Mini Christmas Explosion Box

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun mini Christmas explosion box to hold some yummy chocolates! I love all kinds of explosion boxes, especially those with three or four layers inside to embellish, but when I saw this mini, I just HAD to make one because it’s the perfect size to decorate inside with our brads! Although I used my Scan N Cut, this could easily be hand-cut and scored at 2″ intervals.

I cut the explosion box base from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock, the inside panels from the Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad, and the outside panels from the Christmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad and Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad. Keeping it very simple, I used a Candy Cane Brad, a Gingerbread Brad, Santa from the Santa & Mrs. Claus Brads, and a Snowman Brad to embellish the panels, and then stamped a sentiment in red ink on the center panel cut from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. I finished the box with a tiny bow fashioned from green and white dotted ribbon using my Zutter Bow-It-All v2.0 which I unearthed a few months ago while looking for something else in my studio, lol. This handy tool was a staple in my studio back in 2015 when I was on a ribbon design team. ;)

Here’s a shot with the chocolates (Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt snowman and two Hershey Kiss Santa hats – two of my favorites) which fit perfectly in this box!

And one more look… so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! The brads are THE perfect embellishment for the inside of this little explosion box!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional Any Holiday
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Little Red Wagon: #632 – Do They Know It’s Christmas
5. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #207 – Christmas/Winter
6. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: End of Year Anything Goes Challenge
7. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Candy Cane Brads
Gingerbread Brads
Santa & Mrs. Claus Brads
Snowman Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Christmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad, Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red ink
Dies/Punches/Cut files: Simply Crafty SVGs Mini Explosion Box cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Michael’s green/white dotted ribbon, Zutter Bow-It-All v2.0

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

10 thoughts on “Mini Christmas Explosion Box”

  1. I’m back…temporarily. Homeschooling is taking up so much of my time. There are so many cards I have seen in my emails and they are all wonderful. I love this explosion box. Such a cute idea. It turns out I will be homeschooling until the end of May so I may not be able to stop by frequently, but I sure am enjoying seeing all your works of art!

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