Angela Marshall
http://auntieluusfancystampers.com angeladoloresmarshall@gmail.com 
Explosion Box 

T his is a fun 3D project that makes a wonderful piece for yourself or as a special gift on a special occasion. This project is so easy once you make oneyou will be making so many! The ideas to jazz it up are endless. Let the creating begin!!!

1With a 12 x 12 piece of Whisper White Cardstock, score at 3in6inturn and repeat on all sidesYou will be left with a 12 in piece that has 94 in squares. (set aside)
2With another 12 x 12 piece of Whisper Whitecut into a 10 in squarescore at 31/2 in, turn & score all around (set aside)
3With an 81/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White Card stock, cut a 6 x 6 in square. Take a scrap piece of card stock and fold in half. Use the scrap to make a "shim" Place the shim to the left edge of your score board. Align your 6 x 6 piece of card stock next to the Shim. Using a Shim adds "just enough" space so the lid will fit on your box after you add additional layers. Score at 51/8 in, turn and repeat all the way around.
Burnish well all 3 of the cut Whisper White Pieces
4Cut 18pieces of Daffodil Delight card stock at 33/4 in x 33/4 in (set aside)
5Cut 2 pieces of Daffodil Delight at 4 in
6Cut 8 pieces of Daffodil Delight at 3/4 in x 37/8 in
7Cut 8 pieces of DSP at 1/2 in x 35/8 in
8Cut 18pieces of DSP at 31/2 in x 31/2 in
9Cut 2pieces of Daffodil Delight card stock at 23/4 x 23/4 in
10Cut 2pieces of DSP at 21/2 x 21/2
11Cut 8 pieces of Daffodil Delight 23/4 x 31/4 in
12Cut 8 pieces of DSP at 21/2 x 3 in
1Using your largest 12 x 12 scored piece and starting with the right lower outer squaredraw a line from the top left corner of the square to the lower left corner of that square. Turn and repeat the process on all 4 corners. Carefully cut from the bottom right corner up to the left top corner. You are now able to fold to the left the triangleyou may cut off the other piece. Repeat process to the remaining squares. You should have what looks like a "pinwheel"
2With the 10 x 10 in piece of Whisper White, cut off the four outer cornersyou should have what looks like a "cross"
3With the 6 x 6 piece of Whisper white, and looking a the 4 outer corners, cut the right short scoreline up to the center square scorelinedo this only on 1 side and on all 4 corners.
5Starting with the largest 12 x 12 Whisper White Card stock, and starting with the solid Daffodil Delight card stock, layer first the solid color and top with the DSP on all 4 squares on both sides.
6With the 4 triangles on the cornercut 2 Daffodil Delight pieces (33/4 x 33/4) as well as 2 DSP (31/2 x 31/2) into trianglesYou should have 4 of each size. Trim each triangle down 1/4 inlayer the triangles with the DSP over the solid color card stock and apply to the triangle corners on both sides.
7Do the same on the 10 x 10 piece on all 4 squarescomplete on both sides using the 23/4 x 23/4 for the center along with the 21/2 & 21/2  the other block layers measure 23/4 x 31/4 for the solid card stock and 21/2 x 3 for the DSP.
8With your 6 x 6 in Whisper Whiteapply the DSP  33/4 x 33/4 to the 4 in solid Card stock and apply to the top of the sheet and the inside.
1On your large 12 x 12 piece, Fold your triangle corners to the left and using your Multipurpose glue, apply a small amount on the bottom of the square and fold the triangle overhold until it adheresthis will form your pocket.Complete on all 4 sides.
2With your 6 x 6 in piece of Whisper White card stock, fold the edges of the lid up and with some Multipurpose glue, turn the cut tab to the inside of the adjoining edgeHold until it adheresDo the same on the other 3 sides.
3You may now attach your side pieces, inside and outlayer the Strips of DSP over the solid Card stock and apply.