Explosion Box for Birthday Boy


After a long time, I made an explosion box! This was an order from a friend, for her son's 5th birthday and I'm so glad to have made it :)

Here is the first look of the box!

And when you open the lid, you have 3 layers of fun, with a box in the middle to hold small gift(s) :)

Watch the video to see how the box looks in real!

I've used heavyweight red cardstock as the base for all the layers, and the patterned papers are from Echo Park Paper - Imagine That Boy collection. Vriksh loves cars, aeroplanes, the galaxy and planets, and these papers were the perfect fit for him! 

For the lid, I've used a layer of vellum over the patterned paper, to tone down the colors. The happy birthday die is from Paper Smooches and the name is formed using LLD Alphabets die set from MFT. All the diecuts are stacked to give more dimension and sturdiness. I gave a generous coat of Wink of Stella glitter to add some shine, sorry, couldn't capture them in the pics!

Treat your eyes to some more pics :)

The tags inside are kept plain, to add photos and personal sentiments. They are die-cut using Scalloped Stitched Dies in Circles and Squares, from Gina Marie Designs.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my explosion box! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. Awesome explosion box. Great paper and so glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments (and Always Fun,)

  2. What an amazing explosion box. Such a lot of work has gone into it I'm sure you're friends son it will love it. Thanks for joining us this month at AAA Birthday.

  3. Such an amazing explosion box, love how have made the three layers. The lid is beautiful. You have done a great job on masculine card.

  4. Amazing! This is such a beautifully crafted explosion box and I love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  5. Beautiful explosion box! Love all the layers!
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  6. Wow, what an amazing exploding box, so much detail in it, I bet he loved it! Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles challenge this month, good luck with your entry Claire DT

  7. Absolutely fabulous project.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  8. Wow! Wow! Wow! That is an awesome project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  9. This is great! Lovely colours and details. Thanks for joining us over at Scrapping4Fun Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  10. 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 http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  11. Great creation!
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT

  12. Wow this is a work of art. I can only imagine the time and effort this project took but I bet it was appreciated. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges this month. Tristan DT.

  13. Oh my, this is just so much fun! thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

  14. This is an awesome explosion box. Love all the pages. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  15. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT


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