Make a fun explosion box card to surprise someone special! This is a great way to share memories and even cash surprises inside the “exploding” box!
Key concepts taught in the video tutorial include how to set score lines, how to sync colors, how to consolidate elements on fewer mats, how to prepare mats for cutting faster, and how to assemble an exploding box.
See exactly how to make an explosion box card in this step-by-step video below:
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Materials for Exploding Box Card
- At least 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ cardstock (I recommend getting a stack of double-sided coordinating cardstock — I used this exact stack of cardstock)
- Tacky glue
- A way to cut your paper (I used the amazing Cricut)
- My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)
- Note: If you want to put a paper rose in your smallest box as I have, you’ll find my rolled paper rose pattern and tutorial here.
How to Make Explosion Box Cards
First, download my exploding box card design from my free resource library (you can get a password for it by signing up at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut this card on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Get my free SVG cut files for the Explosion Box Card
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