Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Explosion Box

Welcome everyone! I have a special project to show you today, however due to the many photos needed to show it all to you, you may want to grab a cup of herbal tea, put your feet up and take a moment to relax as I take you on a tour of this project.

This project is for the last Graphic 45 Club class for this year, and we are using G45's 12 Days of Christmas paper. With the exception of the cardstock (Bazzill Card Shoppe 12 x 12 Candy Bar) for the box base and the tags and the 12 x 12 sheet of clear plastic for the tree, I used just about a full 12 x 12 pad.

Here are a few photos of the box from the outside.

 

The bow on the lid is made using My Favorite Things Die-Namics Jumbo Beautiful Bow. Now let's have a look at what you see when the lid comes off.


Here you see my clear pyramid tree encasing a spiral tree made from strips I cut from the page frames. More details about that in the video to come below. How about a view more from the top.


You can see all the fussy cutting shaped and layered. Each panel of the box is actually a pocket that contains a photo mat on one side and a journaling mat on the other. At the back of each pocket is a place to attach another photo. So there is room for 20 photos with 12 journaling tags.

Here is a close up of the tree.



The following photos are two of each flap, page, or pocket (whatever you want to call them), so you can see the paper used on the photo mat for that pocket. You will also see that the fussy cut image for each pocket theme has been covered with a thin layer of Star Dust Stickles to give it more of a focus. The photos seem to have picked up heavily on the sparkle and in real life is not that sparkly.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree


Two Turtle Doves


Three French Hens


Four Calling Birds


Five Golden Rings


Six Geese


Seven Swans


Eight Maids


 Nine Ladies Dancing


Ten Lords


Eleven Pipers


Twelve Drummers


OK, so that's it for the photos. You up to watching a video walk-through? Here it is.


This box can be a Christmas memento used every year. You add photos in it of this 2013 Christmas that will be a hidden treasure to look at following Christmases whenever you want, or just add one Christmas photo every year for 20 years. The photos are there, but not open to view as you go through the 12 Days of Christmas as part of your Christmas decor explosion box.

I wish you could see it in real, because the photos do not do it justice.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Hope that you are inspired to create your own 12 Days of Christmas explosion box!


40 comments:

Dana Nelson said...

Mom, this is fabulous!!!

ladybug458 said...

This is gorgeous! If you have a tutorial, I would love to get it.

Lisa Fragassi said...

I live in texas. Would also love to know how to make this!!?

Connie said...

Sabrina, you did a fantastic job on this! Love it. I just wish G45 would spell "Joyeux Noel" correctly. As a French major, I need to figure a workaround for this if I use this set of patterned papers. I normally LOVE G45, too!

Debra Lovell said...

Yes this is absolutely Lovely...I would love the video tutorial also...Thank You. debralovell@att.net

Yvostick said...

This is beautiful x

Karen Mallory said...

Fantastic! I would make it but I seem to have already gone thru my 12x12 and 8x8 pads! :)
hugs Karen

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Sabrina said...

Wow! Thank you everyone for your kind words and interest in my explosion box! As for a tutorial, I will have to see what I can do. thank you everyone, you really made my day! :)

ziagiogio51 said...

E' bellissima! Una splendida idea per ricordare il Natale. Tanti auguri per le prossime feste

Sarah said...

Just wow!!! This is amazing! X

Benwah said...

What a beautiful explosion box. I love it. If you make a tutorial I would love to be able to give this a try. Is it all done with a 12X12 sheet of cardstock?

Lisa H said...

WOW!! This is an amazing project.

CHS said...

Wow, Wow, Wow fabulous. Amazing. I just love it. Beautiful Project.

karinshobby said...

This is so great !!!!!! WOW I love it :))) more more more ;))
Gr. Karin

Sarah Keerie said...

Wowzer, can I come live with you all :)

ImTheNana said...

So beautiful! Great job.

Elin Larsson said...

Wow great take of an expoding box. Want to make one like this :)

orfanannie said...

If you decide to offer a tutorial of this project after the class, I would be very interested in purchasing it. Great project and one I think I could complete! Would love to come to the class, but it's a little distance from Atlanta! Thank you

Lainie Michel said...

This is totally incredible!!! What an ingenious contraption - and so very, very beautiful!!!

Sondra said...

This is fabulous! I too would be interested in purchasing a tutorial for this!
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Sally King said...

This is absolutely the best project I've seen. I too would be interested in purchasing instructions. Thank you for sharing this fantastic piece of Art.
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Darlene said...

This is amazing!! I wish I was in Canada to take this class!!!

DebW said...

Phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

LOC said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I especially love your center tree.

Debbie Agnello Smith said...

Oh My Gosh! Sabrina your exploding box is fabulous! I hadn't planned anything for this paper pad, but now I know what I want to do. I too am interested in the instructions on how you made it. Thank you so much for sharing!

Bev B. said...

OMG can one say AWESOME!!!!! Love it and became a follower.

Cheryle said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love your tree in the middle, very creative.

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! I PIN IT

christine said...

Breathtaking would love a tutorial !

Liz said...

Totally gorgeous, what papers did you use>>

Rochelle Petersen said...

Love your explosion box and would also love the tutorial! Graphic 45 is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

steph said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

CardsCookiesCarrotCake said...

I love this explosion box!! It's simply gorgeous. Today I went to my local scrapbook store looking for this paper pack to make it (at least try). Thanks soooo much for the inspiration.!!

Joyce said...

I would also be interested in the instructions for making this! Gorgeous!!

Chris said...

I love your Explosion box too!! Please let me know if you decide to do a tutorial!! It would be greatly appreciated!

jenhoxie65 said...

Hi, this is such an incredible project. I would love to do this so please publish a video, I've been looking for one. I'm going to ask for the paper pad for xmas. Please let me know if you do a tutorial. I can't wait to show my friends at the scrapbook clubhouse. Thank you so much, Jennie jenhoxie65@gmail.com

Cherie Johnson said...

I am just now seeing this, it is FANTASTIC!!! The 12 Days of Christmas was my mothers favorite theme for decorating, see has sinced passed but I would love to make this in honor of her. Do you have any templates or written instructions? I found the pad at a CKC convention this weekend. I will gladly pay your for any materials! :) Love Love Love this!!

Cherie Johnson said...

I forgot to check the reply box.

Sabrina said...

Thank you for your kind words Cherie Johnson. I do have the instructions which include a materials & supplies list, tools list, and video tutorial links, but I don't provide actual kits. One day, maybe, but not right now. The paper is last year's Graphic 45's "12 Days of Christmas". It will be hard to get that collection right now, but not impossible. You would just have to hunt around a bit.

You can find the instructions online at my Zibbet store front - https://www.zibbet.com/paperarchitecture

Again, thank you, and happy papercrafting!