Saturday 18 July 2020

Wedding Anniversary Exploding Box

I have used cream card to make the exploding box layers. The first layer is 28.5cm by 28.5cm. I scored the card at 9.5cm and 19cm on both sides resulting in 9 squares. Cut the corner off each side leaving a +.

I used the same technique for the next layer. This layer is 24cm by 24cm. I scored this layer at 8cm and 16cm on both sides. I cut the corner off each side leaving a +

I did exactly the same for the next layer measuring 18cmx18cm. I scored at 6cm and 12cm on both sides making 9 squares measuring 6x6cm. I cut the corners off again.

I made the lid using a 14cmx14cm piece of card. I scored each side at 2cm. I cut a slit in each corner of the box and stuck them together with P.V.A.

I printed personalised sentiments and wedding venue and used die cuts. I used colours that were the wedding colour scheme.

For embellishing I used the following:
Xcut -Corner Punch, Memories, I Love You, With love
Fiskars - heart punch
Presscut - Ovals
The Works - Circles, Shape on side of box, Love
Tonic - Sent from the heart, Just for you

I used ribbon and lace to embellish the box and added a teddy with hot glue.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

aperfecttimetocraft #7 - anything goes (unlimited)*
classicdesign #7 - anything goes (unlimited)*
abitmoretimetocraft #120 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #235 - anything goes optional sentiment as focal point (5/8)*
wordartwednesday #448 - anything goes (1/5)*
craftycatzweekly #515 - anything goes option fairies (1/3)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #14th July - anything goes (2/2)*
lemonshortbread #124 - anything goes (2/3)*
creativecrafters #30 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycreations #411 - anything goes (3/3)*
craftysentiments #14th July - anything goes (2/3)*
craftycalendar #July - add a ribbon (3/3)*
creativefingers #190 - anything goes (2/3)
abitmoretimetocraftextra #July - anything goes (unlimited)*
craft-deebowz #July - anything goes (1/3)*
creativemoments #July - anything goes (3/3)*
worldwideopendesignteam #7 - anything goes (1/3)
paperfunday #19 - anything goes option great outdoors (3/4)*
notjustcards #July - anything goes (2/5)
creatalicious #191 - anything goes option 3 of a kind (1/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #7 - anything goes (2/3)
cardztv #119 - anything goes (1/3)*
letscreate #161 - anything goes + stars and stripes (2/3)*
dragonflydreams #5th July - no patterned paper (unlimited)*
crafterscastle #31 - anything goes (1/3)* Top 3
mixitup #39 - anything goes option open technique/die cutting (1/5)


  1. Wow! this is really great, so much work and it came out perfect! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  2. I just posted my card following yours at Crafty Catz Challenge, so am stopping by to check it out. Am so glad I did! What an amazing creation which is sure to be an heirloom. TFS. Kathy A at

  3. A beautiful box, lots of work but worth it its so pretty. Thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  4. A beautiful exploding box, a lovely gift to celebrate a special occasion, I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month

  5. What a creative way to recall all those memories, you did a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing at the Paper Funday Challenge.

  6. So much work and so beautiful. This gift will be kept forever.
    Thanks for sharing
    Melanie Culbertson.
    Paperfunday challenge

  7. Hi this is stunning. I am sure it will be treasured for a long time. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog July Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  8. Wonderful layered explosion box, fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  9. Fabulous..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Lovely project Beckie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  11. Excellent, gorgeous design and love love love that little teddy.
    Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  12. What a gorgeous explosion card! And so romantic, too. This is really a special creation. Thanks so much for joining us for our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  13. Beautiful exploding box card and beautifully put together. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our challenge this month and good luck. Michelle, DT x

  14. this is great, thankyou so much for the extra info and measurements, i will try this out, better than making it from dies.

  15. This is fantastic, such a great project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Hayley DT for

  16. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria

  17. Fantastic creation

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Creatalicious Challenges' this month
    Hugs Shell xx

  18. Love this! Thanks for playing with us on Dragonfly Dreams Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT

  19. Love the colour choice and what a fabulous design too Thanks for joining us at craftdeebowz and good luck
    Tracey x

  20. Such a beautiful exploxing box, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  21. This is absolutely lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with us this month. Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

  22. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx