Saturday, July 9, 2011

Simply Sunday:Summer Time Fun Challenge

Kristal over at Getting Cricky With K Andrews had a Simply Sunday Challenge this week doing a project with Summer Time Fun!! This summer I am taking my daughter to Marineland ( two weeks I can't wait). I decided to do an explosion box to look like an aquarium that I will put our pictures in from our trip. It is not fully complete as I am waiting for Kristals Splashtastic Summer Stamp set to arrive. Here is my entry:

Sorry pictures are a little dark!!
Here is what I used:
Fabulous Finds Cartridge: Box 3.7" and welded 4 of them together
Create A Critter Cartridge: Jelly Fish 1"
                                          Whale 1.6"
                                          Octopus 1.5"
                                          Fish 1"
                                          Sea Weed 3"
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge: Outside panels 3.5" frosted lace stickles on all of them
                                                       Turtle 1.7"
                                                        Shells 2"
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge: Girl 3"
                                                   Water(waves) 1" baby blue stickles   
Doodle Charms Cartridge: Sea Horse 1.8"

I also used gems from the dollar store for all the animals eyes. The inside of the explosion box I cut
 3 1/2" x10 1/2" piece of blue cardstock(Michaels) and scored it at 3 1/2 "and 7". I then used my ATG gun to glue the pieces on to the flaps of the inside of the box. This is where I will add the stamps and the pictures!! I used pop dots on the girl and the waves. For the outside of the box I used a plastic bag cut up to tape around each of the panels to look like the glass of a fish tank.

I will post pictures once the stamps and pictures are added. Thanks
P.S you still have few more hours to enter Kristals Challenge (ends at Midnight tonight)


  1. Very nice explosion box you did a wonderful job tfs!!!

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  3. nice explosion box.. i need to try this!!


    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


  4. Great job on the explosion box! I so need to try to make one of these!
    Thanks for linking up with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- GCDT

  5. eeeeeek! Now this is awesome girl! How in the world did you think to do an aquarium explosion box? WOWEEEE!
    I can't wait to see it finished--let me know! I'm sooooe excited!!!! super duper cute!!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew
    See My Stamps!

  6. That is a great idea to showcase your vacation photos! Love how you decorated it and fabulous idea using the plastic bags to mimic the aquarium glass.


  7. Wow, what a great idea. Very Nice! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  8. What an absolutely adorable project. I am sure your little girl loved it. Mine would!
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  9. AWESOME idea, Kristan!! :) I love how you've done this, and I can't wait to see it with all the pictures added!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  10. This is so cute! Great job with all of your cuts! TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too.
    Becky- Getting Cricky DTM