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Exploding Christmas

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Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Liquid glue, Ruler, Red cardstock, White cardstock, Gold glitter paper, Gold foil paper, Bone folder, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Barn Door, Mowed Lawn; Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cobalt, hot glue gun, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punchboard

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Exploding box measures - 4 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches. To create a lid - cut a piece from red cardstock 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" and score it at 1", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times to have 1" scoreline from every edge. Cut the flaps and adhere them to the sides to create a lid. Cut a 4" x 4" piece from paper collection then adhere it to the top of the lid. Prepare 4" x 1" (4 pieces) from gold glitter paper, die cut them using Starry Night Decorative Die, then adhere them to the lid. Die cut doily of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere it on the centre of the lid. Stamp sentiment from Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set with Jet Black Archival Ink, die cut it with Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die and adhere it on the centre of doily.

To create a card base, take a 12" x 12" red cardstock and score it at 4" and 8", rotate and score again at 4" and 8". Score diagonally from the corner end to the first score lines cross on and repeat the process on other corners. Cut off all the corners diagonally using score line starting points as a guide. Prepare following pieces: from gold glitter paper - cut 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (4 pieces); From paper collection - cut 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (5 pieces) and 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (4 pieces).Take 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces and cut each one of them diagonally to create 4 triangles from each panel. Start with adhering gold glitter paper to outer sides of the box and then adhere paper collection pieces inside of the box as shown. Fold all score lines using bone folder. Die cut 4 doilies from the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere them on the centre of each of the inner sides. Die cut 4 circles of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in paper collection and adhere them on the centre of each of the doilies. Die cut decorative square of the Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die in gold foil paper and adhere it on the centre of the box base.

To create the basket take 6" x 6" piece of paper collection and score it diagonally using envelope punchboard at 2", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times, then put the designer paper on the back and score it diagonally at 2", rotate and repeat the process 3 more times. Put the piece on the scoring board and score it at 3" till the score lines cross then rotate and repeat the process 3 more times. Fold by the score lines and glue the basket together as shown, then glue the basket on the center of the box.

Stamp a few poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Cobalt Archival Ink and colour them in with Manganese Blue Archival Ink using daubers. Stamp fev holly images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colour them in with Distress inks (Barn Door, Mowed Lawn) using Blender Marker. Die cut poinsettias and holly images with matching die from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, spray them with water and run them through die cutting machine. Assemble poinsettia flowers using hot glue gun and adhere them on the lid top and inside the box as shown. Fill in composition with holly leaves.



Created By: Katarzyna Ewa Blakala