Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Club Q with Alicia!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today with a collection of explosion boxes made with pieces from the September Club Q Kits.

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

I used the September Ultimate Combo and let my inspiration guide me!

It was obvious by the cuts to me that these projects were meant to be boxes. I searched the internet for standard explosion box cuts and followed the directions. 

There were so many pieces and parts I ended up with three explosion boxes from the kits. The kits came with two die cut lids and I created the third lid.  Other than that,  I only added a bit of extra ribbon and some brads and of course, some coordinating PowderPuff Chalking Inks

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

This first box is my Spring version.  Here I added some yellow floral brads from my stash.  I inked the white die cut flowers with PowderPuff Chalking Inks in  Lemon Sorbet and Plum and then the leaves with Green Leaf. I used several folded pieces and some of the "flaps".  Basically, I used all the blue and striped papers on this box.

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes



  • Here are some of the details like the tags and fold outs. 
  • I added the ribbon as a pull for the top.  
  • I have made several explosion boxes prior to this, but just happened to find a tutorial this time that described how to cut a half inch or so slit in the center of the lid.  
  • Then simply thread the ribbon through, adhering firmly and place a square piece of paper on the inside of the lid to cover the underside of the ribbon and adhesive. 
  • It is a nifty little trick, I used on two of these boxes and will be repeating it on more boxes.

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

The second box I used the gorgeous black paper with lots of the red inside.  I used up the remainder of the flowers and leaves with the included pearl brads.

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes



  • I die cut some borders and used the smallest "pocket" box included with the kit. 
  • Die cuts were included to cover the pockets perfectly.  
  • There were also appropriately sized inserts for the pockets.  
  • I backed the framed tag and added a folded piece or two!
September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes



  • I used various shaped die cut pieces from the kit, circles and squares are placed here and there for matting and journaling.  
  • There were so many great die cut flowers in this month's kit, they made for some great floral boxes.

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes


And the final box has a Christmas theme.  

I just love the reds and greens in the latest collection, these papers lend themselves to a great Christmas box.  I used up lots of scraps die cutting the poinsettias, cardinals and trees. The chipboard "believe" was inked in two different colors and backed with a scrap of white dotted paper.


September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

  • I used the larger of the "pocket" boxes included for the outside of this box.  
  • I cut the traditional explosion base from a 12x12 sheet and it fit perfectly on the outside.  
  • I did have to cut out the half circle area so the inserts could be pulled out.  
  • I added a another paper layer to the inside with pockets and tags.



September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

September Club Q Kits and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Alicia O'Bryant for Quick Quotes

I hope you have enjoyed my photo heavy post of explosion boxes made with this month's Club Q Kits.

Quick Quotes Products:
Powderpuff Chalking Inks: Midnight ConfessionsWarm GrayLemon SorbetLipstick, Plum and Green Leaf

Other Products:
Tim Holtz Dies
Border Punches
Other Ribbons and Brads from my stash

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1 comments:

sue k said...

Great boxes, Alicia!! They are all very creative and well done.

Sue
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