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'Without you I am blue' - explosion box

#explosion box  #challenge  #kaisercraft #indigo skies

On a cold and rainy day I love staying indoors and listening to music whilst watching the rain. I just feel so calm. I think the mood board of Kaisercraft's April blog challenge captures this feeling.

For this challenge we can create any project so I decided to make an 'Miss you' themed explosion box using Kaisercraft's 'Indigo Skies' collection. I am in love with this paper collection, and yes, ok, my favourite colour is blue, so I may be a tad biased... but these papers are just gorgeous!

The structure of this explosion box is very similar to the basic 4x4 inch explosion box, except there is only one layer (the layer which has 4 x 4 panels). To decorate the outside of the base, I cut four pieces of 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch from some patterned paper and adhered these to each side. 
For the lid, I cut one 6 13/16 x 6 13/16 inch square for the top and four 1 1/4 x 6 13/16 pieces for the sides. I decided to add som…

Explosion box (4 inch cube) - tutorial

#explosion box #tutorial

Hey everyone, so in the past I've been asked by quite a few people about how I make my explosion boxes, especially the dimensions I use. I usually make explosion boxed with 3 layers, so that is the one I will be showing you step by step how to make.

For the basic structure you will need:

12 x 12 inch cardstock (outer layer)
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch cardstock (middle layer)
11 x 11 inch cardstock (inner most layer)
7 1/16 x 7 1/16 inch cardstock (lid)

For each of the 'layers' you need to score at 4 inches from the edge of the cardstock. Now you will need to cut off the four corner squares for each layer (note these cutouts should be 4 x 4 inches).

For the lid you will need to score at 1 1/2 inches from the edge of the cardstock, the four corners squares should be 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (note the centre square is 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 inches, this extra 1/16 of an inch is to make sure that the lid slides on and off easily). Now you will need to cut one edge of t…

Hello papercrafters :)

Hey everyone, this is my first blog post!

In the past, I have posted some of my projects on other social platforms but thought it was finally time to properly document my projects and actually explain the process I use. I hope to post projects on at least a fortnightly basis, but we will see how that goes...

I should probably introduce myself, my name's Shanika and paper crafting is my hobby! I love making cards and explosion boxes. I also dabble in other crafts from time to time. I have been paper crafting for several years now but have only recently decided to create a blog about it. Ok, I will stop here, but if you want to know a little bit more about me, go and have a look at my About Me page!
I hope this blog inspires you to create and I hope you will enjoy my papercrafting journey!

Shanika :)