North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily

Photoplay North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily

Hello, Friends!  For today’s installment of Christmas in July, I have a North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily to share with you.  This is such a fun project, made with a festive paper collection from Photoplay.

I’ve become just a little bit addicted to exploding boxes!  They are such a great way to house a lot of photos in not a lot of space.  It’s also nice that they can double as home décor.  And sometimes I just get tired of making albums and folios.  Somehow, a box seems like so much more fun.

This is especially true when you can add a box full of mini candy canes inside!  If you count them, you’ll find 25: one for each day from December 1st to December 25th.  How fun is that?

I designed the box with a magnetic wooden Christmas Tree topper so it would be easy to store. This also makes it easier to access the candy canes inside the box.  See?  I’m always thinking! You can leave the topper off and display it on it’s own, too.

North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily Tour on YouTube

it’s always easier to see how a project like this one works if you can watch a video tour.  So I put together a quick introduction to the paper collection and a tour of the exploding box.  I hope ou enjoy!


Bonus Christmas Card

Since I already had this paper collection out on my workspace, I went ahead and put together a super quick an easy Christmas card.

  • Create a 5 1/2″ square top fold card.
  • Then mat the following layers together;
    • 5 1/2″ square of North Pole Trading Co red solid
    • Green Plaid pattern cut into a 5 1/4″ square
    • 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip of snowflake paper as a belly band
  • Now stitch these layers together and adhere on the card front.
  • Next, die cut the Santa patterned paper with the largest Spellbinders Picot Petite Circle.  Back with foam tape and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut 2 of the Christmas trees using the matching dies.  Layer together with foam tape.  Decorate with die cut snowman ornaments.  Place foam tape on the back of the trees to add dimension.
  • If desired, add glitter to the trees.  Then back the gift packages from the sticker sheet with foam tape.
  • Fussy cut the Santa from the ephemera pack and back with foam tabs.
  • Now layer the Santa, presents and tree together in a nice cluster.
  • Finish with flowers and ribbon.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside with a pocket, tag, gift card wallet and stickers.

This is a great way to dress up a gift card!

I hope you enjoyed this installment of Christmas in July!  Maybe I can squeak in one more project before the month is over.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Exploding December Daily

9 thoughts on “North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily

  1. lynn legge

    i too love these boxes kathy, and you have such talent in your designs that make it such fun and wonderful whimsy. love to see christmas…im ready for fall already…lol sending hugs and love

  2. Isabel Gonzalez

    I love exploding boxes and I love that you made one that fits cute candy canes, I also think your card is so beautiful. That picot die makes the most beautiful edges and made the paper look like a doily. Take care, honey! God bless you! Hugs

  3. Cheryl Wells

    Love the explosion box with the wood slice topper, the candy canes – just everything about it!! Your card is beautiful too – love all our projects – beautiful and thanks for sharing your talent!!

  4. Janet Ormerod

    I love exploding boxes because they always surprise the recipient and you have taken the design to an amazing new level. I absolutely love how the flaps fold out to hold lots of photos and the magnetic tree topper is a fabulous idea. This is a bright, beautifully coloured paper package.

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I hardly have words to describe this Christmas box. I think “AMAZING” might work here! Oh what a fantastic gift this will make! This paper is such a traditionally beautiful collection. And WOW, that topper is just fab. I like the way it doubles for a nice little table decoration. Going now to see your video! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation! Hugs!

  6. Susan Steele

    Hello dear Kathy, yes I’ve been gone camping and visiting family out of state and have terrible allergies going on at the moment…but wanted to compliment you on this exploding xmas box!!! Sooo so adorable!!! Luv all the pictures it can hold and these North Pole papers are just perfect! And adore your wood centerpiece for the top …luv how that magnet just lets it spin to the right position! Is it a special large size to hold your wood disc? Thanks so much for this beautiful inspiration and the cards too! I have a lot of catching up …I see! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  7. MaryH

    What a wonderful, charming gift idea this creation is! I love Christmas in July because it is a a magnificent way to build up to the actual day. This display box and gift is a endearing way to say Merry Christmas from my house to yours. Kathy you have such an awesome imagination and, I for one, sincerely hope there is yet another fabulous creation to come soon.

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