Explosion Boxes are a combination of scrapbooks and cards which can be custom made to suit different occasions and celebrations. This is a tutorial which shows how to make an explosion box with two layers.Glimpse of the Explosion Box:
Steps to make an Explosion Box:
Start with a square sheet of card stock. The card stock used here is 12 X 12 inches.
Make horizontal and vertical tri-fold/letter folds to get creases as shown.
Cut out the squares at the corners.
Here is the card after the four corner squares have been cut off.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 and make one more such piece for the second layer. The size of this card stock can be 1/4 inch less than the first card. (I have used a 11 ¾ size card)
Trim off the edges for a better finish.
Apply adhesive on the center square of the first card.
…and glue on the next piece on top.
Make the lid for the box – with creases as shown. The center square has to be suitable for the box. Make it such that it fits even after the layers of the box are embellished. I have used a 6 ¼ X 6 ¼ inches card and made creases at 1 ½ inch from the edges.
Make cuts along the creases.
Apply glue on the flap.
Fold the flap inwards.
Press to secure.
Repeat steps 9 to 11 for the other corners to complete the lid. You can see here for detailed instructions on making the lid.
Just checking if the lid fits well…
We start embellishing the box… The idea was to gift this box during my friend’s engagement party – so the colors and the embellishments have been chosen accordingly.
The completed explosion box with a three tier cake.
7 – Initials of the to-be bride and groom in glitter…
8 – Envelope to hold our wishes
9 – My favorite part.. the card stock cake. (I will post a tutorial on making the cake soon – it is pretty simple though.)
10 – Quilled paper rings painted over with gold acrylic color. One of the rings has a rhinestone at the center.
11 – The lid has been embellished with organza ribbon and a die cut flower.
It is quite some work, but the result makes the effort worth it!