Sunday, August 30, 2020

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Good morning friends! How is your weekend so far?  Mine has been exciting, and I can't wait to share it with you! But today, I'm joining the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop.

Scrapbooking is actually what got me into paper crafting in the first place, if you can believe it.  A friend of mine invited me to a get together with a few of her friends who were doing a small crop.  This group was amazing and they got together twice a month with their scrapbook totes in hand and spread out across a table with all their beautiful papers, stickers, and die cuts, and of course all those wonderful memories being proudly displayed on the pages.  They were beautiful and I was mesmerized!

Now, scrapbooking has come a LOOOOOOONG way since those days (not to date myself or anything. lol).  Thankfully, we have lots of incredible products to help us create stunning works of art that our photos can live in forever.

That's what I love about this blog hop!  You'll get to see a lot of incredibly talented designers sharing fantastic ideas for you to showcase your beautiful memories too!

With that said, I'm gonna throw a monkey wrench in the works today! haha!

I have an alternative style of scrapbook to share with you.  It's called an explosion box and the wonderful thing about it is that it's fully interactive and portable! It can hold a lot of photos, but the downside is they all have to be small.   Let's take a look!

The outside of the box draws attention to it and establishes a theme. In this case travel & discovery.  But the real magic happens when you lift the lid!

A whole world falls open!!

Each of these layers either have a fabulous quote related to our theme, or have room for small photos to be added on.  This sort of scrapbook would be perfect for a young person going off on their own for the first time, or for someone going on a new adventure.

Each layer of the box is created, one at a time, and then stacked on top of each other so that they nest inside the box perfectly.  You would never imagine that all this would be tucked away inside that little box if you didn't open the lid.  What a discovery!

As you can see from the photo above, you can add flaps to create even MORE room inside the box.  Maybe the front has a photo and the underside has some journaling about the photo.

The layer pictured below has a pocket and a removable layer. It could work similar to the flap above.  But using the two different methods, instead of just both the same, adds a lot more interest to our already intriguing box doesn't it?

And finally, the bottom layer of the box.  This one also has a pocket with a pull out piece.  This is the one that would have Designer Series Paper or something decorative on the backside, because this is what makes up the body of the box.

I created this box for my "World of Good" Virtual Stampin' Escape this summer.  It was 1 of 12 stunning projects that attendees got to make.  I include all the paper supplies, PDF tutorial, and video tutorials for EACH project.  This escape has ended, but you can order the tutorials on my "RETREATS" tab. There's a HOLIDAY Stampin' Escape coming up, and posted below! I'd love to have you join me! :-D

Supplies used for the explosion box:

* World of Good Memories & More Card Pack
* Misty Moonlight Cardstock
* Basic Black Cardstock
* Early Espresso Cardstock
* Whisper White Cardstock
* Brass Foil Sheets
* Adhesives

Click the "NEXT" Button below to hop on over to Sue McDonald's Blog to see what she has in store for you!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook layout!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Taking Registrations NOW for the coolest Stampin' Escape TO GO!
 Click the photo to get more info and to register!!

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies I used today, you can simply click on an image to be taken directly to my website!  If you'd like to purchase the PDF/VIDEO tutorials for the World of Good Stampin' Escape, you can find them under the "RETREATS" tab at the top of my blog. ENJOY!!

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  1. WOW!!! Just wow - have made explosion boxes before but never the complex. Thanks for sharing

  2. I love this, so intricate and such a great memory box, love it x

  3. Haven't done a exploding box for ages, must revisit this