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Monday, 8 August 2016

Friendship Explosion box

Hey guys
I am back with another project today. Since it all about friends this month, I have made a friendship explosion box. This one was for a client and a very quick make, I did steal a few pictures before dispatch. It requires very few supplies and I will give you a tutorial to make this one.

  1. Cardstock
  2. Pattern papers ( Papericious and Itsybitsy)
  3. Embellishments
  4. Scissors and trimmers
  5. Adhesive
  6. Scoring board and bone folder
  1. I have made a 3"by 3"by 3"box. So start with a 9"by 9" heavyweignt cardstock. Score at 3"and 6". Then rotate the paper 90 degrees. Then score again at 3"and 6". 
  2. Once done, bend then at all the score marks. Cut as shown in the image below.
  3. Since this is a single layer box, I did not add more layers to it and out work is done for inside layering.
  4. To make the lid, use a 6.1"by 6.1"paper. Score at 1.5"and 4.6". Rotate the paper by 90 degrees and score again at 1.5"and 4.6".
  5. Once done, bend and cut as shown in the image below.
  6. To add the small inner box, Repeat the procedure above but instead of 9"by 9" paper, start with 6"by 6"paper. Score at 2"and 4"and rotate by 90 degrees and score at 2"and 4".
    Once done, cut as shown in image to obtain the shape of box. 
  7. For the lid, start with 4.1"by 4.1"paper. Score at 1"and 3.1"and rotate by 90 degrees and score at 1"and 3.1"'.
  8. Once everything is ready, decorate it with your favorite pattern papers and embellishments and then assemble the box. I suggest so that you can apply good fore to adhere your paper and burnish your tapes. You cant exert much force after the box is assembled.

  9. I have used pattern papers from Itsybitsy and Papericious. I have also added 3 photomats into the pockets. I have stamped on the photomats using Memento Tuxedo Black and Peek-a-boo stamp for photographs.
  10.  I have also written few quotes from the internet about friendship and printed them on white cardstock. I did so because the stamps which I have were too big for the explosion box I made.

  11. Once everything was embellished and ready, I went ahead and joined the boxes and lids. Finished the box with mulberry flowers, rhinestones, pearls, ribbon and Mdf cutout stamped with the sentiment. The stamp is from Fiskars petals from scratch stamp set.

Thats the tutorial for this little explosion box. You can decorate it the way you like with your choice of papers and embellishments. Thank you all for reading my post and have a great day.

I am going to put up my project at the monthly challenge at Papericious which has a moodboard with different items that inspire you. I was inspired by the ribbon, diecut, flowers and little microbeads. I have tried to incorporate those in my own way.


  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous box this is!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Spectacular project!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Ty Lisa...Feels great to hear from you....xoxo

  3. Beautiful project! Absolutely loved how you embellished it! Thank you so much for playing along the July moodboard challenge over at Papericious and all the best! :) <3

    1. Hey Halak...Ty for visiting me. I am glad you liked it.

  4. Very pretty explosion box and lovely colour combination.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Papericious. Good luck!

    1. Hi Hussena....Ty for visiting me. I am glad you liked the color combination.

  5. this box is own by me :) my bestie juz loved it!!!

    1. Thank you soo much needa for dis lovely u lottzzzz

    2. Thank you soo much needa for dis lovely u lottzzzz

    3. Hi feels great when my clients are happy with my product. Thank you very much for doing business with us and I am looking forward to bring more joy to you.....Sazia you are indeed very lucky to have her...She really went out of her way to make sure you got that box just the way you would like it.....Have fun both of you and keep smiling.

  6. Hello... Even I want to make explosion box... Can you tell me card stock ka 200gsm rahega toh chalega ki zayada chahiye uske liye???

    1. Hi dear. Sorry to reply so late. 200 gsm is not great but will do if you use good quality pattern paper to decorate your box. If you use lesser weight cardstock, then it might result in wear and tear. Ty for visiting me. You can get back to me if you have more doubts. I will be happy to help you.

  7. such a cheerful explosion box! SO nice of you to share the pattern of making an explosion box! Thank you for playing along Papericious July Challenge! Good luck!!