Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Belinda Basson DT - Exploding Box

 Hello friends

My project this month for the Belinda Basson (Stamperia) Design Team is An Exploding Box.

I used Stamperia Lady Vagabond papers, moulds, paints and chipboard to create the box and all of the items are listed at the end of this post.
I wanted the box to hold quite a lot in the middle part, so I made it larger than the standard 4" x 4" sized box.
To make the base I used black cardstock that is 16" x 16" square, the centrepiece is 4" square and the sides each measure 6" x 4".  You would normally cut away the 'side' pieces but I wanted the box to be quite sturdy, so I simply cut away the corners so that it would fold in properly.

I covered each of the outside and inside pieces with Lady Vagabond papers.
Each of the inside sections contains a different scene.
Top left:  I added some chipboard pieces, mounted onto black cardstock.
Bottom left: The frame is made with a Stamperia mould and painted.  The Sir Vagabond chipboard pieces are mounted onto watercolour paper.
Centre: I created a bookcase from cardstock and mounted books that I fussy cut  from the Lady Vagabond 8" x 8" cardstock.
Right:  I mounted the pieces using chipboard pieces from the Lady Vagabond chipboard set.
The centrepiece for the box is made from Stamperia moulds, using resin and painted with Stamperia paints to create a rust effect.
I created the top, in black card, just slightly larger than the base at 4.1/8" square and covered it with Lady Vagabond papers.
The cogs on the top were created using a Lady Vagabond mould and painted with Stamperia paints.
And finally, here is a view of all four sides of the box.

I have never made one of these boxes before but I enjoyed this one and will definitely be making more!

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs, Anne xxx

Stamperia Products Used:

Lady Vagabond 12 x 12 Paper Pad - SBBL82 

Lady Vagabond 8 x 8 Paper Pad - SBBS27

Sir Vagabond 8 x 8 Paper Pad - SBBS25

Lady Vagabond Soft Maxi Mould - K3PTA482

Sir Vagabond Soft Maxi Mould - K3PTA488

Stamperia Picture Frame Mould - K3PTA496

Lady Vagabond Wooden Shapes - KLSP091

Sir Vagabond Wooden Shapes - KLSP085

Stamperia Chipboard - Lady Vagabond - DFLDC27

Stamperia Chipboard - Sir Vagabond - DFLD25

Stamperia Allegro Paint - Earth Brown - KAL40

Stamperia Allegro Paint - Turquoise - KAL25

Stamperia Allegro Paint - Warm Red - KAL06

Stamperia Allegro Paint - Nero Black - KAL03


  1. Love this box so much. There is something magical about exploding boxes!

  2. this is just amazing, so much attention to detail and I agree with Belinda, it's magical to open and reveal what's inside xxx

  3. Anne this is amazing, there is so much to see here! I've never made one of these either but now I want to give it a go lol. I really like the way you've just trimmed and folded the sides, I'm sure it will be much sturdier this way. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  4. Love the box, the papers are gorgeous but the best bits are the rusty 3D cogs and gears. Elaine xx

  5. Oh my Anne, you did it again, stopped me right in my tracks as I become engrossed going back to take another look at every element measured to perfection. As if the beauty of the decorated box is not enough, you give us so much more. I can imagine the squeal when the lid if lifted to real all that's inside. Love love love those rusty cogs and gears, a harmonious creation again Anne ever inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your time & creativity with us. You've started my day off a treat.
    Take care Hugs Tracey xx

  6. I've seen so many exploding boxes before that I thought there was nothing new to add but you've done it again. Super project Anne, love it xXx

  7. Love it Anne. I have made exploding boxes in the past but have never kept the sides..... I am going to follow your instructions in future! Super!. Axxx


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