Friday, October 15, 2010

MONSTER MASH BLOG HOP!

Welcome to our MONSTER MASH BLOG HOP!!!  We are so glad you are hopping along with us!  Aren't the projects you've seen so far AMAZING?!!  I'm telling you, I'm on a hop with some extremely talented ladies!  This is so much fun!!

So, if you came here from Dream Of Crafting's blog, you are on the right track!
If not, CLICK HERE to start back at the beginning.

Here is a short video showing my project, but for all the details and measurements, see post below.


Aren't Explosion Boxes cool?!
Here are the pictures of all 4 sides of my box and the top of the lid.
 




Here you can see that when I remove the lid, the images are only attached at the top, so they come off with the lid.

This is the inside of the box!  I made a little box inside to hold some candy.  Yes, it's SUGAR FREE.  LOL

As promised, here are the details.
For Box Lid :


Start off with 8" x 8" cardstock.
Score @ 2" all the way around.
On opposite sides where the score lines cross, cut a slit up from the bottom to the crossing score line.
Fold up sides and adhere.

For the Box Layers Bottom:
For each page section, cut and score with size indicated, then cut away 4 corners leaving a "+".

Start off with 11 5/8" square, score @ 3 7/8" on all sides.
Then 11 1/4" square, score @ 3 3/4" on all sides.
Then 10 7/8" square, score @ 3 5/8" on all sides.
Then 10 1/2" square, score @ 3 1/2" on all sides.
Adhere all bottoms together, but leave sides unattached so you can flip through the pages adding pictures, journaling, etc.

You make the inside candy box just like you make the lid, but with smaller measurements.
Start off with 6" x 6" cardstock.
Score @ 1 1/2" all the way around.
Cut slits on opposite sides up to where the score lines cross.
Fold up all sides and adhere.

Did you see what the GRAND PRIZE is?  Crazy About Cricut will be drawing a winner for this Sweet Treat!

Pretty good TREAT, huh?
For a chance to win, make sure you visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment at every one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  You next stop is The Creative Stamper Spot.  
To start over at the beginning, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for Monster Mashing with us!
ENJOY!!

:)  Janis

157 comments:

Jessica said...

WOW Janis! This is sooo cool. I love it! What a great project!
Jessica (the creative stamper)

Cathy Gill said...

Love explosion boxes and your images on this really make a big Bang!

Erika said...

I love this idea. you did an amazing job decorating the box. So cute. TFS

Lisa Rhodes Lamer said...

wow this is a neat idea.... I know how to make the exploding boxes.... but i never thought to put the candy in the middle... thanks for sharing!!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

What a fabulous idea for an explosion box! I would have never thought about making it a candy dish! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Spooky! Mine won't have sugar free candy though ha ha.
Kristin - www.CreatingWithScrapbooks.com

Abby said...

This is so SUPER cool!!! and I love the detailed instructions!!!!!

TFS

Erika Valdez said...

This is really cute!

Bevy48 said...

Just adorable, I love all the cute and spooky images. blanphear@yahoo.com

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

That is a really neat box. I am going to try that out soon. It would be great for gifting at Christmas. THanks for sharing!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! Your explosion box is absolutely fabulous! And how perfect to have it filled with candy for Halloween! Your instuctions are so great, I think I have mynext project to make for my nephews for Halloween! So cool! Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, and thanks for the chance at your fabby prize!!

Unknown said...

I just love explosion boxes...and the idea of having all the embellishments stay with the top is great! Thanks for the chance to win. karelj.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

So Cool! I love how it opens to a treat box! just Spooktacular!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay this is awesome box and I been thinking of making one and I can now with your easy instructions...
Thank you
The Scrapbooking Queen

Christina said...

I love these boxes. I made one for mothers day with pics of all the grandkids. She loved it. TFS

Ashleigh said...

OMG I have made these boxes before but never with the center piece. Thanks for sharing

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Bobbi said...

Wow, this is a great project. Thanks for the instructions.

terriennz said...

This is just TOO STINKIN CUTE!! I LOVE IT! TFS! I am a follower and would like to thank you for a chance to win!

