Thursday, March 17, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Anything but a card

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is use our stamps to create a non-card project. I've always wanted to try making a Magic Box - if you're not familiar with these, take a look through Elaine's beautiful website... mine is nooooowhere near as AMAZING as her creations are.... but I tried! (I just can't compete with someone who made one for the Queen...) Elaine has a very detailed tutorial HERE if you'd like to try making your own Magic Box... I did mine pretty much the same, except my strips of acetate are anchored under the side panels instead of cutting slits in the center panel.

I didn't spend a lot of time coloring on this project, and I only used 2 stamps. The flower stamp is called Delicate Daffodil and the sentiment can be found here. I started off with a square of paper 7" square and scored 2-1/2" in from each side, then cut out the corners of the square along the scored lines.

Here is the box closed - when you pull the top off, everything just sort of 'sproings' - it was hard to get a good picture with all the flowers and butterflies bobbing up and down! Very fun project to make.

Be sure to check out what these other designers came up with for their "anything-but-a-card" project -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kathy @ Watermelon Sugar
Kelli @ I Made This Myself!
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Shirley @ Card Art, Etc.

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. That is outstanding!! I've always wanted to do one of these boxes. It's lovely too!

  2. I made one quite recently for my grandson's christening, but it has more layers. Have a look here.
    Hope you like it, yours is lovely.

  3. Aren't these boxes just fun?! I love the daffodils!

  4. This is a gorgeous explosion box. Love those flowers and butterflies

  5. What a gorgeous explosion box Dina!! Love the flowers and butterflies and your colors.