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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Poinsettia Exploding Box

Hello, two posts in two days things are looking up in Blogland for me.  Such a cold and windy day today and my day off work too.  I looked after my little 8 month old Grandaughter, Zara for part of the day, she is so beautiful and such a good baby, a pleasure to look after. 

Today I have an exploding box which I gave to my mother-in-law instead of a Christmas card. 

The red glitter poinsettia was made using a Marianne Creatable die (the same one I used for the gold poinsettia) but I cut 3x large and 1x small, I used Glossy Accents to stick the glitter then cut all petals apart and glued them to a small circle to build up the flower, not sure it that makes sense, it was time consuming but worth it. 

This was my first attempt at an exploding box and I thoroughly enjoyed  every minute of it and I know I will be making many more. 

The gold and the glitter do not show up so well on the pictures but were beautiful in real life.

I think you can just about see that the white card is embossed.

 I would like to enter this box into the following challenges. Christmas Treat or Gift Packaging - Colours of Christmas - Glitter  - Anything goes


  1. Oh wow what a stunning creation,gorgeous I have never seen those poinsettias look so

  2. Yay, youve done it!
    What a brilliant job you have done, I am sure your mum in law loved it.
    The verse is lovely too.
    Chris x

  3. Hi Suzie

    What a fabulous exploding box your mum will love it I'm sure!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  4. Beautiful exploding box.Love your poinsettia.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  5. Wow!!Gorgeous exploding box,love the poinsettia it so beautiful.Fab work,:):):)

  6. What an awesome exploding box! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles!

  7. Wow, stunning and sparkly! Thanks for joining our 'glittery' challenge this week at Craft Your Passion!

  8. This is stunning! Such an elegant box! The embossed foil is gorgeous - and what a lovely verse you've included to finish things off. I'm sure your mum will be absolutely delighted with it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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  9. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot! I hope you'll join us again this week!

  10. Spectacular! I adore this! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!


  11. I Just want to wish you a merry christmas.
    I am looking forward to see your next card:):)

  12. A stunning box Sue - love all the detail and beautiful embellishments. Your MIL must have been over the moon with this "alternative" Christmas card!
    Sylvia x

  13. Can someone please tell me how do you make the box itself.... Just startign out & I LOVE IT! Is it a die cut? or do you cut it out yourself? PLease help

    1. If you email me or leave me your email address I will send you a link for the tutorial. The box is very easy to make and is cut by hand, a score board is very helpful but I guess could be done without
      Suzie xx


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