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Explosion Box tutorial
- one 7 1/2″ square of cardstock or patterned paper for box bottom
- one 4 1/4″ square of cardstock or patterned paper for box top
- Paper cutter with scoring tool
- Hand held scoring tool, ruler and mat (optional)
- Sticky Tape
- Stamps and ink
Take your 7 1/2″ square piece of cardstock and score it at 2 1/2″ and 5″
Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and repeat step score agan at 2 1/2″ and 5″. You now have a grid with 9 even squares.
Step three (optional):
Take your hand held scoring tool and score from one corner of one of the four scored outside squares to the opposite corner of that scored square.
Step four (0ptional):
Repeat step three on the other three outside squares.
If you want to stamp your box bottom do it now.
Prefold all your scores.
If you skipped step three and four, push the middle of the outer squares towards the center of what will be your box.
If you did step three and four, fold your diagonal folds towards the inside of the box.
Set box bottom aside. It’s done, unless you want to decorate the inside as well.
Take your 4 1/4″ square and score at 7/8″ on one side.
Score the rest of the three sides each at 7/8″ .
Cut four of the short scored lines as shown. It will create small flaps. Those will be your glue taps. I cut mine a bit smaller, so they won’t show when I tape them to the sides.
Add sticky tape to your glue tabs. I cut the side flaps with a decorated scissor.
Fold your glue tabs in and tape them to the inside of one of the sides of the box lid.
Fold box bottom back in, add the lid, some ribbon and maybe a tag and your box is done!