Explosion Box w/ Cake

These cute little boxes are what we made in Sizzix Club this month. Each participant got to make one box with the purchase of the Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Sizzix Die.

They had their choice of Pretty in Pink or Certainly Celery Accent Papers and also their choice of embossing folders.

This is the Pretty in Pink box with Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

This is what it looks like when the box lid is lifted. The sides 'explode' open and show off the sweet little cake inside. This one is stamped with the Love & Care (Hostess Level II) Stamp set from the Summer 2011 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. We used Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizazz Inks. Notice the sides of the cake are scalloped? I don't like to follow directions so I cut these 1/2" taller than the directions say to, and scalloped the edges with the Scallop Edge Border punch. That way, you don't see any of the raw edges like you would if you followed the directions on the package!

Here it is in more detail. We stamped an extra flower and glued it to the top since we weren't using the candle or bride & groom. Then we added 3 little Rhinestone Jewels to finish it off. Too sweet <3

And here is the same cake, only it's stamped in Real Red and Old Olive instead:

I promised my students I'd post the basic sizes, etc. for the explosion box so here is my version:

Lid: Cut Whisper White CS to 5-7/8" square, and score 7/8" from each side. Use one of your 4x4" squares to cover up ribbon ends on underside of lid.

Ribbon: 12" for Bow, + Two 10-inch pieces for the crisscross on lid.

Box: Take a 12x12" piece of Whisper White CS and score 4" from each edge. Cut out all 4 corner squares (use one of these for the underside of your lid).

Box Sides: 3-7/8 x 3-7/8", you'll need 4 for the outside and 5 for the inside of your box.

Alternative sides for Cake: Cut strips to same length as listed in directions, but instead of cutting them 7/8" tall, cut them to be 1-3/8" tall. Then use the border punch to add decorative border at top.

That's all there is to it! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Have a great day!
Terri :)
phone: 614.777.9288
email: terri.meehan@att.net

1 comment:

basketcase said...

You rock!!! Those are soooo coool!!! Thank you for sharing!