I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Exploding Box Tutorial

Box Lid

Box opened

Picture 3

Picture 4

Exploding box Tutorial Instructions 
by Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole

1.   Cut an A4 sheet of card 10cm by 30cm  x 2 panels
2.   Score each panel on the Tri-fold line, turn card and score again on the Tri-fold line, do this for both panels.
3.   Stick the 2 panels to create a cross shape, (see picture 3)and then fold the score lines, creasing each fold inward, to make the box shape.(see image 3)
4.   Decorate each panel, with the matting layers,
You need 
5 embossed cream panels 8cm Sq (for outside of box)

6 plain cream panels 8cm Sq (5 for inside and 1 for outside base)

and 11 gold panels 9 cm Sq

5.   Mat and layer all cream and gold panels, and stick 5 of the plain panels inside the box, and 4 of the embossed panels to the outside walls,
6.   Stick the long piece of ribbon to the outside base of your card,
     and secure the ribbon with the last plain panel.
7.   To create the lid, cut a panel 16 1/2 cm Sq, and score it on the 2nd line of the LID side of box side of a crafters companion board, or at 3cm. 
8.   Fold all the scored lines, and trim a snip away from each corner, (see image 4) and fold in the corners and stick with hot glue or Hi-tac tape, Decorate the lid with the last embossed panel.
9.   Decorate the inside of box with the large fabric rose
10.  Stick the butterflies to the acetate and cut out, folding the wings either side of the body, to allow the butterfly wings to stand up. and stick inside the box.
11.  You can add sentiments or images to each of the inside panels.

To make a Triple exploding box
you need 3 different size boxes

Small box.  Cut 2 panels 24cm long by 8cm wide and score at 8cm, and 16cm 
Medium Box. Cut 2 x panels 27cm long by 9cm wide and score at 9cm and 18cm
Largest box .  Cut 2 x panels 30cm long by 10cm wide and score at 10cm and 20cm


Each matting layer should be 1 cm smaller than the panels.
Small box.  Gold layer 7cm Sq, Cream layer 6cm Sq
Medium box Gold layer 8cm Sq, Cream layer 7cm Sq
Largest Box Gold layer 9cm Sq, Cream layer 8cm Sq

Stick the 3 decorated boxes together.

Taller Box
Roberta asked me to give measurements to make the box taller
this one measures 12cm high and 10cm Sq wide

Cut 4 panels 22cm by 10cm and score all 4 on the A4 tri-fold line,
over lay each 10cm panel to make the base.

you need 8 gold panels 11cm by 9cm 
and 8 cream panel 10cm by 8 cm
these are for the walls 
and 3 gold panels 9cm Sq and 3 cream panels 8cm Sq, these are for the Lid, Base, and inside floor of the box.

The lid for the 10cm Sq box fits this box.

           Below is a Flower fairy box I made about 2 years ago.

Exploding box
With a fairy theme.

The outside had  a selection of beautiful fairy poems

the lid was finished with lace, a fairy tag, bow and rose.

over view of the box.

Pop-Out Oval Aperture card

Pop – Out Oval Aperture  Card Tutorial
Instructions by Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole
1.    Score an A4 sheet of card on the A4 Half Fold,
2.    Score the Second sheet of A4 card on the A4 Half Fold, and on the A4 Concertina fold, turn card and score again on the A4 Concertina fold, this will give you 4 equal panels,
3.    Give some detail to the outside edges of the pop-out, with a deep edge punch.
4.    And cut an oval aperture from the centre of the pop-out with a X Cut oval template. And stick a Strip of Hi Tac tape to the outside edges, near the punched boarder.
5.    Stick the 21cm by 5cm gold panels to the outside edges of the inside of the main card,
6.    Stick a Folded A5 sheet of pretty paper to the inside of your card like an insert.
7.    Stick the Pop-out panel to your card, Starting with the right hand side. (about 4cm in from the edge,) Close the pop out, and remove the backing from the tape, hold the pop-out flat, and close the card shut, your pop-out should be perfectly lined up.
8.    Stick the 2 4cm by 21cm Paper strips either side of the aperture panel, and add a peel-off border to the strip of paper, and to the Gold Strip.

To decorate the front of your card
9.    Stick the 19cm by 13cm paper to the 20cm by 14cm gold panel and stick centrally to the front of your card,
10.Wrap the cream ribbon across the die-cut punched panel, and secure at the back, overlay the gold ribbon and secure at the back, stick this panel raised on foam tape to the card front, towards the top of the card.
11.Decorate with the roses, leaves and pearl sprays. And stick just above the ribbon band, with hot glue. And stick the organza bow underneath the flowers,

12. Add a peel-off corner to each corner.