Several people have asked me to create a Christmas Explosion Box. These boxes are easy to create and always fun for the recipient to open. Below is a tutorial on how to create this project.
Step 3. Cut on the sides along score lines on the opposite sides and fold to create flaps that will be used to glue to the inside of the lid.
Step 6. Glue the end corners to the inside of the side panels, being sure to keep the edges even so the lid will be square. It is best to use glue, rather than double sided tape, for this process because you can slide the panels to get the perfect fit.
Step 11. To decorate the inside. Cut a piece of red card stock 6 inches square. Use the largest Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Squre die to die cut an opening in this piece to create a frame. Use strips of dimensional tape along the edges of this frame and attach in the center.
Step 12. Use the Garden Notes Poinsettia die set and create one poinsettia. Use the Whitepine & Pine Cone die set and the Beautiful Baubles die set for the pine branches and pine cones. Use the Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch die set to die cut one branch. Add Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops for the Berries. When the berries are dry, make the floral arrangement in the lower left corner of the frame. Add a small gingham bow below the poinsettia.
Step 13. Use the Winter Sentiments stamp set and stamp the sentiment using VersaFine Black Ink and clear emboss. Die cut the sentiment using the Dotted Scallop Rectangle die set. Use the same die and die cut an additional rectangle and glue to the back of the sentiment to add strength. Attach in the upper right corner using dimensional tape.
Step 14. For the top panel, use the Snowflake Border die set. Die cut three borders and glue together. Glue to the top panel. Use Christmas Wishes Gold Peel Off Stickers for the sentiment, and one Gold Line Peel Off Sticker at the bottom of this panel.
Step 15. For the left panel, use the ModaScrap Christmas Holidays paper pack and cut out the tag. Glue to a piece of red card stock and trim around the edges for a background. Use the Snowflake die set and die cut two large snowflakes. Layer the snowflakes using dimensional tape between them. Attach to the top of the tag. Add Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to the points on the snowflakes. Add Gold Corner Peel Off Stickers on the four corners.
Step 16. For the right panel, use the ModaScrap Christmas Holidays paper pack and cut out the 'believe' tag. Trim down and back with a piece of red card stock. Attach to the middle of the right panel. Use the Snowflake die set and die cut two snowflakes. Add Gold Glitter Dots to the snowflakes. Add Gold Corner Peel Off Stickers on the four corners of this panel.
Step 17. For the bottom panel, Cut a piece of white card stock a little smaller than the embossed panel. Score around the edges for a finished appearance. This will be the space to write a personal message. Add one die cut snowflake in the upper left corner of this panel. Add Gold Glitter Peel Off Dots to the snowflake.