by Jenny Cottam
(Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
This is my first attempt at making the exploding box and I followed instructions to the letter. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and am quite pleased with the result.
Here are the instructions -
Cut out three pieces of white card.
One 21 x 21cm,
One 18 x 18 cm and
One 15 x 15 cm.
Take the 21 cm square and score each side at 7cm.
The 18 cm square at 6cm each side and
The 15cm square at 5cm each side.
Cut the 4 corner squares from each piece.
The pieces then sit inside each other.
Decorate them as you like then use 3D foam pads to attach to each other.
To make the lid you need 11 x 11 cm square white card.
Score 2cm each side.
Create tabs with the corner squares and fold in and stick to create your lid.
I then embellished it with various items made using the Christina collection.
Hope you like it
Christina says ...
This is so pretty Jenny and I love all the pastel colours you have used. Thanks for showing us the end result Cxx