Terrie B
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

This explosion box is absolutely the cutest. So much detail. I love it.
TFS and for the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

~*Jen*~ said...

You box is so cute! I love it! Great job!


alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

Lori said...

Super cute! thanks for the great directions I can't wait to try my hand at making one.

~lor

Unknown said...

Love this for sure. Awesome details

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Anonymous said...

So cute, I love making explosion boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Cathie said...

WOW!!! Your box is incredible! And thank you for posting the directions/video! Great job!!
banditsmom32 at hotmail dot com

Cassandra said...

What a neat idea

missyb22@hotmail.com

Linda said...

Wow that is AWESOME!


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Tanya said...

Awesome! I ♥ explosion boxes, I just have a hard time figure out how to decorate them. Yours looks great :)

Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Chela Creates said...

So cute... but I wouldnt want to give it away :-)

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www.chelacreates.blogspot.com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for the great directions and measurements. I have always wanted to try one! Thanks for being part of this great hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love that box. What a cute idea. I haven't made one of those boxes in a while, maybe I'll have to do it for the "boo" in the neighborhood.. Great job.

craft dreams said...

AWESOME idea !!! Loved youe explosion box !!! Martha C.
mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

scrapperbecka said...

Great box. Thanks for the instructions on how to make it.

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I never thought of putting a box inside of the exploding box. That is just perfect for holding the candy. I will have to try making this for my daughters teachers for halloween. I was trying to figure out what to make. Thank you for the idea.

DREAM CARDS said...

OMG Janis !!!!!!
Cool explosion box , I love it !!!!
You did a great job.
TFS
Patty
dreamcards@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

I love it!! I've never made one and surely want to now!! Thanks.. I'm a new follower.. feel free to check out my blog.

hugs, Tanya
www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com
freddylswillima(at)windstream(dot)net

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

Janis,

What a great project! It does look intimidating...but fun! I love the idea of the pages for journaling and pictures...it can be used every year. Thank you for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorites so far! Thank you so much for the great idea.

Lindsay said...

Explosion boxes are awesome! I love this one! Great project! Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay
lindsaykay2@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

You did a Fabulous job on your explosion box. Cute idea...I love these types of projects..thanks for sharing the idea..

jennlbrown1977@yahoo.com

christys_scrappin said...

Great project! Love, love it! Very talented! WOW!

I am now your follower and I hope you can do the same! :-)

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Hop on over to my site….there is a blog hop going on right now with LOTS of blog candy to be won!

LadybugCarrie said...

So super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Wow, you did a great job on your box, love it!! Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

gonna try this today!

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Love your explosion box great directions to!! Thank's for sharing!

Jen said...

I totally need to make one of those explosion boxes.

dtrble95@gmail.com

4kids4 said...

Great explosion box...love how you decorated it!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

quilt4fun2 said...

I like the pages idea to make it a memory explosion...have one for every year. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Helen said...

Really neat!! Love the box :)

shari said...

I love your exploiding box, Great job. I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

live well laugh often love always said...

my sister-in-law made me an explosion box love it
gad1974@windstream.net

live well laugh often love always said...

my sister-in-law made me an explosion box i love it
great project
gad1974@windstream.net

BlueCrayons said...

love love love this. never was able to make one but just love it.

joynwoe said...

cool idea to stick the images to the lid of e box! love the cuteness of your explosion box! thanks for sharing!

Jie Ying
jieying90@hotmail.com
http://uniquely-crafts.tumblr.com

Rebekah said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! definitely going to try and make one today, LOL!!

calbekah@aol.com

Marionment said...

I love the explosion box. I appreciate you giving the measurements.
marionment@msn.com

SpantastiKreations said...

How stinkin' adorable....
Perfect teachers gift.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Angela R said...

Omg what a cute idea, I haven't seen one of these yet!

Tara said...

I have yet to make an explosion box...I know, shame on me!! What a great idea for the Monster Mash! Thanks so much for sharing!

~Tara
tray83 at yahoo dot com

Wende said...

Love it and the headless horseman just rocks. Great job!!!

Jennybean said...

I love the explosion box - such a cool idea!

Amee said...

what a good idea for anything! AWESOME!!!

Vicki said...

