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The final all day event for 2012

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Sharon & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Saturday 1st December at Hethersett Village Hall for the last all day event of 2012 & a Christmas Card & gift event
Theme - A whole day crafting
Cost - £25

Future Dates:

Saturday 1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a

(Draw to take place during December's Event)


Do you fancy a catalogue party?

Did you know that you can qualify for hostess benefits without having to hold a party?

Just by showing your catalogue around to your family, friends or craft group, If you collect together orders totalling over £150 you will qualify for a free hostess benefits.

If your interested please contact me for further details.

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Sunday, 3 August 2008

Explosion box ~ Tutorial

Explosion Box

by Beate Johns

Take the lid off of this box and the bottom folds flat like a card.


  • Paper cutter with scoring blade

  • One 7 1/2" square of cardstock or patterned paper for box bottom

  • One 4 1/4" square of cardstock or patterned paper for box lid

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Additional cardstock for inside message and embellishment for lid (optional)

  • Stamps

  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Take the 7 1/2" piece of cardstock and score at 2 1/2" and 5" on one side.

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2" and 5". There will be nine 2 1/2" squares scored on your cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Score the four corner squares diagonally from the outside corner in towards the middle square.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp the box bottom.

  5. Step 5

    Prefold all scores. Fold the diagonal scores in towards the middle of the box.

  6. Step 6 (Optional)

    Add a message or saying to the box center.

  7. Step 7

    Take the 4 1/4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper and score it at 7/8" on each side.

  8. Step 8

    On two opposing sides, cut the vertical score lines until they intersect with the horizontal ones. That will make the glue tabs.

    Optional: Cut the glue tabs down a bit to make sure they won't show when the tabs are taped to the sides of the lid.

  9. Step 9

    With the right side of the lid facing up, add Sticky Strip™ to the glue tabs.

  10. Step 10

    Prefold all scores and adhere glue tabs to the sides of the lid.

  11. Step 11

    Decorate the top of the lid with cut out image or tag, add a little ribbon, and your box is done.


    Change the size of the box
    Make it bigger or smaller. The size of the bottom cardstock has to be able to be divided by 3. A 9" square would be scored at 3" and 6", a 12" square by 4" and 8".

    For the lid the box with a the 9" square bottom would have to have a 5" square, scored 1" all the way around.
    The box with the 12" square would have to have a 6 1/2" square, scored 1 1/4" all the way around.

1 comment:

Lisadwb said...

I wanna make one!! I will have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

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