Wednesday 3 February 2021

50th Birthday Exploding Box


This is my design team post over at craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper

I have used a white piece of card and 28.5cm x 28.5cm. I scored the card at 9.5cm and 19cm on both sides resulting in 9 squares. I cut each corner square resulting in a + shape. I cut a scalloped circle with a die from a Xcut nesting set and attached it to a strip of card that I made into a hoop. I die cut the elements to make a paper bow using a Cheery Lynn die. I have cut the numbers using a Tonic die and attached them to the top of the cake using acetate. I covered all panels of the box with paper from a 12x12in pad from The Works. I added the die cut doily design, cut with a Xcut die before attaching the cake. I cut some plastic straws and covered them with paper and satin ribbon before attaching them to the base of my box. I added a strip of card between the straws and then added the bunting with the letters to spell "Happy". I added the "Birthday" on to the base of the box. I cut the letters using a Xcut die. I printed personalised sentiment and die cut them with dies from a oval Presscut nesting set and the sister is cut with a Sue Wilson die.

I made the lid using a 14x14in piece of white card and scored all sides at 2cm. I cut a small slit in the corners of the square and then stuck them together with P.V.A

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

classicdesign #Feb - anything goes (unlimited)*
abitmoretimetocraftextra #Feb - anything goes (unlimited)*
paperfunday #26 anything goes option love is in the air (1/4)
crafterscastle #38 - anything goes (1/3)
pennys #489 - anything goes (1/3)*
unicorn #62 - use flowers (unlimited)*
pearlysparkles #59 - anything goes (unlimited)*
cardsgalore #84 - anything goes (1/3)


  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  2. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's.

    DT Stacey

  3. Fabulous exploding box card - such a clever design.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  4. very nice, thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper craft.
    greetings Geesje DT

  5. Great exploding box card, I am sure the recipient loved it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate Dt member

  6. Amazin exploding box. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  7. So pretty, I'm sure it was very well received. Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Funday.

  8. Very pretty creation! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  9. WOW! Spectacular!! What a fabulous creation!! Thanks so much sharing your card and for playing at Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck :) Christi DT