I’m sure this Tutorial didn’t want to be done today…that or the Universe was telling me to leave it today and try again tomorrow, but tomorrow I’m focusing on other things, so today it is. My frustration at the constant interruptions, phone calls, Google Docs dictation translations (some of them just make me laugh) and then not saving over 3/4 of my dictation..I think I’ve managed to pull it altogether pretty well. Fingers crossed…after all, you’re the Judge on this one. 😉
The original clip I saw for this Box/Card was from Pootles Papercraft, and I loved it enough to Kaszazz it and share the results with you. Time to buckle in and enjoy the ride. Would love to see what you create yourself, so please share your photos on my Facebook Page. 🙂
15.2cm X 15.2cm of SB Essentials Card for your Base. (6” x 6”)
10.1cm x 101cm of SB Essentials Card for your Lid. (4” x 4”)
20cm x 4cm SB Paper trimmed to 5 Square pieces each measuring 4cm x 4cm. (7 7/8” x 1 5/8”)
20 ½ cm x 4 ½ cm Co-ordinating SB Essentials Card for Matting trimmed to 5 Square pieces each measuring 4 ½ cm x 4 ½ cm (8 1/8 “ x 1 7/8”)
Super Tape 6mm
Envelope Punch Board or Corner Rounder Punch
Bone Folder or other Scoring Tool
Creating the Base & Lid
For your Base, Score one side at 5cm (2”). Turn your Card 90° and repeat until all four sides have been Scored. For your Lid, Score each side at 2 ½ cm (1”) Fold & Burnish your Score Lines to create crisp, sharp lines.
For your Base: Cut away the four outside corner Squares on the Score Lines to create a Cross Shape.
For your Lid: Create Wedged Tabs on the four outside Corners. I find the wedge shape makes for a neater finished product and is easier to ‘line up’ your edges.
I’ve used Glossy Accents to attach my Tabs to the create the Lid, though you are able to achieve the same result by using the Super Tape as an alternative. I find when I’m adhering Card to Card, Glossy Accents shows me some ‘wiggle room’ and allows me to make the necessary adjustments so everything is square and just right.
Line up each Tab with the edge of the piece it will be adhered to and ‘wriggle’ around till everything is lined up perfectly. This is possible with Glossy Accents. With Super Tape, line your corners up prior to adhering together.
You can now set your Lid aside and move onto Punching and creating your decorations.
Punching & Decorating:
Using either your Envelope Punch Board or Corner Rounder Punch, Punch the top two corners on each side of your Base to create a curved finish.
Repeat this Step with each of the 4cm x 4cm pieces of SB Paper for the inside, plus the 4 ½ cm x 4 ½ cm SB Essentials Card you’ll be using for Matting. For the piece of SB Paper and SB Essentials Card for the Lid, punch and round all four corners.
Using Super Tape, adhere an SB Paper Square with a piece of SB Essentials Card, ensuring your rounded corners are at the top. Repeat till all your individual pieces are “paired up”. Attach each Mat to an inside ‘wall’ of your Box using Super Tape. You should now have an elegant looking border around your SB Paper on the inside of your Box Base.
Adhere the remaining Mat (with all four corners rounded) to the middle of the top of your Lid.
Fold up each side of your Box Base and slip the Lid over the top till it sits flush. You’ve now finished your own Exploding Gift Box. Decorate as you desire to suit the purpose required. This makes a great little gift for Teachers, Co workers, Hostess Gifts and will be perfect for little Christmas Presents.
I’ve adapted this Tutorial to suit Kaszazz Products. The inspiration has come from Pootles Papercraft originally.
If you’d like a PDF version of this Tutorial please send me a message with your email address. 🙂
Adapted by Cari Neill, CraftyCAN, Independent Kaszazz Consultant #109477