Saturday, August 1, 2015

Over-the-Top, Explosion Box


For our nephew's and his wife's new baby boy. If it wasn't my 3rd try, and so much time and energy, I would have started over again.

We don't get a lot of babies in our family, so this is a big deal. It seems that (in our family) more and more of our adult kids choose not to have children, and I'm a BIG baby cuddler lol!

Well, I went over the top making this. I did not know when to stop. First step in controlling any problem is to admit there is a problem: Therefore, "I am not in control of my baby card/box making habit. I am in need of help."

For the last month (maybe longer) I worked a tiny bit here and there as I could. Finally, I simply ran out of room to add stuff. There are no measurements as I just cut, folded and Scor Taped here and there. But I can measure from top to bottom = 9 inches :/

Stamp Sets: Gina K. Designs- "Oh, Baby," "Blessing from Above," and "Zoo Animals"
Other supplies: I no longer remember all the stuff I used. Use your imagination.





Up, Up and Away!




Floating Rocking Horse





Elephant side






Zebra side






I even decorated the back...sigh! 
#IjustCantStop





(Look how cute the baby is tucked into
the Stork's blankey!!!)




I even decorated underneath all the flaps, 
where no one can see! (smacks forehead)




Tag and Printed Gift Card Tucked inside





If you read this post and looked at all
the pictures, then
you deserve a medal!
Thank you for being so kind
with your comments.
And for stopping by :*

25 comments:

  1. That is just adorable! If I was his mom I would leave that out at least until he got married.

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    1. Now Judy, I know and you know that you are just being far too kind.... BUT THANK YOU!!!

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  2. That is so stinkin' cute and it will be adored for years to come by the family and later by the baby when grown. So happy for all and I must say you are very talented. I have never attempted to do one of these but I do love how they look. I can see all the love and time you put into it.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really thought about burning it and starting over for the 4th time. But this ... box took about a month. Thank you Verna!

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  3. Oh Rosy, this is so sweet. I can see all the love that went into making it. It was a LOT of work, but isn't it so much fun to make something like this for someone that's special to you? It's just over-the-top creative....and those boxes take a lot of creativity and planning. I absolutely LOVE this!!

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    1. Thank you Judy. What can I say about kind friends? They will cheer you up no matter how badly we feel!!!! Thank you. Must remember CAS CAS CAS. Thank you :*

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  4. I love over the top cards and explosion boxes and babies. Fun card. I am sure the parents will save this one in the baby book.

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thank you for coming over and leaving me some good cheer on this box. When I add up all the encouraging comments, well, it really helps me. Thank you ♥

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  5. WHY would you ever want to start over?!?! This is FANTASTIC!!! Trying to figure out who would have been 'in labor' longer, she or you! tee hee I adore this explosion of cuteness as will they!! Maybe get one of those Cloche glass thingies to place it under for FOREVER! Fantastic I tell you! <3

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    1. Donna, you do make me laugh, from my toe to my hair! Labor LOLOLOL!!! Maybe that is a good comparison!!! Never thought of one of those dome-kind of covers, but will look into it now. Great idea!!!! Thank you for encouraging me and for the brilliant idea :*

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  6. Hello Auntie Rosy! Wow, Wow! I can see this was a work of love and I am so sure that it will be appreciated and kept forever as a reminder of all,the love you have for your family. I am inspired by your work on this special,card as I know it took a long, but thoughtful time. I am just starting a new round of bridal, wedding, shower, baby cards myself. This is a wonderful,idea.

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    1. Hi Barbara, Thank you! I don't know what made me try one of these boxes, but it felt right at the time lol!!!!! Thank you very much. And I hope you enjoy making all of your special occasion creations, too! Big hugs!

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  7. Rosy. the mother will appreciate the card. It is lovely. I have never tried one of these, but I know they take work. Enjoy the result.

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    1. Awww thank you Lisa. I really hope they do like it, and not take one look at it and go, "What.On.Earth???" Thank you!

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  8. Aww Rosy. Adorable. Filled with love as well. you really put your all into everything. Hugz

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    1. And big ole huggles back at you, too! Thank you buddy ♥ !!

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  9. This is adorable!! When the baby is older, he will love looking at this, over and over again, finding all the cute pictures and animals--kind of like an "I Spy" quilt. If it was me that received this creation, I would keep it forever!

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    1. Thank you Kathryn, that is so touching, think I'll cry now. Thank you! ♥

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  10. This is so incredibly cute! You did a great job adding all of those wonderful elements. This will certainly be a keeper!

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    1. Many thanks Sharyn!!! I am not feeling "it" with this project. But it is very helpful to my heart knowing my friends support me even through the not so hot stuff. With huggles of big thanks! ♥

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  11. Oh Rosy - you are so cute in your description....sometimes we just can’t stop ourselves! I still think it’s adorable and made with love, and something they’ll treasure :)

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    1. Thank you so much Christine!!! I appreciate your encouragement and always love to see what you are creating!!! ♥

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  12. Oh wow Rosy! This is so cute!!! I just loved looking at all the photos! I still haven't made a box like this but you sure are inspiring me! Love all the fun details!!!! Mama is going to squeal with delight when she sees this!

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    1. Hi Angie!!! Thank you for stopping by to leave some love. I am so hoping Mama is going to like it :) Aloha! ♥

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  13. Oh, Rosy, this is absolutely amazing and darling! And I love the baby's name - Logan! I am in awe of the detail and all the work that went into this beautiful gift! It will be cherished! And I'm with you about loving to cuddle babies...the only "downside" to their growing up - haha! Hugs!

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!