EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Create a Christmas Exploding Box!

Saturday July 11, 2020
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Are you  a crafter that loves to create fun projects? Join us and the learn the steps to create a Christmas Exploding Gift Box! All you need to do is decide what's going inside it! 

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Directions: 

Step 1: Exploding box measures - 3 3/4” inches by 3 3/4” inches by 3 3/4” inches.

To create an exploding box base - cut out 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" of black card and score it at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2", rotate and score again at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2". Score diagonally from the corner end to the first score lines cross on and repeat the process on other corners. Cut off all the corners diagonally using score line starting points as a guide. Fold using a bone folder along the score lines.

TOP TIP: Use stylus with 2mm or 3 mm tip (Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit) to make diagonal score lines.

Step 2: To decorate an exploding box base - cut out following pieces from Paper Collection: 4 pieces 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”, 4 pieces 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”, 1 piece 3 5/8” x 3 5/8”. Distress the edges on each piece with Bamboo Leaves Memento Dye Ink using Daubers and adhere them to the base as shown.

Step 3: Cut out 2 pieces 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” and cut each one of them diagonally to create 4 triangles from each piece. Distress the edges on each piece with Bamboo Leaves Memento Dye Ink using Daubers and adhere them to the base as shown. 

Step 4: To create an exploding box lid - cut out 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" piece of black card and score it at 1" and 4 7/8”, rotate and score again at 1" and 4 7/8”. Create the flaps, fold using a bone folder along the score lines and assemble the lid.  Cut out following pieces from the Paper Collection: 4 pieces 7/8” x 3 3/4” and 1 piece 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” .

Distress the edges on each Paper Collection piece with Bamboo Leaves Memento Dye Ink using Daubers and adhere them to the lid as shown.

Then cut out 3” x 3” piece of Paper Collection and 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” piece of black card, stock and adhere them together, then adhere the final piece on the lid top using 3D foam. 

Step 5: To create Ferrero Rocher box - cut out 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” piece of black card and score it at 1 1/4” and 4”, rotate and score again at 1 1/4” and 4”, then fold using a bone folder along the score lines and assemble the box.

Cut out following pieces from Paper Collection: 4 pieces 2 5/8” x 1 1/8”, 4 pieces 2 5/8” x 1 1/8” and 1 piece 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”, then distress the edges on each piece with Bamboo Leaves Memento Dye Ink using Daubers and adhere them to the box as shown.

Adhere the final piece on the centre of the exploding box base.

Step 6: Stamp pine cone images from Festive Pine Cones Cling Stamp Set with Northern Pine Memento Dye Ink, and colour them with Memento Dye Inks: Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, Bamboo Leaves and Northern Pine using Daubers. Die cut with matching Festive Pine Cones Die, shape them with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. 

Step 7: Using a metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive apply glue to the pine needles, sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter, then adhere them to the exploding box base using a hot glue gun.

Step 8: Stamp poinsettia images from Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set with Northern Pine Memento Dye Ink on Paper Collection piece. Die cut them with matching Christmas Poinsettia Die, then place them in 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold, then run them through a die cutting machine.

TOP TIP: If you prefer to stamp flowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper - stamp with Northern Pine Memento Dye Ink and colour the image in with Love Letter Memento Dye Ink.

Step 9: Assemble poinsettia flowers using a hot glue gun, then using a metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive apply glue to the flower petals, sprinkle them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter, then adhere them inside the exploding box base as shown.

Step 10: As a final touch, adhere the bow on the front of the box using a hot glue gun.

TOP TIP: Learn more techniques with the Snowy Pines collection in this video here: https://youtu.be/nVtKVcgg530

Have fun creating your own projects! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial by designer Katarzyna Ewa Blakala.

See more of Katarzyna's beautiful projects on her blog http://kartkadopolski.blogspot.com/

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See what supplies were used to make this project so you can create one too!

Heartfelt Creations Products:

  1. Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
    Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
    $12.99

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scoreboard, Scissors, Bone folder, Red ribbon, White card (for stamping), metal ruler, Hot glue gun, Self Adhesive gems,

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