Sunday, 23 March 2014

Exploding Box Tutorial

These boxes make fabulous keepsakes for new babies.

A pink exploding box made for a baby girl

Since it has now become super simple for me to make videos (thanks to my new dedicated craft room) I thought I'd do another.

The lovely little paper shoes are the same as the ones I made for my previous exploding box. New Baby Gift

I decorated the box with lots of embossing as this is a great way of adding interest while maintaining a nice clean look. I used some versa mark with the Happy day stamp set on the shoes which made them look like a  Jacquard fabric.

I made a triple easel card to match, as well, and personalised it with the names of Daddy, Mummy and Baby. Which I thought was a lovely idea (unfortunately not mine).

A triple easel card made from the Stampin' Up heart framelits

I love making these easel cards, perhaps that's an idea for my next tutorial.

To purchase your supplies for this, or any other project, Stampin' Up Scotland.

Blushing Bride 12" X 12" Cardstock 131194
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad 131172
Beautiful Wings Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die 118138
Boho Blossoms Punch 119858
Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 125601
Gift Bow Bigz L Die 129977
Language Of Love 133077
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details 127845
Small Heart Punch 117193
Decorative dots embossing folder (sale-a-braition only)

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies 125599
Happy Day 130297
Hearts A Flutter Clear-Mount Stamp Set 129252
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies 130159
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack 129387

You may like to take a look at some of my other projects.



  1. Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later. {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

    1. So pleased you like it Laurie. I'll need to get back on tip junkie and upload it!!

  2. Very nice. I pinned it to my papercrafting board. You have a very nice blog. Thanks for the tutorials. This exploding box would make a very nice box for a wedding present too.

    1. Thanks val. It would be good as a wedding present too. Could make a little 3d cake for the middle.

  3. I am so impressed with both your exploding box AND the DIY video! Look at you, crafty lady!!!
    This would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party?
    Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Thanx Crystelle, I have been and joined the blog hop. Thanks for the invite.


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