Hello hello! How goes your weekend so far? Wayne’s been busy – he got all the steel up on the sides of the garden shed yesterday – whoo-hoo!! And Finny and I had a playdate with his sister Scout – and Jax, Teddy, Higgins and Reba! So – big day here!
And then, last night – I got on YouTube and shared a cool fun fold – called an Exploding Box! I got to try one at our retreat last weekend – my friend Susan Stanley brought it as her shoebox swap – and I loved it! So…I made another one – this one using the wunnermus Fitting Florets DSP and the Framed Florets Bundle – you can get all these new goodies on 1 Nov! Take a look-see:
So – truth in advertising – the best way to see how to make this is to watch the video – the link is below. But I’ll give you the gist of it here!
I found Heather Forgam’s (a UK Demonstrator) post on doing these boxes – and helped myself to some of her measurements! 🙂
There are about three basic pieces to an Exploding Box. The large outside box. The lid for that. And the three little boxes on the inside!
To create the box:
Score a 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 1-3/4″ and 6-3/4″ on the long side, and 1 3/4″ and 3 1/2″ on the short side. Cut out the outside corners.
For the lid, score a 6-1/16″ x 2-13/16″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 1/2″ on all four sides. Tip: the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer will be your bestie – cuz…ALL the 1/16″ marks are right there on the tool!! YEAH! 🙂 Snip tabs into the outside corners. Put the lid together using Liquid Glue on the tabs – and tucking them to the INSIDE of the lid. 🙂
Mat the Fitting Florets DSP – I used Balmy Blue designs on the outside of the box! – on Evening Evergreen and Basic White. Then adhered them to the two sides and the top of the lid with more Liquid Glue.
I used a sentiment from Framed Florets – I LOVE this new set!! – on the top, stamped in Evening Evergreen on a strip of Basic White cardstock – with a banner snipped in the left end.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the floral from Framed Florets in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colored it with my Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends, then cut it out with the coordinating die in the Framed Florets Die set. Using dies in the set, I cut a large Balmy Blue and Soft Succulent leaf. And I also cut three small leaves from the Evening Evergreen Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper.
I adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue – popped the floral on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and slid the sentiment under the flowers with a little more Liquid Glue. Then I added a few Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds to complete the lid.
For the inside, I stamped the swag image from Framed Florets in Tuxedo Black on a panel of Basic White and colored it with my Polished Pink, Balmy Blue and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. Next to it, I stamped a second Framed Florets sentiment in Evening Evergreen.
I matted it on Evening Evergreen and then adhered it to the inside of the box.
I made three tiny boxes – they’re PERFECT for a truffle, or a Ferrero Roche, or…a piece of homemade fudge! They’re probably NOT good candidates for…ball bearings. Or…anything else very heavy! 😉
The boxes are 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Petal Pink cardstock scored at 1 1/2″ on all four sides. Then cut tabs in each outside corner.
The lids are 2-9/16″ x 2-9/16″ (yeah Paper Trimmer!) Petal Pink cardstock scored at 1/2″ on all four sides – with tabs cut in each corner.
Assemble the boxes and lids with Liquid Glue – be sure to tuck the tabs INSIDE the box or lid (not the outside – it just looks nicer!).
I added Evening Evergreen-matted DSP squares inside the box – I switched up the DSP design – I love all the gorgeous designs in the Fitting Florets DSP, don’t you?!? – and adhered them inside the box.
The little boxes are all adhered with Liquid Glue – in the video I show you a good way to make sure that the “middle” box fits between the other two so that everything will close properly!
With everything in place, I just folded it all back up and put the sweetly decorated lid back…
…et voila! Exploding Box Fun Fold – featuring the gorgeous Fitting Florets DSP and the Framed Florets bundle! All of which is only a couple days away! Or…join my team now and get it in your Starter Kit – PLUS even more! If you want it all – you can get it – PLUS a little over $55 MORE in Stampin’ Up! products – for just $99 plus tax! But…that great deal ends on the 31st! So…hurry!
I hope you like!
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Finn Fan Fix
This is Finn – sitting in the back seat of the van.
Not sure where we’re going – willing to roll with it – but…
Three minutes later…
…we turned down the gravel road to my friend’s (and his sister’s!) house. OH BOY!!
We had a playdate to be sure the “pack” would all get along so he can stay there when we go to Florida.
Pretty sure he broke his wiggler – and maybe his tongue, too!! LOL!
He pretty much crashed when we got home – tired puppy!!
Such a beautiful gift box! Love that it all folds up perfectly and that you can add sentiments on the inside too! 🙂 Looks like Finn had a great time! I’m sure that he’ll be happy to go back in a few days!!