Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Good morning everyone.
As it's Tuesday it means a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz, where we aim to show you that making masculine cards are easier than you think!
This week we want to see your projects based on the theme of a -


When I saw this it was a no brainer as, as I've said before, my son is turning 30 and so are his friends!
So here is my card.

This is a card that my son asked me to make for his best friend and childminder's son!
He'd seen another box card I'd made and asked for one for Ben's birthday. 
I used a red, white and blue theme and the explosion set from Uniko and some MFT balloon dies coloured with Copics.
I coloured the balloons with Copics to match the fussy cut explosion stamps stamped in shades of red and blue. The 30 was cut in holographic card and the name out of white scraps and coloured to match. The panels were cut to size then embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder-  Happy Birthday. The balloons were stuck to strips of acetate and then these were glued onto strips of red card across the opening of the box. I added a few strings and bows to the balloons with linen thread.

OK, now it's over to you. Check out what fab inspiration the rest of the DT have made and join us.

I'm going to join in the fun over at:-

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  1. This is brilliant Jules and I cannot believe you have a son of 30!! xx

    1. Haha and he is my little brother!

  2. Fab box card Jules, love those explosion stamps!


  3. It's lovely, mum. Looks even better in real life.

  4. These are fabulous! If I wanted to commission one of these for my husband's 40th would that be possible? Nichola and I are friends on facebook so hopefully she'll vouch for me ;) Kind Regards, Sam H nee G (I did try to contact you but couldn't find the button to do so!)

  5. I love the exploding pop up cards, your balloons are super. A wonderful DT creation for Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  6. Wow! Bam!! Pow!! So happy - anyone would love to receive this delightful card/box!
    Sandy xx

  7. This is so much fun! Love this project - great colours. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  8. WOW! This is so impressive! It makes a big explosion of fun! Thank you for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

  9. I just love your explosion box card - I have yet to try making one of these - - this is SO fun and really packs a punch with the balloons and sentiments flying out! Great job on this!! Julia xx

  10. This indeed is a fun explosion card :) love it

  11. Such an fantastic box card. Love all thouse colorful balloons. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  12. Rather belatedly Julie as I am only just back from holiday, but wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely work and joining in our stamp and die theme at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x


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