Monday, 10 December 2012

A Christmas exploding box …

 

 

Good  morning bloggers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and got all your Christmas shopping done. I’ve done most of mine on the internet this year, I’m getting grumpier by the year   …I used to really enjoy it but I just can’t face the shops now when they’re busy and I always seem to end up wanting to commit a murder!

Onto todays post, if some of you have seen this before I apologise but I couldn’t resist putting it on again for our new visitors

Our Kathy made this gorgeous exploding box using the cute Musical Christmas stamp. You can get this stamp at the moment in our Winter Sale for just £3.00 (while stocks last)

There is a tutorial that Kathy kindly put together for us for making one of these boxes on our website. It’s also in the labels down the right hand side of this page under ‘exploding box’

They are a bit time consuming  but the end result is just so impressive that if you have the time and patience it’s definitely worth having a go

 

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Here's the outside, all closed up in a pretty package

…and when you slide off the top, voila! …a little holiday scene and floating snowflakes pop out at you

The little die cut pine trees are decorated with gold tinsel and red pearls

The poinsettias are cut from vellum and sponged with a bit of color before assembling

The snowflakes are frosted with German glass glitter and attached to thin strips of acetate

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Wouldn’t this be perfect to send to a very special person this Christmas!


Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow

 

Anne xx

49 comments:

  1. woooooow what a lovely box is this.

    realy like it :)

    hugs
    angelique

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  2. This is so beautiful, a very special keepsake.

    Jo x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous what a lovely gift that is

    jacqui x

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  4. WOW!!! Absolutely Stunning box, gorgeous images and papers!! Will have to try to make one of these!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  5. Очень красивая, волшебная шкатулочка!))

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  6. Wow. This is so nice and lovely and...well I have no more words :)

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  7. A perfect holiday gift! Love those gorgeous pointetta's!

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  8. Wow, these boxes are amazing and this one is gorgeous with all that gold. Such a cute image too.

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the Poinsettias made out of vellum.

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  10. I,ve got seven years daugther who appears interesting in scrap (I think); I´m going to share with her this bag to inspire her to do a present for a big friend of her.

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  11. It's amazing!! What a winderful box for Christmas!
    GerJanne

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  12. WOW! This is stunning. Such a fabulous design and gorgeous detailing

    Hugs Sue

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  13. WOW this is stunning gorgeous design. Caroline xxx

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  14. Hi, this exploding box is so beautiful - a real treasure.

    Val in Spain xxx

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  15. Utrolig nydelig eske, rett og slett fantastisk.

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  16. Waw this is the sweetest thing I ever seen. So pretty. hugs! Mojca

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  17. Anne, I am glad it is not just me that hates the Christmas shopping task! This exploding box is perfect. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful ideas.xxx

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  18. OMG, this is AMAZING!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

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  19. Absolutely stunning! Hugs Christine x

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  20. OMG this is stunning. Love this exploding box and everything about it xx

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  21. What a beautiful box, so pretty...

    Im the same about christmas shopping.. Why go out and get miserable when you can sit at home with a cup of tea to get the same things..lol

    Hugs Kelly

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  22. This is a real dream-box. So cute and wonderful!
    Best wishes ILo

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  23. I love exploding boxes, they're sooo impressive! This one is gorgeous, I love all the gold on the outside, and those little trees are adorable!

    Tags xx

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  24. Hi, I've got to say it's amazing!!! Such a beautiful gift in itself, lovingly made. Ruby x

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  25. I love exploding boxes & this one is spectacular!!
    Hugs, Renee

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  26. What a fabulous box, so cute when opened up, a definite wow. Jean x

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  27. really beautiful, a gorgeous gift angxxxx

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  28. Oh my word this is gorgeous! Carole Z X

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  29. Wow! What a fabulous exploding box. Love the tree with the tinsel.

    Hugs
    Judex

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  30. WOWZA!! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the images.

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  31. Oh what a gorgeous exploding box and love the sweet image.

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  32. such a sweet box - that image is just gorgeous xx

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  33. Gorgeous Box.. Amazing Coloring. And I love the idea of what´s inside.. Great put together! :o)

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  34. Wow!!!! I love your box, just adorable.

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  35. oh my what an amazing exploding box, it looks great and you must be so proud of it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Kelly x

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  36. Die Explosionsbox ist super geworden.Es war bestimmt viel Arbeit,aber es hat sich gelohnt.

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  37. Wow, I have made explosion boxes before, but, nothing like this! What a beautiful creation!

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  38. What a great and stunning box.
    Love the poinsetta.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  39. brilliant project!
    xxx Margreet

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