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Friday, December 15, 2006

challenge # 1

Welcome To Our first challenge!
We chose Explosion Boxes - as these have been SO popular and some people STILL haven't found the time to do one.. or worry that its "too hard" to do.
Im gonna wipe that theory out - and promise you that once you have done one you won't be able to stop - cos they are so darn coolio!
The measurements of this box have been edited from other sites - and can be found below in the instructions.
So the challenge is:
CHALLENGE: Make from scratch and fill an exploding Box -BY: 29th Dec (make before and give at christmas!!)INCLUDE: As many "bits" as you can - blooms, brads, chipboard.. make it 3D, fun and Inspirational to those you show it too!!!
Here are some step by step instructions and a slideshow to show you how...
THE BOX1: You will need a trimmer/ruler and a scorer (the old emboss tools work really well if you have one of these knocking about!) 3 sheets of bazzill, one measuring 9 x 9 inches, one 10x10 inches and one 11x11 inches. You will also need some patterned paper or card measuring 7.8 x 7.8 inches (see slide)2: First you will need to score your 9" square at 3" intervals.Always make sure you measure from each edge of the card - not from the middle.3: Now cut off the 4 edge corners to leave a cross shape (see slide)You now have your "inner" explosion.4: Now take your 10" and score at 3.3" intervals *remember to measure from each edge In - not from middle*5: Cut the four corners off leaving your cross shape. You now have your "middle" explosion6: Take your 11" square and score it at 3.6" intervals.*remember to measure from each edge In - not from middle*7: Cut the four corners off leaving your cross shape. You now have your "outer" explosion - the one you will see when the box is closed7: Glue your explosions together. - this is the base part of your box.Now for the Lid1: Take your 7.8" square - and score 2" from each edge. *see slide* You will the two inches is the "lip" of the lid. This will hold your explosions together nice and snuggly.2: once you have scored the 2" lines - score the corners diagonally (see slide)3: Pinch these corners Inwards and glue down.You now have the lid...


easy? I hope you thought so.... have some limited edition exploding box kits, there are only two of each! so If you want one grab one today! CLICK HERE


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Welcome to our new blog. Once A month either myself or the fabulously talented Kimmy Sonksen will post an inspiration challenge.These "inspirational challenges" go LIVE Monthly on the 15th.
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