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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blog Hop Day 2

Hello, welcome to day 2 of Inky Impressions 'Love Spell' Blog Hop.


One winner will receive 2 free digis (as previously announced)
Then since we are having an extra day of the hop we will also give away 2 more digis but to TWO different people.....so there will be 3 winners in total

I have something extra special to show you today.
I have made a Exploding box with mini easel card using the new digi 'Sent with Love Girl'.

On top of the box I have made a mini easel card.
I have made some small heart tags on the side.

I have added some metal corners & 2 big red bows with pearls in the centre (pearls are from Inky Impressions).

I have also included a new release digi sentiment.

Under the lid I have included a heart for a special message.

Inside the box I have added lots of hearts on plastic strips to give a floating effect.
Each heart with ribbon is a tag.

I have made tags for special messages as well.

What it looks like when tags are out. I have plastic strips for the tags to sit under & on top of each strip is a letter which ends up spelling 'LOVE'. I coloured each letter with a red copic marker then added some red stickles on top.

One of the tags sitting under the plastic strip.

Underneath the top layer I have added more hearts, so you have more room for special messages.

The centre of the box has a heart standing up in a garden of flowers. I added a red bow & a couple of pretty pins. The centre also doubles as something extra special see below.

I have also made it to hold a ring so you could use it for a beautiful ring box as well.

The white card stock was cut to size then embossed with hearts.
This has been a lot of work over a couple of days but totally worth it.
I love making exploding boxes.

Blog Hop Order:

Kerry(you are HERE)
Tanya J
Tonya H

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

All the best


  1. Very clever to combine an exploding box with an easel card. I love it. Christine

  2. wow Kerry - this has blown me away sweetie... wow xx

  3. Wonderful I love your box.
    it's really amazing

  4. Fabulous image and a really lovely exploding box love your papers to. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. Fabulous project love the colours and the flowers which you used. The image is such a pretty one which you have coloured so expertly. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  6. WOW! Absolutely STUNNING box Kerry! OMG! I know this probably took a long time to make, but HOLY SMOKES... The end result is super impressive!!! You always put such GREAT EFFORT into your project Kerry! You are truly an amazing designer!


    Nicole :)

  7. Gorgeous exploding box! wonderful project. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  8. Gorgeous box, Kerry! The details are stunning.

  9. Wow what a great gift. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's challenge at Lady Anne's.

  10. This is really well done! I like the easel card on top.

  11. Wow what an amazing project! Love all the deatails. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge. Good luck



  12. Totally love the box kerry :) hugs Ria

  13. Absolutely stunning project! I love all the details.


  14. My word, what an incredible amount of work and creativity went into this project. Thank you for posting so many terrific pictures. Your project is gorgeous!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  15. What a gorgeous exploding box and mini easel card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  16. FANTASTIC!!!! Just Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this month!

  17. Your box is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  18. Hi Kerry, WOW!!! your exploding box is stunning. Thank you for sharing the detailed images with us, so that I could look up close at all the amazing detail that you put into it.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic) We look forward to seeing your next creative project.