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Explosion Box in Autumn Colours

Pumpkins in open Explosion Box made by Mette Janni in TPC Magazine

I thought I would make a different card – an explosion box. Autumn is here and because of that I was inspired by the orange and brown colours which this time of year has to offer. In the following photos I will show you how I did make my explosion box.

Here is a photo showing what I use when I make pumpkins for my explosion box. This is self-hardening white modelling clay.

I take some pieces of clay and form them to small balls.


I use a toothpick with thread to make stripes in the pumpkins. I use green bendable sticks to make the stems.

The pumpkins then have to dry for 24 hours.

I have chosen some design papers from Lemoncraft.

I also found some cardstock which matched the design papers.

The bottom of the explosion box measures 3.5×3.5×3.5×3.5 inches (9x9x9x9 centimetres) and the top is 1×3.7x1x3.7 inches (2,5×9,3×2,5×9,3 centimetres).

I cut the edges a bit so they will be easier to put together.

Here is the bottom and the top of the box.

I would like to have a circular window in the box so you can look through it. I made the window of acetat which I attached to the box.

Here is the explosion box decorated with design paper.

And here I have put design paper around the circular window.

I also attach some design paper on the very edges of the box.

I stamp tree stems on a piece of paper using Distress Ink “Walnut Stain”.


I also use Distress Ink “Vintage Photo” and “Spiced Marmalade” to colour the pumpkins which I made earlier.

Here are the pumpkins in the box.

One of the sides of the explosion box.

I decorated the top of the box with a rose made of crepe paper and some other decorations.

Here you see the small pumpkins through the circular window.

This is my finished explosion box.