Your treat box is so cute. Thanks for all the instructions. I'll have to try this.

ScrappyScavenger said...

Thats Pretty awesome! ThANKS SO MUCH!

Tracy Jedi said...

That explosion box is really cool! I've never seen on before! TFS. I will have to try this sometime!
tracygp@comcast.net

Sharon said...

Awesome!!!! I love it! I've never made one of these. :)

Scrapnatic said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Johnson said...

That box is soooo cute!
Thanks for the directions!
Kim J
kdj42160@yahoo.com

Monica S said...

Such a cute explosion box. Great work!!

Michelle said...

LOVE your take on the explosion box! adorable!!!!!! Im a new follower
scrappinwithmybug.com

Yolonda said...

Great job. I love the idea for a candy box.

yianthony at yahoo dot com

jd designs said...

Awesome explosion box. I've never tried one myself. Great instructions... I'm seeing a future project. :-) THANKS!

stefeni said...

Great explosion box! That is one my list of things to try!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

karen's korner said...

Whoa - what a bang-up project!

Crafty Diva said...

This is an awesome project! I love the colors and the decorations you used!

kisatrtle said...

Janis this is so cool

scrapaholicjen said...

I love explosion boxes - I think this is one of the best ones ever! Thanks for sharing the instructions!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Manhattan Mandie said...

Super cute explosion box!!!! I love them too! One of mine is going to be featured on the Tombow Blog on Nov 2nd, you'll have to check it out :)

Shirl said...

That is sooo cute!

Manhattan Mandie said...

What an awesome explosion box! Great job!!!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

This is totally awesome! Sure creative genious! Love your blog!
wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

Adrea said...

Thank you for the great instructions on the explosion card. I've been wanting to try one and this should help!

Kathy said...

Super cute explosion box! I am definitely going to try one of these at the Holidays. Thanks for sharing!
kmgllon at yahoo dot com

TheCraftyKitchen said...

I've been wanting to try an explosion box for SO long, thanks for the great instructions :) Love your box!

kristinscraftykitchen at gmail dot com

Carol E. said...

What an awesome box. Love all the details and the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

Fantastic Halloween Box. Thanks for the great idea!
owllet at comcast dot net
susan

Kerry T said...

Cute project. TFS
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

~Heidi said...

Very fun! Thanks Janis!!
http://heidihasanidea.blogspot.com/
winterblue73@gmail.com

Susan L said...

That is fabulous! What fun! Thanks for sharing.


Happy Scrappin'

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Anonymous said...

your explosion box is so cute :)

scrappin2babygirls said...

great candy box i love the headless horsemen! tfs.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Deena said...

I just love exploding boxes and you did a wonderful job on yours!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Unknown said...

I so love explosion boxes they are so cool! I will definitely be back for measurements!

ScrappinT said...

I like this box! I have made them before and they are fun!

Scrapsational Hybrid said...

I love this explosion box. Thank you for the instructions and for the chance to win the blog candy

Jennie Garcia said...

Your box is sooo cute!! I've been wanting to do the explosion box for a while thanks for posting the measurements!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

Wow super cute new idea
Michelle
pmfunk06@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I love you exploding box
it is so cute
EllenM

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

I love making those, They are so cool!! TFS!!!
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Rexann

ScrappinMomma said...

very cool. Love it..TFS
NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

Monica said...

Thank you so much for the great detail instructions. I planned to make one real soon.

simplycricutting.blogspot.com stop by and say hi! I loved it!

simplycricutting@gmail.com

Carley said...

Look at you fearless leader! :) I am loving this box it is super duper cute! I hope you are having a Fab weekend!

Melissa said...

Great job on your candy explosion box!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Beckie said...

wow!!! what a neat idea!
thanks for sharing

beckie.kellett@yahoo.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Love this explosion box. Thanks for sharing the details!

JeNn said...

this explosion box is awesome! love your work. thanks for sharing!

lynn.j.anderson@gmail.com

maria said...

wow awesome project i printed out the instructions for this one i want to give it a try. thanks

Heather said...

I love that explosion box! That is amazing!
jackson6542@msn.com

scrapBugz said...

