Romantic Exploding Gift Box

Hello Everyone!

Swarna Raman here to keep you inspired! February, the month of love is about to end….before it goes, I wanted to share an exploding gift box that you can make for someone special anytime of the year!

Lets get to the tutorial .

For the base, I have taken a white cardstock of 12″ * 12″ and scored at 4″
and 8″ on all sides.

Little Birdie’s newly launched Paper Trimmer has helped me a lot for scoring and trimming the papers.

After scoring and folding the papers, I cut the parts accordingly as in the picture below. Also, we need to cut one portion of the flap and leave the rest to fold in to make pockets.

Add tacky tape as in the picture below.

Make a pocket on two sides of the flap and create a small curve in pocket layers for easy pullout of tags.

Now, lets create a surprise pull out box to place at the centre.

Take 9 ” * 3 1/2″  cardstock and score at 1″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 8 1/2″ at the 9″ side.

Fold and paste as shown in the picture below.

Take a cardstock of size 3 3/16″ * 3 1/2″ and make a box as show below.

Now lets, add pattern paper to the base. I have used True Love Paper Pack for this project.


Now, for the lid, take a cardstock of size 6 1/8″ * 6 1/8″ and do the markings as shown below. Fold  and paste to create a lid for the box.

To make it more interactive, I have added two flaps of size 3 3/4″ * 3
for waterfall effect on one side of the box.


For the other side, take a cardstock of size 4 1/2″ * 4 1/2 ” and fold each corner towards the center. Keep a magnet at the center and place pattern paper above it. With the help of an embellishment, attach another magnet on its back. so that it acts a closure.

Using, Gold metallic marker  and Red permanent marker create a good background.

Lets decorate with some embellishments. This paper pack has some beautiful embellishments, so I am using that to enhance decorations.

To create a 3d effect , I am attaching a tiny piece of square cardstock to the image using glue.

Please check on the link below to get love inspired embellishments.

Itsy Bitsy Valentines Day Products

Here, I am using Love Ride Glitter Embellishment

So , here it is! Loved the outcome. Hope you all liked it too.

This is how it looks when opened. I have provided small tags in front flap and also pocket tags on either side of the box. Pull out box looks so beautiful , you can place any small gifts inside it.

Thanks for stopping by!




Supplies Used:

Metallic Marker 0.7mm Extra Fine Point w or Shaker Ball Gold



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