Monday, October 24, 2011

Exploding Boxes -- Friday, Nov. 11, 10:00 - 11:30 $10.00 / $15.00

The pink and green one above is an exploding box within an exploding box.

You lift the inside cover to reveal the xmas tree and presents inside. The silver and blue one has two boxes inside which hold a miniature snowman.

Exploding Boxes are mini albums that fold up into a box and when the cover is taken off, the sides unfold on their own, "exploding" and showing the multiple layers of photos and embellishments inside. You can put tiny envelopes on the insides or pockets and tuck money in them, put tags in them, use photo sliders, etc. There's just so much you can do with these. Children love opening all the tiny pockets in these. In the very center there is enough room for a 3D item such as a standing xmas tree or another smaller box with something hidden inside.

If you have your own scoring board, please bring it. You will need the following supplies:
Martha Stewart scoring board and bone folder
Paper trimmer
Scissors and pencil
Two sided permanent tape such as Provo Craft (at Hobby Lobby) 1/4" wide or 1/2" wide
Adhesive on a roller, permanent (no glue sticks please, they won't hold)

I will provide the paper unless you have your own paper you want to use. In that case, you will need two coordinating pieces of 12x12 heavy cardstock with a print on it for the base and lid of the box and 4 pieces of plain (non-printed) cardstock that coordinate with those other pieces, for example all shades of pink that match your cover pieces. If you bring all your own paper, the cost of the class is only $10, unless you use my paper, then the cost is $15.

Please email me at or call me at 410-381-7944 before Wed. Nov. 9 if you would like to attend this class.

1 comment:

  1. This class went great! We had a full room of mostly scrapbooker enthusiasts who were so eager to learn how to make these mini albums that explode once you take the covers off. Thanks to a previous student we learned how to make the 3D Christmas tree also, which was a huge success. The class made the 3x3x2 box which fit nicely inside their exploding box, thanks to some inspiration from a friend, Sharon.