Monday, August 1, 2011

THREE CHEERS and YEARS for TGF!!!!

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Hello, friends!

WELCOME to The Greeting Farm's THREE YEAR Birthday Bash!

We are SO excited to kick off the August release by celebrating that The Greeting Farm is officially three years YOUNG. First and foremost, we want to thank EVERYONE for your continued support, encouragement and enthusiasm these past three years. We know it's said all over the cyber-world, but we TRULY appreciate and understand the fact that if it weren't for all of you, TGF would not be anywhere near the community and business it is today and for that we are truly grateful.

On that note, before I show you my project for today, we want to announce that we have an EXCLUSIVE digi stamp as a gift with ANY rubber stamp purchase TODAY through FRIDAY, August 5th at 10pm CST. To claim your exclusive digi, just email Jessica with a copy of your receipt and your FREE GIFT will be sent shortly after! Remember, this is ONLY good through the 5th at 10pm so make sure you get yours before it disappears forever ;)

As for my special project....get ready for LOTS of pics!!! LOL

This is an explosion box. A scrapbook in an explosion bow with altered gift card holder/clip. I used Birthday Ian for the lid. The outside of the box is just, well, another ordinary box. I kept it plain an simple.


As for the inside....viola!!

The first layer (the smallest ones) are pretty plain.

Okay, so these pics are not in order. LOL The tag pages are the second layers. A couple of the tags are removable.















I didn't add any pics to the layouts because my intention was to put this box up for sale at my Etsy store. I am having second thoughts though since this took me sometime to finish it. LOL Well, I did finish it sooner than expected so I am actually amazed at myself. hehe Another reason is I might have a hard time parting it. LOL Plus, how do you price something like this?

This is a pretty good size box, measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. I used kraft for the base and mostly atd birthday papers. I think I used about 10 12x12 papers for this box...plus some scraps. I also used chipboard stickers by K& Company.

Hope you enjoy my project! As for today's event, there are THREE NEW RELEASES and since we're feelin' generous on our birthday, we are giving away THREE August Release Prize Packs today (exclusive digi not included :) just for hopping with our Farmers and going BACK to the TGF Blog to wish our little Farm a happy day!

You will have until 11:59pm CST tonight to comment on the DT's blogs and come go to the TGF Blog to leave some love!

Let's get started...first on the TGF Blog, where you can head back anytime in case you get lost or need to refresh along the way (trust me, we KNOW how exciting this is...heehee ;) oh! and we have ONE more special surprise today, too. Our Farm Fresh Challenge Team is joining in on the FUN! Please welcome these girls to our party as well- the more the merrier, I always say!


See you back soon and THANKS celebrating with THREE CHEERS for THREE YEARS! Here's to MANY more!



94 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! What an awesome project! Gorgeous details and beautiful bright colours.

Jenny V. said...

Wow what an awesome project. So clever. Love the bright and fun colors.

Amy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Kim this is amazing! This is a total work of art... love all the different little details that you added! :)

Sammi said...

This is AWESOME Kim! As usual beautifully bright and fun! LOVE it!!!
xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous box!!

faithnme said...

Ohh WoW My month is "wide open".. This is just Gorgeous!!! Absolutely Did an Amazing job on this,....

Hugs

Kim C said...

Wow, this is an amazing project! Do you have a tutorial for this by any chance? :) Thanks so much for sharing!

AnnikaS said...

WOW, great work with this explosion box!

eva said...

wow! amazing project! love the bright colors and all the details!

Tricia :O) said...

Whowwwwwww What a great bright and fun project. LOVE IT :O)

Joy said...

Wow, Kim! What a super Birthday Surprise! You sure know how to celebrate! What a great project!

Happy 3rd Birthday, TGF! and party on, Kim!

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful Project! love the bright colours
hugs Julie P

kris said...

OH MY SWEET GOODNESS!!!! Girl, you rocked this birthday bash to the fullest!!! holy moly!! FABULOUS creation!! L-O-V-E all the detailing... ummm, yes, how do you price something like that... i'd say $20+... some peeps don't really understand how much time is put into making something like this, maybe keeping for your lil' one! You rock girl!!

Puuhis said...

WOW, What a box!

Grace said...

KIM! this is SUPER SUPER SUPER COOOOOOLLLL!!! I've never seen a POPPING box before!!! WOW!!!

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SandieD said...

OMG! What an amazing piece of art!I can't believe how much work you've put in to it. WOW!!

Andrea C said...

My goodness you are one talented little individual. This is one of the best exploding box cards I have ever seen and it looks so professional. AMAZINg x

Aideen said...

