Hi Stampers! I had a fun night with my Scrapbook Club girls last night creating this beautiful explosion box. I don’t remember exactly how many times I heard them saying “I love this paper”. The Spice Cake DSP is a brand-new patterned paper pack in the Holiday Mini Catalog and has absolutely beautiful colors of a cool autumn season. It’s my favorite product in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
It’s fairly easy and simple to make this explosion box. The base of the box is made with a 12″ x 12″ piece of Soft Suede card stock and scored at 4″ and 8″ on all four sides. If you like to stamp on the outside of the box, now is a good time to do so. And then place your card stock flat and cut the 4″ scored line between the 8″ scored line from the bottom and the first section where the two score lines meet using a pair of scissors or paper trimmer. Turn your paper 90 degrees and do the same as before to cut all four sections. Fold on all scored lines and your box should form like this.
Now it’s the fun part! Decorate your box as you wish. We cut some card stock and patterned paper to 3 3/4″ squares. We used three sets of stamps, buttons, ribbon, brads, and even embossed with the Big Shot.
To make the lid we used a 6 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ piece of More Mustard card stock and scored at 1 1/4″ on all four sides. You will need to cut the same four sections as you do for the base to form your lid. Don’t forget to embellish your lid!
I hope you will try to make this explosion box. Please leave me a comment or questions you may have. I would love to hear from you.
Stamps – Day of Gratitude, Gently Falling, Grateful Greetings
Paper – Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Vanilla, Vanilla Textured, Spice Cake DSP
Ink – Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Punches – 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle, Ticket Corner, Extra Large Oval
Tools and Accessories – Soft Suede Marker, More Mustard Marker, Antique Brads, Neutrals Buttons, Victoria Crochet Trim, 3/8″ Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, 3/8″ Vanilla Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Stamping Sponges
Big Shot – Lattice die, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folders Set