Exploding box

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

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Aug 26, 2018
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converted sizes
by: Anonymous

Hi Ethel
I've converted the cms to inches - hope this helps
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.

21cms = 8 3/8ins
18cms = 7 3/16ins
15cms = 6ins
7cms = 2 7/8ins
6cms = 2 7/16ins
5cms = 2 1/16ins
11cms = 4 7/16ins (lid)

I have not tried it in inches so hope this works out for you, Ethel. I can't see any reason why it shouldn't. Let me know how you get on

Aug 23, 2018
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Thank you
by: Jenny Cottam

Hi Ethel
Thank you for your lovely comments. I will try and convert the sizes to inches for you. It may not be exactly the same size but I don't think that will matter. I will let you know as soon as I can

Aug 22, 2018
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Lovely card
by: Ethel

Love your creation of the exploding box...it's beautiful!! Is there a way to get the measurements in inches instead of centemeters?? Or a conversion chart?? I don't understand cm...Thanks for any help.

Aug 22, 2018
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Thank youĆ¹
by: Jenny Cottam

Hi Eduth, many thanks for your lovely comment

Aug 20, 2018
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Exploding box
by: Edith

Hello again Jenny
These are always a goog talking point when someone hasn't seen one before. They are supurb for almost any occasion. Love the delicacy of this one

Aug 20, 2018
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Thank you
by: Jenny Cottam

Hi Christina
Manty thanks for your lovely comment

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