Paper Craft Ideas – Explosion Box by Janine Blackwelder



This is a very basic version of an exploding box. I wanted to make a quick gift to give to my neighbor for Mother’s Day.


I started with the white 4×4 RTC Grid Paper, removing the outer squares and scoring the remaining squares to create a box.


I cut photos into one inch squares asthe main focal point for the four panels and filled the center square with card-stock and ClearlyTypeStack Stamps, Vacation, All Season and Juicy Words.


Then you will need to make a lid. Cut a 6×6 piece of card-stock, score one inch  from the outside on all four sides, cut only one side on all four sides as shown, adhere with double sided adhesive. Embellish with ribbon.


Turn your grid paper over and cover the sides with pattern paper of your choice. Cut (4) 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 squares and adhered them to the sides.

Bring the sides of your grid paper up to form a box and place lid on top.


This is a quick and easy project. Great for Party Favors, Bridal Showers, Graduation, Father’s Day and the list goes on.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project. I’d love to see what your creations based on this idea. Post a comment below with a link to your blog or gallery and I’ll be sure to check it out.