Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bang! It's a Firecracker Birthday Box for SVG Attic

It's July, and the firecrackers have been going off every night for almost 2 weeks now (but the dogs don't like it).  July 4th was the inspiration for today's project, along with a good friend's birthday next week:

This cutting file, from the SVG Attic Festive Fourth collection, is the medium fireworks gift box.  I opted to make it look like a birthday firecracker instead of a Fourth of July one.  It's all about the papers and stamps you use.
The designer paper is from K & Company.  All other card stock is Close To My Heart.  The wick is some glitter paper from my stash (had it forever, don't remember where it came from).  The sentiment and fireworks stamps are all from Close To My Heart
Here's another view of the box...
I used some Purple Passion Timeless Twine to tie the label to the box. 
SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets are having a contest this month.  You can use a file from either company to enter the Anything Goes Challenge.  ATG -- my favorite kind of challenge!  There's tons of great files at either store!  Now's your chance to make something and enter the challenge.  You have all month, and there's GREAT prizes!
I have a giveaway going on, celebrating several events: I wrote my 500th blog post last week, I just reached 400 followers on my blog, and I have over 100 "likes" on my Facebook page, Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  To celebrate all those things,  I'm having a giveaway:  I have some Timeless Twine, some 3 Girl JAM ribbon, a Unity stamp set, a Close To My Heart stamp set, some Pinque Peacock embellishments, a 6x6 paper pad, and various embellishments that I need a home for. I also have two generous sponsors:  DigiStamps4Joy is giving a $10 gift certificate to the store, and The Cutting Cafe is offering any 3 sets.  WOW! If you'd like to be eligible to win, please leave a comment on any of my blog posts between now and July 6.  I'll draw a winner on my birthday.  It's my day, and you get the present!  I'd also love it if you "like" my Facebook page and follow my blog, if you don't already. 
Have a great 4th of July, and don't forget to enter this month's Anything Goes Contest at SVG Attic!


  1. Lots of birthdays this month...including YOU, right?! This is super fun and cheerful...love the purple twine and papers you put together for this fun firecracker. Sorry your pups are dealing with the fireworks, this is a scary time of year for pups...people just don't realize, sad. Have a great day my friend!

  2. I love your firecracker! Great job on your project :)

  3. Very cute birthday firecracker!!
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  4. awe i love it........boom boom awesome

  5. What a fun firecracker box. Love your colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,