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Monday, June 04, 2007

Exploding Photo Box Pattern Papercraft Tutorial

Om my , you guys are soooo great! Thank you so much for stopping by the new shop & signing the guestbook!! Im so thankful, and even though I havent had time to thank everyone, Im so busy with yard work, I have browsed everyone's blogs, who left a comment & I promise I will be back! OK cute peoples, here ya go! Here are the instructions for the exploding photo box! These instructions are from a local class I took (Thanks Michelle!), but I have made some changes along the way to make it a bit easier & bigger for more than 24 cut/cropped photos. So here we go:
You need: 5 sheets double sided 12" x 12"cardstock, sharp paper scissors, glue stick, paper cutter with scoring blade, and a corner rounder (optional).
1. Take first piece cardstock(the one design you want to be on outside of box) and score lightly in 4" from each side, like a tictactoe board.
2. Next paper measure & cut 11 3/4 x 11 3/4" from edge. Score this paper 4" in on each side as well.

3.For the next 2 sheets cut one sheet 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" , and the other 11" x 11". Score both these sheets in 4" on all sides.

4. For last sheet cut out lid 6" x 6". Score this box aprox 1" on all sides. Cut lid sides as shown above in photo, just one slit on all sides.

5. Cut out other 4 corners on scored paper pieces as shown. Clear as mud? Layer in order of cuts.You will see how your color choices need to alternate if using different colors. Once you make one its a snap!

6. Corner punch or round edges if desired. Glue all bottoms together, as well as lid corners.

7. Ta da! Attach your lid and decorate! You may have to ajust your lid slightly, or cut edges of box to make fit. Maybe a good idea to make a rough copy on cheap paper first!

8. Decorate with left over peices however you like!(for photgraphing purposes here is a different one decorated, just waiting for photos)

Feel free to email me if my instructions aren't clear & please let me know if you try one so I can come take a peek!



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Blogger Lucy said...

Oh my, you make it look so easy! The box is adorable! Love the orange one you did in the previous post too. Very sherberty!


5:58 PM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

I swear I am doing way more paper crafting than sewing, but I bet the grandma's would love these with photos of the Jack attack.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Heather - Speckled Egg said...

These are fab!!! Your instructions are great! Thanks for sharing!!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Twinkle Pink said...

You've been up to loads since I last visited!

That box is great and has given me some great idea's thank you for sharing with us.

Best wishes Ginny

2:16 PM  
Blogger FrostingsNSparkles said...

Wow, these are super cute. I have my doubts that mine would turn out as cute as yours. Those are just so neat!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jenni-Raie said...

congrats on the new website, and thanks (on behalf of everyone) for sharing that tuturial!

8:55 PM  
Blogger KARA said...

wow love these boxes they are so great

5:05 AM  
Blogger Niki said...

Great job on that ! How've ya been? :)

6:21 AM  
Blogger BöskeZ said...

Lovely boxes and great tutorial!
Thanks for sharing this with us!
I'll give it a try this week-end.


12:13 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

This is some of the best instructions I have gotten for the Exploding Boxes! Your boxes are awesome!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh Thank you so much for the tut! I am going to make one of these for my nieces' (who loves to scrapbook) graduation gift--she is gonna LOVE it! Yeah!
Smiles, Karen

7:05 AM  
Blogger Daughter of the King said...

love your blog....I am a first time visitor....a paper crafter...who is now returning to my roots of embroidery..my mom taught me in 4th grade..you are inspiring to me...

WA. State

11:24 AM  
Blogger deb said...

Those are both so darling!! I had seen these before but never the instructions. So cool!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Mirre said...

I love your beautiful boxes!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Hi, I just found your blog recently & really love it! I made the exploding box and it turned out great, thanks for the directions.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

This is awesome, thank you for taking the time to post a tutorial for us, I hope to try it soon :)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous sheilanfl said...

Too cool, hope to try it soon.ps your tunes rock :)

3:53 PM  

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