Well I got some of my mojo back!!! It's not scrapbook lo's but at least I'm using some of my stockpile of supplies!!!
Ever since I made my first explosion box months ago I wanted to make it bigger I just never sat down and figured out the measurements until a few days ago. I really like the turn out.
top of the box
two that I've made, notice I made the one of the left with a shorter lid, I like that better too
And a comparision in size
I have no idea why two pictures are huge and the other resized, I resized them all, crazy photobucket
Pics look fine on this end.
Love the boxes. I like the short lid better, too. The paisley paper is really pretty. Do you have a template that you use? Is there a link? I would love to scraplift this idea...
Oh, I love the bigger size!! Did you happen to write the measurements down? I'd love to try it. The colors are great too! TFS
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
This is the site I used the first time I ever made one
For layers~cut to...
leave bottom layer as 12x12 paper
2nd layer- cut at 11 5/8 x 11 5/8
3rd layer- 11 1/4 x 11 1/4
4th layer- 10 7/8 x 10 7/8
5th layer- 10 1/2 x 10 1/2
if you want more layers just go down 3/8 of an inch for each layer
Score each layer
bottom layer- 4 inches in from the sides
2nd layer- 3 7/8 inches
3rd layer- 3 3/4 inches
4th layer- 3 5/8 inches
5th layer- 3 1/2 inches
if you have more layers just go down 1/8 of an inch for each layer
for the lid
cut out at 8x8, score folds- in the middle between 1 7/8 & 2 inches(4 9/10ths in centimeters) on each side. Does that make sense? The lid should have been scored 2 inches in on each side because the box bottom size is 4x4inches but a 4x4 lid was just too snug.
to make the lid shorter I had to cut it down after I scored it, I cut each side down 1/2 an inch, so that makes it 7x7 but I haven't gone back to remeasure what I would have to score it at, I think I would have to score it at 3 6/10ths in centimeters but I haven't gone back and done it yet.
those are really great~~I tried to make one once and it was a disaster
Thanks for taking the time to give us the measurements!