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‘Oh Christmas Tree’ with Collette

September 23, 2016

Hi papercrafters!


I have been getting very festive and my Christmas cards are in full swing.

Just loving the ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Frosted’ collections this month!

Today I thought I would share my ‘Christmas Spirit Box’ with you –  well, that’s what mine will be, I will tell you all about it in my video!

It’s what I call a triple drop down (or explosion) box and in the center is a grand Christmas Tree, just like you would find in a busy city center at Christmas.

I wanted to share how I created this little beauty so again, I have made a video which will take you through its creation so you can play too.





The Video!!

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD156 Blue Haze Kaiser Card (4 sheets) | PK543 Paper Pack ‘Frosted’  | PS464 Blizzard Speciality Paper |  CT864 Frosted Collectables | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg  | F627 Paper Blooms Coconut | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg | F644 Mini Paper Blooms Coconut | FL583 Wooden Flourishes Pack ‘Joy’ | Decorative Die Mini Christmas Foliage  | KC001 Kaiser Colour Paint White| FC202 Foil Cardstock Silver.

Other Products Used: Glitter | Jingle Bells | Cheesecloth | Star | Pompom Ribbon | Kindy Glitz | White Organza Ribbon | Branch and Fence punch.

I hope you find time to have a go at making this precious little box.

Thank you for dropping by.

Happy Crafting




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  • Reply Sue September 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Collette, your explosion box is exquisite. I love the frosted patterns used with your project and all the special touches that you have added. You are a joy to watch- you give good detailed information but are succinct in your description.

    What a lovely project that I will need to try. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Greetings from Canada!

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Wow, thank you so much Sue from Canada! So glad you enjoy my videos and projects. Have fun creating!

  • Reply Kelly September 23, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Fantastic little Xmas box Collette, so many layers it looks great.. Will be a nice challenge to make for sure.. Keep up the great work..

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks for taking time to leave a comment Kelly and for such lovely feedback. Have fun creating the Frosted Christmas Box. :)

  • Reply Colleen hall September 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Absolutely stunning Collette, wish I was there to do it in your fabulous classes

    • Reply Collette September 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Aww thanks Colleen. We all miss you so much, in the meantime create at home now you are off the high seas. Hugs xx

  • Reply Christine Daly September 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Looking forward to making this tomorrow Collette’s classes are always fun and informative

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Christine!

  • Reply Penny polit September 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful Collette looking forward to making this when I get back

    • Reply Collette September 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Penny, a Friday night project maybe?

  • Reply Laura Gauthier Turcotte September 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    wow—absolutely gorgeous|!

    • Reply Collette September 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much Laura :)

  • Reply Mary Wood September 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I saw this in the shop today. It’s so very beautiful Collette. You come up with such brilliant ideas.

    • Reply Collette September 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Mary :)

  • Reply Chris McAnally September 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Looking forward to making this masterpiece! Love your work, Collette!

    • Reply Collette September 23, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      I am sure your box will be amazing Chris. Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

  • Reply Ngaire Pringle September 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    This is stunning I am looking forward to making this in class tomorrow

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Ngaire, see you tomorrow for a fun morning!

  • Reply izabela Meadows September 23, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Just beautiful. You making Xmas more special with your fantastic creations.

    • Reply Collette September 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you Izabela xx

  • Reply Doreen Orridge September 24, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Stunning Collette. Must try this one.

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Have fun creating it Doreen :)

  • Reply Ann September 24, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Just stunning Collette can’t wait to make your Christmas box this morning. ….the grandchildren will love

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Ann

  • Reply Dianne Duck September 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Love all the card making and videos of al so beautiful and helpful

    • Reply Collette Mitrega September 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much Dianne, and thanks for taking time to leave a comment :)

  • Reply Joylene Highfield September 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

    This is truly a beautiful project! When I first saw what Collette had created I didn’t believe I could possibly manage something so exquisite, but with a lot of patience and brilliant teaching/ guidance I am so proud of my finished product! Thanks Collette ????????

    • Reply Collette October 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Joylene, I am so thrilled for you!! Thanks for letting me know and leaving such wonderful feedback!

  • Reply Sharon chapman October 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Beautiful beautiful, got all my supplies today to make this box, really love the colours, thank you for explaining how to do this box so clearly, very easy to understand

    • Reply Collette October 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      How exciting Sharon. Have fun creating, I kept mine all for myself lol! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment :)

  • Reply Alison Graham October 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Collette fantastic project. I made my first one as a sample box just for me . I didn’t put the cheese cloth on. I have now almost completed a second box as a surprise for my daughter for Christmas. My question is what is the measure for he cheese cloth that you used and how did you stick it down ? Thanks for help, much appreciated.

    • Reply Collette October 27, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Alison thanks for you lovely comments. I just cut small pieces of cheesecloth (single layer )and when everything else was down, I squeezed a bit of tacky glue where I wanted to poke in the cheesecloth – I used tweezers to help me with this. I then frayed the edges a bit by pulling the thread. Hope that helps. Have fun playing!!

      • Reply Alison Graham October 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        Thanks Collette., most helpful.


        • Reply Collette October 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm

          You are welcome :)

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