Explosion Box Mini Album





Introduction: Explosion Box Mini Album

Explosion boxes make sweet little scrapbooks and gifts for all occasions.

Step 1: Supplies I Used:

* 2 sheets of 12x12 White Cardstock (For Box)
* 1 sheet of 12x12 Pink Cardstock (For Box)
* 1 sheet of 12x12 White Cardstock (For Lid)
* Self Adhesive Rhinestones
* Pink Satin Ribbon
* 3D Foam Squares
* Double Sided Tape

Step 2: To Make the Box, Cut Your 3 Sheets of Cardstock As Follows

* Cut 1st sheet of white cardstock to make a square 9 x 9 inches
* Cut pink cardstock to make a square 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches
* Cut 2nd sheet of white cardstock to make a square 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Step 3: Using a Scoring Blade or Bone Folder, Score Each Sheet As Follows

* Score the 9 x 9 sheet 3 inches from each side
* Score the 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 sheet 2 7/8 inches from each side
* Score the 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 sheet 2 3/4 inches from each side

Step 4: Following the Score Lines, Cut Off All 4 Corners From Each Sheet

Step 5: Put Adhesive on the Backs of the 2 Smallest Sheets Just in the Centre Square Only. Layer the 3 Sheets Together

Step 6: To Make the Lid, Cut the Last Sheet of White Cardstock to Make a Square 6 1/4 X 6 1/4 Inches

Step 7: Score the Sheet 1 1/2 Inches From Each Side. Score Each of the 4 Little Corners

Step 8: Pinch the Corners and Fold Them Inwards

Step 9: Glue the Corners in Place. Use Paperclips to Hold the Corners Until the Glue Has Dried

Step 10: Decorate Your Box Inside and Out With Patterned Papers and Embellishments



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    How big is the actual box? And what size are the little squares from the individual pages.. I'm trying to figure out what size pictures I would need.

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    The finished product is a cube measuring 3 inches :)

    Hi. I know that this post is years ago but.


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    You need to use cardstock or really thick scrapbook papers so the box keeps shape. Thanks for your interest.

    Hi, do you sell? I would love to buy it :)

    super cute!

    which part is badly explained? ? I think it's wonderfully explained. If you have a negative comment; you must explain why

    Sorry. This is one of those items that I've made several times, but I found trying to explain just how I do it a little harder than I thought it would be. If you can tell me which part is hard to follow, I'd me more than happy to try and edit it for you. Thanks for your feedback.

    This mini album is super cute I'm going to use this for Valentine's Day and the instructions were very simple to follow

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    Thank you. Be careful!! They can be addictive to make :) Please come back and add a photo of your finnished product. I'd love to see it :)

    This is really pretty. They would make great party favors! I think your instructions were very clear and easy to follow.

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    Thank you for your kind words. This one is really pretty and was made for my BFF. It's amazing how each one I've made looks so different from the next. Using different themes and paper stacks gives each one a unique look. Thanks again :)