Monday, December 14, 2009

On the EIGHTH Day of Christmas....

....a Poinsettia EXPLODED on my scrap table!!

This is my take on the classic exploding style! This box starts with an Octagon shape. The dimensions are as shown here on the diagram. You will need two green octagons for the bottom and one green one for the lid. You will also need 2 red octagons for the lid. For the petals, I suggest making a card stock template to cut the petals. Make 8 each of two reds or from a double sided red. Score as shown in the diagram. You will also need a 2 1/4" square and a 3 1/4" square from the reds. From your lower box paper, cut eight 2" x 3 3/4" rectangles. Score 1/4" from one end. Cut eight 1 3/4" x 2" green rectangles for the walls of the lid. Score 1/4" from from one of the ends (2" is the width) Also cut two 1 1/2" x 12" strips for the lid band.

Attach petals to underside of squares as shown.

Attach smaller square to larger square,w ith the smaller square forming a diamond on the larger square

Attach remaining petals to one of the octagons.

Attach Lower box rectangles to the top side of the other green octagon.

Combine inner flower, outer flower and lower box as shown

Attach the lid sections to the last remaining green octagon. Attach 1 1/2" band to outside, splicing as needed. Attach the red octagons to the outside and inside of the lid. Trim inside octagon if needed.

Fold up petals/lower box sides and slip lid over the top.

Your box is done!! This would be a great "wrapping" for a small gift or gift card. Add small photo's and journalling if your choose.


  1. I just LOVE this, Laura! I will have to give this a try, thank you so much for sharing!

  2. This is B..... Awesome, Golly Gosh Miss Molly, U are unbelievable, we R So BLESSED 2 Have U Laura. Love U Heeps
    Arohanui XXX

  3. Pouf! Pouf! (<- that is me sending you steam! lol!) This is so beautiful Laura.....It is so evident how your quilting pattern work flows into your scrapping work. You are so dern creative! Thanks again for sharing it with us!


  4. This is so BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you AGAIN for a wonderful project!...Nancy

  5. OK WOW!!! I need to plug into your brain that is FANTABULOUS!!!(^_^)


  6. Another beautiful project! Thank you for helping solve a number of difficult gift problems for me.

  7. Zounds girl!!! Amazing! Your quilting expertise is sparkling thru!!! I love it! I can't keep up!!! But....I did get a matchbook mini done and I was really pleased with that. I'm going to backtrack and do the house box now....I think....or the train....or the....Argh!!!! Must work faster!!! Christmas is almost here! I can't believe it....and me with all my halls not decked (much) yet!!!! Thank you for all these fun projects!!!!

  8. Seriously everything you do is so awesome. Like you said in the last video I do wake up with ideas myself and have a sketch book next to my bed but not any of the things I think of are as creative as the things you come up with. It's like you have super powers.

    Rowena {]

  9. oh my this is sooo beautiful but i think it may be a bit of a challenge for me..but it is something i could aim for when i feel more scrappy confident in my abilities. wow Laura your creativity knows no bounds thank you for sharing all of these ideas. amazing. Jan

  10. Laura,
    You are amazing. Another great project girl.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

  11. Laura,
    Some of your creations are definately "out of the box"... it is so fun to watch your creations come to life!
    Thank you for sharing and I'm loving following you into the Christmas Trail!
    (A friend of mine's grandson was seriously hurt by a TV falling on him, broke his leg in 2 places, so I have been spending my days with a 2 year old)....naps are soooo much more fun watching your videos.
    If I have to listen to Nemo one more time I'm gonna lose it!!
    Also, I was wondering if you had mailed my mini, I'm afraid it might have gotten lost or I'm hoping you have'nt mailed it as of yet!! ;-)
    If you need my addy again let me know!

  12. Oh my! Laura, you have done it again! Do you sleep with a notepad and pencil beside your come up with such creative ideas...when else would you have time for such abundant ideas! Love your work.

  13. Laura, thank you so much for sharing your expertise and creative ideas with us. You have been such a blessing to me. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  14. Wow Laura!
    This is certainly different.
    It's gorgeous!

  15. WOW! Every day you impress me more! You are amazing and so is that box. I mean wow! You are so talented and kind to share those talents with us! Thanks you!

  16. omg what a great box is this.
    love it!!

  17. Hi Laura,

    Yeah I'm a subscriber! Your work is just gorgeous. You are so so very creative. Luv watching all ur videos. Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

  18. I am EXPLODING with smiles and joy over this creation! It looks a bit complicated... but I am going to brave it and try it for Valentines day!
    Thanks Laura!
    Holiday Huz- Joyce

  19. hello,
    I found your site by accident and stopping by to say hi. Your blog is a fabulous one and really enjoyed my visit.
    What a creative way to make such a fun box!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    lot of greetings from Germany

  20. Please keep this on your blog at least until 2012. It's wonderful!!!! And, thank you for all of your time and effort in figuring this out.
    B/B Avallon Mist )O(