Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Crib Explosion Box

Hi Everyone,
I took a break from wedding things to make this explosion box for a co-working who is having a baby. I had so much fun making this box that I just had to share it with you all.  First I have to say I was under a bit of pressure to get it done as I was asked late in the game to make a card that would hold the gift card we were giving her.  Well I spent just about the entire weekend in the craftroom making it.  But I have to say I think it was because of the theme.  I just don't have a lot of "baby" themed graphics and papers kicking around in my craftspace.  I had said to the family if I needed to make a Christmas or Halloween themed explosion box I could have banged it out quickly.  I had spent so much time looking for graphics and making the crib that the whole thing got away from me.  In the end it was worth the effort because it came out awesome and my all my co-workers were excited to give the new Mom her gift card. First I have to show you a picture of my desk as I was making it.  This was my first so you know the paper scraps were flying! I even posted this on my facebook page. Here is the pic:
WHAT a mess!!! But then it all started to come together around that adorable 3-D crib that is perfectly sized to hold a gift card. Here are the pictures that I took and while they are not the best I am sure you will get the idea of how the box came out.
Wow, Do you love it too?? I knew I was pressed for time and searched for a crib file online but they were all for sale and I thought I could make one fairly easy just by looking at a picture.  I saw some really pretty ones for sale but I thought if I kept it simple I would be able to create it quickly.  I used my CAP2 software to make the file and  exported it as a pdf so that I could use my ZING and MTC to cut it.  Well all went well and I thought I would share the file with you all.  Here is a picture of the pdf file:
So cute! If you want to try to make the crib you can fine the pdf file here:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/hkr6ldzmvlx3weh/crib_to_post.pdf
and as always for my MTC peeps you can download the file here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/wc8788k344oev2l/crib_by_lysa_and_huey_to_post.mtc 
 If any of you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will do my best to help.  I really love this explosion box card and will make more in the future. I am already thinking a wedding one would be fun to create.  I could just see a wedding cake in the center. Thanks for visiting and PLEASE enjoy the file and consider leaving me a comment, I so love to share files and comments inspire me to share more.
Lysa

16 comments:

  1. Wow Lysa, this is beautiful! I had no doubt you would come up with something stunning and you didn't disappoint! I love, love, love this! You never ceased to amaze me my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Hi Brenda, Thanks so much! I really had a blast making this. I hope you grabbed the crib file. I am onto my next project already. It is a baby shower favor for a friend. I can't wait to get it going. Thanks as always for your comments. Hope all is well on your end and all are in good health!!
    Lysa

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  3. Thank you for the adorable cut file. You did a great job.

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  4. o cute but how do I open this the download won't open what app do I use? thank you!

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Sorry for such a long delay in my response. You can print the pdf file on cardstock and hand cut the crib or download the MTC file if you have "make the cut" software and use the digital cut file. Other digital cutting software will open the pdf as well. What digital software do you have? Do you have "Sure Cuts A Lot" or Silhouette?

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  5. Thank you for the file! How did you get the crib to stand up inside the box?

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  6. Hi breyman,
    So sorry for the delay in my response. I have been away from the computer due to life. After I assembled the crib I used zig liquid glue to neatly glue the crib to the box using the four legs of the crib. It does not take a lot of glue. My friend who it was made for still has it on display and the crib stayed in place well. The glue dries clear so you won't see it. If you want a stronger glue joint try adding something like a paper tab to the inside of the crib leg and add glue to that. Hope this helps,
    Lysa

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  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My 2nd grandson is arriving next week and I wanted something extra special. This is it!

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    1. You are so welcome and congrats on the birth of your grandson. May his life be filled with blessings.
      Lysa

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  8. Hi Lysa, this is so pretty. thank you for sharing the template. will try to make a card out of your template. a baby shower has been organised for a colleague who is so excited of her pregnancy. thanks for sharing again. hope i can do justice. ;)

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  9. Curious, I've never made a box card before what are the dimensions to cut the actual box part. As for the crib, THANK YOU!! I have been looking for a template I didn't need to buy or have a machine to cut it for me. Thank you in advance!! :)

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  10. Hi Anonymous, The crib is 4"X2". I f memory serves I think I made the box 5"X5" or 6"X6". You can make the crib first and set in on a square piece of scrap paper to help you decide what looks best for your purpose. Hope this helps, Lysa

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  11. WOW this is stunning, might have to give it a try think there is still some grand children to come if not will look good sitting in my craft room

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  12. Hi Lysa, Thanks for share this project, very nice. I made my version using your baby bed template and I publish it on my blog. I write who is the designer form bay bed and insert a link to your blog page. I hope you go OK with this. You can visit me and give me feedback. Maggie

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