Welcome to Simply Sweet Scrapping! This blog was created to share a variety of craft ideas focusing mainly on paper crafts. I have been interested in crafts and art since I was a young girl and have tried everything from crochet to rock carving. With the new explosion of interest in scrapbooking and card making, I have happily jumped on that bandwagon. I like to use a variety of mediums and tools when crafting. I bought a Cricut a few years ago and fell in love with it! After a small learning curve it has become an essential tool in my arsenal. My husband is handy in woodworking and can build almost anything. I love to have him help me with my creations.

I do not claim to be the originator of any of these projects. I find ideas from a variety of sources, sometimes making changes, combining them with other ideas, or coming up with something unique. I hope that these projects inspire you.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My First Explosion Box

After seeing all the cute explosion boxes that everyone has made, I had to give it a try.
The basic directions for the box came from the following blog http://glitteradventure.blogspot.com/2006/11/exploding-box-class.html. The instructions are pretty simple. I setup my cricut to do all of the scoring but I am not sure if it saved any time, maybe if you were making a bunch of these. I used the following cricut cartridges: New Arrival, Doodlecharms, Storybook, George, Plantin Schoolbook, and Accent Essentials. I used the following paper: Stampin" Up! Blush, Barely Banana. Bazzil Basics: Solid Textured Cardstock. The ribbon came from Michaels. When I make projects in the future I will try to pay more attention to the supplies that I use.

So, my friend found out that she is having a baby girl! Now I get to start making all of her shower decoratiosn! The theme is Dragonflies and Daisys in a garden setting. I am also making a clothesline so I might throw that in there. The colors are light purple, green, white, and a small touch of light gold. I find that purples are a bit difficult to work with but that is her favorite color so I will make it happen. As I start creating the shower decor I will post the pictures and materials on my blog. Thanks!


  1. you did an amazing job. We have a mom to be having a girl soon and I want to make one of these for her. dont think she will have a baby shower, but her family has been awesome to us so I am getting her a bunch of new girl stuff for the baby.
    But this is so cute, I wish I had the new arrival cartridge, so i think I am just going to get baby stickers for now.
    cant wait to see shower pictures. I am sure you will do an awesome job too.

  2. This came out really nice. Love the colors too.

  3. Wow, you did a fantastic job with these.