Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping

  • 01 of 05

    Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping

    Exploding Box
    Exploding Box. Kate Pullen

    Simple Exploding Box Template for Rubber Stamping Projects

    An exploding box is nowhere near as dangerous as it sounds! The name comes from the fact that the sides of the box cascade outwards when the box is opened - no other explosions are involved. This makes an unusual gift box or a lovely keepsake and rubber stamping is the perfect way to personalize and customize the box.

    JANUARY 2015: UPDATED TO INCLUDE PDF TEMPLATES

    The exploding box is very simple to vary and, once the basic principles are...MORE understood, the box is easy to create in any size. A template is not necessary as the base of the exploding box is created from three pieces of card that are the same shape but each piece is slightly smaller. This allows them to sit snuggly inside each other. If you would like a little help, however, a template is attached which will make creating this exploding box a little easier.

    To make the most from your paper or cardstock, print the template onto scrap paper and arrange this onto your best paper to make most efficient use of space.

    The templates can be found on the following pages and see How to Make an Exploding Box for detailed step by step instructions.

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  • 02 of 05

    Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping - Large Template

    Template for Exploding Box - Large
    Template for Exploding Box - Large. Kate Pullen

    The base for the exploding box is made from three pieces of card, which although are of identical shape, each varies in size slightly from larger to small. This template is for the larger size.




    See How to Make an Exploding Box for detailed step by step instructions.

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  • 03 of 05

    Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping - Medium Template

    Exploding Box
    Exploding Box - Medium. Kate Pullen

    The base for the exploding box is made from three pieces of card, which although are of identical shape, each varies in size slightly from larger to small. This template is for the medium size.



    See How to Make an Exploding Box for detailed step by step instructions.

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  • 04 of 05

    Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping - Small Template

    Exploding Box Template - Small
    Exploding Box Template - Small. Kate Pullen

    The base for the exploding box is made from three pieces of card, which although are of identical shape, each varies in size slightly from larger to small. This template is for the small size.



    See How to Make an Exploding Box for detailed step by step instructions.

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  • 05 of 05

    Exploding Box for Rubber Stamping - Lid Template

    Exploding Box Teplate - Lid
    Exploding Box Template - Lid. Kate Pullen

    This template is for the Lid of the exploding box. You'll find the other pieces of the previous pages. It is slightly larger than the base which allows the 'exploding' sides to be held snuggly before the lid is taken off. Trim the edges of the lid as required to make it the desired length.

    LID TEMPLATE PDF

    To print the template, simply click on the image above to open the full size version of the template. Then right click on that image and select 'Save Image' to save onto your computer....MORE Print as required.

    See How to Make an Exploding Box for detailed step by step instructions.