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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Explosion box and a tutorial

Hello Friends

First of all Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope you all are enjoying. Winters are here and so the Santa Claus. Today I am going to share two tutorials in one post yes you read it right. So lets move on to tutorials without wasting time.

Tutorial one: Explosion box.
Explosion boxes are always lovely and believe me they are pretty easy to make. Take one 12*12 inch cardstock and one 11.5*11.5 inch cardstock. Score both the cardstock at 4 inches on all four sides. Here is the pic.

Cut the four corners and it will look something like a cross.

Now decorate the panels as you like and assemble.

Now for the lid of the box take 7.1*7.1 inch cardstock and score it at 1.5 inch on all four sides. It will look like this.

Make a perpendicular cut on each corner and paste with the glue to the other side. This will form the lid of the box. And decorate the lid with pattern papers, flowers and other embellishments as you wish.

Tutorial Two: How to put popping out butterflies in the explosion box.
As I get frequent request as to share the tutorial on how I put butterflies on the explosion box.

Cut strips of acetate sheet or some stern plastic in the shape shown below.
Now shape them in Z shape. like this.

Now make a cut diagonally on all four corners of the top panel of (yellow in tutorial) explosion box.
Now just inset the Z shaped acetate strips and add a drop of glue at the backend. It will look like this if you turn it's back side
The acetate strips will pop out in this way.
Now stick the butterflies to the top of acetate strips. and assemble your explosion panels. And finally assembled box will look in this manner. All the pattern papers, die cuts and embellishements are from DCAM Store. So visit our store and start shopping for your crafting needs.

Hope these tutorial help you. Do let us know in case you have any queries. And don't forget to enter into our current challenge Here



  1. wow shipli this is super cute. thanx a ton for sharing tute. love it

  2. wow! this looks so gorgeous!! thanks for this amazing tutorial Shilpi ..:)

  3. it is lovely explosion box and a lovely tutorial, thanks shilpi for sharing

  4. This is just AWESOME shilpi,...ThanQ so much for sharing such a detailed tut.!!!

  5. Thanks Shilpi for the tute..I have always had a doubt on adding the acetate strips, thanks for sharing :)

  6. My acetate sheets won't take weight.. Wat do suggest.."? Thicker acetate sheets??

  7. My acetate sheets won't take weight.. Wat do suggest.."? Thicker acetate sheets??


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