Amazing!! This is just so detailed & cute-perfect for birthday memories-happy birthday celebrations ;) x

Angie said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! It would make such a neat gift too!

Amanda R said...

That is nothing short of amazing! You obviously have a lot more patience and talent that I do! Great job!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Kim...... NOOOO WAY... HOLY COW... This is beyond amazing. What an absolutely Stunning exploding box. So much work has gone into this, and it shows. You always find such stunning ways to create amazing things.
Thanks for your inspiration girl...
Hugs,
Lynda

Elena said...

AWESOME PROJECT, KIM! LOVE IT!!!!

Leanne said...

Wow Kim! You always go beyond what I think you're gonna make. This is just amazing and so you! hehehe. I love the colors, so fun and festive. Your creativity is awesome and your patience is amazing. You rock!!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Have a great week!
Hugs,

CraftyDee said...

That is an amazing project and I think it would make a great gift for parents with a young child :)

Danielle Daws said...

Oh, this is so cool! I love the part in his hair!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - this must have taken you FOREVER! It's amazing, I keep saying I'm going to make one but I haven't yet - you are inspiring me, though! Beautiful!

Denice said...

Fun, fun, fun...that's what this explosion box is....a box full of fun and you've made Birthday Ian the #1 party boy with this wonderful creation!

I'd have a hard time parting with this too Kim, a lot of time and talent went into making this...and it shows, TFS!

:Dx

Sue D said...

Perfect birthday present--so many great details.

tracey said...

This is absolutely awesome Kim. I think i'm speechless. You ROCK.

April said...

Your explosion box is simply amazing! I don't know if I could part with it either!! It may make that special gift for someone first!!

♥Rach♥ said...

WOW, I can't imagine how long this took but MAN is it gorgeous, and yes, I'd have a hard time parting with it! Beautiful colors and papers too :0)

Pam said...

OH. MY. My jaw hit the floor seeing your explosion box! I love these (I made one for my mom last year), but yours is GORGEOUS and, well, I'm pretty much at a loss for words! I love the way you put Ian holding his banner on the top of the box, too!

Happy Birthday to The Greeting Farm!

mousekemom said...

WOW!!! Speechless! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

Naomi said...

All I can say is WOW!!! What a FABULOUS project! It's simply brilliant and your execution is PHENOMENAL! So clean and beautiful! I love the bright cheery colour combo and all of the wonderful details...there are too many to list! Happy 3rd Birthday TGF!!!

Jodi Miller said...

Wow! Adorable!!!

Shannin said...

Kim what an amazing explosion box. Someone will be really blessed to receive such a wonderful hand made gift. Hope you have a great week.

Hugs
Shannin

Am now a new follower. I love your work.

Jacilynn said...

wow! love this project. Happy Birthday to the Farm!
cheers!
Jacilynn

SabineV said...

oh wow that is fabulous!!!! those colors are awesome. great job....amazing!

sabine
z_bina67athotmail.com

Rachel said...

I LOVE this! I think I'll make an explosion box one day and give it to someone with a gift card in it. The person won't even know what to expect when opening the box. What a surprise!!! Thanks for sharing this project!

Holly said...

This is Amazing!! So many details. I could never imagine trying something this complex. Happy 3rd Bday TGF stamps!

Callie said...

one word.... WOW! Awesome. Love all the details. It's absolutely wonderful!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

WOW Kim...AWESOME...what a great gift to give....aLL your detaiLs adorbs...tfi:)Liann

Elizabeth Hart said...

Unbelieveable is all I can say - Everytime I look at your explosion I see something new and it is all so fabulous. Fantastic creativity!

JennyKozar said...

AWESOME!!! Great project.

margie c said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! This is amazing! I am loving all of these wonderful colors! So fun and unique, beautiful job :)
Happy b'day to TGF!!!
hugs, margie

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Stampi said...

how great is this..it is so colourful and full of celebration..right on :)

Cindy said...

LOVE this Explosion Box!

A-M said...

Wow! I don't know what to say! This is by far the neatest explosion box project that I have ever seen!! Great job!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! Amazing explosion box!!

Mimi said...

WOW!! Amazing project Kim! Love all the different papers and details you added! Totally awesome! Have a great week! ;)

Sonia said...

Wow Kim! a lot of work here... AWESOME creation! very colourful!.. Great Job!
-Sony

Casey said...

Love it!!!! I've never made an exploding card. Now, I think I might give it a try! Happy Birthday TGF!

Shaela said...

W-O-W... you totally outdid yourself Kim! Gorgeous photo memory box!

Jamie said...

So cute! Love all of the details!

jlieungh23@gmail.com

Angelique said...

