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[Video Tutorial] Explosion Box

Posted by Graphic 45 05/27/2019 14 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 Today on the blog we have a fantastic Beach Explosion Box with a fun to follow video tutorial.  This interactive box was created with two Graphic 45 collections, By the Sea - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Sun Kissed by Brand Ambassador Kasia Bogatko.  Enjoy all these breathtaking details and be sure to try one or two of these techniques out on your next project.  


Beach Explosion Box

By Kasia Bogatko



This is my last post on the Graphic 45 blog. I am very happy that I could spend this year in such a wonderful company, work with beautiful products and share my projects with you. As a goodbye, I made a box, in the theme closest to my heart.



This is the exploding box - a box that can be a great storage for a small gift, a way to make wishes, as well as a gift in itself. This project was created from two of my favorite collections - By the Sea - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Sun Kissed. Both of these collections play beautifully together.



I wanted this project to be simple to repeat so that it could be done without a lot of products. You need papers, white paint or gesso, a piece of string, gauze, and a few shells.



I prepared the paper for all the walls first,  distressed it, and glued all layers with foam tape. Thanks to this, everything took on volume and spaciousness. I like this effect very much.



To get the effect, as if the box was lying somewhere in the sand on the beach, I used small pebbles, shells, and gauze. It all makes the whole has this maritime character.


I have prepared a video for you - be inspired! Create your boxes on your favorite theme.” ~Kasia


Video Tutorial:

By the Sea - Exploding Box for Graphic 45







Graphic 45 Supplies:

By the Sea - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Sun Kissed 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Sun Kissed Chipboard




So much goodness and fun ways to transform a box into a fun gift!  We want you to join us in thanking Kasia for sharing this box.  Big thanks to you as well for stopping by for your daily dose of creative inspiration.  Have a wonderful week, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

14 Comment(s)

05/28/2019, 09:58:43 AM, Graphic 45

So pretty!

Margaret R:
05/28/2019, 10:26:29 AM

So pretty! I've never tried an exploding box before, but your video makes it look doable! I'll be trying this soon! And thanks for a year of great projects!

Vanessa LeClear:
05/28/2019, 10:48:38 AM


Bettina Kreuer:
05/28/2019, 01:07:34 PM

This project is adorable

Sharon Gullikson:
05/28/2019, 01:35:22 PM

That is so cool. I like the sort of whitewashed tone.

Sue MacFall:
05/28/2019, 01:41:46 PM

Thank you Kasia - love your work and this is great as usual.

Regina Harrison:
05/28/2019, 02:25:29 PM

Love this beachy box. Amazing dimension.

Bev Drake:
05/28/2019, 02:40:57 PM

Great idea using shells & lovely momento of a special time. Great box.

Ellen Haydon:
05/28/2019, 04:42:32 PM

Thank you for showing this darling Sea Box. Just in time for summer and all the fun we have at the beach. What a nice way to say" Good by for now".

Debbie Siddle:
05/28/2019, 04:52:24 PM

Beauty. I love all the stunning layers and textures and of course the fact it is beachy! xxx

05/28/2019, 06:31:31 PM

Wow, just beautiful! And so much fun.

Dianna Dean:
05/28/2019, 11:22:44 PM

So beautiful!

Maryann Laursen:
05/29/2019, 12:59:24 AM

Absolut amazing and soooooo gorgeous work here. I´m thrilled with this project made with 2 of my all time favorite collections even. I absolutely LOVE every little detail here on this project, just gorgeous work.

Martie Rollin:
05/30/2019, 01:31:08 PM

What a surprise for the recipient! Lots of artistic drama!

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