Thursday, July 03, 2008

More Explosions

Ok, While husband is playing poker tonight, I decided the kiddo's must learn how to make this explosion box. So I went looking for a smaller version of the one I did for my friend. I figured smaller would be easier for them to handle. So I found one that makes out to about a 3x3 size box. Here is the website Very cute!!! The directions say to cut the lid to a 6 1/4x 6 1/4 but that did not work for me. It was too large for my box. So I re-cut it at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and that worked much better. Makes me think maybe its a typo problem. I went with a Fall theme since it will be the fall when we work on them. So here is the one I did

I tried really hard to keep it as simple as I could. Just using stickers as my embellishments. With me having 17 students, there is no way I can afford to buy all the extras to really doll it up. So mostly paper, stickers and ribbon is all you will find on this little box. Hope they like making it as much as I do.

I also made a card to send to one of my homeschool friends. I needed to mail her some money for enrollment fees and thought I cannot just send her a check without a card. What kind of stamper does something like that. So not being able to find the perfect card out of the 100's I litterly have already made (really its mostly because I cannot let go of them), I decided to make her one. I used a idea that I learned at my Stampin Up club. This is a very simple, but cute card.

I tried to make it as close as the one we did in the club, because I loved it so much exactly as it was made. I did not have the exact stamps she used, so I found some of my own stamps from the Angel Company that worked well. I really have to say that I do love Stampin Up's punches and card ideas, but I love The Angel Company's stamps. So combining the 2, you can hardly go wrong.

Whats next on my agenda?? Well I plan to make another Carousel Note Purse for myself. I also plan to give one of those Spring cards a try that Split Coast sent out in the email this week. It looks fun!! So tune in next week for more goodies. Its the weekend which means FISHING, FISHING, and more FISHING!!!

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