Printable 3D Explosion Box Cards: 3 Free Designs to Delight
Delight your recipients with a 3D box containing creative bits of ephemera or gifts…a fun twist on traditional gift cards!
Don’t worry - this paper craft is not as dangerous as it sounds! Explosion boxes are a folded box that opens as you remove the lid, revealing pages of personalized photos, sayings and decorative trinkets. You can also put a small gift inside to make your box extra special.
Explosion boxes are perfect for any occasion, and are a great combo of both a card and a gift. Shari’s Berries is sharing their unique printables with Yarn Scissors Silk readers…there’s an explosion box for every special person in your life! Print out one of the designs, follow the instructions, and in no time you’ll have a custom gift that is sure to impress. Who will you make an explosion box for?
Free Any Occasion Explosion Box Printable
Whether you’re looking to send a sweet sentiment “just because” or to celebrate of of life’s little moments, the Any Occasion explosion box will help you do the trick!
Tips: Message ideas: “Thank you for everything!” or “You’re the best!” Cut out the included star shapes to give your card extra pizazz. Try adding purchased stickers to further embellish your cards and personalize your message.
Free Birthday Explosion Box Printable
Another year older, another year wiser. Make the guest of honor feel extra special with a personalized card that really pops!
Ideas: Add a note about things you’re looking forward to doing with them this year. Incorporate photos of the two of you or your group of friends. Fill the layers of your box with inside jokes and sayings that will make them smile.
Free Love Note Explosion Box Printable
Have an anniversary coming up? Looking for a way to remind your partner how much they mean to you? Valentine’s day? This love note is sure to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face!
Inspiration: Consider incorporating engagement photos or your favorite photos of the two of you. Think about how this person makes you feel and write it down! When crafting sayings for your card, remember to speak from the heart.
Materials for Making 3D Explosion Boxes:
8 1/2” x 11” copy paper or card stock
Markers or pens for writing sentiments and/or embellishing
Instructions for making a 3D Explosion Box Card:
Step 1: Print out your template of choice (birthday, love note, or any occasion) and cut where necessary.
Step 2: Fold your explosion box along the dotted lines in the printable.
Step 3: Glue the layers together. You’ll glue the backside of each center square to create the pages on the sides. Then, you’ll add glue to the backside of the outer layer and attach it to the bottom center layer. This makes the outside of your explosion box to be bright and colorful!
Step 4: Assemble the lid. Fold along the dashed lines, then add glue to the square corners and fold them inward. Use paper clips to hold everything together until the glue dries.
Step 5: Time to put it all together and personalize! Add embellishments, photos, and notes to make it unique.
A special thanks to Shari’s Berries for sharing these delightful Explosion Box printables. Find lots of yummy treats (like gourmet chocolate covered strawberries!) to put in your Explosion Boxes at Shari’s Berries!