Friday, January 7, 2011

Take a Spin Birthday Box

I made this explosion box for a friend’s birthday. I thought it would be fun to put the Birthday Spinner stamp on the top of the box. When you open the box it looks like a candy dish. I also made a mini 2”x2” card to go with the box. I used the color coach to select my colors. I like to use bright colors for birthday cards and the Real Red really makes the Marina Mist pop.

Details: The base of the box is made with a 9”x9” piece, scored at 3” and 6”. Turn a quarter turn, and score at 3” and 6” again. Then score diagonally from each of the four corners to the nearest corner of the middle square. Then cut off each corner by cutting diagonally from the starting point of each score line to the next closest starting point. The lid is made from a 5-1/8” x 5-1/8” piece, scored in 1” on all 4 sides. Please see Beate’s Explosion Box tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own (note: I’ve made a slightly larger box than the one in the tutorial).

Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Stamp Sets: Take a Spin, Punch Bunch; Paper: Marina Mist, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist; Punches: Boho Blossoms, Scallop Square, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack, Game Spinner Hands, Real Red 1/8” Taffeta, Real Red ¼” Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Tempting Turquoise Designer Button, Bitty Buttons, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Baroque Border Wheel, Wheel Handle, Ink Cartridge, Real Red Reinker
Other Supplies: Lindor Stracciatella Truffles


  1. I so love this! Do you think a cupcake would fit inside your explosion box? Thanks for all the info so I can CASE!

  2. Cute little box. Must CASE. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  3. I am IN LOVE with this!!!! I have been staring at this stamp set for over a week...I think I may just have to get this it if I get a little birthday money this weekend....