Great project and yes love the explosion box. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Darlene said...

I love explosion boxes! I still have never made one! But I will soon. TFS
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

lilmisstypo said...

autumn lilmisstypo@gmail.com well well .. that is sweet that is totally my style ... rockin ... and i love the shoe

Unknown said...

Love the explosion box with candy! Such a creative idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ashley
ourwedding71809@gmail.com

Julie said...

This is a great box! Love the candy box:)

Julie
Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com
cricutchick@rocketmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

wow this is awesome thanks so much for sharing this and giving the directions I want to give this a try now you have got me inspired Debbie @
http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Pink Cricut said...

What a fun box-and I love the idea of having the candy in it! :)

miccimomma said...

Love the explosion box, have wanted to make one but didn't know how! Thanks for the great idea!!! mlhagenbuch@windstream.net

BreAnn said...

I love explosion boxes! Your box is great! Thanks for sharing!

Scrappers' Ranch said...

I love these little boxes! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
I am already a follower.
Bonnie c
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
a_scrap_above_(at)yahoo(dot)com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun! What a great idea!

Gabriela Sandoval said...

WOW!!! This is so awesome. Thanks for sharing how to make it I might try it :)

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Anna said...

Great box!!! Just awesome
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Courtney Bosarge said...

awesome project!

Teri said...

I also love Explosion boxes and yours is adorable! What a great idea to put a candy box inside. Thanks so much for sharing.

Teri said...

Thanks! I also love Explosion Boxes and yours is adorable! Thank you sooo much.

just jayma said...

This is way cool, thanks for the instructions, I think I might have to make this!

spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

Sonia said...

beautiful workk love the exploding box thanks

Sonia said...

beautiful workk love the exploding box thanks

crazyaboutcricut said...

Janis, I think my mouth was hanging open in awe the whole time I was reading your post! Great job, and thanks for doing this hop with me:o)

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

what a great candy treat box! love it! thank for sharing

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Wow, I love how you decorated your Explosion box and made it as a Halloween keepsake to.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dot com

Tabitha said...

I love that box and will be making some soon, thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love explosion boxes and yours is adorable!!! TFS

Brigitte said...

This is a great idea!!! It's so precious, and the kids will love that.
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Debra said...

Great box! Thanks for the pattern and for sharing!

xdebrax@yahoo.com

kellmg said...

Cute little project - thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute explosion box, wish i was this talented!

frlinnieog@yahoo.com

Cricutting Wendy said...

Very cute!! It does look intimidating but I think I am gonna try this one.

Thanks!

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

pattyk said...

very nice exploding box . thanks millierose651@aol.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, I just love your goodie box.

Anonymous said...

So Very Cool !!! Thanx for sharing such a great project !!!!

Anonymous said...

What a grreat blog,I am so glad I came !!!!!TY4S

Jayne said...

Such a cute box! Love it.

Unknown said...

that is cool. you did a great job. cant figure out how to open it. tfs

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Beki's Blog... said...

What an adorable explosion box, I love it!

Janie said...

Super cute box ! TFS !
HUGS,JANIE

Anniebee said...

I love little boxes so this project is right up my alley! Love your design... it's too cute for words!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing the monsters Mash Blog hop & Marlo from Scrap ‘N Tote has generously donated one of those awsome storage systems.
Rebecca Minor
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Michelle said...

I just love your treat Explosion Box its so cute. I may need to give that a try. I haven't attempeted one of those just yet. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some cool blog candy. You canreach me on my blog.
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/

or at my email

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love this! This is so cute!

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Teri said...

Thank you! ctbruce@yahoo.com

Lori said...

This is a neat project! Never made an explosion box, need to try one soon!

TFS!
Lori
thepaisleyturtle@gmail.com

pookabug said...

Cutest thing ever:)
jrichard102@att.net

{raisingAlexis} said...

Love your box project!!!

{raisingAlexis} said...

super cute box! I love how the figures extend over the lid!

Jamie said...

Such a cute idea!

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kkmom said...

so cute TFS
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chignon said...

Some day I'm going to try an exploding box...yours is fantastic!

Kathy Floen said...

I love your explosion box and it seems so easy too. :)