Tuesday, 3 March 2015




Morning all hope you are all well. I have recently made this Exploding Box from a file I purchased from SVG Cuts called Summer Street Carnival and I have been asked for a tutorial on how I made this. I asked Leo and Mary from SVG CUTS if it was ok to do this as the original file is theirs and they have very kindly agreed that I can.

To make this you will need a good weight of card I used 300 grm and a quick grab glue, I used Collal Tacky glue from Crafters Companion. So many of you have said that you love the papers, well they are from a new CD Rom from Crafters Companion called Times Gone By.

Firstly you will need the SVG CUTS file Summer Street Carnival. I used the Carnival Tent box for this project. First I cut out I cut out the bottom and bottom sides as shown below, cut this out twice once for the base and once for the lid. Please note that I have just used plain white card but you can use anything.


To make the base of the exploding box you will need to cut it into panels as shown:

Also cut of the side tabs but leave the tabs at the bottom as this is what you need to secure to the base. Do this with both pieces. This is what is should now look like.

Now using a quick drying glue on the small tabs attach this to the bottom previously cut out.

As this stage if you want you can cut another bottom and stick it over the tabs on the inside this will not only make it look neater but also give it more strength.

You need to make the inner layer Of the exploding box the same way but slightly smaller.

Now to make the lid. Use the second bottom and bottom sides that you cut early. Trim the sides by taking off 1.75" as shown on both pieces. They should now look like this.

Glue the two side tabs together and fold in the small tabs at the bottom.



Attach the bottom to the tabs and as below add another one on the inside to strengthen.



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julie_woolston said...

Stunning Pam what w wonderful present.
Hugs Julie xxx

Beth F. said...

Such a show-stopping project! Absolutely fabulous.