How to Make an Exploding Gift Box

A step by step guide to creating the perfect gift for any occasion.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

Do you enjoy giving special presents that leave everyone asking "how did she do that"? Something handmade is very special because it says you spent time thinking about that person. This exploding box will definitely make a big impression at your next party!

Are you a bride-to-be looking for centerpiece ideas? Or maybe you want some extra special invitations. Exploding boxes are a great way to announce a new baby, package gift cards in an interesting way, tell someone you love them or just impress your friends with all your crafty skills!

During more than 1 1/2 hours of video instruction you will see the process of making an exploding box unfold before your eyes. The class is broken down into easy to follow steps so anyone can play along and create this project.

There are written directions included with this course that show all the measurements and pictures of the process up close. It is easiest if you cut the papers first and then watch the videos to put it all together.

I am here to help, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! I will do my best to reply to your questions as soon as possible.

If you love the many beautiful projects that can be found on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. I hope you will join me in making your very own "pin worthy" exploding box!

What are the requirements?

  • To make this project successfully you will need to have a paper trimmer, scoring tool, adhesive and hot glue gun. You will also need to know how to use these basic tools.
  • I recommend using a strong, double sided adhesive like Scor-Tape to hold your box together.
  • Several sheets of cardstock and patterned paper will also be needed to create this box. It is best to select one collection of patterned papers to decorate the box, that way everything will match easily.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to make an exploding gift box in any style you wish.
  • You will be able to create handmade paper roses in any size, color or pattern!
  • Making paper bows will no longer be a mystery. All those paper scraps will come in handy for decorating any type of package with handmade bows.
  • You will learn bonus techniques like how to use Inka Gold paints, applying pastel pencils to create that popular chalkboard look and using a Sticker Maker to glitter intricate die cuts!

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone from beginner to experienced papercrafters will enjoy this course and learn some helpful tips and tricks along the way.
  • If you have never created anything from paper before, don't worry I will walk you throught the process step by step in the videos!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: Building the Box
Making the Lid
Making the Base
Making the Large Flap
Making the Small Flap
Section 3: Adding Patterned Paper
Covering the Base and Lid
Covering the Inside Layers
Section 4: Time to Embellish
Dimension and Sparkle
Creating Paper Roses
Glue it Down
Top it All Off
Section 5: Finishing Touches
Never Too Much Glitter
How to Make a Paper Bow
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Instructor Biography

Chelsey Vorosmarty, Artist and Owner of Personal Touch Scrapbooking

I am the owner of Personal Touch Scrapbooking. I have been papercrafting for the past 12 years and teaching in local stores and studios for the past 5 years. I am also a supervisor with Close to my Heart, one of the leading manufacturers of scrapbooking products. In 2013 I became one of the top 5 consultants for the highest personal sales in Canada. I've had guest speaking opportunities at scrapbooking events as well as hosting my own retreats for upwards of 60 ladies. I teach many different types of papercrafting including scrapbooking pages, cards, mini albums, altered projects, mixed media canvases and art journaling.

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