How to make a Valentine’s Day Explosion Box Card

How to make a Valentine’s Day Explosion Box Card

Exploding box for boyfriend / girlfriend. Gift Idea for Valentine's Day, Anniversary and even for Birthday. Learn how to make this lovely paper box in this step by step tutorial. I'm sure you gonna love this Creative Gift Idea. With this handmade gift box you can prove to your loved ones that you care about them & you are willing to create special gifts and not just buy them. Remember, without love we are lost ! :)

What you need

Double adhesive tape
Coloured Cardboard
Design Paper


This tutorial it’s step by step instructions, so it’s very easy to understand it.

Step 1: Watch the video!

For some people it’s easier to watch a video than following step by step photos πŸ™‚

So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather your supplies.

You need:

In the next steps you will see that I attached the dimensions as well πŸ™‚

You’re welcome πŸ˜€

Step 3: The base and the lid.


The base

  1. Mark at 15 and 30 cm on each side,
  2. Unite the points.
  3. Make a heart shape on each corner.
  4. Score every heart in the middle.
  5. Cut the unwated part around the hearts.
  6. Fold the sides.
  7. Fold the hearts in the middle.

The lid

  1. Score on each side at 4 cm.
  2. Fold the sides.
  3. Cut one line in each corner.
  4. Put adhesive on the corners.
  5. Stick the sides together.
  6. Add some descoration on it.

Step 4: First Row Pieces.

First Row Pieces.
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Step 5: How to make a Pop – up card

If you want to see the instructable for this project go here:

Step 6: Second Row Pieces

Second Row Pieces
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Step 7: How to make a Squash Book

Step 8: How to make squash book pocket

Step 9: Third Row Pieces.

Third Row Pieces.
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Step 10: How to make a Waterfall Card

Step 11: Assembling all together!

Assembling all together!

Actually, this is the easy part.

If you follow my tutorial I’m 100 % sure that you will understand how to do it.


  1. I like it. My grandma will be so happy!

  2. Where do you get the colored cardboard from? I can’t find anything thicker than cardstock except poster board

  3. Turned out beautiful. Thank you!

  4. Fabulous! Easy to follow instructions!

  5. Camille Delfin says

    On the second row, there are only 2 squash cards with their corresponding pockets. What do you call the other two? Those look much simplier and adds variety to the explosion box and is there any tutorial video for it? I’d really like to know. Thanks for all the help! πŸ™‚

  6. Linda Johnson says


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