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Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree - One Tree in a Box

So here's a wild story.

A little over a year ago I made a project for a door prize at a SU! charity event in Colorado Springs that Holle invited me to. (And yes, that's a lot of prepositions for one sentence) I made an explosion box with four SU! O Christmas Tree pop-up trees inside. You can see pictures and read about it here: Stampin' Up! project - Box full o' Trees

Within that post, you will find reference to a demonstrator named Kirsteen, who, unbeknownst to her, inspired me to create the project, which I refer to as "Four Trees in a Box."

Flash forward a year and now I live in Katy, Texas. Holle calls me one night and says she's at SU! convention, has met Penny Thomas, a demonstrator from Katy, Texas, and would it be OK to share my phone number with her? Well of course!

Penny graciously invited me to her monthly meeting (with 25 demonstrators!) last night and gave me the opportunity to show samples and demonstrate the O Christmas Tree die. Guess who was there? KIRSTEEN! How funny is that?!! Thusly, I declare the world to be rather small.

Because . . . coincidences continuing, I arrived to the meeting with another explosion box as a thank-you gift for Penny! It is designed to accomodate one pop-up tree and can be made from 3 sheets (or half a package) of Stampin' Up! #114320 On Board Long Board chipboard.

SU One Tree in a Box Closed 
When closed, this box measures 5.75" square on top, and 4.5" square on bottom. It's about 5.5" tall with the lid.

 SU One Tree in a Box lift lid

Speaking of the lid, just lift it straight up and the four sides will fall open, and the Christmas Tree will stand up. 
 SU One Tree in a Box Open

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times - you must own the Medallion stamp! In addition to being awesome in every way, it also makes a great tree skirt (and cake plate!)

SU One Tree in a Box Tree Closeup All Supplies Stampin' Up! except heart button, glitter glue and rickrack

Here's a quick 58-second video of me opening the box. The lighting is underwhelming, but you'll get the idea of how the box works:


Make sure you come back here tomorrow for the Blog Hop project and then on Saturday I'll be uploading another explosion box sample in a completely different theme!

There is a Two Dollar Template available for the Explosion Box itself. Read about it in this post: Two Dollar Template - Explosion Box