Too cute!! I love explosion boxes but never seem to have the patience to put them together!! Love the bright colors!!

Christa said...

OOOWWWW wow this is really AWESOME ilove it hugs christa

JLJ Designs said...

Wow! This is amazing. I love all the details.

Jen

miislucky said...

Wow!! What can I say but a totally AWESOME box!!! Great colors used too!

Colleen said...

What a super awesome box! I love it!

laceyrane said...

That is fantastic!! Love it! congrats on 3 years!!

joni h said...

Dang, girl! You've been busy! Your project is SPECTACULAR!! Love the colors! So festive! So happy! TFS!!

Heidi Brawley said...

WOWZERS!!! I LOVE this box! what an AWESOME idea!!! you decorated it so Fab!!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL Box. This is absolutely Gorgeous. I don't know if I could part with it either. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

grandmabonnie said...

You've got to be kidding me..this had to take you a month to make...not only that, but everything else you've made for this birthday celebration...oh my goodness, Kim!!

Lisa said...

This is one of the neatest projects I have ever seen! Wonderfully done :)

Pat Glass said...

Your box is adorable. Thanks for sharing...
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Lisa M. said...

Kim, this is just amazing! I would have a hard time parting with it too! what an amazing piece of work!

Gin Oak said...

Awesome - I can't think of another word that describes it so well!!!
Love the bright colours and detail of each layer.

KanataNewf said...

Wow - I've never been brave enough to try my hand at an explosion box. My hat is off to you on creating a stunner!

Nat said...

I totally love this new birthday set! Beautiful card, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)
nat
doodlecraft.blogspot

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

OMG! This is absolutely amazing. I can just imagine all the cute pics you could put in there. TFS, Tanya

Divine said...

Love the explosion box!

Lysa said...

WOW Kim! This is an amazing project! I love everything about it!

Beth aka BR-T said...

KIM you are incredible this is
incredible the greeting Farm is incredible!!!

Tammy said...

The best project I've seen in awhile, love it. Thanks so much for sharing. hugs, Tammy

gobeagirl said...

Hi Kim. I have to confess that I have never made one of these, but you have made a believer! Wow, wow! I love this. I love how you have made the sides looks so festive with the boarder around by the top and you Ian looks fantasic! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I love being able to see everyting. This is just so fantastic. Love it! Hugs, Lisa G

justjan said...

So EXplosively awesome! love the colors too!

~*Joni said...

Ahh Kim! I couldn't WAIT to come to your blog as I knew you would have something amazing! An explosion birthday celebration box - just brilliant with all the perfect details!

Cricut Chick said...

WOW! How many times can you hear that in one blog Hop??? Wowzers! Love this box. So bright and colorful! Awesome:)

Julie
Cricut Chick
cricutchick@rocketmail.com
www.cricutchick.com

Lori said...

love it!

scrappintlc said...

Wow, that is simply awesome. Do you have instructions for it? :) Nice bright fun birthday colors.

1LuvnMama said...

Oh yeah baby! I knew you'd do something fabby like this! Ok, I would definitely not part with this gorgeous box. You've put so much time, effort, luv, and $$$ into making this. I say, save it to give to either your son or daughter! That way it stays in the family! Great job Kim!

MaRyKaY said...

I so have to learn how to make those exploding box card things. very nice. looks complicated to make. I love it. happy birthday TGF

JessicaK said...

OMG, awesome box! Thanks for sharing the up-close shots of all the pieces. Amazing!

Cathy said...

I love your explosion box, love the papers and all the little touches, I can see why you hate to part with it.
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Kathy said...

Love your explosion box! I just received one as a birthday present and can't wait to make one. Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Melinda Campbell said...

Oh my goodness! That is amazing! I am in love with your project - you did a fabulous job! My birthday is this Friday and I just might need to borrow this idea for it. =P Simply wonderful!

Stout Art said...

What a great project! This is such a special gift for the lucky recipient.

GCLmom said...

Your creation is totally over the top! I absolutely love it and am awed by it, knowing I have neither the time nor the patience to make it myself.

Cyndi said...

awesome project! you are very good with those boxes! yah, hard to put a price on that!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Ok seriously I do not even know where to START. This is absolutely STUNNING- I can't get over all the amazing detail and not think this took you 10 years to make??? WOW, girlie. You rocked this OUTTA the park and back! Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration! You ROCKED the FARM for sure!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

All I can say is YOWSER!!! You go Kim!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Shirley N said...

Wow, wow, WOW Kim, you really rock when it comes to awesome creations! This is really one fabulous work of art, lovelovelove!!!