Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

mother's day memory explosion box

Mom is sure to love this Explosion Box packed full of love and sweet memories.
Step 1

First, click here to download and print the diagram.

Step 2

Lightly draw your cut/score lines on your cardstock. Begin with the outermost piece (1 in the diagram) which is the outside of the box. For the second piece, trim a sheet of cardstock down to 11¼" x 11¼" [28.6 cm x 28.6 cm], then measure and lightly draw the diagram (2) onto the cardstock. For the third piece, trim the green cardstock down to 10½" x 10½" [26.7 cm x 26.7 cm], then measure and lightly draw the diagram (3) onto the cardstock.

Step 3

Use your paper trimmer to cut and score your cardstock as shown in the diagrams.

Step 4

Once the base of the box and the inside flaps have been cut, you can adhere the centres to one another with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on the top. Set aside while you make the top of the box.

Step 5

To make the box top, cut the foil floral cardstock down the 6" x 6" [15.2 cm x 15.2 cm]. Follow the diagram (4a) by scoring 1" [2.54 cm] from the edges all the way around. Use the diagram (4b) to make your cuts. Now, fold along the score lines. Fold the tabs in and adhere on the inside of the lid.

Step 6

Embellish your pages (flaps) with photos, stickers and washi tape. Mat your photos with black cardstock to make them "pop".

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