Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Easter Explosion Box
Today I have a quick and easy explosion box to share with you that is the perfect size for a Lindt hen (I found them at Woolworth’s – they’re so cute!!). The lid I designed is quite a snug fit as I didn’t want to add any ribbon to keep it closed so please keep that in mind if you’d like to make one yourself.
I made the boxes a few days apart and ended up with two very different styles. I really like how just a few changes in colour can make the same design look completely different.
My first box was made using Crumb Cake cardstock, Early Espresso ink and a stamp from Timeless Textures to give it an old weatherboard feel inside and out.
The wreath from Circle of Spring was stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with markers and a blender pen and die cut with the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits. I then added images from the Basket Bunch Bundle to give it an Easter feel and popped it up on the lid with dimensionals.
My second box was made using Thick Whisper White cardstock and the Hardwood background stamp in Bermuda Bay ink. I decided to add some of the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP to dress up inside a little more this time.
The lid is decorated using the same stamp sets as the first box, just with different colours and images. I used Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen for the colouring this time, I just love the soft look it gives, it seems so perfect for Easter projects.
Both my boxes have a little nest for the hen to sit in, this was made using the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and So Saffron cardstock. The layers are attached with just a glue dot on each one so I could curl them up a little to make them look more realistic.
A Quick and Easy Tutorial:
Box Base: 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ cardstock
Score @ 2-1/2″ on all sides, remove corners and round remaining corners if
desired (Note – I found it easier to put the lid on with the corners rounded)
Box Lid: 5-9/16″ x 5-9/16″ cardstock
Score @ 1-1/2″ on all sides, trim and notch tabs, windmill fashion
DSP (Optional): 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
Round top two corners if rounded on box
Decorate as desired.
Note: I found it easier to stamp the outside of my base and lid after I had trimmed the corners as I could fold and mask, where needed, so my design would the right way up on all sides.
I hope you like this quick and easy explosion box, you could add loads more decoration if you wanted but uncomplicated is much more my style 🙂
I’ll see you soon with my final Easter project.
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Easter Explosion Box | Supplies
Basket Bunch // 143186
Basket Builder Framelits // 143228
– Basket Bunch Bundle (save 10%) // 144731
Circle of Spring // 138964
Swirly Scribbles Framelits // 141497
Wonderful Wreath Framelits // 135851
So Saffron cardstock // 108611