Sunday, June 26, 2011

A crazy idea...

So have you ever had an idea that sprang into your head and wouldn't let you rest till you made it real?  I was having another bout of insomnia with crafters block thrown in for good measure when out of the blue it hit me.  An explosion box! I haven't made one in a while... Once again I was browsing the blog over at Little Plastic Man and he was talking about how these people were selling one of the templates he made and is giving away for free.  I clicked on the template and the light bulb appeared!

So what is in this innocent white box;


After printing the template and putting the birds and pigs together I dug through my scrap folder and made hills and sky, and made "wood" blocks from heavy card stock scraps.

I made a small box for the "golden egg" to sit upon.  Its a egg shaped piece of gum my son got for Easter.

I used acetate strips cut from left over packaging to suspend the birds and faced them all in, as they are trying to get the pigs. One poor little blue bird has already missed the king pig and lies on his side waiting for his friends.

Once my husband saw it he immediately asked for birds for his desk.  LOL  I was making this just for the sake of making it to get it out of my head so I unmounted it from the box and remounted it onto the box top so he can easily place it upon his desk at work.

I added strips of the same green paper to the sides to finish off the look of a grassy hill.  I am sure he is going to get questions about it at work tomorrow as the birds bounce with the slightest breeze.
If you want to make your own birds go on over to Little Plastic Man and get one of his awesome templates...They are FREE!


  1. Fantastic Card, looks like a lot of work went into it. So fun.

  2. Bellos me encantan!!! ;)

  3. I just love this!! What a great son is having an Angry Birds party this weekend so I might have to give this a try!

  4. how long did it take to make? very awesome!

    1. Thanks for the complement. Not very long maybe 2-3 hours. Mostly cutting everything out and choosing paper for the paper piecing.