Acetate Exploding Gift Box

Hi everyone here is my last project for my Valentine Series 2018


Acetate Exploding Gift Box

Acetate Explosion Box

It seems today is a popular day for the explosion style gift box, I’ve seen 4 other YouTubers who I follow making other explosion style boxes as well.

Mine is using Acetate and give the box a completely different feel and look. These are very strong and perfect for so many other occasions.

Acetate Explosion Box

To make these boxes you will need…

1 piece of acetate 8 x 8 for the main box. My Acetate is by Crafters Companion.

Score at 2.1/2 along each side.

1 piece of coloured card 5.1/8 x 5.1/8

Score at 1/2″, 1″, 4.1/8 & 4.5/8 on two of the sides.

8 pieces of 2.1/4 x 2.3/4 patterned paper for the decoration.

Dies and embellishments to decorate.

My papers are last years Dovecrafts XOXO paper pack however you can buy this years paper pack here.

As I mention in my tutorial I can’t remember where I got my nest of Heart dies from, I’m pretty sure they are by Xcut, if anyone has them please let me know.

My LOVE die is the Tribal Words die set by Sizzix available here.

Check out my full tutorial below.

Hope you enjoyed this Acetate gift box, its fun to play around with different materials sometimes and I really like the look acetate gives.

Acetate Explosion Box

I love the Valentines themes however as I mentioned before and with most things I make these can be used for any occasion.

Acetate Explosion Box

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s Valentines Series from me and I’ve inspired you.

I still have some cards to show you and will feature them over the next couple of weeks.

You can find last years Valentines Day projects here to give you more ideas.

Thanks for tuning in this week and have a lovely weekend.




3 thoughts on “Acetate Exploding Gift Box

  1. Such a cool box for any occasion including Valentine’s. I think it makes a great box for a man as they will want to find out how it was made before even eating the treats! LOL :o)

  2. Hi Sam,

    Thank you for sending me this email with the link to your blog post – Acetate Exploding Gift Box

    I have watched your video tutorial on You Tube and left a comment there and on your blog post.

    Looking forward to seeing what project comes next.

    Till the,


    :o) >

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