Wednesday 25 November 2015

ABC Christmas Challenge 'X' is for 4"x 4" Square Card or Box

Hi Crafters,

I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely, it won't be long and today I have my ABC Christmas Challenge DT project to share with you.

I decided to make a 4"x 4" Exploding Christmas Gift Box

...and here it is 'exploded!'

12" x 12" card stock for the base and lid
Papers - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tiding' 8" x 8" Paper Pad
Dessert Storm Card Stock
Marianne Designs Dies - Sleigh-LR 0178, Skates, LR 0247, Christmas Bauble Freebie Die
Tonic Studios - Festive Gift Die
Britannia Dies - Large Snowflake Christmas Tree & Christmas Flight
Circle Sentiment Die - Magazine Freebie
Tag - Papermania Seasons Greeting Stamp Set
Felt Snowflake
Reindeer Charm
Sentiment Ribbon
Distress Ink & Glitter

The tree ornament in the centre was made by cutting the Britannia Tree die five times and folding each one down the centre and gluing them all together in to a 3D tree. 

I made one of these last year too in a different style and colour, I love making them - here's a link to that post.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar - #173 ATG
Creative Fingers - #98 ATG
Allsorts Challenge - #338 At Least 3 Die Cuts
Unicorn Challenge - #3 Christmas is Coming
Not Just Cards - #26 ATG
Noor Design - #12 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #23 ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #87 ATG
The Shabby Tea Room - #264 O' Christmas Tree
Try It On Tuesday - Gift Bags or Boxes

We are sponsored by 

their prize this time is a
Merry Christmas Die

Isn't it beautiful!

So what are you waiting for? Get making and creating!

See you soon,



Brenda said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous! I love the papers and gorgeous die cuts. The tree in the center is such a nice surprise! Wonderful!

brenda said...

This is just stunning Lorraine, beautiful on the outside and such a lovely surprise on the inside.

B x

Ella's Design said...

What a fab exploding box, Lorraine! Love the little Christmas tree inside! Gorgeous papers and beautifully made - not made one of these for ages...they were all the rage a couple of years ago and then they seemed to just go out of fashion. You've shown that if made well, they can be absolutely stunning and a real gift! Hugs, Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow ehat a great design, fabulous

dutchess said...

That's a real wow box Lorraine....all that detail with the die cuts and your 3D tree.....someone is going to keep that forever! Xxxxx

cotnob said...

Wow! A gorgeous exploding box Lorraine, lovely papers and lots of fabulous details.

Jo said...

Wow, that's beautiful Lorraine & that tree is stunning! Haven't made an exploding box for ages.....thanks for the inspiration.
hugs Jo x

meg said...

Fantastic make the outside is beautiful but the inside is breathtaking

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Lorraine!! I have never attempted an exploding box before, they look so complicated and hard to do, but I sure love the idea of them! Yours is incredible, I love your snowflake tree and all the wonderful papers and die cuts you used! Amazing! hugs :)

Margik said...

Love this wonderful gift box! The embellishments and die cuts are really beautiful. A great design and colour combo.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
Mar x

Diane said...

Oh wow Lorraine, its gorgeous !!

hugs diane xx

rachel said...

this looks amazing lorraine. love it xx

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Wow, that's just brilliant, what a fantastic project, so clever! Thanks for sharing it with us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Lorraine, Oh WOW I am so pleased I stumbled upon your Blog. this is one brilliant creation! Love it! Judy x

Barb said...

Wow this is very special Lorraine. I love the papers and the diecuts you've used and the tree in the middle looks gorgeous. Barbxx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous and a wonderful surprise, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! Lorainne this is stunning, what a lot of work you've put into your exploding box, loving all the little elements and colours, Kate x

Gina's Cards said...

Oh WOW Lorraine, this is simply stunning. The papers are gorgeous and the decoration is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the diecuts you've used too.
Gina xx

Marlies said...

Oh this Christmas box is gorgeous Lorraine!! I like the traditional colours and all the fab details. The tree in the middel is fantastic. Beautiful made! hugs, Marlies

Erika said...

Can I add to the WOW comments, I LOVE your exploding box Lorraine, the tree inside is fab and I love the papers you have used. Great job!

Hugs Erika. x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Lorraine this is awesome so beautiful! you got my address right?
tehehhee I love everything about it its so cute and so classy too! hugs me x

Lorraine said...

Stunning absolutely love it.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love the tree centrepiece. It's been a while since I made one of these! Carol x

Carol S. said...

OMG!! This is fabulous, inside and out! Tree is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is fantastic Lorraine what an amazing and beautiful exploding festive box i love the rosette on the top, stupendous project
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous exploding box love the papers and die-cuts-great rosette on the top and fabulous tree inside
Carol x

Sharon said...

This is a fabulous project. Love the papers and your embellishments are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK
Hugs Sharon. x

Rika said...

Great Box!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
oh this is so gorgeous.
I love this fab design and all the elements used on it.
That tree in the middle is fantastic.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dorte said...

Amazing creation Lorraine, so many wonderful details.... great take on our chall theme,
hugs Dorte

Cathy - CMP Designs said...

this would make a beautiful gift!! Love the white tree in the center! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

Barb said...

Congratulations on your win Lorraine. It is a beautiful card. Barbxx

Linda Levoir said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing! Great on the outside with the gorgeous red snowflake on the tag...and then you open it and're greeted with beauty. The filigree tree looks awesome, along with your decorated panels. I've never made one of these but you're tempting me to give it a go! :) xx

Sue said...

Lorraine, this is spectacular. i would never have the technical know how for anything like this. I absolutely love everything you have done here, the papers are beautiful and all the Christmassy details you have added are wonderful.

Kat W said...

I'm lost for words! That is utterly stunning! Gorgeous traditional colours, exquisite detailing and the tree centrepiece is brilliant :-) I agree that this is such a special style of 'card' to make; so beautiful outside and in.
Funnily enough, I had that Merry Christmas freebie die out on my desk today and was making some tags with's really nice :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Gibmiss said...

This has the wow factor Lorainne... It's gorgeoue the tree inside... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Aleksandra said...

What a lovely exploding box. That tree is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Greetings from Slovenia!

Theresa said...

this is most beautiful. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Love this! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Susan Renshaw said...

Just fabulous!!
Thank you for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!
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Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh wow this box is stunning, absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room.
Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)