Thursday, January 2, 2014

Explosion box album - work in progress

Happy New Year!  I generally don't believe in resolutions but I do believe in setting goals, and I'm thinking one goal I need to work on this year is not *only* finding inspiration for my crafting projects at the last minute, lol.  The current challenge at Color My Heart is to use Ruby and Juniper and despite how much I have loved working with the Sparkle and Shine paper kit (which features Ruby & Juniper along with Slate, Whisper, White Daisy and some adorable shiny silver in the patterns) I was just kept drawing a blank for anything to submit... until I was just about ready for bed the night before the deadline.  Because I found inspiration so late, this project is not completely finished but this is my first explosion box album and I'm so excited about the possibilities I'm just itching to get back to it once my work day is done.  I will add pics once I have it completely done.

details:  As I mentioned I used the Sparkle and Shine papers including the zip strip for the fun reindeer/sleigh/bell icons around the bottom or the lid.  I had some bulk 3/4" wide bulk White Daisy ribbon so I folded that into an accordion bow and topped that with one of the rosettes from the Sparkle and Shine assortment.  I also used Juniper ink to stamp the "Happy Holidays" emblem on the front from the December 25th set backed with another patterned paper from the Sparkle and Shine kit.


  1. I love the box, Annette! So pretty! I'm excited to see the finished product! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week.


  2. Great ribbon topper, and I adore the use of the zip strip on here! Show us, show us!!! ;) Thanks for linking up over at the Color Dare with us!