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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Creative Knockouts Challenge #99 ~ Paper Piecing

My First Explosion Box

Welcome blogging buddies.  Thanx so much for stopping by.
This project is something that I have wanted to try for quite some time.  I have put it off as I have felt a bit intimidated by it.  Well, I gathered up my courage and gave it a go!

The theme at Creative Knockouts this challenge is "Paper Piecing".  So I thought it would be the perfect time to have at it with the box, lol!  I got the pattern from online and it was very easy to follow.  Some of the boxes have several layers, but I decided to keep it simple with one layer for my first try.  I found it's like making a bunch of cards and putting them all together with a theme.  Mine is flowers.  I used LOTS of die punches and cuts using my Silhouette.  It was great fun, but I worked on it for several days.  Think. . . work. . . think ~  you get the idea!  Here is the result.

Around the outside of the box in blue letters it says, "Thinking of You, Believe, Hope, Dream.

When you open the box and it falls open it reveals all the goodies inside.  I really like the tall flowers on wires ~ they wiggle when it's opened!

Here are pictures of the individual panels:

This is one of those projects that I would call a "labor of love".  Now that I have done one box, I know I will do more and try using more layers ~ if I can think up ideas to fill all the panels!

We hope you stop by Creative Knockouts and see all the great projects the DT have done, and join in our challenge.

Again, thanx for your visit.


  1. Wow, Joanne - you took paper piecing to a whole new level! Awesome explosion box! Hugs, Cathy

  2. Joanne, this is such a gorgeous creation!! A labor of love is right, it's beautiful!

  3. Your box is simply stunning piece of art! I absolutely love how you made this master piece. Great work teamie.

    Tamie DT Sister

  4. Your box is amazing! It's really a masterpiece! All the little details - it's full of love and inspiration! Wow!


  5. All I can say is Wow! Joanne, this is really gorgeous. The papers are beautiful and you were so creative with each square that you made to put it all together. Maggie, DT Teamie


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