Box Fold Cards · Explosion Boxes

Explosion Box Card with Slider Lid and 3D Birthday Cake!

Hi everyone, after putting a request out on my Facebook page, lots of people asked if I would make an Explosion Box Card!

I’ve made these before and have a few styles on my channel, however I’ve never made one with a cake inside!

I was also asked to use my Slider die set, so I included that as well and added it onto the lid for another surprise element!

These cards can be made for most occasions, they are great for adding photos and for wedding and engagements cards.

You don’t have to add the cake, you may wish to keep the centre free and pop a small gift box there or a small gift.

I made this Graduation version a few years ago to give you another idea. Check out my tutorial here.

You can see you don’t have to add all 3 layers, with this version just having the one.



I also made this pretty version and put a real Bath Bomb in the middle. Check out my tutorial here.


These would be good as table favours at a baby shower or as gifts to give the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen.


Papercraft Essentials Magazine issue 197 available here.

Made to Surprise Slider Die set, Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 74 available here.


1 piece of 12 x 12 card for the largest size box, score at 4′ & 8′ on both sides

8 pieces of 3.3/4 x 3.3/4 mirrored card and 8 pieces of 3.1/2 x 3.1/2 pattern paper to mat and layer both sides.

1 piece of 9.3/4 x 9.3/4 card for the middle box size, score at 3.1/4 on all 4 sides.

4-8 pieces of 3′ x 3′ mirrored card and 4-8 pieces of 2.3/4 x 2.3/4 pattern paper to mat and layer both sides.

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 7.1/2 card for the smallest box size, score at 2.1/2 on all 4 sides.

4-8 pieces of 2.1/4 x 2.1/4 mirrored card and 4-8 pieces of 2′ x 2′ pattern paper to mat and layer both sides.

1 piece of 9.1/2 x 5.1/4 pattern paper for the Botton cake tier.

Score along the 9.1/2 side at 2.1/4, 4.1/2, 6.3/4 & 9′

Score along the 5.1/4 side at 2.1/4 & 3′

1 piece of 8.1/2 x 4.3/4 pattern paper for the middle cake tier.

Score along the 8.1/2 side at 2′, 4′, 6′ & 8′

Score along the 4.3/4 side at 2′ & 2.3/4

1 piece of 6.1/2 x 3.3/4  pattern paper for the top cake tier.

Score along the 6.1/2 side at 1.1/2, 3′, 4.1/2 & 6′

Score along the 3.3/4 side at 1.1/2 & 2.1/4

1 piece of 8.1/8 x 8.1/8 card for the lid.

Score at 1′ & 2′ on all 4 sides.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

Thank you for visiting today,

Happy crafting



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