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How to Create an Explosion Box

Talk about a wow factor! This delightful project features three nested boxes that “explode” to reveal photos or images as each box lid is removed. Fill the center with a special hand-created gift.

Spellbinders - How to Create an Explosion Box by Becca Feeken

Dimensions:

LAYER 1

LARGE BOX

  • 4 – 5” x 7” panels in cream paper
  • 8 – 4-1/2” x 5-3/8” panels in red paper
  • 8 – 4-3/4” x 5-3/4” panels in gold paper
  • 2 – 5” x5” panels in gold paper
  • 2 – 4-3/4“ x 4-3/4” panels in cream paper

LID

  • 11-5/8” x 11-5/8”
  • Score at 1-5/8” and 3-1/4” from each edge

TOP OF BOX

  • 1- 4-3/8” x 4-3/8” panel in gold
  • 1 – 4-1/8” x 4-1/8” panel in red

COLORS NEEDED

  • Cream – At least 8 sheets of 12” x 12” Paper
  • Red – At least 5 sheets of 12” x 12” Paper
  • Gold – At least 6 sheets of 8.5” x 11” Paper

LAYER 2

MIDDLE BOX

  • 4 – 4-1/4” x 5-3/4“ panels in cream paper
  • 8 – 4 x 4-1/2” panels in red paper
  • 1 – 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” panels in gold paper
  • 1 – 4“ x 4” panels in cream paper

LID

  • 9-1/2“ x 9-1/2”
  • Score at 1-1/4” and 2-1/2” from each edge

TOP OF BOX

  • 1- 3-5/8” x 3-5/8” panel in gold
  • 1 – 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” panel in red

LAYER 3

SMALL BOX

  • 4 – 3-1/2 x 5” panels in cream paper
  • 8 – 3-1/4 x 3-3/4” panels in red paper
  • 1- 3-1/2“ x 3-1/2” panels in gold paper
  • 1 – 3-3/8“ x 3-3/8” panels in cream paper

LID

  • 7-3/4” x 7-3/4”
  • Score at 1” and 2“ from each edge

TOP OF BOX

  • 1- 3” x 3“ panel in gold
  • 1- 7/8” x 1-7/8” panel in red

ORNAMENT TRAY

  • 7” x 7” in cream
  • Score at 1” and 2” from each edge

Spellbinders - How to Create an Explosion Box by Becca Feeken

For step by step instructions, watch Becca’s tutorial video below or on Youtube:

We hope you’ll give this idea a try! Happy crafting!

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Craft artist Becca Feeken blends a love of sewing, embroidery, needlecrafts and jewelry-making into a passion for gift making and paper crafts. Her distinct style is a romantic elegance with classical and victorian influences, often punctuated with a delicate ribbon bow or handcrafted embellishments.Her passion for die-cutting began in early 2000 and today motivates her to encourage others in gift making, nurturing faith, creating legacy and giving.As a licensed die and stamp designer for Spellbinders, her sweetly recognizable designs continue to impact the industry.

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    Pam TAS

    WOW !!! Becca I have seen explosion boxes but not all these
    boxes in the one BOX …..
    This is priceless absolutely love it everything about it don’t
    know what else to say!
    Except love you and your work thanks for all you do for all of us ..
    XXX take care

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    MaryH.

    First I want to thank you both for listening to your fan’s desires for more layers and cabinets – they are just stunning (as your work is) and for providing such incisive, succinct tutorials. These tutorials are clear and provide expert feedback with step–by–step instructions on how to create this beautiful box. I have been waiting for your tutorial since I saw the first glimpse of this box you created. I adore the design and see many types of boxes in my future. These are going to make wonderful Christmas gifts for a luncheon with a different type ornament (made with your dies) for each guest. THANK YOU.

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      Becca Feeken

      Mary, I’m so tickled that you like. More than that, I’m so so happy that you actually give things a try. I would just die to be sitting at that luncheon and to get a gift like this! Please keep us in the loop and let us know how it goes.

      I’ve done thinks like this at a luncheon before and more than 10 years later when we would get together for the same Christmas Luncheon, ladies would say – remember when…. The recipients were so thrilled to get and it was such a pleasure to make it for them. Wishing you luck sweet friend!!

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    Surekha Galagoda

    Dear Becca
    Thank you for the clear instructions and the measurements. I am sure going to try it as i love creating boxes.. Thanks abunch. Love and blessings

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    LavorisCarter

    Becca,
    You are amazing and you look great by the way! Thank you so much for your designs, words of wisdom, an inspiring creativity. Keep it going. Thank you!!

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