INAS Challenge #56 Easter + Prize Giveaway

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I have been missing from this blog for so long.  I had surgery on my ankle and it was a little more complicated than I thought it would be.  I decided to make this Explosion Easter Box for my surgeon's assistant, she has been so nice to me!

But I am back in time for International Art & Soul's new challenge - #56 Easter.

Warning:  This post is very long with lots of photos so please grab a cup or coffee or tea and join me....there is a prize giveaway at the end!

A lot of you know by now that one of my favorite go to places for svg files is Dreaming Tree.  I found this Easter Frolics Bundle with an Explosion Box!  I haven't made an explosion box in years and this one looked so cute!

Here is the box:



Here is the top of the box.  I made some "ribbon flowers".  I also used pop up foam tape on the paper side flower to make it pop.  The Patterned Easter Paper is from Echo Park "Hello Easter".



Here is the box exploded:


 Isn't that fun?  It has a basket in the middle for candies or goodies.  I made some shaker eggs to put on the side of the basket.



My husband told me that he thought my chicks and bunnies looked sad.  I almost remade them but then he told me they were cute.  What do you think?  As you can see, I did a lot of inking and embossing. I used Cuttlebugs swiss dots embossing folder and Cuttlebug devine swirl.





This is the cute little tag that goes with it.  The stamp is from Echo Park "Hello Easter".


Front of tag, used some sparkly paper from DCWV.




Congratulations!  You make it to the end of this post!  Here is a little prize giveaway. For those of you that work with svg files you know that picking up and gluing those teeny tiny pieces can be a chore.  Silhouette came up with this nifty little tool.  I use mine so much, I decided to give one of you the chance to win one.


Here is what you must do to win this prize:

1. Be a follower of my blog - Note, I have had people enter for my prizes and forget to follow, if you are not a follower you are disqualified.  Sorry. 
2. Post this giveaway on the side of your blog or on facebook.
3. Leave me a comment below.
4. If you would like to earn an extra entry go over to International Art & Soul and leave a comment there.

I will have Random.org draw for the prize on April 28, 2019

I am entering the Exploding Easter Box into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - April Challenge - 1 Ribbon 2 or more Design Papers
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C479 - ABC (Anything But A  Card)
Inkspirational Challenge - #184 Pop It Up
Simply Create Too - #148 ATG / No Twist
Creative Knockouts - 293 Spring is on the Way
DLART Thankful Thursday - #242 Anything Spring
Krafty Chicks Challenge - #450 Chicks/Birds
Moving Along With the Times - #95 That Spring Feeling
Crafting by Design - Easter Challenge!
Cuttlebug Mania - Easter bunny

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Come on over to International Art & Soul to see what the rest of the gals made, then play along with us!

Hugs,


28 comments:

  1. Hi Chriss, hope your ankle is now all sorted.
    I love your box, its so cute and those chicks look so sweet its all gorgeous.xx

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  2. Your exploding box is great and has taken lots of work. I bet the recipient loved it. x

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  3. wow! the details! the basket in the middle is amazing! and all while you have been recovering! When I had a surgery, I made my surgeon a card, too. She loved it! I hope your DR. does, too. And the Pick me up is a perfect giveaway! I would love to own one! I have been looking at them. I have the old CM tool which does come in handy but I think this one is more suited to my needs. Thanks

    Alicia

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    1. p.s. posted your giveaway on my blog, hopped over to INAS, wanted to do FB but it has been having a fit all morning!! I will try again later. I know we are "friends" but I will be putting it on my Golden Goddess page, I hope you follow me there, too!
      Alicia

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    2. I managed to get it onto my fb page!

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  4. Wow!! Your explosion box is really fabulous, it has a lot of lovely details and textures and also a big surprise inside!! :D Amazing work!

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  5. I hope your ankle is feeling much better, Chriss. Your explosion box is so fabulous!! I love the details you added and the colors!! It's beautiful!! You are so sweet to have a giveaway!! I don't use SVG files anymore so don't count me in, but someone will be very lucky to win this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Chriss your explosion box is gorgeous. Love all the details. I don't do SVG files, but that is a wonderful prize.

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  7. So many fun details to your explosion box! Awesome project! I don't have a blog but can share on FB!

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    1. Also left a comment on the International Art & Soul blog post!

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  8. WOW! Your Explosion box looks Awesome Chriss! So many sweet Spring/Easter details and of course the yummy goodness inside doesn't hurt either! hahaha - Hope your ankle is doing better these days - HUGS!

    Theresa

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  9. I love your beautiful explosion box and I know the recipient will too!I hope that you are feeling better my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    I would love for you to follow me over at my NEW blog...
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  10. Wow, that's fabulous - what a great way to say thank you. I love the ribbon flowers and the egg shaker especially. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

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  11. Oh wow this is a stunning card I just love it. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog April Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

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  12. Hi,
    what a fantastic explosion box and your design is so beautifully created.
    Such a wonderful array of lovely SPRING elements in it too.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  13. What an amazing creation, thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

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  14. Looks amazing! Cute bunnies and wonderful design.
    Thanks for the chance to win the Pick me up.
    Hugs, Valerija xx

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  15. What a sweet little box. So springy! Thank you for playing with us at Crazy4Challenges! We really appreciate yout support and hope you will join us again!

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  16. Thank you, following and shared on facebook.

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  17. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your drawing here. I finally made it here using MS Edge! I am affiliate of Dreaming Tree and support you as a fellow Cricut and Cameo machine user! As you will see, I just began blogging as a crafter myself!

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  18. That's a wonderful box. Loved all the details in it.
    Thanks for sharing in the Inkspirational gallery

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  19. What an amazing explosion box and I bet the recipient loved it. I love that you have gone into so much detail with the beautiful Easter theme.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too Challenge.

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  20. Hi Chriss, I just posted this on my NEW blog...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    I would love for you to follow me over at my NEW blog...
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  21. So amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Oh Chriss, this is an amazing piece of die cutting, the amount of work you put into this with all the embossing etc. is mind blowing. I so hope you made it for somebody special :) :) Love and hugs Jane xxxx

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  23. Your Easter explosion box is fabulous and I'm sure it will be treasured...well done! Thanks for playing in the Simply Create Too Challenge!

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  24. I hope your ankle is now OK.
    I love your bright box, super cute.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    hugs xx

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