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April 4, 2011

Exploding Box

Hello everyone! This is Jen from 3 cats and a bug. I'm so glad to be here again, thank you Pam for inviting me!!

I've seen these boxes all over the internet, so I decided to figure out how to make one.  I used a 12x12 sheet of white paper and scored at 4 and 8, turned the sheet and scored at 4 and 8 again.

I cut out each corner.


For the inside of the box, I cut 5 dark rose squares @ 3.75, 4 white square @ 3.5 and the DCWV The four Season Stack patterned paper @ 3.25, inking around the edges on the top two layers.  For the center square I embossed the dark rose paper.  I cut out the image and background in rose and white respectively from Straight from the Next at 3.5.  I hot glued the rose and leaves in the center.  The roses and leaves are Recollections collection, Boutique Fleur.


For the outside of the box, I cut the dark rose paper @ 3.75 and embossed them.  The heart shaped cuts are also from Straight from the Nest, @ 3.5. 


I hot glued the roses to the center of each square.

To make the lid, I used a 6x6 piece of white paper, scoring @ 1 and 5, turning the paper and scoring @ 1 and 5 again. Just like the box I cut off each corner. I cut another dark rose square @ 3.75 and added the same image as the bottom inside of the box, cut @ 3.5. To keep the lid together, I used some pink craft ribbon (sorry I forgot to measure it!) and glued it all around the sides. I finished the top of the lid the same way I did the sides, with the exception of adding some little brads to it.


14 comments :

Melin said...

Thank you for sharing such a pretty box! Pink is my FAVORITE color too! Love the cuts you chose from Straight From The Nest. It all looks so dreamy together :-) Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

Missie said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing Pam!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Very pretty box. I love how you tried doing the box the old fashioned way. TFS.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

beautiful box, love the roses!!!!

ChatterScene.com said...

This is so pretty:)

JJewel said...

I just did an explosion box about 3 weeks ago! I love these cute boxes!! You did an excellent job decorating your box!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jen, it's beautiful!!!

Crafty Girl said...

love the box! I have made a few of these before but I love your roses

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a beautiful box. TFS

Goody Bag Diva said...

really gorgeous!
AllisonF

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous exploding box! TFS :D

Nadia said...

Such a pretty box!

shersl84bed said...

This is the prettiest exploding box I have ever seen. Great job. Love the colors and the decorations. Stunning.

Smiles Sher
www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Denine said...

Absolutley Beautiful!! Wow...

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