Friday, May 24, 2013

Poppy in more ways than one


Today I'm sharing a great box with you that I created for Cheery Lynn.  I've also worked up a little tutorial for you so you'll be able to make one of these fun Explosion/Poppy Boxes yourself.  Have fun!!!  






Step 1: Cut two 9 inch card stock squares, cut one 5 1/8" square card stock. Cut four 2 7/8" square designer paper, cut 8 2 3/4 square designer papers for interior.  


Step 2: Score one of your 9 inch squares at 3" and 6 ", turn your paper 90 degrees and score again at 3 " and 9". This will create a grid. You'll want to do this on both of your 9 inch card stock squares.


Step 3: Score each of your corner squares diagonally and fold. Fold inward as this is going to help create your box. TIP: I find using the 6" mark on my S
cor-pal makes this easy as there is a marking at the bottom of your Scor-Pal that will help ensure you have it lined up correctly. 

Step 4: Using strong tape
 apply your outside squares ( 2 7/8" ) to the base box.

Step 5: Cut four of your 2 3/4 squares in half and tape to inside of your explosion box along the ridges.


Step 6: On your second 9 inch square cardstock cut the outer corner squares off as shown above. Fold and crease.

Step 7: Tape your remaining square card stock pieces to the just cut cross/9 inch piece. You can also decorate the base center with designer card too.

Step 8: Score your 5 1/8" square at 1 inch on all sides. Cut a slit in where all the black marks are shown above. Fold and crease.


Step 9: Tape your flaps to the inside of the box top creating your top. Now the really fun part decorate as desired.

I created the lovely poppies using my Cheery Lynn Dies of course.  Here is a complete list of dies used on this box. 




Have a wonder, safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend and I'll see you next week.

Hugs, Lori 

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome box! I will just whip one of those up myself, lol.
    Love your beautiful poppies and pretty papers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous box and your title cracks me up!
    hugs,
    Gini

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh now I love explosion boxes and this is one of the necest I have seen. Judy x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lori Awesome box and your poppies are just beautiful. Love the centers.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs. We love to read your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave them.