Hello my crafty friends! Welcome to the i-crafter blog. Today I am featuring i-crafter dies. I have created this super cute exploding bunny box using Easter Box Pop Add On dies along with the Exploding Shaker Box dies. Can you imagine this box filled with jelly beans or chocolate foil eggs? What a fun filled surprise indeed!
I started by die cutting and assembling the Exploding Box. It is created with 110 lb buttercream cardstock. (I used my i-Mend Self-mending Cutting Deck to do all my die cutting.) You can see how I glued the bottom of each box side together over lapping to the next side. Using the smaller square die, I die cut 4 printed paper panels for the outside box sides and 4 printed paper panels for the inner box sides. I die cut one of these squares from the buttercream cardstock for the inside box bottom and set that aside for later use. I created the lid also using the 110 lb buttercream cardstock. Using the Box Pop Easter Add On dies, I die cut 2 frolicking bunny clusters from chocolate brown cardstock. With one of the clusters, I chose a bunny and cut him away from the other bunnies, so I had one bunny image. Next, I die cut the sentiment words Happy and Easter from yellow cardstock. I position and glued the Happy Easter and solo bunny to the top of the box lid.
A – I die cut 4 baskets from a corrugated cardstock. I die 8 grass pieces from green paper. I glued one of the grass pieces to look like it is inside the basket
B – I die cut a bunch of the egg dies = 8 with the design cuts (4 from pink and 4 from yellow cardstock) 12 solid eggs (from a combination of pink, yellow, purple and marbled cardstocks). I glued 8 design die cut eggs on top of 8 of the solid eggs. I now have three eggs for each basket. I glued 2 eggs in the basket and one egg to the outer left of the basket, I one of the 4 remaining grass pieces over each egg on the front of each basket as shown
C – I die cut 4 of the frolicking bunny clusters from green paper and cut the bunnies away leaving green grass. I added a strip of 1/8th double-sided adhesive tape just under the grass blades. I cut a straight line just below the tape strip leaving two narrow grass strips. I attached one of the strips to the chocolate cardstock bunny cluster’s grass line. I scored the tab just at the edge of the green grass edge and folded the brown cardstock. I turned it over and attached the other narrow grass strip to the opposite side of the bunnies
D and E – I took the buttercream square and positioned it at a diagonal on my paper trimmer, so the opposite points are aligned with the cutting edge. I gently cut the diagonal, making sure to leave 5/8’ to ¾” of the paper intact. I slid the bunny cluster into the diagonal slit and centered it. You might need to cut off the excess brown flap.
F – Glue the bunny cluster tab to the bottom of the square and then glue the square in the center of the exploding box
G – Cut the two remaining green grass strips to measure about ¾” tall. Next fold ¼” of the grass up from the straight edge and glue one to each side of the bunny cluster as shown
To finish the exploding box, I glued one of the egg baskets to each of the inside box panels.
Thanks you so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post. I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this Frolicking Bunnies Exploding Box I created with the Box Pop Easter Add on dies. I love hearing from you so, tell me what you might fill this box with for a fun surprise! Let me know if you have any question!
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