Explosion Box & Bookmark Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

We have two excellent tutorials to share with you today, both using our Alice’s Tea Party paper collection, and both projects would make great gifts!  First up on Scrapbooking Cecilia’s Video Tutorial is a darling Explosion Box, followed by the cutest Bookmark with a shaker element built in for extra whimsy.  So grab a cup of tea and enjoy these tips and techniques.


Alice’s Tea Party Box, Shaker Tag & Bookmark

By Scrapbooking Cecilia


“Hello crafty friends! Cecilia here with a new tutorial for you, this time my project is about how to use a collection package, and Alice’s Tea Party was the chosen, beautiful paper collection! the pastel colors and illustrations are so perfect for shabby and delicate projects, so I made first a Trifold Waterfall Folio Mini Album, then a Tag Mini Album, but I knew I wanted some special place for the tag mini album and made a working lamp to storage it, and today I share with you two tutorials, how to make an explosion gift box and a bookmark tag using my leftover papers, and believe it or not I still have enough paper to make some cards. Join me making these projects! You’ll need:

Graphic 45 Supply List:

-Graphic 45 Alice’s Tea Party papers (mostly 8×8).

-Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flowers metal dies.

-Graphic 45 Regular Tag & Gears metal dies. 

-Graphic 45 Regular Ivory Tag Albums.

-Graphic 45 Decorative metal clocks.


Other Supplies:

-2 12×12 ivory cardstock.

-Musical Flourish embossing folder by cricut.

-Fiskars tag punch.

-Stampendous Shabby white embossing enamel.

– Ribbon in soft pink color.

-Pearls, sequins to decorate.

– Some twine in ivory color.

– One acetate sheet.



-Video Tutorial-

Explosion Box & Bookmark Tutorial by Cecilia Zertuche | Graphic 45



 Tips & Tricks:


TIP- To stand up your characters you can use a few things, this time I used acetate on the back as you’ll see on the video.



TIP- Probably you already know this, if you are short of chipboards make your own ones, cut 7 times the same shape and stick them together adding on the top one with decorative paper!



TIP- To make the interior box removable use some magnets, I did it in that way because I need the space to easily open the pop up cascades.



TIP- To make this window a shaker, I “opened” a little bit of space by embossing my acetates, now the sequins can move inside, and also added a nice texture.



TIP- To secure the bookmark on the page you want, I added the small tag but it is adding magnets on both tags that it is secure!


I hope all this tips are useful and you enjoy crafting with me!” ~Scrapbooking Cecilia










Looking for more Alice’s Tea Party projects by Cecilia?


Alice’s Tea Party, Graphic 45 | Mini trifold album walkthrough



DIY Tag Album Tutorial by Scrapbooking Cecilia | Graphic 45



Scrapbooking lamp Tutorial | Alice’s Tea Party-Graphic 45 | Walkthrough video


Happy Papercrafting!


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