Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Great Gifts CD Blog Hop!

Today's project is in celebration of the launch of the NEW Great Gifts CD from The Technique Junkie Newsletter! The CD contains 40 paper crafting projects with gifts for all occasions. There are boxes, bags, surprises and even explosions on this CD! The CD is just $14.95 plus postage. A full list of what is on the CD – with pictures of each project – is available

If you started here, you may want to head back to the Design Team blog, so  you can see all of the gorgeous artwork from the beginning. If you arrived here from Shelly Schmidt's blog, you are in the right place! Wasn't all the artwork a treat?

The project I am featuring from the CD is the Wedding Cake Explosion Box. I had seen this box using a die cut for the cake (or square cakes) -- which I don't have --  and I was inspired to create a tutorial for making everything by hand. I love how this turned out! I know I was successful -- my 17 year old son told me it was the "coolest thing I had ever made." Even he loves to close the box and reopen it.  High praise from a boy who hasn't stamped with me since he was seven! 

In any case, when I created the explosion box, I made sure to include a space in the box for adding a check or money, plus a spot to write a personal note to the bride and groom.  And hey, who says this has to be a Wedding Cake? How about making a birthday cake instead?

It's easy to order the CD, too! Use the link below to order.

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I hope you have enjoyed our Blog Hop today...and I hope the projects on the CD are inspiring to you. In case you might have missed any of the wonderful work, here are a list of all of the bloggers in the hop:

Judy Jackson 
Shelly Hickox :
Nancy Dawson:
Ann Clack:
Jane Bosi:
Pat Huntoon:

Thanks for stopping by today! More to samples to come all month. I hope you enjoyed the hop.


Beth Norman said...

Wow, this is drop down gorgeous. What a lot of detail and love went into this. I have the perfect occasion to make this -- just found out my sister is going to get engaged. We all know--she doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Your cake box is amazing!! I have never done an explosion box before but am now anxious to do one!

BarbaraW said...

This is beautiful. Cool idea to create a cake as the center of your explosion box.

Shelly Hickox said...

Totally, utterly breathtaking!!

Diana Enns said...

A great version of these "exploding boxes" the wedding cake idea.

Nancy Dawson said...

Your pop up cake box is truly gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is such an incredible project- I LOVE the Cake on the inside of the box- and it would be an awesome idea to send to a child away at college or exploring the world (as my daughter is- in China). I have to try this! I have seen many cool projects that you have made- this is definitely in the top 5 or 10.....! Awesome CD- loved the blog hop too!

Priscilla said...

Stunning, I have always wanted to make an explosion box. Love the inspiration on your blog hop today. This cd is on my must have list! Thanks for all the inspiration in the hop and the fabulous newsletter!

Holly said...

Wow, Pat!!! This is awesome! I love the cake inside this box!!!

stamps&cars said...

An awesome end to an awesome hop. Thanks for organizing and showing the car explosion too. It is a wonderful project!

lilscrappers said...

Amazing and talented, I love how it all came together.

ljrhew said...

All great ideas, enjoyed all that was featured.