Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Magic Explosion Box

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Jun 29, 2011

Magic Explosion Box

magic explosion box
A magic explosion box is an explosion box with design pieces that seem to float over the opened box. If you look closely you can see the acetate strips holding up the white butterflies. They slide through slits in the corners of the center (green) square.
For design inspiration, take a look at the unbelievably gorgeous boxes on Elaine's site.
magic explosion box
I referred to Elaine's tutorial to make this 16th birthday explosion box, but designed mine as a 3" cube, which allowed me to fit both box and lid on one piece of 12" x 12" card stock.
magic explosion box
All of the papers came from Joann Fabrics, as did the butterflies. They are a white (wedding) version of these:

One source for instructions for the tealight cake is Splitcoast Stampers. Do a Google image search on "tealight cake" to see many, many variations.
magic explosion box
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BlueCat said...

Too pretty!

Anita said...

Awesome! You are so talented!! :)

Andrea said...


Ycats said...

soooooooo awesome! I've been working on some explosion boxes but none are this cool!

papermatrix said...

Another tempting item of inspiration. And so beautiful!