Wonderful project and I'm sure your cousin will be so excited to receive this!

  6. What an awesome box!! All of the details are truly gorgeous. (Those flowers are so cool!)Thanks for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut.

  7. You've really outdone yourself this time Madison, wow. This is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB! :)

  8. WOW! that is incredible. I really like the intricacy. The colors are awesome. You really did a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut.

  9. Oh wow!!! This is fabulous!!! She will just love this and you should be soooo proud of this project! Thanks for playing along at FCCB! :)

  10. This is amazing! How in the world do you get all your school work and sports stuff done and manage to create these amazing things in your "spare" time?!



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