Monday, February 18, 2013

Explosion Box by Lori Williams

Supply List: Scor-Pal, Scor-TapeFancy Pants Designs Hopscotch Collection, Card Stock, Cheery Lynn Dies, Prima Flowers, KasierCraft Flowers, Stickles, Ink, Tags, Ribbon, Stamps

Hi Everyone, it's Lori here today with you.  I don't know about you but I've always wanted to try an explosion box but I really thought they were to difficult.  Funny how wrong one can be.  This was actually pretty darn easy and so much fun to make.  I'd love to show you how and hope you'll create your own little explosion. I used this tutorial for my inspiration.

Step 1: Cut two 9 inch card stock squares,  cut one 5 1/8" square card stock.  Cut four 2 7/8" square designer paper, cut 8 2 3/4  square designer papers for interior

Step 2: Score one of your 9 inch squares at 3" and 6 ", turn your paper 90 degrees and score again at 3 " and 9".  This will create a grid.  You'll want to do this on both of your 9 inch card stock squares.

Step 3: Score each of your corner squares diagonally and fold.  Fold inward as this is going to help create your box.  TIP: I find using the 6" mark on my Scor-pal makes this easy as there is a marking at the bottom of your Scor-pal that will help ensure you have it lined up correctly. 

Step 4: Using your Scor-tape apply your outside squares ( 2 7/8" ) to the base box.

Step 5: Cut four of your 2 3/4 squares in half and tape to inside of your explosion box along the ridges.

Step 6:  On your second 9 inch square cardstock cut the outer corner squares off as shown above.  Fold and crease.

Step 7: Tape your remaining square card stock pieces to the just cut cross/9 inch piece.  You can also decorate the base center with designer card too.

Step 8: Score your 5 1/8" square at 1 inch on all sides. Cut a slit in where all the black marks are shown above.  Fold and crease.

Step 9: Tape your flaps to the inside of the box top creating your top.  

Now the really fun part decorate as desired.


Bellezza in ricicletta said...

Stupenda scatola esplosiva. Sei bravissima. Ely

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for sharing lori, i too have always wanted to make one and now you have inspired me to try it. Thanks to scor-pal!!!!
ava g

Dorina D said...

Nice job. Maybe now I'll try it too.

Ravengirl said...

This is so cute! I don't know how many things I haven't made because they look too hard. Then I find out later that it really isn't as complicated as I thought.

jusaweecatnap said...

Dazzling box, great embellishments.

Sandra H said...

Absolutely wonderful creation xx

LunaSi said...

I love explosion boxes and this one is so beautiful. I love everything about it

linda1529 said...

I am going to make this! Thank you for such awesome instuctions!! : )

Tya Smith said...

I have always wanted to try one of this - you did awesome Lori! Nice work!