Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Circus is in Town!!!

Come one, Come all, To the greatest show on Earth!
This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are having fun under the big top with our CIRCUS theme.

We were asked to think outside of the box so I decided to make an explosion box! :)

(By the way this is the first explosion box that I have ever made.)
These are the 150+ pieces that I cut using Paper Doll Dress Up, Everyday Day Paper Dolls, and Create A Critter cartridges so I could assemble all of the elements of the explosion box..
Around the outside of the box is the word CIRCUS.

Here are all of the layers to the explosion box.
This layer is made up if 6 clowns all cut at 2 inches.
This layer is the elephant and peanut group. All of these pieces were cut at 1 inch.
(except for the clown hats which were cut at 2 inches)
I just love the Lions, Tigers and Seals (Oh My!) layer. All of these were cut at 1 inch as well.
I forgot to mention that all of the animals have googlie eyes.
In the center of the layers you can see the Ringmaster, leading the show, and a little girl, enjoying the circus. (cut at 2 inches)

I had a blast making this explosion box. The template I used can be easily found by doing a search for explosion boxes. I found the template to be slightly off when putting all of the layers together. Maybe it was something my printer did to the template.

Thanks for staying though this long post. I hope you enjoyed my project. Don't forget to go to the DCD blog and show us your circus inspired projects. Also, please visit my fellow design team members, they all made such cre8tive circus projects this week.

Bitten by the Bug - 3D box w/ Cricut
Creative Stamp Friends - Anything but a card
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Anything Goes
Outlines Monday Challenge - Lots of layers
Anything  Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Jen's Digi Stamps - Anything but a card
Sweet Stamps - Anything but a card


  1. Your explosion box is FABULOUS! So much time went into creating this fun project. Hope to be able to make one.

    Carson's Creations

  2. YVette this project turned out AMAZING!!! A lot of time and dedication went into creating something so Awesome. GREAT JOB SIS! ~Yvonne

  3. Totally love all your explosion boxes. They must have been fun to make. Great job Yvette.

  4. Wow, that's amazing! =)
    Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  5. Such a FUN project! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  6. What an AWESOME explosion box! Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

    NettieG's DT

  7. Holy CRAP! this is absplutely FANTASTIC! Can't imagine making all those cuts and gluing them all down, but the result is so frickin' FABULOUS! WOW, I'm hyperventilating. LOL Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week. xxD

  8. Oh, I love explosion boxes and your is just darling!!!! Thanks for joining us at Jen's Digi Stamps.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  9. What a fabulous Explosion Box!!! All those cuts :) Thanks for joining in the challenge at BBTB2!

  10. Oh wow...so many layers and so much work....this looks terrific. Saw you on Make it Monday.

  11. WoW! This is so amazing! Great layers and details! Great work!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

  12. what an amazing box ~so much work put into it too!!
    thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
    vanessa xx

  13. this is awesome. gorgeous colours. I saw it on MIM xx

    I love all these primary colors.
    DIANA L.

  15. WOW! That is incredible!! I LOVE IT! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  16. Hi Yvette,
    This is Great! I love it.
    You did a fantastic Job on this box.


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