Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Christmas Exploding Box

I have made my first Christmas exploding box. You will find the instructions to make the base of my box on the tutorials page of my blog.

I have covered all the panels, back and front with patterned paper from a book from The Range. I have used various dies to cut elements to put on all the panels. I attached the present (which is also from The Range) in the centre with hot glue.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

creatalicious #147 - anything goes optional circles (unlimited)*
abitmoretimetocraft #76 - anything goes (unlimited)*
eclecticellapu #Sept - anything goes (unlimited)*
artisticinspirations #207 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftycatzweekly #430 - anything goes option let's do Christmas (2/3)*
craftingfromtheheart #221 - anything goes (2/3)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #90 - anything goes (2/3)*
crafting-with-friends #73 - anything goes (3/3)
cutitup #157 - bags or boxes (1/1)*
wordartwednesday #352 - anything goes (3/5)*
pennys #398 - anything goes (2/3)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #25th Sept - anything goes (1/2)*
craftyhazelnutschristmas #404 - anything Christmas option use patterned paper (unlimited)*
crimbo-crackers #167 - anything goes (unlimited)
notjustcards #Sept - anything goes (5/5)*
fabnfunky #408 - Christmas (unlimited)
scrapyland #98 - anything goes with die brand scrapyland stock/Cheery Lynn (2/5)*
alwaysfun #77 - anything goes (2/3)*
throughthepurplehaze #148 - bright colours (1/3)*
4craftychicks #421 - tic tac toe/ red/glitter/green*
asnowflakepromise #54 - anything goes (1/3) Blog Closed
tuesdaythrowdown #411 - use complimentary colours red/green (1/3)* Top 3
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #Sept - anything goes (2/3)*
themerrychristmas #15th Sept - anything Christmas (1/3)* Top Pick


  1. Ooh, this is fab! Haven't made one for ages......thanks for the inspiration! x
    I have CANDY if you'd like to enter

  2. This is wonderful!! I love all your papers and the secret gift inside! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  3. Love your exploding gift box, great holiday inspiration.

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Bags and Boxes challenge.


  4. Oh WOW! This is a fabulous exploding box! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  5. That's so cute! I love that there's a box inside the box, and presumably a present will go inside that! How fun! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Bags and Boxes challenge!


  6. Very nice job, love the surprise present in the middle, Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges this week and hope to see you again soon. Donna - DT Member

  7. Hi Beckie, a fabulous and very special Christmas card, sure to impress the recipient. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

    ps. we now have a limit of three entries per challenge

  8. Fabulous fold.What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni DT

  9. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  10. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge, A Bit More Time to Craft and Not Just cards. Hope to see you again next time

  11. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with circles” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  12. Such a fun card!! Thanks for joining the Merry Christmas Challenge.

  13. Just popping back to say.....Thanks for joining us over at Not Just Cards.....hope to see you again!
    Jo x

  14. Awesome exploding box Rebecca!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Merry Christmas Blog.
    Lou DT xo

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