July 18, 2013

An Explosion Box Experiment!

More wedding crafting, this time I wanted to make a wedding card... but it had to be something different of course.  Google searching netted images of Explosion Boxes... ooo these looked fun and something I hadn't tried before, I was thinking three tier cake in the middle.  Mind you this was two days before I was due to fly up to the wedding...hahahaha. 

I read a few blogs on how to create these little wonders and even purchased a cut file from the Silhouette store to get me started.  I tweaked the cut file a little to make the box the style and size I wanted. Then cut a practice box to see how it would all go together.  First attempt was not bad, just a bit more tweaking of the cut file and I was ready for the real thing.

With a lttle help from Photoshop and the Silhouette program I created a cut file for the cake layers. I had the tabs for gluing on the circular pieces of the cake, I just found it was easier to put together this way.

I used Photoshop again and my trusty Epson printer for the wedding wishes inside the box.

and the finished project...

 a couple of butterflies...

a little bit of trim....

One awesomely cute explosion box to wish the newly married couple well.  If you have ever wanted to make one... do it!
DOWNLOAD HERE! If you would like a copy of the template I created!

Have a great day!


  1. This is great!
    Amazing the white on white decoration of the cake. It's so Elegant!!

    1. Thanks Valentina, I loved the white on white too!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks meemee48, I really enjoyed making this!

  3. Hi Sammy, is it possible to get the template you used?

    1. Hi Mokischo, I have included a link to my template at the bottom of the post! Have fun playing :)

  4. hola me harias favor de compartirme el archivo de corte
    para la invitacion son los xv años de mi sobrina y yo las voy hacer
    gracias por compartir este tutorial
    un abrazo


  5. We just decided to do an explosion box invite for my daughter's quince (sweet 15). I am so thankful that you have a template!!!! the amount of work that I have to do has just been cut down!!! Thank you sooooooo much!!!!

    1. You're very welcome Theresa... let me know if you have any issues with the template! I would love to see your finished Explosion Box if you feel like sharing ;)

  6. Thank you just what I have been looking for.