Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Exploding Hexagon Baby Card {Scrapy Land #39}

Exploding hexagon box card open

Can you believe it's already April?  Time does fly!!  That means is also time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for this first Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Exploding hexagon box card closed

The following dies were used to create this 3D card:

Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlets - Welcome
Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlets - Sweet
Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlets -  Baby
Die-Versions: Sweet Wordlets - It's A Boy Girl
Die-Versions: Lacey Dots
Die-Namites: Baby Clothesline
Cheery Lynn Designs: Victoria Picket Fence
Cheery Lynn Designs: Garden Gate

I saw this idea on a card making Facebook group that I belong to.  They found the tutorial for the Exploding Hexagon Carousel Box and the template here.

I made this card for a friend's baby shower and I have to say it was a big hit.  Although it may look complicated, it's actually very easy to make.  The hardest part for me was cutting my lines straight.  You could use a paper cutter or an electronic cutting devise, but I used plain old scissors.  The above photo is the card completely open.

I used Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets to go around the outside panels to spell out "Welcome Sweet Baby" and the Die-Namites Baby Clothesline for the inside panels.  These were cut out of white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.

I don't have a baby crib die, so I used the Cheery Lynn fence and gate dies to create my own crib.

The little decorations on the crib (the anchor and hearts) are some of the negative pieces from the Baby Clothesline die cut.

The outside of the box was decorated with another Sweet Wordlets die, a lacey border strip and some ribbon.  I also added a personal note on the bottom of the box.  You could also make one of the panels a pocket and add your note there as well.

This was really fun to create and I can see lots of themes that this exploding hexagon box could be used for, not just a baby card.

You have until April 17 to upload your creation to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  Be sure to visit the Scrapy Land blog to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team members have created for you.


Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic Anne. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. All of the details are wonderful and so much to look at, love all the beautiful baby dies and the paper. She is going to be so surprised when she see that exploding box and what a gift that is. Something she can share with the baby when he get older.
Hugs Pat

Samra Leshinski said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! This is absolutely amazing creation Anne!!! I have got to try this! Love it! Thank you for the inspiration my dear!
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Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is spectacular, Anne!! Wow!! What an amazing project!! I have been studying the pictures to take in all of the details!! I absolutely love this!! It's a card and gift in one!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lori Kobular said...

Anne you never cease to amaze me with all your intricate and wonderful ideas and creations! This card is amazing! I have never seen an exploding hexagon card before and your is gorgeous!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, I can tell you had fun creating this and I can see why it was a hit at the baby shower! What fun is an exploding card, and the top on this is just a delight! The crib and the clothes line with tiny clothes is just adorable! Hugs!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Anne, love the design, cute crib and baby clothes.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Can you even believe how cute the "lid" is? Anne - so darling! AND A BIG Wow! What a lot of work, Anne! Looks fantastic! I can't get over all those tiny die cuts, and the paper is oh-so-sweet! xo

Nancy Hill said...

Super adorable baby card. Love every layer and gorgeous little crib and baby clothes inside. Hugs Nancy

Kathy Krug said...

Wow!!! I'll bet this took a while to create. Just love the outside of the box and the way it opens. What a surprise for the recipient.

NanaConnie said...

This is wonderful, Anne! Loving all the die cuts you used. Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial. I'm going to try one of these.

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow Wow Anne , it is spectacular!!!Love this box and the Stunning Papers!
Great work , Stunning project !

Patricia Chalas said...

WOW this is stunning Anne, lovely design,the crib and baby clothes are so cute.

Annie said...

this is the first ever Hexagon card I have seen and I love the explosive details...........absolutely stunning Anne.....a real treasure xx

Best wishes
Annie x

Donna Ellis said...

Such a pretty card, Anne! I love this card design, and hope to try it out! Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog some time to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

MiamiKel said...

Shut the front door! This is mind boggling gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful work of ar t- I am sure this was a big hit and a keepsake for the mom to be! Lovely burst of color and whimsy - and that crib is brilliant with the fence die. Way to think 'outside the box!"