How neat is that July 30-31

Welcome to the Interactive Hop where things either move, are hidden, pop out, slide,  or who knows….   Your first stop is Monica with followed by a awesome list of crafty ladies.  Scraps2treasure is having an overall grand prize and these are the simple rues: Become a follower, leave a comment at every stop and that’s it.
Hopefully you will come away with some new crafty ideas on how to make your cards, layouts or minis more interactive.  The possibilities are endless…. Glad to see you hopping with us.
So my project is an explosion box.  I’ve never done one before but I’ve seen a lot of great ones….  So I decided to give it a try….
Outside of the box
Box open

Video of opening the box
I got the instructions from here:
I didn’t have time to make the double layers, so I only did one… But I like it anyways!
I did make a little candle cake.  I used one of those battery powered tea lites, and colored it with my copic markers. I wrote Happy Birthday with liquid pearls, and used ribbon with the flowers on it around the candle to make it looked decorated.
I hope you enjoyed my project!
If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower. Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is now available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… New update was released – over 640 cards, and growing every month!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace

So here’s the blog candy – since this is a one day hop, I will select a winner on Wednesday. You must be a follower to win..

1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.

Thanks so much for visiting! Your next stop on the hop is  Kristen –

Have a great weekend!
Monica –
Lori –
Patricia –
Amy V–
 Leticia –
Yolie –
Lori Brown
Jennifer R. – you are here
Kristen – – your next stop
Design Team Blog Hop 7/30-7/31
Design team card


  1. Great Birthday surprise…so cute…I am wanting to try one of these myself. I love how you made the cake out of the tealight…so cute! TFS
    Eva :0) Your newest follower.

  2. I already have the app..and love it!

  3. Very cute I love the idea of the tea light in the bottom, I have tons of ideas now running thru my head for that.

  4. Designs that Delight
    July 30, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Cute box! -Dawn ~

  5. Great explosive box and I love how the decorated birthday candle worked out! This would be fun to make and give. I am a follower:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  6. you did a great job! I love the tea light tip..
    I'm a new follower and going to check for the android app

    memorieskeeper56 at yahoo dot com

  7. Great box. Have been a follower of yours for a while.


  8. Wonderful box. I need to try making one of those. TFS!


  9. Crafty and Green
    July 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Really Cool Box! Great job! I'm hoping to try one here soon myself!!


  10. I am a new follower!! Great explosion box, love the tea light idea!! I don't have an Iphone so if my number gets picked please pass it on to someone else!! Thanks

  11. A Creative Journey
    July 30, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    LOVE your explosion box and the 3-d element inside! GREAT IDEA! I always forget that I have more room being that it is a box! TFS your project! It is great! I am a follower and would be honored if you would come by my blog and become a follower as well @
    if you already aren't! Have a great day!

  12. Anita Braddock
    July 30, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    wow what a coool box love the colors and that it opens never have done this will have to try. thanks for sharing your great project keep up the great work. thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Great explosion box love the color choice!!

  14. Very nice. They're fun to make. Your colors are really great.

  15. Great job on the explosion box! 🙂

  16. Love your explosion box….

  17. Great explosion box!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  18. Fun box! Those look so tedious to me and I just don't know if I have the patience to try one..They are really all very nice and unique..Great job!

  19. Laura (tweetyb)
    July 30, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    Great explosion box!! Love it!! I love making the tealight candles also! SO pretty!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  20. Adora Concepcion
    July 30, 2011 - 8:25 pm

    love this project!!!!

    (QQ DT)

  21. So cute….love the idea!

  22. Great box. It is awesome

  23. Great job on the explosion box!!! This is on my list to make!!! Great job on the challenge! I'm your newest follower!

  24. Love it!! This is the 2nd explosion box I saw and I have to try one!!!

  25. cute explosion box the tealight is a neat idea esp for a birthday 🙂 the hops been fun and have learned a new technique or idea with each designer thanks!!

  26. Great project. I love doing explosion boxes. I have only done two, but they were fun,
    I am a follower, and if you draw my name, draw another one, I recently won the crafty card gallery app which I now have on my I -pad. Thanks:)
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  27. super cute box!

  28. Great birthday explosion box! I especially like the battery operated candle that you used for the birthday cake!

  29. Cute box! Thanks for sharing the idea and the link on how to make it! New follower.

    Pat R.

  30. Cute box! It is beautiful!!


  31. Love these kind of boxes!! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Already a follower of your crafty creations! Love this one too; Thank you for sharing.

  33. OMG Jenn this is absolutely adorable. Wow I know that had to take some time to create. Great job and TFS

  34. This is a very nice exploding box. TFS.

  35. Great job with the explosion box. These are great aren't they? TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  36. Love the box, and the cake is just great. thanks so much for sharing it with usSO happy to be a new follower

    God Bless

  37. Cute explosion box. I've been wanting to make one, too. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

  38. Awesome explosion box! Tfs and have a great day. 🙂

  39. Greetings my favorite app lady 🙂 I love this and the tea light cake is adorable. Thanks for sharing it!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  40. What a beautiful explosion box! I love the purple!!!! I'm a new follower.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  41. Kathy’s Kreative Spot
    July 31, 2011 - 5:43 am

    Great explosion box. I am a longtime follower.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  42. I heart explosion boxes~so cute! New follower via GFC! thanks 4 the candy but I don't have a phone that uses Apps, but what an awesome prize! Thanks~prhmangel@gmail.comI heart explosion boxes~so cute! New follower via GFC! thanks 4 the candy but I don't have a phone that uses Apps, but what an awesome prize!

  43. What a great box, I just love it. Thank you for sharing it, and the chance to win.

  44. I love the box. So many ideas! Thanks CallyAnn(follower already)

  45. Good job on the explosion box! I would love the app, it would be great on my I touch…

  46. sweetlilscrapper
    July 31, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    cute, i wanna try this someday!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  47. Latinacreativa
    July 31, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    Very Cute! I can picture that little cake all "lit" up!-Raquel @

  48. great box! I love the cake- very crafty!

  49. Scrappin Melissa
    July 31, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    very cute~ Explosion boxes always look so fun!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  50. I thought that was very clever, and you did great I love purple!

  51. this card is awesome

  52. Hopping thru Day 2 of the blob hop and took an opportunity to look at your birthday explosion box. Great job!

  53. I've been seeing a lot of explosions boxes too. I like seeing how cute it is without all the layers. Love your bright, fun colors!

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