Christmas Exploding Box

11:56:00 PM Luanne 8 Comments

Updated with a different center piece!

Hi Friends, I want to share here a new exploding box project for Christmas which I just made for a client which will be given to friends. I will try enter this card to Simply Create Too Challenge #1 - All About Christmas and Sugar Creek Hollow - Fancy Folds

This is the exterior of the box when closed. I used the stained glass Marta Stewart punch everywhere to 2 different colored cardstock. I added her favorite color using the ribbon and a gem. Just simple since the punched is beautiful.

Now see!!!!! when you open the box and explodes. I really enjoyed making this one.
The 2 panels contains the clients sentiment printed to the same colored cardstock and added gem on top. On the 2 other panels, I have a santa (you can see the next image) colored the hat with red glitter pens and the white part with powder glittered, cut and stick on a tag with brad.

Now the sleigh I used a die {how I wish!} hahaha! I don't have a machine yet so the sleigh was traced then cut. I made the center of the sleigh too. {hahahah} hard work {giggles} then I added some glittered leaves and cherries. Added glitters on the cherries like snow. 

Here is Santa.

Here is another shot of the box.

Here is a different take of the center piece! 

Hope you like it! and hope my client likes it. {she haven't seen this yet!}

Challenges Entered:


Green cardstock
Purple cardstock
Martha Stewart Stained glass punch everywhere
santa image (will updater later)
Socks image (will update later)
Leaves (stock)
Fiskar squeeze punch 1/2 round the bend
Ornament - Stampin Up Contempo Christmas Stamp
Sleigh - handmade
Pink Gems
Pink brads
Christmas collection glittered paper
Cherries (stock)
Ultimate Crafters Companion
Glue gun
EK english ivy punch
Snowflake punch
Tat glimmer mist burnt red
Tim Holtz distress ink rusty hinge
Inkssentials ink blending tool
White glitter powder
Elmers glue
3M double sided tape
paint brush

Cheers and Hugs!


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  1. wow! this is fabulous. wonderful project!

  2. Luanne, I can't believe how much intricate detail you've put into this little box! Just so sweet, I love the glitter & that tiny sleigh. Thanks for popping by my blog! have a great weekend! :)

  3. This is just sensational! Love your box design, you are so talented! Thanks so much for joining our Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.

  4. Luanne: What a delightful exploding Cheistmas Box----love all the work you did on it--great!! Your customer is sure to love it too. Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your creations in our upcoming challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Your exploding box is wonderful, I love everything you have placed on it. I hope you feel really proud of it.

    Thank you very much for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and the best of luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

  6. WOW!!! This is so creative, I love it, I am just going to have to give this a go and quick!!
    Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
    Kelly xx

  7. Luanne this is beautiful, I hope you don't mind me asking can you remember to add us to your challenges with a link please back to Joanna Sheen blog so it can be entered into the prize, Thank you. Hugs Teresa xx


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