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Friday, January 6, 2012

A Fairy Exploding Box



I am having a blast creating these exploding boxes.  Here is a fairy themed box.  I just love this scrapbook paper filled with fairies and butterflies, and it was a great inspiration to use for the box.  The burlap flower on the top was created with a technique my girlfriend Lorraine showed me, twisting and stitching a strip of burlap until you have a rose.  I think the rough texture of burlap always adds something to the normal soft choices I usually make. This white burlap was given to me by my friend Rosa, but she said she found it at WalMart. And, Happy Pink Saturday to the visitors from Beverly's link party.  For more Pink Saturday posts head to Beverly's site.

43 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love it!


Gabriela

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marti, I'm sure you are enjoying making these boxes. They are beautiful! I love the burlap rose, and the soft pink colors of the papers are just gorgeous. What a great gift! Happy Pink Saturday to you……

~Emily
The French Hutch

Pat said...

I've never seen an exploding box before. I love the idea and your creation is perfecto!

Pat said...

forgot to mention that I am now happily following you. I hope you will follow me too.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

HPS!

Amazing boxes :)
...absolutely beautiful!

Greetings from Australia♥

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, this is totally gorgeous!!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!!
XO
Cindy

Lorraine said...

That turned out supercute!! Happy Pink Saturday my dear!

Linda M. said...

Hello Marti, I'm a box person too! Your exploding box has got my attention. I'm a new follower. The burlap rose is beautiful. Warmly, Linda

Cathy said...

Woah, Love that Fairy Box. Right up my alley Marti. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation. I really love it.

Happy New Year and it's a pleasure to meet you.

Cathy

Rose Brier Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti!
Your exploding box is wonderful and beautiful and charming! I love all things box-like.
~Marilee

Daniella said...

The burlap looks awesome!
HPS!!
xxDaniella

Ann said...

This is so beautiful, never seen an exploding box before but I'm definately a big fan.,
Ann

Elaine said...

Love the box and all the pages inside.. so creative.

Sarah said...

That is awesome! I've not seen those before! :)

I'd love for you to come link up with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend! You can link any homemaking post---and as many as you want!

Have a great weekend!
Sarah

Riet said...

Hi and thank you for your visit. I have never seen an exploding box but I certainly like the idea. Great job.
Happy pink Saturday

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

what fun ! love the mix of textures as well ... happy PS ...

lynne said...

Hi Marti
I've never tried to make an exploding box but I can see the possibilities are endless.
This is stunning.
Happy Pink Saturday
Lynne

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

I LOVE your box! Beautiful.
-Kim :)

Tricia said...

This is really gorgeous and looks like a lot of fun! Looks like a lot of detailed work. Happy PS!
Blessings,
Tricia

Aledia said...

Marti,
Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!

Your exploding box is just adorable!! *Happy Pink Saturday*

Have a wonderful weekend.....
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN box! Happy Saturday!

Cinnamon Rose Cottage said...

Hello Marti, Love these boxes and thank and esp. the burlap roses!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog I am so glad I found yours :)
Have a wonderful day,
Beverly

designchic said...

How beautiful and unique...love these!! Happy to find and follow your blog ~

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a lovely creative work! :)

Kay Ellen said...

Beautiful Hat!!

Happy PS~~always fun to find Southern Cali creative friends in blogland:))

Have a blessed weekend,
Kay Ellen

Paulette Kinney/Paper Nosh said...

Hi Marti,
Thank you for visiting the Paper Nosh blog ! Happy Pink Saturday :))
hugs,
Paulette

One Heart said...

Hi Marti, thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Your exploding box is absolutely gorgeous. I am almost speechless, and that's not an easy task. ;)
HPS,
Marcia

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your creation is beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog about the twins. Happy Pink Saturday to you!
Blessings,
Cindy

Carol said...

The box is sooooo lovely,thanks
for visiting my pink blog. Carol

chubskulit said...

Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

Wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!

jeanetteann said...

ooooh how lovely are your boxes? very very nice. Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comments Marti
xx jeanetteann

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh this just ADORABLE!!! I love fairies!!! :) Happy Pink Saturday to you!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Ira said...

Oh my Marti, this is truly a GORGEOUS fairy box, love those papers!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an adorable box and such pretty graphics and soft hues. Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for PS!!

BLISS angels said...

OMG Marti this is stunning... and check out my blog i have the swap posted ...

Mina said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! What an amazing idea.

Cindy said...

So beautiful and I love the shabbyness of it. Will have to try to make one of these. If you have a minute, visit me at my blog.
Blessings,
Cindy

momgen said...

Wow you are such a creative person. Happy weekend and mine is up.

Mine is here

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Fantastic! Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland.
with love,
Ineke

cassandrasminicorner said...

What a cute matchbox.


Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/01/pink-elephant.html

1CardCreator said...

Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

Charmingdesigns said...

love the exploding box!!