Monday, September 28, 2009

Christmas Explosion Box/Album

I can't remember when I had so much fun with a project as I did working on this today. It was an all day thing but not hard and well worth the time and effort. It is a Christmas Explosion Box or Album. Each of the flat sides has two tag pockets, so you can use four pictures for a total of 16 pics if you are making an album. I used stickers, stamps, chipboard, pictures, flowers, gems, etc for my tags and a small bottle brush tree in the middle. (I think the tree needs a tree skirt.) You have to use 12 x 12 paper to make the box and pockets but then scraps of designer paper can be used for the covering of the base. I used Basic Grey Wassail that I had from last year. I only wish the red CS I had used was a burgundy but that was all I had. It's very sturdy because of the many layers. You could make these for almost any occasion such as birthdays, Fourth of July, showers, new home gift, etc. The only limit is your imagination. NOW, where did I get the directions for this beauty??? It is from a book called Outstanding Mini Albums and the only place I know that has it is JoAnn's. Amazon or ebay may also. I hope you like it. I sure had a ball making it!


Whimcees said...


This is an absolutely awesome magic box! You did a fantastic job! I love it! Congratulations!

Barbara Diane

SharDon Exclusives said...

WOW! What a great idea! I really really like the idea and yours turned out fabulous! I want to try it...but to bed I must go. Thankyou for this lovely project idea.

Diane said...

Mary, this is a fantastic "project"...wish I could see it IRL...I bet it is even better! Looks like a major amount of very much detail....beautiful!

Whimcees said...

Hi Mary!

I just read Karen's blog and saw the link to your site and her comments about your explosion box! How exciting for you!

You are going to be famous! :<)

Barbara Diane

Betty said...

gr8 Job! on this box! I love how you put the tree right in the middle! what a nice surprise upon opening!

Mary said...

Hi Mary in MD, Thanks for sharing your Christmas Box Creation with us. I love the idea. Now I want to craft one too. :)
from Mary in ME