Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Vicki's blog, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun. For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” I knew I didn't have any cool holographic paper and I'm really bad with April Fool's ideas, so I went searching on You Tube. I looked high and low and just couldn't find anything. So I decided to make a cute box.
April Fool's !!!

It's not just a box! It's an exploding box!

Isn't it awesome?!

I used a simple tutorial from PMaddict at

It really is easy. The hardest part is deciding how you want to decorate it!

To make this cute box, you will need 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock for your base. The rest is up to you. I used a bunch of items from Making Memories Chloe's Closet. Last year, I just had to have all the pieces from this line and then I never did anything with them. Such is the life of a hoarder! Later I can add a few pictures or some more quotes before I give it away. Hope you enjoyed it.

Next in line is Lindsay from La Georgia Paperie. Her blog is full of pictures and stories about everyday life! Love it! Have you ever wondered why we like hearing about other people's lives?? And she has a hubby who will MAKE her a card! My hubby wanted me to make my own bday card this year! I declined and opted for an extra gift.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:


Darlene S You are here

Lindsey Z Here is your next stop

What's a hop without Candy??? Of course there is candy. I just don't know what yet. But I have lots of goodies around here. LOL So please leave a comment and a way to contact you if you want a chance to enter for the mystery candy.

Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Thanks for stopping by the April Fool's Day Blog Hop



  1. I love explosion boxes. I tried to make one once but got confused, sooo happy you posted the link lol. I think we all know what its like to have A LOT of paper, so you are amongst friends lol

  2. I love the colors in your box, so bright & springy! I want to try to make one, I don't have much paper since I am new & was just downsized out of my job. Thanks for the link.
    I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
    come to my blog for more info & to join me!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  3. WOW!! So pretty!! TFS!
    ~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"

  4. such a beautiful box... i love it.

  5. I've been seeing these boxes a lot lately. I'm going to have to try one.

  6. Great explosion box!! Love all the papers and colors... Thanks for participating in the HOP!!

    Your newest follower,
    Amy :) at

  7. I love your exploding box. I told my husband about your birthday card dilemma, he seemed to think that your husband had the right idea. Go figure. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  8. The colors you used for the box are GORGEOUS!

  9. Love the way your inside layers are arranged so they are all visible! Thank you for the great share!

  10. Beautiful Project! I have never made one of these but I absolutely love them! Tfs and have a great day. :)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  11. That box is so adorable. It has been on my to do list forever. :)

    at yahoo
    dot com

  12. I love your explosion box! Great job, it is so springy and beautiful!
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

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  14. I love this! WOW, I'm so inspired. Love this.

    And Misty, I'd LOVE to participate in your blog hop!!! Please send me all the details! Can't wait.

    kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

  15. I love all the colors in your exploding box!! WOW!!

    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  16. Oh my good gravy. I have never seen one of these boxes before. This is so amazing! THanks for sharing!
    lillianchild at cox dot net

  17. I've never seen an explosion box "with a twist" like this one. What a great idea to change it up a little. Thanks for sharing!
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

  18. Love how full the explosion is.
    email in my profile.

  19. That is so nice, and the papers are beautiful. Wonderful job. Thanks for a chance to win some candy!--Pat N.

  20. wow that explosion box is so adorable I love the colors and papers.. I have got to try to make one some day! thanks for sharing :)

  21. Explosion boxes are so fun! Love the colours and how you've decorated it - very pretty! TFS!
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  22. Gorgeous box!! =) Thanks for sharing!

  23. Love your Explosion Box!!!! I have never made one and didn't think I wanted to until I seen yours. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

  24. Love your box and love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Beautiful, I love the colors and the wonderful choice of design!
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

  26. I love these exploding boxes and want to make one.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  27. LOVE it! Love the colors and patterns you choose! Really cute!

  28. Fun box - love it. great colours too.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline
    Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

  29. What a pretty box. I think we should all get together and start a paper hoarders anonymous.

  30. Love the exploding box! I have made several in the past and they are so fun :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  31. OMG! What an awesome box, I love it! I am a new follower and can't wait to see your new designs.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  32. love the idea of an exploding box, it is so adorable, thanks for sharing.

  33. Oh....I just love this!!! It is right up my alley!! I will have to try and make one of these.
    Sherrie K.

  34. Oh....I just love this!!! It is right up my alley!! I will have to try and make one of these.
    Sherrie K.

  35. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!


  36. You did a great job with this box. Love how you decorated it.

  37. You totally got me!!! I love your exploding box, these are always so fuN!

    Thanks so much for sharingN!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  38. Love this!
    Such a cool idea!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  39. how cute!
    Thanks for sharing the directions :)

    joanieodonnell at hotmail dot com

  40. Beautiful, thanks for sharing

  41. Aren't those fun to make? I love your spring colors.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

  42. What a cute project and as a added bonus April Fools! Love it :) A new follower,
    smith52706 at gmail dot com

  43. Such a pretty all the extra special details! TFS!

  44. I LOOOOOVE this box!!!!! I'm going to have to try to make one myself. Thanks for link to the directions!


  45. Beautiful colors of paper that you used on your box. I wish I could coordinate my papers like this. Great job.

    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

  46. Such a pretty exploding box. Springy colors, just what we all want right now.

  47. Just popping by from the hop and seeing what other people created. LOVE your exploding box!!! Have bookmarked the youtube vid for later! TFS!

  48. Your explosion box is fabulous. So detailed and such beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  49. Love your box. The papers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  50. What a great idea! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)

  51. Very cute exploding box! Love that idea! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  52. Love your box, especially the paper! I can totally see why you had to have it. So glad to be a part of this hop with you!


  53. Wow that is awesome! Love the colours you chose.

  54. What a great box so cool,

  55. Beautiful explosion box! TFS

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  56. Darlene, your explosion box turned out great! Love the way you decorated it!
    Fellow hopper.

  57. Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery cute box. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  58. What a cute explosion box Darlene! I love that paper collection and the quotes are so fun! I am definitely going to have to check out some tutorials on these. I made one once at a make and take but cannot remember how we did it :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot comv

  59. Wow this is so cool and I love the paper! Great job
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  60. Darlene, Thanks for joining my blog hop!

    I love this explosion box. It has a little "twist." Ha!

    I hope you had fun!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  61. Love the paper you used!! Very nice!!

    toniasolomon at comcast dot net

  62. ya know what.. i am going to try this exploding box.. this time!! It is really pretty. new to your blog - but am a follower

  63. WOW Awesome!!! Just wonderful.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  64. Darlene, I really had alot of fun being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed by all the great projects. Loved your exploding box, the papers are awsome. Hugs, Debi