Then and Now, Mother’s Day Exploding Box!

Hey y’all, Ali here, it is Fuse It Fun Day, yippee! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! I have a super fun project to share and a Mother’s Day gift for you all!

Recently I made my very first exploding box, and now I am kind of addicted! If you have ever made one, or watched a tutorial, you know they are a bit labor intensive…especially with all of the measuring! I like measuring almost as much as I like liquid adhesive…and that is not very much at all! No matter how hard I try I can never get exact measurements and I end up wasting a lot of really great cardstock! So I had an idea, why not make a cut file so I don’t have to measure? Then I will have an exploding box template for whenever I want to make one! I know…Silhouette has one in the store, but I like to be difficult (and cheap) and make my own, that way it is exactly to my liking! Anywho…that is exactly what I did! And I want to share that file with you for free, so follow this link and you can download the cut file! Happy Mother’s Day!

So you are probably wondering…where the sequins at, lady? This is Fuse It Fun Day, bring on the bling! So…. I thought it would be really fun if some of the flaps on the exploding box were shakers! I absolutely love how this idea turned out! Everything is better with sequins, after all!

I used a super springy (totally a word) and fun paper pad from imaginisce, it’s super old, it has been pretty much untouched in my stash for AGES! This paper paired so well with the You Are My Sunshine and What’s Up Buttercup sequin mixes,  the sequins add that special touch! This is not your everyday exploding box! LOL!

Other than the really fun shaker flaps, I kept this box relatively simple because I am giving it to my mom and she might be intimidated by something really involved, she also has a tendency to break things (sorry mom!). Here is a video if you would like to see the entire box completed!

I used photos from when I was very young and then I also added some recent family photos, so I am calling this the “Then and Now” exploding box. I think my mom is really going to love it! These little boxes make perfect gifts, so why not make one for someone you love…don’t forget the sequins!!!

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t know how to use the cut file, have no fear, I will show you!!

I hope you have a fabulous day! See you next Fuse It Fun Day!

Fuse It Fun Day-Little Prince

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here, especially on such a fun weekend! National Scrapbook Day is always so much fun! Have you hopped over to Instagram to check out all of the fun challenges the Sparklers have for you? My challenge is Star Shine- make stars shine on your layout! And that is exactly what I did! Here is my Star Shine layout, the gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins make this challenge super easy! I also added some amazing Cork Confetti Stars from some shiny gold thread!

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One of my favorite elements of this layout is the shaker bow! I have always thought the Fuse Tool is so cool, but I don’t do Project Life, so I didn’t think I would use it often. Well, I finally got one and I am absolutely loving it! I use it so frequently, I wish I would have grabbed one sooner! In the spirit of loving my Fuse, I am going to be showing you how I use it every Sunday Fun Day with Fuse It Fun Day! For this project I used a bow template and created the little shaker bow! I filled it with those gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins, and isn’t the result just the most darling little embellishment?@dearlizzy @shimelle @cocoavanillastudio @spiegelmomscraps #corkconfettistars #goldstardustsequins #shimelle #cocoavanillastudio #dearlizzy #spiegelmomscraps

If you wanna see how I made the shaker bow, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that!

Another element I adore are the hanging cork stars from the Wild at Heart frame! Super quick and easy, but so much fun- and, it’s all in the details! Right?!

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I could add those stars to every project! They are fabulous!!

Thanks for joining me for my first blog post, I hope you will check in for Fuse It Fun Day every week!