Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Papercrafting with Special Guest Debbie Mitchell #giveaway

I am ecstatic to welcome Debbie Mitchell as a guest on our blog today! We all know Debbie since she hangs out with us here almost every day, but now we get to hear from her about her AMAZING papercraft boxes! She mentioned them a few weeks back when we were chatting about our favorite crafts. 

Oh my, Ya'll. When I hopped over to Pinterest and her blog and saw what she does I BEGGED her to come on and share with all of us. She graciously agreed, and I'm thrilled.

Before I spoil it by ranting about how cool these boxes are, let's get to it. Here's Chappy. 


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Hello, my name is Debbie Mitchell, but most people call me Chappy. I've been asked to share my Exploding Picture Boxes with you and I will do my best to show you how to create them. Most of the boxes you find on the internet are mass produced. I create each of my boxes by hand and each one is unique. Even if I use the same theme, such as my Pirate boxes, they each turn out differently in some way. I am going to walk you through my process of creating a box. For your convenience, I am putting the instructions right on the pictures. (click on images to enlarge)

The first thing you need to do is to decide on the theme....if someone commissions a box, they tell me the theme and then I come up with some ideas for them to choose from. In this case, I am choosing the theme myself. Since Christmas is just around the corner (Yikes!), I've decided to make a Christmas themed box to give away to one of the commenters here on this post.


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Thanks for joining me today. Make sure and comment below to be put into the drawing to win my Christmas box. (Due to the cost of postage, the giveaway is for US residents only) May God bless you.

 How cool is that?! If you have any questions for Debbie, feel free to leave those in the comments. 

Chappy, thanks so much for joining us with such a great post and giveaway! What an awesome box! 

Good luck, ya'll.

About Debbie:

Debbie Mitchell taught Sunday School for over 20 years. She is a firm believer in reading through the Bible each year and is working on her 16th time through. Keeping in the Word and teaching Sunday School has helped her to recognize and face the enemy. She lives in California with her husband Jack and their two dogs. She has one son, two daughters, two sons-in-law and has been blessed with grandchildren that truly make her days.
You can see all of my boxes on Pinterest:

I have a weekly blog with book giveaways as well:

Debbie has also co-authored a devotional with MaryLu Tyndall! Check it out here.

 

46 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your awesome blog Amber. I hope my instructions are easy to follow.

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  2. This is so neat! Thanks so much for sharing this with us today, Debbie! I can hardly wait to try this.

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  3. Chappy/Debbie, I am so glad to meet you! I see your name on many of the blogs I visit. These boxes are fantastic and I appreciate that you have shared the instructions.
    Blessings!

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    1. Hey Connie! I've seen you on several blogs as well. I am glad you enjoyed my post!

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    1. Whoa! A mother/daughter duo! That's awesome!

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    2. Hahaha! Thanks daughter. Yes, mother and daughter! My girls are my biggest fans. :-)

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  5. Love them Chappy! I just can't imagine the love and work you put into them. That is a gift and talent. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks you so much Susan! It's definitely a gift from God...I certainly couldn't do it by myself.

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  6. Hi Chappy . I love your boxes , they are very nice . You have a very good talent making these boxes . Thanks

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    1. Thanks Liz! And thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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  7. Beautiful, Chappy! I love paper crafting. I make cards, scrapbook, and do paper cutting ornaments for family. Thank you for sharing. Hugs.

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    1. Welcome Lucy! I think these boxes might be right up your alley. They make great gifts!

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  8. Oh my gosh! I figured they were a lot of work, but certainly didn't realize how much! I would love to win - thanks for the giveaway. I am a knitter and know how much time and effort goes into the things I create - it is wonderful to see what goes into the lovely items other people make. Thanks Debbie :)

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    1. You are so very welcome Betti! Thanks for coming by! Best of luck in the drawing!

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  9. Debbie this is awesome! I have seen so many of your boxes and each one I wonder how can the next be any better but it is. I know you put a lot of work in them. I will try this one day. Just Beautiful!!
    Blessings
    Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! I think you would have no problem making one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Hi Chappy ( or who I like to call Big Sis ) you are so talented I don't have the patience for that, I have tried. The new box looks amazing. Love be ya Sis

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    1. Hey Sis! Thanks for stopping by! You have your own special talents, so no worries! Hugs!

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  11. Hi Amber and Chappy! Thank you Chappy for sharing you gift of making such beautiful and fun boxes. I love the ones I have from you.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thanks Tina! I really enjoyed making your boxes! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Hey Tina! So glad you stopped by!

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  12. Known Chappy for a while now... she's so talented and sweet and these boxes just prove it!

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    1. Awww....thanks so much Jessica! You are a sweetheart! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. This is great! I've wondered how you made your boxes every time I see a picture of one. They are incredible and must take a lot of patience to put together. I love the pirate captain box that I won from you close to 2 years ago.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I love my Pirate boxes, they are very special to me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. CHAPPY, I am even more in awe of your creativity! Your exploding boxes are a blessing. I love both my Resurrection and Pirate boxes.

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    1. Thanks Caryl! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  15. I'm afraid I haven't the patience to make one either, Chappy - however, I sure do love to look at them!! Each one so unique and beautiful - and a lot of work. I especially love the light in the box - I collect beautiful lights, and love turning them on at night. Thanks for your interesting post and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

    Shared post!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie! Good luck in the drawing!

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  16. Chappy, you do such a beautiful job with your boxes. I am amazed at how perfect they look! I appreciate you and all you do for so many authors. God bless!

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    1. Thanks Debbie Lynne! It's my pleasure to help so many wonderful authors. Hugs!

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  17. I've been a lucky recipient of 4 of these fabulous boxes and I love them all (so do my kids!) It was cool to see how you put them together and how much work and love goes into each one! Don't enter me.. I'm just stopping by to say Hi and Hugs!

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    1. Ahoy me Cap'n! Thanks fer droppin' by! Hugs!

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  18. Amber, I am adding Vicki Haase Marney to the drawing. She is currently in Japan and can't comment.

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  20. Thank you for sharing how to make these boxes. Yours are the BEST Chappy!

    Blessings!
    Jasmine

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    1. You are so sweet Jasmine! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hugs!

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  21. These do look like a lot of work. Still...How many think you'd like to try one? Maybe we could organize a "box bee" and share the results as a post.

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  22. This is so neat. Time wise I probably will not be trying to do one of these in the next few weeks. However, I truly enjoyed this post and what a special gift for someone.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Marilyn. Yes, it does take some time to make them, but it is so worth it.

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  23. I love these boxes... one of these days I'm going to attempt making one!! Very nice Chappy-- I always love your boxes!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Ladette! I appreciate your kind words. If you make one, I'd love to see it! Hugs!

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