Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Midweek Magnolias - #145 Anything but a Card


Happy Hump Day, Friends!

The Midweek Magnolias are back with a new challenge. This fortnight our theme is…

“Anything but a Card”

Join us for the challenge following the theme and our rules and you could have a chance to win a surprise from Magnolia Sweden.


For this challenge, I made my very first explosion box. A word of caution...this post is photo heavy.

I’ve always wanted to create an explosion box so I did a bit of searching on Google and Pinterest for inspiration and I found loads of gorgeous boxes. I wanted to be original so I decided to look through my stash of Magnolia dies, of which I have hundreds mind you, to create a unique project.


My box top features “Tilda with Armful of Flowers” from the Seaside collection. All of the designer papers I used for the project are Maja Designs, Summer Crush collection paired with Bazzill cardstock.


Here is the box open. I created a house warming box using my Magnolia Big House, Fence and Tree DooHickey dies. I cut the big house twice and glued them together to make a large 3D House. I used my EK scallop border punch to create my roof shingles. Then I cut the fence twice and shortened it for a smaller scale, attached them together and made a gate. I also cut the trees twice and put a short headpin wire between the trunk and tree for durability then hot glued it to the box.


I also colored Bee Tilda from the Spring Fever collection and Sunbathe Tilda from the Seaside collection.


Here’s a close up of Bee Tilda.


And a close up of Sunbathe Tilda.


Here is a close up of my envelope die cut from the Magnolia Vintage Box Kit. The envelope has a magnet closure with “Home Sweet Home” sentiment on the outside. I also cut a Tim Holtz House border for the bottom of the box flap.


The envelope opens to “Congrats on your new home” sentiment on the inside. 


This flap has some Magnolia Key die cuts.


Here is a close up of the House. I had lots of fun creating this project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the challenge. Have a great week.

Hugz,




7 comments:

Jane said...

Indeed you have inspired me, I love it. Jane x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Tamara

Gi Guerreiro Guerreiro said...

Lindo!!!

Tamara said...

oh wow Cathy, this is brilliant! Love the idea and the whole design.
Hugs, t.

Mariecrea said...

bonjour, bravo pour votre création absolument magnifique, aux superbes détails et à la mise en couleurs juste sublime !!! Je suis charmée.
bonne journée.

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi popping in to see all the details as just love love this . Great scene with the cute wee house fence and trees and the papers are perfect with your cute Tilda's so so inspired:)

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi popping in to see all the details as just love love this . Great scene with the cute wee house fence and trees and the papers are perfect with your cute Tilda's so so inspired:)

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