Decorate to Celebrate Project 3 Exploding Box

Good Morning My Friends!

Today I would like to show you a present I made for my niece Allison who is getting married in May.  Humm...I hope Alli isn't reading this blog...this took me hours and hours to make, but I have to say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.  It is a hexagonal exploding box!

Here it is closed.

Here is a closer look at the top of the box.

Her fiance is named Pasquale, he is a gorgeous man from Naples, Italy.

Here is the box exploded

  The exploding box has three layers.  I put cute wedding stickers in the first layer and left the 2nd & 3rd layer for Alli to put pictures in.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I appreciate all of your comments.

Recipe for Hexagonal Exploding Box

Cameo Silhouette - Exploding Box
Paper - Bazzill, 
Prima Annalee Collection "Avondale"
Cosmo Cricket - Hey Sugar "Candy Girl"
Melissa Frances "Antonia"
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Flowers - from Kinderstampo
Stamps from stash
Pin from stash

Challenges - Weddings! - Anything But A Card - For A Lady - Anything Goes - Anything with birds (see the bird on the top of the box and inside the exploded box?) - Photo 34


  1. This is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous box!! Of the details are perfect!! Love, love it my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate and happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  2. This is gorgeous Chriss!!! AWesome job on this project!!
    I have yet to try an exploding box...on my list to do :)
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!!

  3. Hi Christine,
    Love this idea as a wedding gift. Love your blog graphics, including the cute doggie. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This is simply gorgeous from the inside and outside! :)

  6. This is beautiful! I've never tried making one of these. I guess maybe I should try.

  7. This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  8. What a GORGEOUS box Chriss! Wow, the ribbon, flourishes, stick pin and dove are beautiful embellishments for this stunning dove! Absolutely love it:) She will treasure it I'm sure!
    Sherrie K

  9. So so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party.


  10. Wow!! I love your box!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Tara's first Linky party over at


  11. What a beautiful project with so many lovely embellishments! Thanks for joining Cupcake Inspirations for our 200th Challenge Celebration! Good luck!
    CIC DT Sweetie

  12. This is just smashing! Love the wonderful layers inside and the ribbon on top is so beautiful!

  13. Your box is absolutely beautiful Chriss and I'm sure your niece will treasure it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    I have a celebration with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you have time to create something to join in, you can check out what to do here

  14. WOW - what an intricate exploding box; very pretty!

    ~Michele, Cupcake Inspirations

  15. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!AwesomeJob!
    Have a wonderful day,

  16. i love how you made your exploding box! Thanks for sharing

  17. Wow Chris this is awesome! I'm sure Allison and her groom to be are going to love this wonderful keepsake!

  18. WOWZER!! Chris, this box is so stunning my friend!! LOVE your details and how you've put it all together! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

  19. Pretty explosion box . Very nice design elements. Thant you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week.

  20. This is a beautiful creation. Thanks for playing this week at Come And Get It.
    Karal DT

  21. Chriss, this turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! WOW -- look at all the lovely elements!! Alli is going to LOVE this!! Those flowers on top are a stunning addition to a perfectly wonderful creation!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  22. WOW! just GORGEOUS Chriss!! Allison will love it, great aunt you are to make this special exploding box:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate and enjoy the rest of your evening!

  23. This is stunning Chris I love the flowers on the top of the box and it is so nice it has five sides instead of the usual four you see.
    It looks like you are really having fun planning for the wedding.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #104 Birds, anything to do with birds challenge
    DIANA L.

  24. Thank you so much for entering your lovely creation in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend! We hope to see you again soon.


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